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 in Socio-Ecological Ecosystems 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.
Smith, H., Jones, D., Vollmer, F., Baumert, S., Ryan, C., Woollen, E., Lisboa, S.N., Carvalho, M., Fisher, J., Luz, A.C., Grundy, I.M. & Patenaude, G. (2019) Urban energy transitions and rural income generation: Sustainable opportunities for rural development through charcoal production.World Development, 113, 237-245. DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.08.024 (IF2017 3,166; Q1 Planning & Development)
Paneque-Gálvez, J., Pérez-Llorente, I., Luz, A.C., Guèze, M., Mas, J.F., Macía, M.J., Orta-Martínez, M. & Reyes-García, V. (2018) High overlap between traditional ecological knowledge and forest conservation found in the Bolivian Amazon.Ambio, In Press, . DOI:10.1007/s13280-018-1040-0 (IF2017 3,616; Q2 Environmental Sciences)
Zorrilla Miras, P., Mahamane, M., Metzger, M., Baumert, S., Vollmer, F., Luz, A.C., Woollen, E., Sitoe, A., Patenaude, G., Nhantumbo, I., Ryan, C., Paterson, J., Matediane, M.J., Ribeiro, N. & Grundy, I. (2018) Environmental Conservation and Social Benefits of Charcoal Production in Mozambique.Ecological Economics, 144, 100-111. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.07.028 (IF2016 2,965; Q1 Environmental Sciences)