David Garcia del Amo

David Garcia del Amo

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a biologist and postdoctoral researcher at ICTA-UAB. I hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Technology, (UAB, 2021), an MSc in Teaching Training in secondary school (UCM, 2015), an MSc in Sustainability Sciences for Global Change Management (UNIA, 2012), an MSc in Natural Protected Areas (UAM, UCM and UAH, 2010), and a BSc. in Biology (UAM, 2008).  I have been always interested in interdisciplinary sciences, and my main research interest is focused on analyzing traditional and local ecological knowledge´s capacity to build ecological and social resilience in a community.

In my previous studies, I worked in the ecosystem services framework, analyzing local perceptions of ES in Protected Areas. Currently, I have finished my Ph.D. project about Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts, in which I worked with local communities of Sierra Nevada, Spain. I studied the importance of their local ecological knowledge in the perception of climate change impacts and I analyzed the influence of sociodemographic and geographical variables on their perception. My research goes deeper in understanding the main climate change impacts that are affecting Sierra Nevada communities, the cascading effects generated, and the influence of other drivers of change acting in the region.

This research, as part of the LICCI project, aims to bring Indigenous and Local Knowledge to climate change research.




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