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Unai Pascual

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Unai Pascual is Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain, where he leads the Climate and Natural Environment Research line. Previously he was Senior Lecturer in environmental economics and policy at the University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy (2002-2013). He also lectured on environmental economics at the University of Manchester (2000-2002). Prof Pascual carries out research on the interactions between climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services from an interdisciplinary perspective. He has conducted research in Europe and especially in developing countries, including Europe, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and India. Prof. Pascual’s scientific output appears in many publications in international high impact journals such as: Science, PNAS, Bioscience, Global Change Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecological Indicators, Global Environmental Change, Conservation Letters, Environment and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Land Economics, World Development, etc. He has also published books, many book chapters, and has given numerous talks and keynotes about the links between land use change and human well-being. Prof. Pascual’s has an active role in international policy bodies. He is a member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). He is also member of the scientific committee of the Future Earth - EcoSERVICES programme, the Scientific Commission of the Great Ape Survival Partnership GRASP (led by UNESCO & UNEP) and of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s (UNSDSN) on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Previously he was also member of the scientific committee of the agrobiodiversity programme of Diversitas and serves in various editorial boards of international peer reviewed journals such as Global Environmental Change. He serves as advisor to research councils in Europe (EU Commission, Spain, France, UK, Sweden, Portugal) and international programmes such as the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Institute for Environment and Development, UK (IIED), Mexican Government’s Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), and the Consultative Group on (CGIAR).