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Francisco Seijo, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science
Environmental Politics


Ph.D., Columbia University, USA

Research Interests

Francisco Seijo is an expert in the field of environmental politics. His research focuses on land, forest and fire governance and their impact on global environmental change. He is a member of the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and CSIC based forest ecology and restoration group. His work has appeared in various academic journals. He has also collaborated with Spanish and international governmental and non-governmental organizations as a consultant and participated in the ongoing environmental public debate in Spain, Europe and the United States through opinion pieces in El Correo, Público, Cadena SER, El País, the Breakthrough Journal, the Harvard Deusto Business Review and the Green European Journal. In addition to his research activities, he is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Ecopolítica and Vice President of the Association for Fire Ecology.

Publications and Media Placements

de Lucio, J.V., Seijo, F. Do biosphere reserves bolster community resilience in coupled human and natural systems? Evidence from 5 case studies in Spain. Sustain Sci 16, 2123–2136. 2021.

Moreno-Fernández, D.; Zavala, M.A.; Madrigal-González, J.; Seijo, F. Resilience as a Moving Target: An Evaluation of Last Century Management Strategies in a Dry-Edge Maritime Pine Ecosystem. Forests 2021, 12, 1151.

Sergi Garcia-Barreda, Gabriel Sangüesa-Barreda, Jaime Madrigal-González, Francisco Seijo, Ester González de Andrés, J. Julio Camarero, Reproductive phenology determines the linkages between radial growth, fruit production and climate in four Mediterranean tree species, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology,Volume 307, 2021,108493, ISSN 0168-1923,