Biography

Jacopo is an Associate Professor in the School of Politics, Security and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida. He is also a member of the National Center for Integrated Coastal Research.

Previously he was Assistant Professor of human-environmental modelling at Utah State University, department of Environment and Society. He holds a BA in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Milan Bicocca, a Master in Development Economics and a PhD in International Development from the University of East Anglia and funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He worked as a Postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Behavior, Institution and the Environment (CBIE), Arizona State University.

You can hear a bit more about me and my approach to research listening to this dialogue with Michael Cox and Courtney Hammond-Wagner for the InCommon Podcast on multiple research methods.

You can find my updated CV Here.

Interests
  • Dynamics of Social Ecological Systems
  • Common Pool resources
  • Cognition and Collective Action
  • Resilience of Coastal Systems
Education
  • PhD in International Development, 2011

    University of East Anglia

  • MA in Development Economics, 2007

    University of East Anglia

  • Bsc in Economics and Social Sciences, 2005

    University of Milano-Bicocca

  • Maturità Classica, 1999

    Liceo Classico G. Parini

Recent Publications

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Landscape Engineering Impacts the Long-Term Stability of Agricultural Populations
Explaining the stability of human populations provides knowledge for understanding the resilience of human societies to environmental …
On the frontiers of collaboration and conflict : how context influences the success of collaboration
The increasing scale and interconnection of many environmental challenges – from climate change to land use – has resulted in the need …
Guiding cities under increased droughts: The limits to sustainable urban futures
Climate change is likely to increase droughts. The vulnerability of cities to droughts is increasing worldwide. Policy responses from …

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Associate Professor
School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs; core member, and National Center for Integrated Coastal Research, University of Central Florida
Aug 2021 – Present Orlando
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Professor
School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs; core member, Sustainable Coastal System Cluster and National Center for Integrated Coastal Research, University of Central Florida
Aug 2018 – Jul 2021 Orlando
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Professor
Department of Environment and Society, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University
Aug 2015 – Jul 2018 Logan
 
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment,
Arizona State University
Aug 2011 – Jul 2015 Tempe

Teaching

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