Pablo Tittonell

Dr. Pablo Tittonell is a Principal Research Scientist in Argentina’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONICET) with a seat at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. He also holds a part-time WWF-endowed Chair Professorship on Resilient Landscapes at the Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences in The Netherlands. He is the former national coordinator of the Natural Resources and Environment Program of INTA, where he coordinated the work of more than 1500 researchers nation-wide, and a former Chair Professor of Farming Systems Ecology at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, where he co-designed and coordinated the educational postgraduate program on Agroecology. He serves as an external professor at the Ecole Doctorale GAïA of the University of Montpellier, France and at the National University of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an Agronomist by training and has worked in both private sector and academic/research organisations. 

Dr. Tittonell has participated in a diversity of research and development projects around the world on design, resilience and adaptation of farming systems, with a focus on social-ecological processes at the agriculture-nature interphase. His career in the international research arena (UN-CGIAR) started at the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of CIAT in Nairobi, Kenya, and includes a period at the University of Zimbabwe, where he ran research and educational programmes on soil fertility, conservation agriculture and agroecosystems modelling. He worked at CIRAD (Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement) in Montpellier, France where he led a 25 member research team on Systems Design and Evaluation with activities in La Réunion, Brazil, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Benin, Kenya and Zimbabwe. He is a member of the Latin American Society for Agroecology (SOCLA), Chief Editor of the journal Agricultural Systems and editorial board member of Global Food Security, Agronomy for Sustainable Development, Land Degradation and Development and Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. Dr. Tittonell has published more than 130 scientific papers in international journals (H-index 35), and consults for the FAO, international NGOs and three of the collaborative CGIAR programs. He has trained a vast number of active young researchers, and supervised PhD students and postdocs with fieldwork in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. He holds a PhD in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation and his areas of expertise include soil fertility, agroecology, biodiversity and farming systems analysis.