Research

(c) Pedro FidelmanMy research focuses on environmental policy and governance with an emphasis on the role of institutions (e.g.,  regulations, norms, and decision-making processes) in addressing global environmental change (e.g., over-exploitation of natural resources, biodiversity loss and climate change).

I am also interested in examining the process of policy making and associated social and political actors and contextual factors.

My research draws on the scholarship on sustainability science, human geography and political science; established theoretical frameworks; and, strives to use advanced and innovative methods.

It is predominantly empirical, drawing on case studies in the context of coastal and marine social-ecological systems, climate change adaptation and natural resources management in Australia, Southeast Asia and Brazil.

Current interests include governance, policy and regulatory implications of using novel and emerging technologies for environmental outcomes, and governance, policy and regulatory innovation in the context of ecological, technological and social change.