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Marco Janssen

In November 2016, Marco Janssen was elected by majority of votes as President-Elect. Marco is the director of the Center for the Behavior, Institutions and the Environment and a Full Professor in the School of Sustainability, both at Arizona State University (USA). He received his PhD in Mathematics in 1996 from Maastricht University (Netherlands) on integrated assessment modeling of global change. During the last 15 years he has increasingly worked on collective action and the commons at different scales, of different resources using different methods.

Since 1998 he has been involved with the Resilience Alliance working on the study of social-ecological systems and since 2000 his work on robustness of social-ecological systems was a joint venture with Marty Anderies and Elinor Ostrom. From 2002 till 2005 he was a research scientist at Indiana University, and in 2005 he moved to a regular faculty position at Arizona State University.

Most of his research is collaborative in international projects in which his involvement is largely related to the methodology. In 2010 he co-authored with Amy Poteete and Elinor Ostrom the book “Working Together” on the multi-method approach. Current research focuses on robustness of small-scale irrigation systems to climate change and globalization, and the ability of behavioral experiments as tool for catalyzing behavioral change of collective action problems.

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School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
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Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
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