David García del Amo holds a Bachelor degree in Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). He got his first master degree in Natural Protected Areas (Fernando Gonzalez Bernaldez Foundation UAM-UCM-UAH), with a research about the importance of local ecological knowledge for a water-basin management in an arid area. After this, he achieved a scholarship for a master degree in Sustainability Sciences for Global Change Management where he conducted a study about Ecosystem Services Vulnerability through social perception and network analysis. Currently he is a LASEG group member (Laboratory for the Analysis of Socio-Ecological System in Global world) and he has been selected with a Maria de Maeztu scholarship to develop his PhD at ICTA-UAB, focusing his research in the local ecological knowledge.
His main research interests are focused on analyzing the local ecological knowledge capacity to build ecological and social resilience in a community. On this sense, he consider very interesting the study about relationships among ecosystems services and traditional self-management of natural resources by rural communities and the relationships arisen by the local ecological knowledge and the human welfare. His PhD project aims to design a local indicators list able to evaluate global change perceived by local communities based on its own local ecological knowledge, and create adaptation strategies through their history lines and their traditional ecological ways to cope with extreme weather events.
Local Ecological Knowledge, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Global Change, Indicators, Adaptations, Ecosystem services.
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