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Pablo Tittonell is Professor of Agroecology and Sustainable Landscapes at the University of Groningen, where he holds a WWF-endowed Chair on Resilient Landscapes for Nature and People at the Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences. He acts as Senior associate researcher at the French International Cooperation Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CIRAD) and has been nominated Member (Hon.) of Argentina’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONICET) since 2017, formerly with a seat at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria(INTA), in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

In Argentina, he acted as national coordinator of the Natural Resources and Environment Program of the Ministry of Agriculture until 2018, coordinating the work of more than 1500 researchers nation-wide. He was Chair Professor of the Farming Systems Ecology Group at Wageningen University, in The Netherlands. He acts as external Professor at the Ecole Doctorale GAïA of the University of Montpellier, France and at the National University of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He is an agronomist by training and worked both in the private sector and in academic/research organisations. He holds a PhD in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation and his areas of expertise include agroecology, soil fertility, biodiversity and systems analysis. His recent areas of interest include human-nature interactions in multifunctional landscapes, and their adaptation to global change. He participated in a diversity of research, development and education projects around the world on design, resilience and adaptation of farming systems, with a focus on interacting social-ecological processes.

His international research career started at the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of CIAT in Nairobi, Kenya, and includes a period at the University of Zimbabwe. At CIRAD (Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement) in Montpellier, France he led an international research team on Systems Design and Evaluation with activities in La Réunion, Brazil, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Benin, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Fluent in Spanish, English, French and Dutch, he is a member of the International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification, contributing author of the IPBES (Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) report, serves as editor of several international journals, published more than 170 scientific articles (H-index 45), consults for the FAO, for international NGOs and for the CGIAR, trained a vast number of active young researchers, PhD students and postdocs with fieldwork in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

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Assessing uncertainties and discrepancies in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions estimation in China: A comprehensive review

Exploring nutrient-sensitive landscape configurations for rural communities in southern Mexico

Micro-environmental variation in soil microbial biodiversity in forest frontier ecosystems: Implications for sustainability assessments

Optimizing agricultural management in China for soil greenhouse gas emissions and yield balance: A regional heterogeneity perspective

Rise from the ashes! Resilience patterns in Patagonia pastoralist communities

Shifting cultivation in decline: An analysis of soil fertility and weed pressure in intensified cropping systems in Eastern Amazon

Analysis of the contribution of land consolidation to sustainable poverty alleviation under various natural conditions

Antimicrobial resistance dissemination associated with intensive animal production practices in Argentina: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Assessing farmer perceptions on livestock intensification and associated trade-offs using fuzzy cognitive maps: A study in mixed farming systems in the mid-hills of Nepal

Evaluation of cover crop contributions to conservation agriculture in northern Benin

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Podcast: Pablo Tittonell - Feeding the world with agroecology

Sleutelen aan zaad - Wat zijn de argumenten en belangen van de voorvechters van genetische modificatie?

“Met regeneratieve landbouw kun je prima de wereld voeden”

Natuurgedreven: Nieuwe mini-documentaireserie over Nederlandse eiwitboeren

Pablo Tittonell trekt volle zaal bij lezing Biowad

Opinie: Ga niet wéér twijfel zaaien: aan die stikstofdoelen valt echt niet te ontkomen

Podcast: Interview with Pablo Tittonell, expert in agroecology

Agroecology is about the whole system - In conversation with Pablo Tittonell

De grote gids voor de beginnende veganist

‘Crazy rich soil’

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