Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
David Manuel-Navarrete applies an existential perspective to study deliberate transformations in social-ecological and technological systems, such as cities or coastal communities, including the subjective dimension of such transformations. His research aims at enhancing societies’ capacity to purposely deliver structural changes that simultaneously reduce inequality and sustain the planet's web of life. As a sustainability scholar, he focuses on promoting climate change adaptation, and tourism sustainability. His most recent research explores adaptation, resilience and transformation of water infrastructures in Mexico City, and the promotion of indigenous languages to advance sustainability in the Amazon.
Professor Manuel-Navarrete worked as a consultant for the United Nations, and as a researcher at King’s College London and the Free University of Berlin. He has conducted sustainability research and assessments in Argentina, Brazil, Central America, and Mexico. He teaches international development and sustainability and sustainability science.
- PhD, Geography, University of Waterloo, 2004
- MS, Ecological Economics, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2000
- BA, Environnmental Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1998
- urban development
- Partnerships for the Goals
- Reduced Inequalities
- multicultural perspectives
- water resource management
- water distribution systems
- water conflicts
- modeling and simulation
- natural resource management
- just societies
- climate change impacts
- urban systems
- boundary spanning organizations
- environmental policy
- global change
- ecological economics
- environmental sciences
- cultural studies
Buzinde, C. N., D. Manuel-Navarrete and T. Swanson. 2020. Co-producing sustainable solutions in indigenous communities through scientific tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 28(9):1255-1271. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1732993. (link )
Eakin, H., R. Shelton, J. M. Siqueiros-Garcia, L. Charli-Joseph and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2019. Loss and social-ecological transformation: pathways of change in Xochimilco, Mexico. Ecology and Society 24(3):Art. 15. DOI: 10.5751/ES-11030-240315. (link )
Eisenack, K., S. Villamayor-Tomas, G. Epstein, C. Kimmich, N. Magliocca, D. Manuel-Navarrete, C. Oberlack, M. Roggero and D. Sietz. 2019. Design and quality criteria for archetype analysis. Ecology and Society 24(3):Art. 6. DOI: 10.5751/ES-10855-240306. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D., C. T. Morehart, B. M. Tellman, H. Eakin, J. M. Siqueiros-Garcia and B. Hernandez Aguilar. 2019. Intentional disruption of path-dependencies in the Anthropocene: Gray versus green water infrastructure regimes in Mexico City, Mexico. Anthropocene 26(Jun):10029. DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2019.100209. (link )
Oberlack, C., D. Sietz, E. Burgi Bonanomi, A. de Bremond, J. Dell'Angelo, K. Eisenack, E. C. Ellis, G. Epstein, M. Giger, A. Heinimann, C. Kimmich, M. T. Kok, D. Manuel-Navarrete, P. Messerli, P. Meyfroidt, T. Vaclavik and S. Villamayor-Tomas. 2019. Archetype analysis in sustainability research: meanings, motivations, and evidence-based policy making. Ecology and Society 24(2):Art. 26. DOI: 10.5751/ES-10747-240226. (link )
Charli-Joseph, L., L. Charli-Joseph, J. M. Siqueiros-Garcia, J. M. Siqueiros-Garcia, H. Eakin, H. Eakin, D. Manuel-Navarrete, D. Manuel-Navarrete, R. Shelton and R. Shelton. 2018. Promoting agency for social-ecological transformation: a transformation-lab in the Xochimilco social-ecological system. Ecology and Society 2(Art. 46):. DOI: 10.5751/ES-10214-230246. (link )
Marshall, N., M. L. Barnes, A. Birtles, K. Brown, J. E. Cinner, M. Curnock, H. Eakin, J. Goldberg, M. Gooch, J. N. Kittinger, P. Marshall, D. Manuel-Navarrete, M. Pelling, P. L. Pert, B. Smit and R. Tobin. 2018. Measuring what matters in the Great Barrier Reef. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16(5):271-277. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1808. (link )
Tellman, B., J. C. Bausch, H. Eakin, J. M. Anderies, M. Mazari-Hiriart, D. Manuel-Navarrete and C. L. Redman. 2018. Adaptive pathways and coupled infrastructure: Seven centuries of adaptation to water risk and the production of vulnerability in Mexico City. Ecology and Society 23(1):Art. 1. DOI: 10.5751/ES-09712-230101. (link )
Eakin, H., L. A. Bojórquez-Tapia, M. A. Janssen, M. Georgescu, D. Manuel-Navarrete, E. R. Vivoni, A. E. Escalante, A. Baeza-Castro, M. Mazari-Hiriart and A. M. Lerner. 2017. Opinion: Urban resilience efforts must consider social and political forces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114(2):186-189. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1620081114. (link )
Eakin, H., A. M. Lerner, D. Manuel-Navarrete, B. Hernandez Aguilar, A. Martinez-Canedo, B. Tellman, L. Charli-Joseph, R. Fernandez Alvarez and L. A. Bojorquez-Tapia. 2016. Adapting to risk and perpetuating poverty: Household’s strategies for managing flood risk and water scarcity in Mexico City. Environmental Science & Policy 66(Dec):324-333. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.006. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2016. Boundary-work and sustainability in tourism enclaves. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 24(4):507-526. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2015.1081599. (link )
