Dr. Andrea Ghermandi is a tenured Senior Lecturer and Head at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, and the director of the Natural Resources and Environmental Research Center at the University of Haifa in Israel. He is an alumnus of the Global Young Academy. He received a Ph.D. in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development from the University of Venice (Italy) in 2008. An environmental engineer by training, his research spans over a range of fields including the technical and economic analysis of ecological engineering and renewable energy desalination technologies, the valuation and mapping of freshwater and marine ecosystem services, the use of research synthesis techniques and crowdsourced digital data in environmental studies. He has published in leading environmental science and environmental economics journals and contributed to high-profile international initiatives such as TEEB-The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, the UNEP/GEF Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ), the Ocean Health Index, and the Ecosystem Service Partnership.
Coupled Natural & Human Systems Environmental Contamination & Remediation Environmental Impacts Environmental Sciences Food, Water & Energy Nexus Green Chemistry Natural Resource Management Spatial & Geographic Information Science