Jampel Dell'Angelo


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  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1087

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Jampel Dell’Angelo is Assistant Professor of Water Governance in the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is an environmental social scientist interested in the political economy of natural resources, in particular water. 

His research is on the multilevel dimensions of cooperation and conflict over freshwater resources. The focus of his research spans from socio-environmental dynamics of climate change adaption in community irrigation schemes of rural Kenya to global patterns of virtual water appropriation associated with transnational land investments. He employs mixed methods and builds on theoretical pluralism combining perspectives from the Bloomington School of Political Economy and the Barcelona School of Political Ecology. Believing in the necessity to conduct true interdisciplinary research to tackle complex water governance problems he draws on a socio-environmental synthesis approach.

Dell’Angelo is a Visiting Scholar and Member of the Ecohydrology Lab in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at University of California, Berkeley and an Environmental Governance Affiliate Scholar at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Maryland. 

Before joining IVM he held different postdoctoral appointments, at the Environmental Sciences Department of University of Virginia, at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Maryland and at the Ostrom Workshop of Indiana University. As a postdoc, Dell’Angelo was the Principal Investigator on the Global Water Grab Syndrome project and the coordinator of the Kenya team in the NSF Institutional Dynamics of Adaptation to Climate Change research.

He received his dual PhD in December 2013 in Environmental Science and Technology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and in International Cooperation and Sustainable Development from Sapienza University of Rome. He holds a MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, a MSc in Energy and Environmental Management from Sapienza University of Rome and a Graduate Certificate in International Health from Curtin University of Technology, Perth. His Bachelor’s degree is in Environmental Economics from the University of Siena in Italy.

Jampel has a passion for video making and, when possible, complements his research in the field with documentary production. He is a producer of the documentary on environmental conflicts, Aquí nos vamos a quedar and Working Together: Research and Water Governance on Mount Kenya on water governance in Kenya.

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 15 Article
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Archetype analysis in sustainability research: meanings, motivations, and evidence-based policy making

Oberlack, C., Sietz, D., Bonanomi, E. B., De Bremond, A., Dell'Angelo, J., Eisenack, K., Ellis, E. C., David, M., Giger, M., Heinimann, A., Kimmich, C., Kok, M. T., Navarrete, D. M., Messerli, P., Meyfroidt, P., Václavík, T. & Villamayor-Tomas, S., 1 Jul 2019, In : Ecology and Society. 24, 2, 19 p., 26.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
policy making
pattern recognition

Food Inequality, Injustice, and Rights

D'Odorico, P., Carr, J. A., Davis, K. F., Dell'Angelo, J. & Seekell, D. A., Mar 2019, In : BioScience. 69, 3, p. 180-190 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
human rights
food availability
trade shows
socioeconomic development

Interdependencies and telecoupling of oil palm expansion at the expense of Indonesian rainforest

Rulli, M. C., Casirati, S., Dell'Angelo, J., Davis, K. F., Passera, C. & D'Odorico, P., May 2019, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 105, p. 499-512 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Palm oil
Environmental impact
Energy policy

Assessing multi-level drivers of adaptation to climate variability and water insecurity in smallholder irrigation systems

McCord, P., Waldman, K., Baldwin, E., Dell'Angelo, J. & Evans, T., 2018, In : World Development. 108, p. 296-308

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

irrigation system

Closing global knowledge gaps: Producing generalized knowledge from case studies of social-ecological systems

Magliocca, N. R., Ellis, E. C., Allington, G. R. H., de Bremond, A., Dell'Angelo, J., Mertz, O., Messerli, P., Meyfroidt, P., Seppelt, R. & Verburg, P. H., May 2018, In : Global Environmental Change. 50, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
knowledge gap
ecological system
social system