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Peer-reviewed journal articles

Barrett, T. Feola, G.Khusnitdinova, M.,  Krylova, V. 2017. Adapting agricultural water use to climate change in a post-Soviet context: challenges and opportunities in Southeast KazakhstanHuman EcologyDOI: 10.1007/s10745-017-9947-9

Feola, G., Butt, A. 2017. The diffusion of grassroots innovations for sustainability in Italy and Great Britain: an exploratory spatial data analysis. Geographical Journal, 183(1): 16-33. [Open access here]

Barrett, T. Feola, G.Krylova, V., Khusnitdinova, M. 2017. The application of Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems (RAAIS) to agricultural adaptation to climate change in Kazakhstan: a critical evaluationAgricultural Systems, 151: 106-113. [Open access here]

Feola,G. 2017. Adaptive Institutions? Peasant Institutions and Natural Models facing climatic and economic changes in the Colombian AndesJournal of Rural Studies, 49:117-127.

Sietz, D., Feola, G. 2016. Resilience in the rural Andes: Critical dynamics, constraints and emerging opportunitiesRegional Environmental Change, 16(8):2163–2169.

Feola, G., Him, M.R. 2016. The diffusion of the Transition Network in four European countries. Environment and Planning A, 48(11):2112-2115. [Open access here]

Nicolosi, E., Feola, G. 2016. Transition in Place: Dynamics, Possibilities, and Constraints. Geoforum, 76:153-163.

Terdoo, F., Feola, G. 2016. The Vulnerability of Rice Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: A ReviewClimate, 4(3):47[Open access]

Binder, C.R., García-Santos, G., Andreoli, R., Diaz, J., Feola, G., Wittensöldner, M., Yang, J. 2016. Simulating human and environmental exposure from hand-held knapsack pesticide application: Be-WetSpa-Pest, an integrative, spatially explicit modeling approachJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry64:3999−4008. [Open access here]

García-Santos, G., Feola, G., Nuyttens, D., Diaz, J. 2016. Drift from the use of handheld knapsack pesticide sprayers in Boyacá (Colombian Andes)Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry64:3990−3998. [Open access here]

Feola, G. 2015. Societal transformation in response to global environmental change: a review of emerging conceptsAMBIO, 44(5): 376-390 [Open access here]

Feola, G., Lerner, A., Jain, M., Montefrio, M.J.F., Nicholas, K.A. 2015. Researching  farmer behaviour in climate change adaptation and sustainable agriculture: lessons learned from five case studies. Journal of Rural Studies, 39:74-84. [Open access here].

Feola, G., Agudelo, L.A., Bamon, B.C. 2015. Colombian agriculture under multiple exposures: a review and research agenda. Climate and Development, 7(3):278-292. [Open access here | Resumen en Castillano aquí] [Open access here | Resumen en Castillano aquí]

Feola, G. 2014. Narratives of grassroots innovations: A comparison of Voluntary Simplicity and the Transition Movement in Italy. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 8(3):250-269. [Open access here]

Feola, G., Nunes, J.R. 2014. Success and failure of Grassroots Innovations for addressing climate change: the case of the Transition Movement. Global Environmental Change, 24:232-250. [Open access here]

Feola, G. 2013. What (science for) adaptation to climate change in Colombian agriculture? A commentary on "A way forward on adaptation to climate change in Colombian agriculture: perspectives towards 2050" by J. Ramirez-Villegas, M. Salazar, A. Jarvis, C. E. Navarro-Valcines. Climatic Change, 119 (3-4):565-574. [Open access here]

Henry, D., Feola, G. 2013. Pesticide Handling Practices of Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Eastern Jamaica. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, 114(1):59-67.

