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Short bio – Robert Stojanov

Robert Stojanov is Jean Monnet Fellow at the Migration Policy
Centre (MPC) and at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). He
is environmental and population geographer focusing on drivers of migration in
general; environmental factors of population dynamics; social and economic
impacts of climate change and adaptation strategies; migration, remittances and
development; and effectiveness of development interventions such as development
aid. Robert received his PhD in Environmental Geography at the University of
Ostrava, and two master’s degrees in History, Geography, Social Studies at the
University of Education in Hradec Králové, and Environmental Studies at the
Faculty of Social Sciences at Masaryk University in Brno. He was awarded a
Certificate for Climate Change & Its Impact at Brown University and
received awards for Excellence for Highly Commended Paper of 2015 and 2016
by Emerald Group Publishing.

Before joining the MPC, he served as Head of the Adaptation Strategies
Research Unit of the Center for Global Change Research at the Czech Academy of
Sciences, and as a assistant professor at Charles University, Mendel University
and Palacký University. He has experience from many field surveys dealing with
links between environment, population and development. Robert is (was) member
of Management Committee at several COST Actions, such as IS1101 ‘Climate Change
and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory’; CA16111 International
Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities’ Survey Data Network; CA16114 REthinking
Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy; CA15217 Ocean Governance for
Sustainability – challenges, options and the role of science; and CA16233
Drylands Facing Change: Interdisciplinary Research on
Climate Change, Food Insecurity, Political Instability
which are supported within Horizon 2020
programme. Robert is also member of the Editorial Board of the Migration and
Development journal.

Robert published the results of his research activities in several
respected journals such as The Geographical Journal, Asia Pacific Viewpoint,
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Communist and Post-Communist
Studies, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, International
Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Disaster Prevention and
Management, International Journal of Global Warming, Environmental Hazards,
Journal of Flood Risk Management, etc.

In the last few years, he has been attending lectures at a number of
foreign universities and institutions, such as Brown University, University
College London, the World Bank in Washington, D.C., University of Adger,
University of Durham, KU Leuven, etc. The results of his work can be found at

Research topics: Drivers of Migration, Environmental Migration,
Climate Change impacts and Adaptation, Remittances, Development Aid

Geographic areas: South Asia, Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa,
small islands, Central and East Europe