Dr. Manuel-Navarrete began as a consultant for the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribbean in 2004. In 2007, he joined King's College in London as a research associate in the Department of Geography. Later on in 2010, Manuel-Navarrete was a visiting researcher for Free University of Berlin and Ibero-American Institute in Germany.
Manuel-Navarrete's recent research investigated climate change governance, socio-ecological inequality, and knowledge systems for sustainable agriculture. He is currently exploring how the boundaries produced by tourism urbanization regulate the access of diverse social groups to ecosystem services in coastal regions. Understanding how socio-ecological boundaries are managed, and eventually transformed, by boundary spanning individuals/objects/organizations is key to achieving sustainability goals. Manuel-Navarrete has participated in several international and interdisciplinary research projects and assessments involving case studies in Argentina, Brazil, Central America, and Mexico. He has published numerous books, chapters, and journal articles about sustainable food systems, adaptation to climate change, ecological integrity and more.
PhD, Geography, University of Waterloo, 2004
MS, Ecological Economics, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2000
BA, Environnmental Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1998
Manuel-Navarrete, D. In Press. Review of "Climate Change and Society" (by John Urry). Social and Cultural Geography
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and G. Gallopin. 2012. Feeding the world sustainability: Knowledge governance and sustainable agriculture in the Argentine pampas. Environment, Development and Sustainability 14:321-333. DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s10668-011-9326-4.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., M. Pelling and M. Redclift. 2011. Critical adaptation to hurricanes in the Mexican Carribean: Development visions, governance structures, and coping strategies. Global Environmental Change 21:249-258.
Pelling, M. and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2011. From resilience to transformation: The adaptive cycle in two Mexican urban centers. Ecology and Society 16(2):Art. 11. (link)
Buzinde, C., D. Manuel-Navarrete, E. E. Yoo and D. Morais. 2010. Tourists' perceptions in a climate of change. Annals of Tourism Research 37(2):333-354.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2010. Power, realism, and the humanist ideal of emancipation in a climate of change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1(6):781-785.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., G. Gallopin, M. Blanco, M. Diaz-Zorita, D. Ferraro, H. Herzer, P. Laterra, M. R. Murmis, G. Podesta, J. Rabinovich, E. H. Satorre, F. Torres and E. Viglizzo. 2009. Multi-causal and integrated assessment of sustainability: Agriculturalization in the Argentine pampas. Environment, Development and Sustainability 11:621-638.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., J. J. Gomez and G. Gallopin. 2007. Syndromes of sustainability of development for assessing coupled human-environmental systems vulnerability. Hydrometeorological extreme events in Central America and the Caribbean. Global Environmental Change 17(2):207-217.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., S. Slocombe and B. Mitchell. 2006. Science for place-based socio-ecological management: Lessons from the Maya Forest (Chiapas and Peten). Ecology and Society 11(1):Art. 8. (link)
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2005. Challenges and opportunities of metadisciplinary placebased research: The case of the Maya Forest. Environments: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 33(1):81-96.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., J. J. Kay and D. Dolderman. 2004. Ecological integrity: Linking biology with cultural transformation. Human Ecology Review 11(3):215-229.
Pellings, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift eds. 2012. Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge. London.
Redclift, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Pelling. 2011. Climate Change and Human Security: The Challenge of Local Governance under Rapid Urbanization. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and G. Gallopin. 2007. Policy Integration, Sustainability and Agriculturalization in the Argentine Pampas and Extra-Pampean Regions. ECLAC. Santiago de Chile (Spanish).
Manuel-Navarrete, D., G. Gallopin, M. Blanco, M. Diaz-Zorita, D. Ferraro, H. Herzer, P. Laterra, J. Morello, M. R. Murmis, W. Pengue, M. Pineiro, G. Podesta, E. H. Satorre, M. Torrent, F. Torres, E. Viglizzo, M. G. Caputo and A. Celis. 2005. Systems Analysis of Agriculturalization in the Argentine Pampas: Sustainability, Knowledge Gaps and Policy Integration. ECLAC. Santiago de Chile (Spanish).
