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I am a Lecturer in Environment and Development at the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

I am concerned with uncovering and understanding the social and social-ecological processes that lead to, or prevent, societal transformations toward sustainability in different places. I engage with issues of sustainability, resilience and transformation of farming systems, alternative economies and grassroots innovations for sustainability, social change theories and sustainability.

This website contains information on my research, teaching and academic service, and gives access to my publications.


June 2016 | Invited talk at the Henley Business School's Inter-disciplinary Sustainability Seminar: Societal transformation in response to global environmental change: a review of emerging concepts.

Mar 2016 | Successful fieldwork on water management for agriculture in Kazakhstan.

Feb 2016 | New publication: Feola, G., Him, M.R. Featured graphic. The diffusion of the Transition Network in four European countries. Environment and Planning A.

Feb 2016 | I participate in the IASS-KLASICA Workshop on Collective Behaviour Change for Sustainable Futures.

Feb 2016 | New publication: Simulating human and environmental exposure from hand-held knapsack pesticide application: Be-WetSpa-Pest, an integrative, spatially explicit modeling approachJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. [Open access here]

Jan 2016 | Invited talk: Between change and continuity: informal institutions and cultural models in the Colombian Andes. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Oct 2015 | New publication: Pesticide drift from the use of handeld knapsack pesticide sprayers in Boyacá (Colombian Andes). Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry[Open access here]

Sep 2015 | I have joined the Editorial Board of the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science (Interdisciplinary Climate Studies) as an Associate Editor.

Sep 2015 | New publicationFeola, G., Butt, A. The diffusion of grassroots innovations for sustainability in Italy and Great Britain: an exploratory spatial data analysis. The Geographical Journal.


May 2014 | My research Failure and Success of Transition initiatives with Richard Nunes featured in Pandeia.eu: here.

April 2014 | A chat over my research Failure and Success of Transition initiatives with Richard Nunes and Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement. Text available here.