LASEG's research projects reflect the breadth of our expertise and broad-ranging interests: from indigenous peoples' knowledge and biodiversity conservation policies, to environmental history and climate change adaptation. You can find out more about our ongoing and past projects below, among others.
The project will research and develop a ‘living heritage’ approach to conservation, promoting the ‘protection through use’ of upland environments and adjacent rural areas.
How do payments for ecosystem services affect conservation motivations and land-use behaviour? How do local institutions, including land tenure and collective action, moderate the effect of payments on motivations and forest cover?
Developing multi-scale indexes of socio-environmental vulnerability in rural Spain to devise policies that can promote sustainable rural livelihoods
Understanding the role of cultural expressions, arts and multimedia in upholding transformations in water-related conflicts
What is the contribution of Ecosystem Services to the creation of sustainable, just and resilient cities? An environmental justice perspective
How knowledge about urban water supply was codified and transmitted during Barcelona's Little Ice Age (1300-1850 AD)
Spearheading heritization procedures for conserving and supporting pastoral ICCAs in Mwanda-Marungu, Taita hills, Kenya
Studying the performance of Hispano-Moroccan pastoral commons and their natural and cultural ‘heritage’ values
ENABLE aims to advance knowledge of how to design and implement green and blue Infrastructure in a way that maximizes its potential to deliver numerous social and environmental benefits
In-depth ethnographical description and eco-anthropological analysis of the customary-based management system of pastoral resources among the Wahehe, agropastoral group of Iringa region, Tanzania
Exploring the possibilities of a paradigmatic pastoral common of Montenegro and its natural and cultural ‘heritage’ values
Synthesizing the effects of agricultural intensification on ecosystem services and poverty alleviation.
Identifying the socio-ecological dynamics of agroecosystems, agrobiodiversity and anthropised landscapes of the Mediterranean
Advancing co-management research through a systematic review and case study research, the dissertation shows that co-management can indeed deliver positive social and ecological outcomes and it highlights the importance of social equity and social diversity in delivering such outcomes.
The main goal of this project was to map and assess ecosystem services in the Province of Barcelona and integrate them in the existing decision-support tool SITxell (Territorial Information System for the Open Spaces Network of the Barcelona Province)
Advancing insights in tradeoffs and synergies between biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem service values for improved integrated biodiversity policy
Investigating the effectiveness of community-based conservation through a co-enquiry approach