Mahanti, A. and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2015. From sustainable development to governance for sustainability. Pp. Chapter 28 In: Redclift, M. and D. Springett eds., Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development. Routledge, Taylor & Frances Group.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2014. Human environmental integration and social power in global environmental change research. Pp. Chapter 27 In: Sygna, L., K. O'Brien and J. Wolf eds., A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy, and Action. Routledge.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2012. The ideology of growth, tourism and alienation in Akumal, Mexico. Pp. 143-156 In: Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift eds., Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Change to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., M. Pelling and M. Redclift. 2012. Conclusions: Alienation, reclamation and a radical vision. Pp. 189-198 In: Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift eds., Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Change to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. Redclift. 2012. Spaces of consumerism and the consumption of space: Tourism and social exclusion in the "Mayan Riviera". Pp. 177-194 In: Petierra, A. and J. Sinclair eds., Consumer Culture in Latin America. Palgrave MacMillan.
Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift. 2012. Climate change and the crisis of capiltalism. Pp. 1-18 In: Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift eds., Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and C. Buzinde. 2010. Socio-ecological agency: From "human exceptionalism" to coping with "exceptional" global environmental change. Pp. 136-149 In: Redclift, M. and G. Woodgate eds., The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology. Edward Elgar.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. Redclift. 2010. The role of place in the margins of space. Pp. 738-770 In: Redclift, M. and G. Woodgate eds., The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology. Edward Elgar.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., D. Dolderman and J. J. Kay. 2008. An ecosystem approach for sustaining ecological integrity – but which ecological integrity?. Pp. 335-345 In: Waltner-Toews, D., J. J. Kay and N. M. Lister eds., The Ecosystems Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability. Columbia University Press.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2007. Reflexivity. Pp. 799-800 In: Bevir, M. ed., Encyclopedia of Governance. SAGE Publications.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2007. Stakeholders. Pp. 917-921 In: Bevir, M. ed., Encyclopedia of Governance. SAGE Publications.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., D. Dolderman and J. J. Kay. 2007. Evolution of the ecological integrity debate. Pp. 127-138 In: Soskolne, C. L., L. Westra, L. J. Kotze, B. Mackey, W. E. Rees and R. Westra eds., Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance. Lexington Books.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and J. Samaniego. 2007. Global warming. Pp. 356-357 In: Bevir, M. ed., Encyclopedia of Governance. SAGE Publications.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2006. Addressing global change through the application of syndromes of sustainable development: The case of the Argentine pampas. Poster presented a the 9-12 November 2006 Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) Open Meeting on Global Environmental Change, Beijing, China.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2011. Syndromes of sustainability and power. Presentation at the 30 May 2011 IGBP/LOICZ Resilience and Transformation: Megacities and the Coast Workshop, King's College, London, UK.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2011. Uneven tourism growth and self-alienation in Akumal, Mexico. Presentation at the 3 July 2011 IV International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff, UK.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2009. Governance as process: Power spheres and climate change response in the Mexican caribbean. Presentation at the 2-4 December 2009 IHDP Conference on Earth System Govenance: People, Places, and the Planet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2006. Sustainable development indicators (SDI): Regional experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean. Presentation at the 28 August 2006 International Workshop in Sustainable Development Indicators, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2005. Knowledge systems and sustainable agriculture in the Argentine pampas. Presentation at the 12 October 2005 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, University of Bonn, Germany.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2003. People and their involvement in the ecological integrity dialogue. Presentation at the 28 June 2003 International Conference on Global Ecological Integrity, Human Rights and Human Responsibilities, University of Urbino, Italy.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2002. Different ways of framing the discussion of ecological integrity. Presentation at the 26 September 2003 3rd Biennial International Workshop on Advances in Energy Studies, Porto Venere, Italy.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2002. Managing for ecological integrity. Presentation at the 30 May 2002 Enviornmental Studies Association of Canada Conference on Ecological Theory, Politics, and Action, University of Toronto, Canada.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and S. Anta. 2007. Conservacao da Natureza e Biodiversidade (Analise Ambiental e de Sustentabilidade do Estado do Amazonas. ECLAC.