Julio C. Postigo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Julio C. Postigo has a PhD in geography from the University of Texas at Austin and was a postdoctoral research fellow at SESYNC. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Indiana University. Julio’s 20+ years of experience encompasses research on human-environment interactions of small farmer communities; elaboration of policy recommendations; and a broad methodological expertise synthesizing quantitative and qualitative methods to connect the socio-cultural and natural sciences. His most recent work has focused on the drivers of local knowledge for weather forecasting among Andean farmers in Bolivia and Peru; Cambodian farmers’ perceptions of and responses to changes in the hydrological pulse regime of the Mekong River; and impacts of climate change and economic development on the Arctic social-ecological systems. He is also a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report. He is the co-editor of the book Naturaleza y sociedad: Perspectivas socio-ecológicas sobre cambios globales en América Latina. Julio has also published the following, among others, the article “The Role of Social Institutions in Indigenous Andean Pastoralists’ Adaptation to Climate-Related Water Hazards” in Climate and Development; the chapter “Multi-temporal Adaptations to Change in the Central Andes” in Climate and Culture: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on a Warming World; and the book Outlook on Climate Change Adaptation in the Tropical Andes Mountains.

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2012 - 2013
Areas of Expertise
nature and society geography
Research Interests
climate change
local knowledge
pastoral social-ecological systems
impacts of economic development and climate change on communities
Methods of Expertise
qualitative and quantitative analysis