New ICTA-UAB map shows success, concerns and challenges of the transition away from fossil fuels and coal industry in Australia

Resistance against massive coal-mining in Australia and a growing movement for a ‘just transition’ from fossil fuels have enjoyed some success but face massive challenges, as shown in a new map developed by researchers from the international ACKnowl-EJ project of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB)  and the Australian Environmental Justice (AEJ) research team at the Centre for Urban Research (RMIT University.

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".

Blockadia map by ICTA-UAB reveals global scale of anti-fossil fuel movement

A new interactive map by researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) reveals the worldwide impact of resistance direct actions by people putting their own bodies in the way of fossil fuel projects.

The ICTA-UAB participated in the 100xCiencia.2 meeting in Alicante

The encounter, which was focused on the transfer of knowledge and technology, brought together representatives of 40 centres and research units “Severo Ochoa” and “María de Maeztu”, respectively.

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.

Oil contamination in the Amazon modifies chemical composition of rivers

A scientific study by the ICTA-UAB and ISS-EUR quantifies the environmental impact of oil extraction activities and contamination in headwaters of the Amazon.

ICTA-UAB researchers alert that oil palm plantations produce infertility in tropical lands

Oil palm plantations are replacing 40% of tropical forests and 32% of basic grain crops, according to an ICTA-UAB research conducted in Guatemala.

UAB scientists and citizens can identify Barcelona's allergy-causing plants with the new Plant*tes app

The UAB Point of Information on Aerobiology (PIA) presented its new Plant*tes app in Barcelona as part of the BArcelona City Council's project entitled "Ciència Ciutadana als barris".

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.

Unrestricted Improvements in Fishing Technology Threaten the Future of Seafood

A study conducted by ICTA-UAB researcher Eric Galbraith shows that future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change.

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.

The New Theory of Economic “Agrowth” Contributes to the Viability of Climate Policies

 ICTA-UAB researcher Jeroen van den Bergh publishes in Nature Climate Change a study in which he proposes a new economic theory compatible with the fight against climate change.

European Project to Analyse the Effects of Waste Generated by Tourism on Mediterranean Islands

An European study involving the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma e Barcelona will address and propose solutions to the effects of the increase of waste generated by tourism on Mediterranean islands during the summer season.

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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Johannes Langemeyer
Johannes Langemeyer

Johannes, PhD, is currently working as a post-doc researcher at ICTA (UAB). He received his doctorate degree from ICTA (UAB) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University, Sweden) under a joint supervision agreement (cotutela). He further holds an MSc in European Master in Environmental Studies (MSc) from four European Universities and a Diplom in Geography from the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Research Interests

Johannes’ research is motivated by the idea to maintain human well-being in the future, while acknowledging physical limits of our planet and the ecosystems human-kind depends on. His interdisciplinary research focuses is on ecosystem services and their social-ecological co-generation by human interactions in cities and agricultural landscapes. The research is embedded within the European FP7-project Operationalization of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services (OpenNESS). 

 

  • Elmqvist T., Gómez-Baggethun E., Langemeyer J. (2016). Ecosystem Services from Green Infrastructure in Cities. In: Potschin, M., Haines-Young, R., Fish, R. and Turner, R.K. (eds) Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services. Routledge, London and New York, pp 452-468. ISBN 978-1-138-02508-0. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138025080
  • Langemeyer J., Latkowska M.J., Gomez-Baggethun E., Voigt A., Calvet-Mir L., Pourias J., Camps-Calvet M., Orsini F., Breuste J., Artmann M., Jokinen A., Béchet B., Brito da Luz, P., Hursthouse A., Stępień M.P. and Baležentiene L., Ecosystem services from urban gardens. In: Bell, S., et al., (Eds.) Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe, Routledge; London. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138921092
  • Voigt A, Leitão T, Béchet B, Christ Y, Heller A, Hursthouse A, Jokinen A, Kylvik M, Brito da Luz P, Langemeyer J, Latkowska M (2016). Lessons learned: Indicators and best practices for an environemental friendly garden. In Bell, S. (ed.) Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe. Routledge, London.
  • Langemeyer, J. (2015). Urban Ecosystem Services. The Value of Green Spaces in Cities. PhD-Thesis, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Stockholm University. ISBN 978-91-7649-290-1.
  • Langemeyer, J. (2015). Socio-cultural values of urban ecosystem services. In: Nuss-Girona, S. & Castañer, M. (Eds.) Ecosystem Services: concepts, methodologies and instruments for research and applied use. Documenta Universitaria, Girona, pp 113-125. ISBN 978-84-9984-308-7.
  • Saarikoski H; Barton DN; Mustajoki J; Keune H; Gomez-Baggethun E, Langemeyer J (2015): Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in ecosystem service valuation. In: Potschin, M. and K. Jax (eds): OpenNESS Ecosystem Service Reference Book. EC FP7 Grant Agreement no. 308428. Available via: www.openness-project.eu/library/reference-book
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