Researching environmental governance processes in the areas of climate change and the conservation of biodiversity, from international to national and local levels.
We examine the political, social, behavioural and ecological conditions that enhance or undermine the success of climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable land-use management policies and projects, with special emphasis on justice, poverty and wellbeing considerations, in both urban and rural contexts.
We are interested in examining how effective and socially just policy framings (e.g. ecosystem services, nature-based solutions) and instruments for biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable management of ecosystems actuarlly are.
We wish to disentangle which factors (e.g. culture, history, institutions, behaviour) mediate the design and effectiveness of such policies and instruments.
How do communities work together to adapt to sea-level rise? Do the collective actions they initiate and engage in produce fair outcomes?
Local and global approaches to sustainable territory management in the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve, Morocco
Research, innovation and social responsibility framed around the concept of telecoupling.
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
Understanding the role of cultural expressions, arts and multimedia in upholding transformations in water-related conflicts
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
Un índice de vulnerabilidad socio-ambiental para apoyar en el diseño de nuevas políticas de desarrollo rural en España
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?
The project will research and develop a ‘living heritage’ approach to conservation, promoting the ‘protection through use’ of upland environments and adjacent rural areas.
The INTERLACE project aims to empower and equip European and CELAC cities to effectively restore and rehabilitate (peri)urban ecosystems towards more liveable, resilient and inclusive cities. The ...
The project aims to improve the understanding of the commons in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona to contribute to better promote collaboration between local governments and community-led ...
Research into existing initiatives of sustainable food procurement in Spain
Identifying the socio-ecological dynamics of agroecosystems, agrobiodiversity and anthropised landscapes of the Mediterranean
Exploring the possibilities of a paradigmatic pastoral common of Montenegro and its natural and cultural ‘heritage’ values
Communal governance systems for the sustainability of cultural land use practices securing biodiversity
Investigating the effectiveness of community-based conservation through a co-enquiry approach
Developing and analysing the implementation of a REDD+ pilot project in Tanzania
Synthesizing the effects of agricultural intensification on ecosystem services and poverty alleviation.
Parsing out debates over ecosystem services and poverty
Analyzing the implementation of habitat banking in Spain and the UK, and controversies over this policy at EU level.
Investigating the effects of REDD+ policies and pilot projects on forest governance, livelihoods and conflict
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 effects of roads on indigenous people’s well-being and use of natural resources. A natural experiment in lowland Bolivia
A longitudinal study to examine how market exposure and modernization affect the well-being of a highly autarkic population, the Tsimane' in the Bolivian Amazon
Advancing insights in tradeoffs and synergies between biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem service values for improved integrated biodiversity policy
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)