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    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

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General quality indicators of scientific research

 

- Publications: 14 indexed articles, 5 book chapters

- Publications in first quartile journals Q1: 10

- Average citations / year in the last 5 years: 1.93

- Total citations: 92

- h-Index: 6

- International conferences: 8

- Master thesis directed in the last 5 years: 5

- Dissemination articles: 4

 

Research interests

 

My scientific career begins with my master thesis, developed at Agrocampus Ouest (Rennes, France) and funded by an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship that I won in 2013 and by the OLIZERO project of the Université Paris Diderot, to which I was affiliated in 2015. My research focused on the knowledge and actions of mountain olive farmers in the face of climate change, and on the factors that determine the adoption of endogenous and exogenous technologies to mitigate the effects of this change. Two publications in indexed journals emerged from this work. After defending my master thesis and graduating Magna Cum Laude at the International Master in Rural Development (UGent, Belgium), I applied to an FPI grant from MINECO that I won and financed my contract as a PhD Researcher at the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (Autonomous University of Barcelona) for four years, and my doctoral stay at UC Berkley (United States) for three months (BES2015-072155). During that time I developed my PhD thesis "Open Granaries: preventing traditional agroecological knowledge erosion and enclosure in the era of open science", which was evaluated in January 2020 as Excellent Cum Laude, in the Doctorate program in Environmental Science and Technology of the UAB. My work was focused on developing and evaluating the need for, the process, the impact and the results of a citizen science initiative (conecte.es) dedicated to engaging, through information and communication technologies, the general population in the documentation and protection of traditional agroecological knowledge, specifically the knowledge, practices and beliefs related to the use and management of traditional crop varieties. This work contributed directly to the project “Citizen science and traditional agroecological knowledge. How to promote citizen participation in the Spanish Inventory of Traditional Knowledge related to Biodiversity? "(CSO2014-59704-P). The results of this work have been published in 7 articles in indexed journals, two book chapters and four dissemination articles. I have also presented this work at 5 international conferences, including the annual conferences of the European Citizen Science Association (of which I am a member). After defending my PhD thesis, I won a postdoctoral research contract in the ERC funded project “Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts. The contribution of local knowledge to climate change research (LICCI)” (771056-LICCI-ERC-2017-COG). I was hired to develop for two years a research work on locally perceived impacts of climate change and adaptations to these impacts in Spanish mountain and urban agroecosystems, and coordinate the design and implementation of the LICCI project's citizen science platform (opentek.eu). I also contributed to the writing and implementation of two proposals related to the LICCI project, the III Jornadas de Etnobiología en Bolivia (FSXXXVI, Fundació Autònoma Solidària) and the LICCION ERC PoC project (ERC-2019-PoC-899209). During this time, apart from my scientific production, I have also advanced my teaching career, directing 5 master theses and teaching 175 hours of theoretical and practical classes during three academic years in two four-month courses of the undergraduate degree in Anthropology and the Master in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability (both from the UAB). Finally, during this period I have also carried out continuous training activities, such as courses on teaching innovation (10h), project design and management (18h), gender perspective (10h), science communication (8h) and data analysis (42h).

 

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D.

Award Date: 10 Jan 2020

Masters, Ghent University

Award Date: 11 Sep 2015

Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Award Date: 7 Nov 2012

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