I am a Biologist, with a M.Sc. in Geographic Information Systems, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals(ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). I am currently working on Green Infrastructures and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development in the Ecology of Environmental Changes and Conservation Biology research groups of cE3c.
During the last years I have been researching on the sustainability of socio-ecological systems, especially on the use and management of natural resources by indigenous societies and rural populations in tropical countries. I am also interested in the mapping of the use of natural resources and ecosystem services, as well as the mapping of local perceptions and local knowledge regarding ecosystems.
Baumert, S., Luz, A.C., Fisher, J., Vollmer, F., Ryan, C., Patenaude, G., Zorrilla-Miras, P., Artur, L., Nhantumbo, I. & Macqueen, D. (2016) Charcoal supply chains from Mabalane to Maputo: who benefits?Energy for Sustainable Development, 33, 129-138. DOI:10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.003 (IF2016 2,790; Q2 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology)
Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 371, 20150315. DOI:10.1098/rstb.2015.0315 (IF2016 4,997; Q1 Biology) , E., , C.M., , S., , F., , I., , J., , J., , A., , N. &
Luz, A.C., Guèze, M., Paneque-Gálvez, J., Pino, J., Macía, M.J., Orta-Martínez, M. & Reyes-García, V. (2015) How does cultural change affect indigenous peoples' hunting activity? An empirical study among the Tsimane.Conservation & Society, 13(4), 382-394. DOI:10.4103/0972-4923.179879 (IF2015 1,031; Q3 Environmental Studies)