Prof. Andrea Ghermandi
Prof. Andrea Ghermandi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Haifa (Israel) and an alumnus of the Global Young Academy. He is the founder and former academic head of the Global Green MBA program at the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Management and the head of the Natural Resources and Environmental Research Center (NRERC). He received a Ph.D. in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development from the School for Advanced Studies in Venice Foundation at the University of Venice in 2008. An environmental engineer by training, his research spans over a range of fields including the technical and economic analysis of ecological engineering and renewable energy desalination technologies, the valuation and mapping of freshwater and marine ecosystem services, the use of research synthesis techniques and crowdsourced digital data in environmental studies. In recent years, Prof. Ghermandi has contributed to high-profile international initiatives such as TEEB-The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, the UNEP/GEF Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ), the Ocean Health Index, and the Ecosystem Service Partnership. He has published in major environmental science and environmental economics journals such as Water Research, Global Environmental Change, Water Resources Research, Science of the Total Environment, Ecosystem Services, Journal of Environmental Management, Ecological Economics, and Environmental and Resource Economics.