IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN CEM Agroecology Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:

The Agroecology Specialist Group promotes sustainable agricultural practices and agrobiodiversity management under changing climatic conditions and encourages ecosystem based approaches and resource ...

The Agroecology Specialist Group promotes sustainable agricultural practices and agrobiodiversity management under changing climatic conditions and encourages ecosystem based approaches and resource conservation technologies for transforming agriculture as a sustainable enterprise. This group will act as a platform for bringing together various stakeholders in the field to share their knowledge and experience. Also, this group is envisioned to support IUCN for framing suitable strategies for the adaptive management of agroecosystems under climate change.

Group leadership

Dr PC ABHILASH

Chair
P. C. Abhilash is affiliated as a senior Assistant Professor (Stage III) of Sustainability Science at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, BHU, Varanasi, India and Group Leader of ...
P. C. Abhilash is affiliated as a senior Assistant Professor (Stage III) of Sustainability Science at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, BHU, Varanasi, India and Group Leader of the Agroecosystem Specialist Group of the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), IUCN. His research interests lie primarily in the areas of exploring ecological solutions for sustainability and thereby achieving the UN-Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, he is interested in the restoration of marginal and degraded lands for regaining ecosystem services and supporting a bio-based economy, land system management, sustainable utilization of agrobiodiversity, nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based adaptations for climate-resilient and planet-healthy food production, and sustainable agriscape management for food and nutrition security. He is also interested in policy research and realignment, sustainability analysis, sustainability indicators, circular economy principles, and localization of the UN-SDGs. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Anthropocene Science (Springer Nature) and serving on the Editorial Board of leading journals in Ecology, Environment & Sustainability from Wiley, Elsevier, Springer Nature, MDPI, BMC etc.​ He also visited the São Paulo State University, Brazil; the Beijing Normal University, China and the University of Sharjah, UAE as a Visiting Professor and taught courses for Masters & PhD. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) & National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India; and a recipient of the INSA Medal for Young Scientist, NASI-Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Award, ICAR-Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award, HIYOSHI Young Ecologist Award, and Malaviya Memorial Young Faculty Award of BRSI. He is involved as a subject expert for various UN agencies (UN-IPBES, IRP-UNEP, UNDP-BES Network, IPCC, UNCCD) and other international organizations such as APN, GLP, and IUCN Commissions (CEM, CEC, CEESP, & SSC) for fostering global sustainability. He also visited Universities in the USA, UK, Japan, China, Nepal, Brazil and UAE as part of his academic research.

Prof Terence DAWSON

Co-Chair
Professor Terence Dawson (BSc Exeter 1990, MPhil Cantab 1994, PhD Soton 1997) has research expertise in biogeography and natural resource management with a specific interest in human-environment ...
Professor Terence Dawson (BSc Exeter 1990, MPhil Cantab 1994, PhD Soton 1997) has research expertise in biogeography and natural resource management with a specific interest in human-environment interactions, ecosystems services and climate change. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society since 1986, his earlier career included academic positions at the Universities of Oxford (1998-2004), Edinburgh (2004-2007), Southampton (2007-2011) and Dundee (2011-2016). He has published over 250 manuscripts since 1997, some of which have been highly cited (eight publications listed on the Thomson ‘highly-cited’ category from Essential Science Indicators); He is ranked in the top 10% of Scientists globally under the Environment/Ecology category.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN CEM Agroecology Specialist Group
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