CASEL director named IU distinguished professor

Ten Indiana University faculty members have been appointed as distinguished professor, the university's highest academic rank for scholars and researchers.

The appointments were approved December 6 by the IU Board of Trustees.

Among the IU Bloomington appointees is Eduardo S. Brondízio, director of CASEL and professor of anthropology. Below is a brief biography for Brondízio, with a link to a longer profile on the University Honors and Awards website.

Eduardo S. Brondízio

Eduardo S. Brondízio's work focuses on the study of human-environmental interactions and social-environmental change in the Amazon and is at the forefront of current discussions about climate change, biodiversity, sustainability, institutions, and governance. He has served on the UNESCO Steering Committee and as co-chair of the International Review Panel for the Japanese national assessment of Satoyama and Satoumi (the rural and coastal areas of Japan) that directly led to several new government policies and academic initiatives in Japan.

Brondízio is currently the co-chair of the United Nations' Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the most comprehensive assessment to date of biodiversity, ecosystems, and their contributions to society.