Staff Profile:Dr Giuseppe Feola
- Dr Giuseppe Feola
- Job Title:
- Lecturer in Environment & Development
- Human Geography Research Cluster Leader
- Programme Director MSc by Research in Human Geography
- Erasmus and Study Abroad coordinator
- Areas of Interest:
Giuseppe is concerned with understanding the social-ecological processes that lead to, or prevent, change toward sustainable socio-ecological configurations in different places. Giuseppe engages with issues of sustainability, resilience and transformation of agricultural systems, sustainability transitions and post-capitalist transformations, and social change theories. Giuseppe has got a particular interest in the Andean region in South America.
His areas of interest include:
- Social-ecological interactions in agricultural systems
- Environment and development
- Environmental change, vulnerability, adaptation
- Grassroots innovations for sustainability, alternative economies, degrowth, post-capitalism
- Theories of sustainability, resilience and transformation
- Research groups / Centres:
Current PhD supervision:
- Jo Hamilton, 2016 - Emotional Methodologies for Climate Change Action: towards an understanding of emotion in NGO-public engagements (with Hilary Geoghegan).
- Emily Nicolosi, 2015 - Geographies of Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability: Processes and Dynamics (at the University of Utah).
- Angie Elwin, 2015-2018. Assessing social-ecological resilience in mangrove-shrimp farming communities in Thailand. Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading (with Johanna Clark, Liz Robinson, and Emily Boyd).
- Diego Molina, 2015 - Planting the modern city: the role of plants in the development of Colombian cities (with Hilary Geoghegan).
- Fanen Terdoo, 2014 - Vulnerability of Rice Crop Value-Chain to the Combined Pressure of Markets and Climate Change in North-Central Nigeria (with Geoff Griffiths).
Giuseppe has a Laurea in Sociology (2002) from the University of Milan-Bicocca, an MSc in Environmental Economics and Management (2003) from Bocconi University in Milan, and a PhD (2010) from the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich.
Giuseppe was appointed Lecturer in Environment and Development at the University of Reading in 2011. Before that, he worked as a postdoc at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and on Environmental Management (EMAS, ISO14001) and Sustainability Reporting in the private and public sectors. Giuseppe spent visiting periods at the Universidad Nacional (Colombia) in 2013, and at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University (United States) in 2015.
Giuseppe was awarded the CHANS Fellowship in 2012 for his "promising contribution to the field of Coupled Human and Natural Systems" (CHANS). He is a member of the Board of Latin America Programme (LATINAMERIKA) at the Research Council of Norway, and of the Board of the European Farming System Association (IFSA). He is also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, a member of the International Society of Ecological Economics, an Associate Editor of Palgrave Communications, an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science (Interdisciplinary Climate Studies). Giuseppe regularly acts as a reviewer for Research Councils UK, the Leverhulme Trust, Routledge, Pearson, and several journals including Human Ecology, Ecological Economics, Ecology and Society, World Development, and the Journal of Rural Studies.
Recently completed research projects
- The diffusion of grassroots innovations for sustainability
- FaST-In: Failure and Success of Transition Initiatives
- Adaptation between resilience and transformation: A Colombian case study
For more information on Giuseppe's research, teaching and publications, please see his Personal Webpage.
YNumber of items: 33.
