Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

The Pathways Europe team is thrilled to announce the following speakers for Pathways Europe 2024.

Berta MartÍn-lópez
International Sustainable Development and Planning
Leuphana University of Lüneberg

Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López is Professor of International Sustainable Development and Planning and heads the Social-Ecological Systems Institute (SESI) at Leuphana with Prof. Dr. Jörn Fischer. Her research is based on three main principles: collaborative and interdisciplinary research aiming to understand the role of values, knowledge and institutions in supporting transition pathways to sustainability; impact-oriented transdisciplinary research seeking impacts within and beyond academia; reciprocity and reflexivity, in the sense of respect for all persons involved in the research process, including in particular early career scholars and researchers from the Global South. Berta Martín-López is one of the most cited researchers worldwide (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022: “Highly Cited Researchers” report by Clarivate Analytic).

Piero genovesi
Department for the Monitoring and Protection of the Environment and for Biodiversity Conservation
Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)

Piero Genovesi has been with ISPRA since 2007, researching invasive species, carnivore conservation, and biodiversity monitoring. Since 1999, Genovesi has served as chair of the European Section of the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group, and has been chair of ISSG since 2009. His main topics of interest are invasive species, carnivores’ conservation (in particular bears), translocations, biodiversity monitoring, and conservation.

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camilla sandström
Department of Political Science
Umeå University

Camilla Sandström is a researcher and professor of political science at Umeå University.

Sandström’s research is focused on the governance and management of natural resources (especially forests, wildlife, and biological diversity, attitudes towards animals and nature, and conditions for rural development). Since 2015, she has been the deputy program manager for Future Forests, a Mistra project run by SLU and Umeå University.