Bruno Locatelli


Current Position (2020): Scientist with CIRAD, University of Montpellier, and CIFOR.

with CIRAD (French research institute specialized in development-oriented research for the tropics)
> Tropical forest ecosystem services and global change unit
> Montpellier, France.

currently seconded to CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), member of the CGIAR
> Bogor, Indonesia (2007-2013)
> Lima, Peru (2013-2020)

from 2002 to 2007, seconded to CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza)
> Turrialba, Costa Rica.

Scientific Interests: Social-Ecological Systems, Ecosystem Services, and Climate Change

  • Social-ecological systems. Resilience and transformation of social-ecological systems. Complex system modelling. Social-ecological network analysis for sustainability sciences. Power and equity in social-ecological systems.
  • Ecosystem services (ES). Assessing, mapping and modelling ES. Trade-offs between ES. Dynamics of ES. Co-production of ES. ES in climate change policies. Hydrological ES.
  • Adaptation to climate change. Role of ecosystems in the adaptation of society: Ecosystem-based adaptation, nature-based solutions, green infrastructure. Transformative adaptation. Linkages between climate change adaptation and mitigation. Vulnerability of ecosystems to climate change

More info:


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Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation (COBAM)

The COBAM project aims to provide stakeholders with the information, analysis and tools they need to adapt to climate change and reduccarbon emissions in the forests of the Congo Basin

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COBAM Project

COBAM project

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Participatory multi-level vulnerability assessment in northern Mali

Participatory multi-level vulnerability assessment in northern Mali

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Forests and climate change in Latin America

Forest ecosystems play an important role in both adaptation and mitigation and there is a need to explore the linkages between these two options in order to understand their trade-offs and synergies

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Forests and synergies between adaptation and mitigation

Forests and synergies between adaptation and mitigation

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Bruno is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.
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Climate Resilient Development

Approaches, tools, methods, and guidance for progressing towards Climate Resilient Development, and experiences and learning from how these are being applied in practice. 
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Nature-based Solutions

Enhancing nature-based solutions to support climate adaptation.
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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