• Carrer de les Columnes s/n, Campus UAB, Edifici ICTA-ICP

    08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona


  • Carrer de les Columnes, s/n, ICTA-ICP, Campus UAB

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


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Research interests

I am an ICREA Research Professor at ICTA-UAB. I am a political ecologist building knowledge on the environmental and wellbeing outcomes of climate change and biodiversity conservation policies and producing scientific findings that inform global policies for sustainable land use.

Most of my research focuses on studying how specific biodiversity conservation approaches, namely payments for ecosystem services, biodiversity offsetting and protected areas, affect local populations in the global South, particularly their social organization and livelihoods.

I have also examined how sustainable land-use management approaches aid or hinder rural peoples’ ability to cope with and adapt to global change, and investigated which academic and social patterns underlie the construction of scientific evidence. These patterns have implications on the type of knowledge produced, the sustainability solutions advocated, and for the governance of scientific production.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., University of East Anglia

Award Date: 12 Jul 2006

Masters, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 30 Sep 2001

Postgraduate, Universitat de Barcelona

Award Date: 30 Sep 2000

Degree, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 30 Sep 1999

External positions

Research Professor, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)

1 Nov 2020 → …

Investigador Associat, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

1 Aug 201031 Dec 2014

Professor Associat, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

1 Sep 200931 Dec 2010

Investigador Sènior, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia

1 Sep 200631 Jul 2010

Investigador postdoctoral, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

1 Dec 200530 Aug 2006

Investigador doctoral, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 200130 Sep 2004


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