Rights Lab Research Fellow in Sustainable Ecosystems and Society
Edgar Rodríguez-Huerta works as part of the Rights Lab's Ecosystems and the Environment Programme to research how environmental change is interconnected with modern slavery. He conducts quantitative, international research and engagement primarily focused on understanding the human costs of sustainable food by quantifying the risk of forced labour during the transition to sustainable food systems. He recently completed a PhD in Sustainability Science using social metabolism to examine water management in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. He analyses climate change’s effects on modern slavery with a systems-thinking approach, connecting sustainability and data science. His research expertise includes social metabolism, social-ecological nexuses, ecosystem services, urban resilience, and system dynamics.