Feola, G., Gallati, J.A., Binder, C.R. 2012. Exploring behavioural change through an agent-oriented System Dynamics model.The use of personal protective equipment among pesticide applicators in ColombiaSystem Dynamics Review28(1):68-93[Open access here]

Grasso, M., Feola, G. 2012. Mediterranean agriculture under climate change: adaptive capacity, adaptation, and ethicsRegional Environmental Change, 12(3):607-618. [Open access here]

Feola, G., Rahn, E., Binder, C.R. 2011. Suitability of pesticide risk indicators for Less Developed Countries: A comparisonAgriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 142(3-4):238-245. [Open access here]

Feola, G., Binder, C.R. 2010. Towards an improved understanding of farmers’ behaviour: the integrative agent-centred (IAC) frameworkEcological Economics, 69(12):2323-2333. [Open access here]

Feola, G., Binder, C.R. 2010. Identifying and investigating pesticide application types to promote a more sustainable pesticide use. The case of smallholders in Boyacá, ColombiaCrop Protection, 29(6):612-622. [Open access here]

Feola, G., Binder, C.R. 2010Why don't pesticide applicators protect themselves? Exploring the use of personal protective equipment among Colombian smallholders.International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 16(1):11-23. [Open access here]

Binder, C.R., Feola, G., Steinberger, J. 2010Considering the normative, systemic and procedural dimensions in indicator-based sustainability assessments in agriculture. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 30(2):71-81. [Open access here]

Book sections

Feola, G., 2013. Models of human behaviour in social-ecological systems. In VV.AA.,The International Social Science Council/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, The World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments, OECD Publishing/UNESCO Publishing, pp. 321-325. [Report | Read online]

Hashemi, S.M., Peshin, R., Feola, G. 2013. From farmers’ perspective: pesticide use and pest control. In: Pimentel, D., Peshin, R., (Eds.), Integrated Pest Management-pesticide problems, Vol.3. Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 409-432. [Book | Chapter]

Grasso, M., Feola, G. 2013. Human Security and Climate Change in the Mediterranean Region. In: Redclift, M.R., Grasso, M. (Eds.), Handbook on Climate change and human securityEdward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp.254-280[Book]

Binder, C.R., Feola, G. 2013. Normative, systemic and procedural aspects: a review of indicator-based sustainability assessments in agriculture. In: Marta-Costa A.A., Silva E. (Eds.), Methods and Procedures for Building Sustainable Farming Systems. Springer: Dordrecht, pp.33-46. [Book]

Feola, G., Sattler, C., Saysel, A.K. 2012. Simulation models in farming systems research: potential and challenges. In: Darnhofer, I., Gibbon, D., Dedieu, B. (Eds.),Farming systems research into the 21st century: The new dynamic. Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 281-306[Book │ Repository]

Feola, G., Revellino, P. 2005. Il Rapporto di Sostenibilità TOROC. In: Giordano, R. (Ed.), La Valutazione Ambientale Strategica dei XX Giochi Olimpici Invernali Torino 2006, Edicom Edizioni, 2005. ISBN: 88-86729-75-8, pp.91-94.

Conference papers (* peer-reviewed)

Feola, G. 2016. Translocal grassroots movements and the geography of sustainability transitions: the case of the Transition Towns Network. Paper presented at the 7th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference 2016 - Exploring Transition Research as Transformative Science, 6th – 9th September 2016, Wuppertal, Germany.

* Feola, G., Lerner, A., Jain, M., Montefrio M.J.F., Nicholas, K.A. 2014. Farmer responses to multiple stresses in the face of global change: Assessing five case studies to enhance adaptation. In: Proceedings of the 11th European IFSA Symposium, 1-4 April 2014, Berlin.

Feola, G., Rahn, E., Binder, C.R. 2010. Testing environmental and health pesticide use risk indicators. The case of potato production in Boyacá, Colombia. Short paper presented at Tropentag 2010, 14-16 September 2010, Zurich, Switzerland.

Binder, C.R., Feola, G., 2010. Normative, systemic and procedural aspects: a review of indicator-based sustainability assessments in agriculture. Short paper presented at the OECD workshop: Agri-environmental indicators: lessons learned and future directions, 23-26 March 2010, Leysin, Switzerland.

