Nelson Grima

Postdoctoral researcher


I am currently holding a postdoc position at the University of Vermont, USA, where I engage with ecosystem services work at different scales aiming to better understand the role ecosystems have over livelihoods. At a local level, I work with human-nature interactions in the New England region through decision making related to wildlife and landscape management.

At an international scale, I study human-nature interactions including sustainability of natural resources use, landscape management, policy decision making, and ecological and socioeconomic transitions in post-conflict areas.

During my PhD in the Alpen-Adria University, Austria, I studied the effects of payments for ecosystem services on local communities in different countries of Latin America, analysing the history and evolution of these schemes, and proposing measures to improve their design and implementation.

About me

I really enjoy being active outdoors (hiking, biking, touring skiing) and as often as I can, I try to satisfy my appetite for new knowledge and experiences by travelling. However, that appetite seems to be insatiable so there are always new places to go and new adventures in mind. A good alternative for the rainy days is to get a good book and pizza, and relax watching the fire cracking in the wood stove.