Felix K. Kalaba, Associate Professor

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences


Academic Qualifications
•    PhD in Environment, 2014, University of Leeds, UK
•    MSc in Forest Science, 2007, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
•    BSc in Forestry, 2004, The Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia

Brief Introduction
Felix joined the Copperbelt University in 2005. He is an Associate Professor of Environment and Development and Dean of the School of Natural Resources at the Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia. He has over 14 years of teaching and research experience within various aspects of environment and development. Professor Kalaba is a lecturer of Climate change mitigation and adaptation and has led research in climate adaptation. Felix’s research is interdisciplinary and uses theories and methods from both the natural and social sciences. His work engages significantly with research users, and is instrumental in informing international policy interventions. Felix is currently a Cross-Chapter Paper Lead on Tropical forests as well as a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR).

He is Lead Author for Africa addressing impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Felix has published widely and provided consultancy services to several organisations including the World Bank and various UN agencies (e.g. FAO, UNCCD), private companies and government.  
Research Interests
Felix's research focuses on understanding human-environment relationships, land –uses changes and natural resources management in developing country contexts.

focusing on:
•    Ecosystem services and rural livelihoods
•    Risk and vulnerability assessments
•    Science, policy and environmental governance, and
•    Adaptation and mitigation to climate change

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