I am an environmental scientist focusing on the study of patterns, interactions and feedbacks between human societies and nature. Specialised in policy and institutional analysis from a resilience thinking and commons perspective, my aim is to contribute to the current understanding of the evolution of the conditions necessary for human cooperation to attain more equitable and sustainable opportunities, governance and outcomes in social-ecological systems (SES). The latter constitutes an object of study of the Earth System that addresses specific challenges, relationships and feedbacks among socioeconomic, institutional, natural resources and ecological components. For that purpose, the SES field relies on a complexity science lens, the use of participatory approaches to understand and tackle challenges, and the embracing of uncertainties upfront through adaptive approaches to decision making, management and governance. Driven by my passion for science fiction, I am also interested in understanding how space exploration, use of resources and governance can be done in an ethical and sustainable way, and what lessons and insights can be extracted from such novel understanding to address global systemic risks under radical uncertainty.
When in a consultancy capacity, I enjoy working in the resolution of complex problems with other people, in design or systems thinking mode. My role is an analyst applying research-based ways for improving policy and decision making under uncertainty in different sectors: natural resources; nature conservation; ecosystem management; environmental, coastal and urban planning; biodiversity; fisheries; tourism; and emergency aid. I have experience in facilitating and organising (individually or collaboratively) social interaction in meetings and workshops, including controversial or competitive situations dominated by large power asymmetries or highly invested actors.
Currently, I work as a researcher at the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management (INGENIO, CSIC-UPV), contributing to build ESFRI's eLTER Research Infrastructure (in cooperation with EBD's Remote Sensing and GIS Lab) and as a facilitator for the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC). I am a proud member of the International Association for the Study of the Commons and its Early Career Network.
ESFRI's European Long-Term Ecological Research Infrastructure - eLTER RI
The integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and social-ecological systems Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI) is now in the preparatory phase of formal implementation as a pan-European Research Infrastructure. The eLTER RI will comprise about 250 eLTER Sites and eLTSER Platforms from over 20 participating European countries. It will offer a wide range of European-level Central Services for different users, including access to sites and site data from multiple sources. eLTER RI will enable standard observations and analyses of the environment in a holistic manner, encompassing biological, geological, hydrological and social-ecological perspectives. To secure the implementation of the eLTER RI, the European Commission has recently approved two major, complementary Horizon2020 projects: eLTER PLUS (Advanced Community) and eLTER PPP (Preparatory Phase). The projects will provide a major boost through exemplary case studies at selected eLTER sites across Europe to test the current capacities (eLTER PLUS) and thereby trigger eLTER RI development (eLTER PPP) according to user needs. Both projects started in February 2020 and will last five years.
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