Kalavar, J. M., C. N. Buzinde, D. Manuel-Navarrete and N. Kohli. 2015. Gerotranscendence and life satisfaction: Examining age differences at the Maha Kumbha Mela. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging 27(1):2-15. DOI: 10.1080/15528030.2014.924086. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2015. Double coupling: Modeling subjectivity and asymmetric organization in social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 20(3):Art. 26. DOI: 10.5751/ES-07720-200326. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. Pelling. 2015. Subjectivity and the politics of transformation in response to development and environmental change. Global Environmental Change 35(November):558-569. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.08.012. (link )
Buzinde, C. N., J. M. Kalavar, N. Kohli and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2014. Emic understandings of Kumbh Mela pilgrimage experiences. Annals of Tourism Research 40(November):1-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.08.001. (link )
Xue, L., D. Manuel-Navarrete and C. N. Buzinde. 2014. Theorizing the concept of alienation in tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research 44(January):186-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2013.10.001. (link )
Buzinde, C. N. and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2013. The social production of space in tourism enclaves: Mayan children's perceptions of tourism boundaries. Annals of Tourism Research 43(October):482-505. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2013.06.003. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2013. Book Review: Climate Change and Society. Social & Cultural Geography 14(2):239-241. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2012.758896. (link )
O'Brien, K., J. Reams, A. Caspan, A. Dugmore, M. Faghihimani, I. Fazey, H. Hackmann, D. Manuel-Navarrete, J. Marks, R. Miller, K. Raivio, P. Romero-Lankao, H. Virji, C. Vogel and V. Winiwarter. 2013. You say you want a revolution? Transforming education and capacity building in response to global change. Environmental Science & Policy 28(April):48-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.011. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and G. Gallopin. 2012. Feeding the world sustainability: Knowledge governance and sustainable agriculture in the Argentine pampas. Environment, Development and Sustainability 14:321-333. DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s10668-011-9326-4.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., M. Pelling and M. Redclift. 2011. Critical adaptation to hurricanes in the Mexican Carribean: Development visions, governance structures, and coping strategies. Global Environmental Change 21:249-258.
Pelling, M. and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2011. From resilience to transformation: The adaptive cycle in two Mexican urban centers. Ecology and Society 16(2):Art. 11. (link )
Buzinde, C. N., D. Manuel-Navarrete, D. Kerstetter and M. Redclift. 2010. Representations and adaptation to climate change. Annals of Tourism Research 37(3):581-603. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2009.10.018. (link )
Buzinde, C. N., D. Manuel-Navarrete, E. E. Yoo and D. Morais. 2010. Tourists' perceptions in a climate of change: Eroding destinations. Annals of Tourism Research 37(2):333-354. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2009.09.006. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2010. Power, realism, and the humanist ideal of emancipation in a climate of change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1(6):781-785.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., G. Gallopin, M. Blanco, M. Diaz-Zorita, D. Ferraro, H. Herzer, P. Laterra, M. R. Murmis, G. Podesta, J. Rabinovich, E. H. Satorre, F. Torres and E. Viglizzo. 2009. Multi-causal and integrated assessment of sustainability: Agriculturalization in the Argentine pampas. Environment, Development and Sustainability 11:621-638.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., J. J. Gomez and G. Gallopin. 2007. Syndromes of sustainability of development for assessing coupled human-environmental systems vulnerability. Hydrometeorological extreme events in Central America and the Caribbean. Global Environmental Change 17(2):207-217.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., S. Slocombe and B. Mitchell. 2006. Science for place-based socio-ecological management: Lessons from the Maya Forest (Chiapas and Peten). Ecology and Society 11(1):Art. 8. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2005. Challenges and opportunities of metadisciplinary placebased research: The case of the Maya Forest. Environments: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 33(1):81-96.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., J. J. Kay and D. Dolderman. 2004. Ecological integrity: Linking biology with cultural transformation. Human Ecology Review 11(3):215-229.
Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift eds. 2012. Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge. London.
Redclift, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Pelling. 2011. Climate Change and Human Security: The Challenge of Local Governance under Rapid Urbanization. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and G. Gallopin. 2007. Policy Integration, Sustainability and Agriculturalization in the Argentine Pampas and Extra-Pampean Regions. ECLAC. Santiago de Chile (Spanish).
Manuel-Navarrete, D., G. Gallopin, M. Blanco, M. Diaz-Zorita, D. Ferraro, H. Herzer, P. Laterra, J. Morello, M. R. Murmis, W. Pengue, M. Pineiro, G. Podesta, E. H. Satorre, M. Torrent, F. Torres, E. Viglizzo, M. G. Caputo and A. Celis. 2005. Systems Analysis of Agriculturalization in the Argentine Pampas: Sustainability, Knowledge Gaps and Policy Integration. ECLAC. Santiago de Chile (Spanish).
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2016. Tourism and sustainability. Pp. 283-291 In: Heinrichs, H., P. Martens, G. Michelsen and A. Wiek eds., Sustainability Science: An Introduction. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-7242-6_23. ISBN: 978-94-017-7242-6. (link )
Redclift, M. and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2016. "Sustainable places": Place as a vector of culture. Two cases from Mexico. Pp. 17-28 In: Dessein, J., E. Battaglini and L. Horlings eds., Cultural Sustainability and Regional Development: Theories and Practices of Territorialization. Routledge. ISBN: 9781138830080.
Mahanti, A. and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2015. From sustainable development to governance for sustainability. Pp. Chapter 28 In: Redclift, M. and D. Springett eds., Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development. Routledge, Taylor & Frances Group. ISBN: 978-0-415-83842-9.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. Redclift. 2014. Espacios de consumismo y consumo del espacio: la comercializacion turistica de la Riviera Maya. Pp. 291-308 In: Gobel, B., M. Gongora-Mera and A. Ulloa eds., Desigualdades socioambientales en America Latina. Universidad Nacional de Columbia, sede Bogota, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas. ISBN: 978-958-775-221-2.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2013. Human environmental integration and social power in global environmental change research. Pp. Chapter 27 In: Sygna, L., K. O'Brien and J. Wolf eds., A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy, and Action. Routledge. London. ISBN: 978-1-84971-301-6.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2012. The ideology of growth, tourism and alienation in Akumal, Mexico. Pp. 143-156 In: Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift eds., Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Change to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge. London.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., M. Pelling and M. Redclift. 2012. Conclusions: Alienation, reclamation and a radical vision. Pp. 189-198 In: Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift eds., Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Change to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge. London.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. Redclift. 2012. Spaces of consumerism and the consumption of space: Tourism and social exclusion in the "Mayan Riviera". Pp. 177-194 In: Petierra, A. and J. S. Sinclair eds., Consumer Culture in Latin America. Palgrave MacMillan. New York. ISBN: 978-0230340732.
Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift. 2012. Climate change and the crisis of capiltalism. Pp. 1-18 In: Pelling, M., D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift eds., Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: A Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature. Routledge. London.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and C. N. Buzinde. 2010. Socio-ecological agency: From "human exceptionalism" to coping with "exceptional" global environmental change. Pp. 136-149 In: Redclift, M. and G. Woodgate eds., The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. Redclift. 2010. The role of place in the margins of space. Pp. 738-770 In: Redclift, M. and G. Woodgate eds., The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., D. Dolderman and J. J. Kay. 2008. An ecosystem approach for sustaining ecological integrity – but which ecological integrity?. Pp. 335-345 In: Waltner-Toews, D., J. J. Kay and N. M. Lister eds., The Ecosystems Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability. Columbia University Press. New York.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2007. Reflexivity. Pp. 799-800 In: Bevir, M. ed., Encyclopedia of Governance. SAGE Publications. London.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2007. Stakeholders. Pp. 917-921 In: Bevir, M. ed., Encyclopedia of Governance. SAGE Publications. London.
