Professor of the University for Peace, Department of Environment and Development, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica and head of the Environmental Development Department of the University for Peace (Costa Rica).

Bachelor of Tropical Forests (Technological Institute of Costa Rica) and Master in Environmental Sciences (Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands), Jan Breitling has experience in political ecology of environmental changes, the role of natural resources in violent conflict, development theory, and neolibeirais governments.