Alexandros Gasparatos is Associate Professor in Sustainability Science at the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo. Before joining IR3S he conducted research at the University of Oxford (2011-2013), the Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University (UNU-IAS) (2008-2011) and the University of Dundee (2006-2008).
During this period he has held a Marie Curie Research Fellowship (University of Oxford), a James Martin Research Fellowship (University of Oxford), a JSPS-UNU Research Fellowship (UNU-IAS), a Canon Foundation Research Fellowship (UNU-IAS) and an EPSRC-funded research position (University of Dundee). His background is in Chemistry (BSc, University of Patras, 2004), Environmental Sciences (MSc, Imperial College London, 2005) and Ecological Economics (PhD, University of Dundee, 2009).
As an ecological economist he is interested in the development, refinement and application of sustainability assessment and ecosystem services valuation tools. He has applied such tools in different topics such as biofuels, food/energy security, energy policy, green economy, natural disasters, urban biodiversity and urban metabolism and in geographical contexts as diverse as Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Malawi, Mozambique, Philippines, Swaziland and the UK.
Currently is the PI of a project funded by the Belmont Forum and the Co-I of a project NERC-ESRC-DFID Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA). Both these projects study the effects of industrial crop expansion in Africa on ecosystem services and food security.
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