Manuel-Navarrete, D., D. Dolderman and J. J. Kay. 2007. Evolution of the ecological integrity debate. Pp. 127-138 In: Soskolne, C. L., L. Westra, L. J. Kotze, B. Mackey, W. E. Rees and R. Westra eds., Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance. Lexington Books. Maryland.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and J. Samaniego. 2007. Global warming. Pp. 356-357 In: Bevir, M. ed., Encyclopedia of Governance. SAGE Publications. London.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2006. Addressing global change through the application of syndromes of sustainable development: The case of the Argentine pampas. Poster presented a the 9-12 November 2006 Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) Open Meeting on Global Environmental Change, Beijing, China.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2015. Boundary and sustainability in tourism enclaves. Presentation at the Critical Tourism Studies 2015, 26-30 June 2015, Opatija, Croatia. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. Pelling. 2015. Subjectivity and politics of transformation in climate change adaptation. Presentation at the European Society for Ecological Economics 2015: Transformations, 30 June-3 July 2015, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. (link )
Anderies, J. M., H. Eakin, M. A. Janssen, C. Redman, A. Barnett, J. Baggio, S. B. BurnSilver, D. Manuel-Navarrete, M. Schoon and S. van der Leeuw. 2014. Resilience thinking in an urbanizing world. Presentation at the Resilience 2014 Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation, 4-8 May 2014, Le Corum, Montpellier, France. (link )
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2014. METRICS Workshop on measuring and assessing institutional adaptive capacity and water security. Presentation at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Workshop, 2-3 October 2014, University of Arizona, Tucson.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2014. Systems thinking. Presentation at the School of Community Resources and Development and the CRD Graduate Student Club, 14 November 2014, Arizona State University.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. L. Schoon. 2014. Boundaries in social-eecological systems. Presentation at the Resilience 2014 Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation, 3-8 May 2014, Le Corum, Montpellier, France. (link )
Thompson, J., D. Manuel-Navarrete, M. Gopel and M. Remig. 2014. Special Dialogue Session: Towards a sustainable and socially just transformation: Reflects on Karl Polanyi and the emergence of new forms fo governance and social relations in uncertain times. Presentation at the Resilience 2014 Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation, 4-8 May 2014, Le Corum, Montpellier, France. (link )
Buzinde, C. N., J. M. Kalavar, D. Manuel-Navarrete and N. Kohli. 2013. Integenerational perception of spirituality and sustainability: Pilgrimage tourism on the Ganges. Presentation at the Institute of Humanities Research in collaboration with the School of Community Resourcesa and Development, 18 October 2013, Arizona State University, Phoenix.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2013. Human-environmental integration and social power in GEC. Presentation at the Transformation in a Changing Climate, 20 June 2013, Oslo, Norway.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2013. The long walk from disaster risk assessment to climate adaptation and transformation. Presentation at the CATALYST - Local Winter Academy Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, 6 December 2013, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2012. Entanglements of power and tourism inequalities in the Mexican Caribbean. Presentation at the 54 Internatioanl Congress of Americanists, 20 July 2012, Vienna, Austria.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2011. Inequalities and tourist spaces in the Mexican Caribbean. Presentation at the Michael Redclift's Festchrift, 21 September 2011, Department of Geography, King's College London, UK.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2011. Syndromes of sustainability and power. Presentation at the 30 May 2011 IGBP/LOICZ Resilience and Transformation: Megacities and the Coast Workshop, King's College, London, UK.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2011. Uneven tourism growth and self-alienation in Akumal, Mexico. Presentation at the 3 July 2011 IV International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff, UK.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2009. Governance as process: Power spheres and climate change response in the Mexican caribbean. Presentation at the 2-4 December 2009 IHDP Conference on Earth System Govenance: People, Places, and the Planet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2006. Sustainable development indicators (SDI): Regional experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean. Presentation at the 28 August 2006 International Workshop in Sustainable Development Indicators, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2005. Knowledge systems and sustainable agriculture in the Argentine pampas. Presentation at the 12 October 2005 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, University of Bonn, Germany.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2003. People and their involvement in the ecological integrity dialogue. Presentation at the 28 June 2003 International Conference on Global Ecological Integrity, Human Rights and Human Responsibilities, University of Urbino, Italy.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2002. Different ways of framing the discussion of ecological integrity. Presentation at the 26 September 2003 3rd Biennial International Workshop on Advances in Energy Studies, Porto Venere, Italy.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2002. Managing for ecological integrity. Presentation at the 30 May 2002 Enviornmental Studies Association of Canada Conference on Ecological Theory, Politics, and Action, University of Toronto, Canada.
Manuel-Navarrete, D. and S. Anta. 2007. Conservacao da Natureza e Biodiversidade (Analise Ambiental e de Sustentabilidade do Estado do Amazonas. ECLAC.
Graff, S. B., N. Berman, R. Aggarwal, C. M. Edwards, C. Morehart, S. Hamdoun, D. Manuel-Navarrete, O. Iheduru, H. Eakin, M. Parmentier, G. M. Grossman and N. Chhetri. 2020. If "the economy" is collapsing, how do people survive? [Blog Post]. Retrieved from link