Ariane de Bremond

Ariane deBremond


Ariane de Bremond is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Global Land Programme's International Programme Office in Bern, Switzerland.

She is also Research Assistant Professor in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park where she studies land systems using such concepts as "telecoupling" to understand economic globalization, land governance, and their interactions with land change processes. Through her affiliation with the Joint Global Change Research Institute (PNNL/UMD) an additional vein of her work has focused on on climate adaptation decision making, and more specifically, efforts to improve the usability of integrated assessment modeling for adaptation practice in the energy sector; indicators for measuring vulnerability and resilience; and synergies and trade-offs between climate change adaptation, mitigation, and development.

Ariane received a Leadership Grant in 2006-7 to work with the Global Change Program at The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment where she created and oversaw intersectoral dialogue between federal and state decision-makers, scientists, private enterprise, and non-governmental organizations on building adaptive capacity to non-linear threshold events.

Prior to joining JGCRI, she served for two years as Director and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Goucher College located in Maryland, where she launched a new major and minor in Environmental Studies. Ariane has worked in a wide range of development settings, having worked on post-conflict environmental governance and development projects for organizations of the United Nations, operated in politically-sensitive war-time rural settings as a human rights and electoral observer, and as an doctoral researcher at the community, regional, and state levels in El Salvador and Guatemala.

She is passionate about work that further integrates issues of environmental governance and land-use/tenure considerations into global change science and policy in order that the best science and decision-making tools can be mobilized in support of human communities.

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University of California Santa Cruz, Ph.D.
Energy & Climate Change
Natural Resource Management
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Policy
Currently Working On:
land system science; climate change and development
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