- Feola, G. and Butt, A. (2017) The diffusion of grassroots innovations for sustainability in Italy and Great Britain: an exploratory spatial data analysis. The Geographical Journal, 183 (1). pp. 16-33. ISSN 1475-4959 doi: 10.1111/geoj.12153
- Barrett, T., Feola, G., Krylova, V. and Khusnitdinova, M. (2017) The application of Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems (RAAIS) to agricultural adaptation to climate change in Kazakhstan: a critical evaluation. Agricultural Systems, 151. pp. 106-113. ISSN 0308-521X doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2016.11.014
- Feola, G. (2017) Peasants facing economic, political and climatic changes: adaptation or transformation in the Colombian Andes? University of Reading. (Research brief)
- Feola, G. (2017) Adaptive Institutions? Peasant institutions and natural models facing climatic and economic changes in the Colombian Andes. Journal of Rural Studies, 49. pp. 117-127. ISSN 0743-0167 doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.10.007
- Sietz, D. and Feola, G. (2016) Resilience in the rural Andes: critical dynamics, constraints and emerging opportunities. Regional Environmental Change, 16 (8). pp. 2163-2169. ISSN 1436-378X doi: 10.1007/s10113-016-1053-9
- Nicolosi, E. and Feola, G. (2016) Transition in place: dynamics, possibilities, and constraints. Geoforum, 76. pp. 153-163. ISSN 0016-7185 doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.09.017
- Feola, G. and Him, M. R. (2016) The diffusion of the Transition Network in four European countries. Environment and Planning A, 48 (11). pp. 2112-2115. ISSN 1472-3409 doi: 10.1177/0308518X16630989
- Terdoo, F. and Feola, G. (2016) The vulnerability of rice value chains in sub-Saharan Africa: a review. Climate, 4 (3). 47. ISSN 2225-1154 doi: 10.3390/cli4030047
- Feola, G. (2016) Translocal grassroots movements and the geography of sustainability transitions: the case of the Transition Towns Network. In: 7th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference 2016 - Exploring Transition Research as Transformative Science, 6th – 9th September 2016, Wuppertal, Germany.
- Binder, C. R., Garcia-Santos, G., Andreoli, R., Diaz, J., Feola, G., Wittensoeldner, M. and Yang, J. (2016) Simulating human and environmental exposure from hand-held knapsack pesticide application: Be-WetSpa-Pest, an integrative, spatially explicit modeling approach. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64 (20). pp. 3999-4008. ISSN 0021-8561 doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05304
- García-Santos, G. , Feola, G., Nuyttens, D. and Diaz, J. (2016) Drift from the use of handheld knapsack pesticide sprayers in Boyacá (Colombian Andes). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64 (20). pp. 3990-3998. ISSN 0021-8561 doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03772
- Feola, G. (2015) Societal transformation in response to global environmental change: a review of emerging concepts. Ambio, 44 (5). pp. 376-390. ISSN 1654-7209 doi: 10.1007/s13280-014-0582-z
- Feola, G., Lerner, A. M., Jain, M., Montefrio, M. J. F. and Nicholas, K. A. (2015) Researching farmer behaviour in climate change adaptation and sustainable agriculture: lessons learned from five case studies. Journal of Rural Studies, 39. pp. 74-84. ISSN 0743-0167 doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.03.009
- Feola, G., Agudelo Vanegas, L. A. and Contesse Bamon, B. P. (2015) Colombian agriculture under multiple exposures: a review and research agenda. Climate and Development, 7 (3). pp. 278-292. ISSN 1756-5537 doi: 10.1080/17565529.2014.934776
- Feola, G. (2014) Narratives of grassroots innovations: a comparison of voluntary simplicity and the transition movement in Italy. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 8 (3). pp. 250-269. ISSN 1740-8822 doi: 10.1504/IJISD.2014.066612
- Feola, G. and Nunes, R. (2014) Success and failure of grassroots innovations for addressing climate change: the case of the Transition Movement. Global Environmental Change, 24. pp. 232-250. ISSN 0959-3780 doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.11.011
- Feola, G. (2013) Models of human behaviour in social-ecological systems. In: World Social Science Report 2013. Changing Global Environments. ISSC, UNESCO , pp. 321-325. doi: 10.1787/9789264203419-52-en
- Grasso, M. and Feola, G. (2013) Human security and climate change in the Mediterranean region. In: Redclift, M. R. and Grasso, M. (eds.) Handbook on Climate change and Human Security. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 254-280. ISBN 9780857939104
- Feola, G. and Nunes, R., (2013) Failure and success of transition initiatives: a study of the international replication of the transition movement. Research Note. 4. Walker Institute for Climate System Research, University of Reading, Reading.
