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Profile summary

  • Future scenarios
  • Sustainability pathways
  • Archetype analysis
  • Participatory processes
  • Science-policy interfaces

Zuzana Harmáčková focuses on pathways towards sustainability and explores common elements accross cases

Harmáčková is a researcher in the XPaths project, analysing sustainability pathways in different case studies and comparing their convergences and divergences. Her research aims to identify which elements and patterns of sustainability pathways emerge across cases and can be transferred to other contexts.

Prior to her role as a researcher, Harmáčková did her postdoctoral fellowship at SRC, focusing on a comparative analysis of resilience indicators among diverse social-ecological case studies. She works as a researcher at CzechGlobe and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, conducting participatory scenario-building processes at multiple scales, with a particular emphasis on the role of underlying values and governance set-up for future development.

Harmáčková has been involved in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as a Fellow in the IPBES Europe and Central Asia regional assessment and currently as a Lead Author in the IPBES Assessment on Values. She has been a member of the Ecosystem Services Partnership, where she serves as a Steering Committee co-chair.

Publications by Harmáčková, Zuzana

Expert perspectives on global biodiversity loss and its drivers and impacts on people

Journal / article | 2022

Isbell, F., Balvanera, P., Mori, A., He, J., Bullock, J., Regmi, G., Seabloom, E., Ferrier, S., Sala, O., Guerrero‐Ramírez, N., Tavella, J., Larkin, D., Schmid, B., Outhwaite, C., Pramual, P., Borer, E., Loreau, M., Omotoriogun, T., Obura, D., Anderson, M., Portales‐Reyes, C., Kirkman, K., Vergara, P., Clark, A., Komatsu, K., Petchey, O., Weiskopf, S., Williams, L., Collins, S., Eisenhauer, N., Trisos, C., Renard, D., Wright, A., Tripathi, P., Cowles, J., Byrnes, J., Reich, P., Purvis, A., Sharip, Z., O’Connor, M., Kazanski, C., Haddad, N., Soto, E., Dee, L., Díaz, S., Zirbel, C., Avolio, M., Wang, S., Ma, Z., Liang, J., Farah, H., Johnson, J., Miller, B., Hautier, Y., Smith, M., Knops, J., Myers, B., Harmáčková, Z., Cortés, J., Harfoot, M., Gonzalez, A., Newbold, T., Oehri, J., Mazón, M., Dobbs, C., Palmer, M. 2022. Expert perspectives on global biodiversity loss and its drivers and impacts on people. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fee.2536

Despite substantial progress in understanding global biodiversity loss, major taxonomic and geographic knowledge gaps remain. Decision makers often rely on expert judgement to fill knowledge gaps, but are rarely able to engage with sufficiently large and diverse groups of specialists. To improve understanding of the perspectives of thousands of biodiversity experts worldwide, we conducted a survey and asked experts to focus on...