Call for 2 Post-doc Fellowships for Climate Change Research

Call for 2 Post-doc Fellowships for Climate Change Research.

More than 120 ICTA-UAB researchers to address environmental challenges at a symposium, especially those arising from global and...

The Institut of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) organizes its 1st Spring Symposium with the aim of addressing some of the main environmental and sustainability challenges.

Spain: Industry sides with science

Organizations of the industry, and associations connected to R+D+i express their support towards research, backing the petition of the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu alliance (SOMMa) which advocates in favour of the political class acting to clear the administrative problems currently affecting science in Spain.

Low-carbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought

A new study by ICTA-UAB analyzes the impacts on lifestyles of substituting fossil fuels for cleaner energies.

Are Farmers Who Belong to Local User Associations Better Adapted to Climate Change?

Droughts, floods and high temperatures derived from climate change are not the only threats that farmers with irrigated crops must face.

Se prevén niveles de polen altos para esta primavera

 Investigadores de la Red Aerobiològica de Catalunya del ICTA-UAB y del Departamento de Biología Animal, Biología Vegetal y Ecología de la UAB han presentado hoy las previsiones de los niveles de polen y esporas en la atmósfera en Catalunya para la primavera y el verano.

Climate Change Threatens World's Largest Seagrass Carbon Stores

Shark Bay seagrass carbon storage hotspot suffers alarming losses after a devastating marine heat wave, according to a study led by ICTA-UAB researchers.

Amazon's indigenous people hunt animals feeding in areas contaminated by oil spills

A study by the ICTA-UAB and the UAB Department of Animal Health and Anatomy demonstrates that the main species hunted by the indigenous popoulations of the Peruvian Amazon ingest water and soil contaminated with hidrocarbons and heavy metals.

The new Planttes app warns of allergy risks in different urban areas

The Planttes application is a citizen science project which aims to encourage people to identify and locate on a map the existence of allergy-causing plants and indicate their phenological state.

Global climate treaty easier to negotiate if guided by Human Development Index

A study by ICTA-UAB concludes that agreements against climate change would be more attractive to rich countries if they were analyzed taking into account the Human Development Index, instead of GDP.

1ST ICTA-UAB SPRING SYMPOSIUM

1ST ICTA-UAB SPRING SYMPOSIUM.

New Project to Link Extreme Weather Events, Atmospheric Biodiversity and Human Health

A new ICTA-UAB project led by researcher Jordina Belmonte will study the effects of extreme meteorological events on the biological biodiversity present in the atmosphere in order to predict changes in the environment and possible affectations on human health.

Bolivian Amazon on road to deforestation

Amazon biodiversity hotspot to suffer even more “alarming” losses after contentious law passed, according to a study involving ICTA-UAB researchers.

ICTA-UAB’s success: five ERC grants in two years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded five European Research Council (ERC) grants in two years, which is about ten per cent of all ERC grants arriving in Catalonia over the period from the end of 2015 to the end of 2017.

Scientists Alert of Swift Degradation of Marine Ecosystems and Grave Consequences for the Planet

A book edited by researchers from the ICTA-UAB, the UB, the CNRS and the IEO addresses the concept of "animal forest" and highlights the importance of the role seas and oceans have in combating climate change.

ICTA-UAB researcher Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

ICREA researcher at ICTA-UAB Victoria Reyes- García has been graced with a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for the development of a project aimed at bringing insights from local knowledge to climate change research.

Research to study the health effects of forests

The ICTA-UAB, CREAF and the "la Caixa" Bank Foundation recently presented the project "Healthy Forests for a Healthy Society".

Launch of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence

​ The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence.

Green gentrification can limit the favourable effects of green areas on health

A scientific research conducted by ICTA-UAB and IMIM suggests that more socially disadvantaged neighbours do not benefit equally from the effects newly created green areas have on health.

EJAtlas Includes 2,100 Case Studies on Socio-Environmental Conflicts Around the World

The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), created by researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), currently includes 2,100 cases of ecological distribution conflicts identified in different parts of the world.

Ice age thermostat prevented extreme climate cooling

During the ice ages, an unidentified regulatory mechanism prevented atmospheric CO2 concentrations from falling below a level that could have led to runaway cooling, reports a study conducted by researchers of the ICTA-UAB and published online in Nature Geoscience this week.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
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EEI SEMINAR:“Alternative Entanglements: Understanding the construction and sustaining of farmer trainings in the U.S. as a solution to the farming crisis” by Lucía Argüelles

Date: 2018-04-25

EEI SEMINAR: “Alternative Entanglements: Understanding the construction and sustaining of farmer trainings in the U.S. as a solution to the farming crisis”

Speaker: Lucía Argüelles, ICTA-UAB
Moderator: Isabelle Anguelovski, ICTA-UAB

Day: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 12.30h
Room: Z/022

This paper contributes to debates about the potential of alternative food networks and their contradictions using sustainability-oriented farmer trainings as case study. I provide an empirical account of the imaginaries and structures at play in the construction of farmer trainings as a solution to the farming crisis, as well as the possibilities and tensions herein. I argue that the imaginary around lack of farmers embedded on the trainings is white and comes from privileged logics and rationales about farming. On the ground, this imaginary is sustained by philanthropism and consumption elitism. Moreover, the trainings are an outcome of neoliberal governance arrangements, such as the NGOization of farming and the responsibilization of farmers by farming hero logics, under which farmers are hold responsible for their success despite the unfavourable conditions. I finally call for a broader and non-binary vision to alternatives, in which political ecology perspectives brings relevant insights.

Bio
Lucía Argüelles is a PhD candidate (4th year) at ICTA, under the supervision of Isabelle Anguelovski. She is studying the role of power and privilege on the construction of alternatives (spaces, initiatives or organizations to which some sort of difference is attached in relation to a mainstream Other) and in turn, how the expansion and institutionalization of an alternative strategy for social change (encouraging the creation of alternatives with the aspiration of increasingly provoke positive social transformation) might contribute to the reproduction of power and privilege. In particular, she is looking at the imaginaries, rationalities, narratives as well as material realities embedded on community economies and on different forms of alternative food networks.

Seminar 25-04-2018 Lucía Argüelles

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