- Hashemi, S. M., Peshin, R. and Feola, G. (2013) From farmers’ perspective : pesticide use and pest control. In: Pimentel, D. and Peshin, R. (eds.) ntegrated pest management : pesticide problems. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 409-432. ISBN 9789400777965
- Binder, C. R. and Feola, G. (2013) Normative, systemic and procedural aspects: a review of indicator-based sustainability assessments in agriculture. In: Marta-Costa, A. A. and Silva, E. (eds.) Methods and procedures for building sustainable farming systems. Springer, pp. 33-46. ISBN 9789400750029 doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5003-6_4
- Henry, D. and Feola, G. (2013) Pesticide-handling practices of smallholder coffee farmers in Eastern Jamaica. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, 114 (1). pp. 59-67. ISSN 1612-9830
- Feola, G. (2013) What (science for) adaptation to climate change in Colombian agriculture? A commentary on “A way forward on adaptation to climate change in Colombian agriculture: perspectives towards 2050” by J. Ramirez-Villegas, M. Salazar, A. Jarvis, C. E. Navarro-Valcines. Climatic Change, 119 (3-4). pp. 565-574. ISSN 1573-1480 doi: 10.1007/s10584-013-0731-6
- Feola, G., Gallati, J. A. and Binder, C. R. (2012) Exploring behavioural change through an agent-oriented system dynamics model: the use of personal protective equipment among pesticide applicators in Colombia. System Dynamics Review, 28 (1). pp. 69-93. ISSN 1099-1727 doi: 10.1002/sdr.469
- Grasso, M. and Feola, G. (2012) Mediterranean agriculture under climate change: adaptive capacity, adaptation, and ethics. Regional Environmental Change, 12 (3). pp. 607-618. ISSN 1436-378X doi: 10.1007/s10113-011-0274-1
- Feola, G., Sattler, C. and Saysel, A. K. (2012) Simulation models in farming systems research : potential and challenges. In: Farming systems research into the 21st century : the new dynamic. Springer, pp. 281-306. ISBN 9789400745025 doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-4503-2_13
- Feola, G., Rahn, E. and Binder, C.R. (2011) Suitability of pesticide risk indicators for less developed countries: a comparison. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 142 (3-4). pp. 238-245. ISSN 0167-8809 doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2011.05.014
- Feola, G. and Binder, C. R. (2010) Towards an improved understanding of farmers' behaviour: the integrative agent-centred (IAC) framework. Ecological Economics, 69 (12). pp. 2323-2333. ISSN 0921-8009 doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.07.023
- Binder , C. R., Feola, G. and Steinberger, J. K. (2010) Considering the normative, systemic and procedural dimensions in indicator-based sustainability assessments in agriculture. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 30 (2). pp. 71-81. ISSN 0195-9255 doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2009.06.002
- Feola, G. and Binder, C. R. (2010) Identifying and investigating pesticide application types to promote a more sustainable pesticide use: the case of smallholders in Boyacá, Colombia. Crop Protection, 29 (6). pp. 612-622. ISSN 0261-2194 doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2010.01.008
- Feola, G., Schoell, R. and Binder, C. R. (2010) Identifying barriers and opportunities for transitions towards more sustainable agriculture through system analysis: the case of Vereda La Hoya, Colombia. In: 9th European IFSA Symposium: Building sustainable rural futures, 4-7 July 2010, Vienna, Austria, pp. 1873-1883.
- Binder, C. R. and Feola, G. (2010) Normative, systemic and procedural aspects: a review of indicator‐based sustainability assessments in agriculture. In: 9th European IFSA Symposium: Building sustainable rural futures, 4-7 Jul 2010, Vienna, Austria, pp. 801-811.
- Feola, G. and Binder, C. R. (2010) Why don’t pesticide applicators protect themselves? Exploring the use of personal protective equipment among Colombian smallholders. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 16 (1). pp. 11-23. ISSN 1077-3525
- BSc Sociology (Milan-Bicocca), MSc Environmental Economics and Management (Milan Bocconi), PhD Geography (Zurich)