Feola, G., Schoell, R., Binder, C.R. 2010. Identifying barriers and opportunities for transitions towards more sustainable agriculture through system analysis. The case of Vereda La Hoya,Colombia. In: Darnhofer, I., Grötzer, M. (Eds.), Building sustainable rural futures: The added value of systems approaches in times of change and uncertainty: proceedings. Vienna, A, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, 1873-1883. [Also available here]

Binder, C.R., Feola, G. 2010. Normative, systemic and procedural aspects: a review of indicator-based sustainability assessments in agriculture. In: Darnhofer, I., Grötzer, M. (Eds.), Building sustainable rural futures: The added value of systems approaches in times of change and uncertainty: proceedings. Vienna, A, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, 801-811. [Also available here]

Feola, G., Binder, C.R., 2009. The integrative agent centred (IAC) framework as a conceptual tool to investigate transition processes in local agricultural systems. Short paper presented at the First European Conference on Sustainability Transitions: Dynamics and Governance of Transitions to Sustainability, 4-6 June 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Feola, G., Binder, C.R., 2007. Integrated modelling of farmers’ decision making on pesticide use. The case of Vereda La Hoya, Colombia. Short paper presented at Tropentag 2007, 9-11 October 2007, Witzenhausen, Germany.


Feola G. 2010. Sustainability Transitions of Pesticide Use Practices: Behavioural Dynamics and Policy Options. Doctoral Dissertation, Faculty of Science, University of Zurich. [Open access here]

Feola G. 2003. Assessment of Public Participation in Environmental Accounting and Local Agenda 21 Processes in the City of Ravenna (in Italian). Master of Science Dissertation, IEFE, Bocconi University.

Feola G. 2002. Sustainable lifestyles in the consumption society. The „Bilanci di Giustizia“ campaign (in Italian). Bachelor of Science Dissertation, Faculty of Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca.

Other publications

Feola, G., Barrett, T., Khusnitdinova, M. Krylova, V. 2017. Расход воды в сельском хозяйстве юго-восточного Казахстана: текущие сложности и адаптационные меры по нехватке воды для орошения. Research Brief, University of Reading.

Feola, G., Barrett, T., Khusnitdinova, M. Krylova, V. 2017. Agricultural water use in Southeast Kazakhstan: current challenges and adaptations to water stress. Research Brief, University of Reading.

Feola, G. 2017. Campesinos enfrentando cambios económicos, políticos y climáticos: adaptación o transformación en los Andes Colombianos? Resumen de Investigación. University of Reading.

Feola, G. 2017. Peasants facing economic, political and climatic changes: Adaptation or transformation in the Colombian Andes? Research Brief, University of Reading.

Feola, G. 2017. Book Review: Community Action and Climate ChangeLocal Environment, 22(7):902-904.

Feola, G. 2013. Book Review: State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet. International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 20(3): 433-435. 

Feola, G., Nunes, J.R. 2013. Failure and Success of Transition Initiatives: a study of the international replication of the Transition Movement. Research Note 4, Walker Institute for Climate System Research, University of Reading.

Feola, G. 2012. NextGen Speaks. Science, 336(6077):32-34.

Feola, G., 2010. Medidas adecuadas para la prevencion de las enfermedades asociadas con el uso de pesticidas/Agrochemicals put health of rural workers and of the general population at risk. Salud(i)Ciencia 17(6):560-562.

Binder, C.R., Diaz, J., Feola, G., Garcia-Santos, G., School, R., Yang J. 2010. Reduccion de los riesgos para la salud humana y el medio ambiente, derivados del uso de pesticidas: El caso Vereda La Hoya, Bogota-Colombia. Universidad de Boyacá, Colombia.

Binder, C.R., Feola, G. (Eds.), 2009. Reducing human health and environmental risks from pesticide use. Integrating decision-making with spatial risk assessment models. The case of Vereda La Hoya, Colombia. University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and Universidad de Boyacá, Tunja, Colombia.

TOROC, 2006. Sustainability Report 2006Organizing Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games (TOROC), Torino, Italy.

Feola, G., Revellino, P. 2006. EMAS come strumento di governo e gestione dei Giochi Olimpici. PROTECTA 7/8:58-59.

TOROC., 2005. Sustainability Report 2004/05. Organizing Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games (TOROC), Torino, Italy.

Feola, G., Rossi, V. 2004. Il caso studio dell’ARPA Emilia Romagna. In: Croci, E., Melandri, S., Rossi, V. (Eds.), L’informazione e la partecipazione dei cittadini in materia di ambiente, Quaderni di ricerca, Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, IEFE, Milan, pp. 173-187.

Feola, G. 2004. Come valutare le azioni per la sostenibilità? I risultati diuno studio condotto a Ravenna. ARPA Rivista 2:28-30.