PECS-SC member

Bioversity International, CGIAR, Rome, Italy


Pablo B. Eyzaguirre is a senior scientist at Bioversity International (formerly IPGRI) in Rome.  A citizen of Chile, Eyzaguirre received his PhD in anthropology (1986) from Yale University and is a specialist in social and ecological anthropology, ethnobotany, tropical farming systems, agrarian landscapes and institutions. He has taught anthropology in the US, and conducted field research on ecology, institutions, food systems and livelihoods in West and Central Africa. Internationally, he has worked in all major regions of the world, and has published widely on culture and environment in agrarian societies, home gardens, ethnobotany, nutrition, gender, agricultural research and natural resource management in developing countries.

He is the author of Agricultural and Environmental Research in Small Countries, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK. 1996, Pablo Eyzaguirre and Olga Linares, (eds), Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity published by Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC. 2004. He co-edited,Property Rights, Collective Action and Local Conservation of Genetic Resources’ World Development v.35, 9,  2007.  Eyzaguirre is past-president of the International Society of Ethnobiology (2004-2006), and advises global agencies, foundations, and corporations on the role of agricultural biodiversity, biotechnology, and agrarian communities in food security, conservation, and ecohealth. He has recently worked on global research initiatives that investigate the links between the agricultural biodiversity and healthy food systems across cultures; he is now working with conservation biologists to integrate agricultural biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods in the management of protected areas.

His work is focused on integrating ecological functions across wild and cultivated landscapes and he serves as international advisor to the Groupe de Recherche Mosaïque (CNRS-CEFE Montpellier). Eyzaguirre is a member of the science panel for the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) based at the Stockholm Resilience Centre now designing a global programme of research on ecosystem resilience and human well-being.


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PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
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The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a core project of Future Earth. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.