Integrated Researchers

Sérgio Rosendo

Research Group:

3: Cities, Environment and Regional Development

Research Team:

Global Change, Local Responses

Online Profile:


Sérgio Rosendo participated in the commission to establish CICS.NOVA, created in 2015. Previously, he coordinated the research group Socioeconomic and Environmental Dynamics: Management for Sustainability of e-GEO Geography and Regional Planning Research Centre. At the international level, he has collaborated in several projects with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CORDIO East Africa (Quénia), Associação do Meio Ambiente e Universidade Lurio (Moçambique).

Research Interests:

Adaptation to Climate Change. Fisheries Co-management. Marine Biodiversity Conservation. Coastal Zone Management. Ecosystem Services.

Main Projects:

Main Publications:

  • Rosendo, S., Celliers, L., & Mechisso, M. (2018). Doing more with the same: A reality-check on the ability of local government to implement Integrated Coastal Management for climate change adaptation. Marine Policy, 87, pp. 29–39. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.001;
  • Ojwang, L., Rosendo, S., Celliers, L., Obura, D., Muiti, A., Kamula, J., & Mwangi, M. (2017). Assessment of coastal governance for climate change adaptation in Kenya. Earth’s Future, 5, pp. 1119-1132. doi:10.1002/2017EF000595;
  • Daw, T. M., C. C. Hicks, K. Brown, T. Chaigneau, F. A. Januchowski-Hartley, W. W. L. Cheung, S. Rosendo, B. Crona, S. Coulthard, C. Sandbrook, C. Perry, S. Bandeira, N. A. Muthiga, B. Schulte-Herbrüggen, J. Bosire and T. R. McClanahan. 2016. Elasticity in ecosystem services: exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society 21 (2):11. [online];
  • Celliers, L., Rosendo, S., Coetzee, I., Daniels, G., 2013. Pathways of integrated coastal management from national policy to local implementation: Enabling climate change adaptation. Marine Policy 39, 72–86;
  • Rosendo, S., K. Brown, A. Joubert, N. Jiddawi, M. Mechisso.  2011. A clash of values and approaches: A case study of marine protected area planning in Mozambique. Ocean & Coastal Management, 54, 55-65;