Sara Guadilla Sáez holds a bachelor degree in Forest Engineering (2011) and in Environmental Sciences (2010) from the Catholic University of Ávila (Spain) and a master degree in Advanced Forestry Research (2012) from the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). Since 2015 she is a PhD fellow at ICTA under the supervision of Victoria Reyes García (UAB) and Manuel Pardo de Santayana (UAM). Before joining ICTA-UAB, Sara was working at the City Council of Bilbao (Spain) in a multidisciplinary team of technicians studying how to improve socio-economic aspects of Bilbao's recently designated Green Belt. Previously, she did an internship at the Man and Biosphere (MAB) Secretariat in UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France) and assisted to the First meeting of the IPBES Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems
The overall scope of Sara's research is to compare the effectiveness, in terms of biodiversity conservation, of traditional forest management systems and management techniques applied in forest commons inside and outside a designated area. Her fieldwork is located in the Liébana region, northern Spain, an area with a long history of common exploitation of forest resources under a category of protection since Picos de Europa National Park and Biosphere Reserve enlargement in 1995. Sara's study is affiliated with the Spanish Inventory of Traditional Knowledge related to Biodiversity and involved to the CONECT-e platform, created to collect and share traditional knowledge related, among other, to the management of forested ecosystems.
Traditional forest-related Knowledge; Forest commons; Ecosystems management; Conservation.
Email UAB: Sara.Guadilla@uab.cat
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