University of Amsterdam
Fábio de Castro is assistant Professor at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is an environmental anthropologist with MSc in Ecology in 1992 (State University of Campinas, Brazil) and PhD in Environmental Science/Anthropology in 2000 (Indiana University, USA). He is interested in the socio-ecological processes shaping patterns of resource use and management. His research focuses on local governance of natural resource and the dilemma between conservation and development goals at local and broader scales. His interdisciplinary methodological approach perspective combines ethnographic, historical, socioeconomic, institutional and ecological data in order to investigate how patterns of resource use are shaped and transformed. Fabio is particularly interested in processes crossing socio-ecological scales, urban-rural spaces and and private-public sectors. His recent research interest includes oil palm expansion in the Amazon, socioenvironmental policies in Brazil, new socioenvironmentalism in Latin America.