Lanyon Garrido


Research assistant



Profile summary

  • Resilience assessment
  • Biocultural diversity
  • Knowledge systems
  • Regime shifts
  • Complex systems thinking

Carla Lanyon Garrido's research aims to understand the how human-nature relations can improve the resilience at the local scale

Lanyon Garrido works as a research assistant on a MARAT project (Marine Arctic Resilience, Adaptations, and Transformation). The projects integrates models, local knowledge, and comparative case studies to assess the resilience of Arctic marine food webs to climate and fishing pressures and how communities adapt or transform to such changes.

It uses methods and theories from the natural and social sciences and integrates perspectives from local communities, national governmental agencies, and multilateral institutions; all focused on sustainable fisheries.

Currently, Lanyon Garrido is looking into different case studies of adaptation, resilience, and transformation, understanding which are the variables that enhance the strength of local communities using a qualitative comparative and social network approach.

Lanyon Garrido is also part of Inequalities and Biosphere project looking into patterns and processes by which inequalities interact with the environment. She is also part of Regime Shift Database collecting different regime shift case studies connected with inequalities worldwide.

Lanyon Garrido has a natural resource engineering degree from Chile University, specializing in rural and indigenous communities, knowledge co-production, and transdisciplinary research.

In Chile, she worked at the socio-environmental area of Energy Centre, from Chile University, looking into the impact of technologies in the resilience and the human-nature relation working with indigenous and rural communities in the co-construction of socio-technical solutions.

During her M.Sc. in Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development at Stockholm University, Lanyon Garrido's research focused on integrating Indigenous knowledge from Sami communities into the land-use discussion in Sweden through a biocultural and decolonial understanding of landscape. Her research interests include biocultural diversity, local resilience, social-ecological system, and decolonial approach.

Lanyon Garrido has also been involved with Dalkké research group from CEMFOR (Center for Multidisciplinary Research on Racism), Uppsala University looking into indigenous innovations and indigenous knowledge, and in LICCION (Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts Observation Network) project at ICTA-UAB researching transformation, climate change local indicators and local knowledge.

Lanyon Garrido is very interested in contributing to the development of active academia that brings together different knowledges and can advance sustainability science by considering ethical and political dimensions.

She strongly believes in the role of researchers to create and facilitate spaces where multiple perspectives co-produce knowledge, balancing the power dynamics in research and moving forward to a pluralistic future. In this sense, she is very enthusiastic to reflect on what, for whom, and with whom we do research, promoting the value of discussing our positionality as a researcher.

Awards and achievements

  • Scholarship for postgraduate studies from ANID (Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo, Chile)

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