Empoderando a las mujeres contra la pobreza energética en el Mediterráneo

Un proyecto internacional liderado por el ICTA-UAB, Enginyeria sense Fronteres Catalunya y el Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) contribuye a abordar los problemas de suministro energético en 1.500 hogares del Área Metropolitana de Barcelona.

Global fisheries could alleviate a global food emergency in extreme situations

A new international study argues that, if managed sustainably in advance, global fisheries could alleviate food shortages even after a nuclear war.

Tackling shocking decline in nature needs a ‘safety net’ of multiple and ambitious goals

Researchers from the BC3, ICTA-UAB and the University of La Laguna evaluate the criteria of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Restoring 30% of the World’s Ecosystems in Priority Areas Could Stave Off More than 70% of Projected Extinctions

A new report in Nature involving ICTA-UAB demonstrates that this measure would allow the absorption of nearly half of the carbon built up in the atmosphere since the industrial revolution.

Diet of pre-Columbian Societies in the Brazilian Amazon Reconstructed

A new study shows that hunting and agroforestry management, and not fishing, were the foundations of subsistence economy for pre-Columbian societies in the Amazon coast of Brazil.

Wildlife conservation undermines the rights of indigenous people and local communities in India

A new EJAtlas map launched by the ICTA-UAB denounces that the current model puts growth and gains before human lives and the nature it is intended to protect.

Ocean Warming and Acidification Effects on Calcareous Phytoplankton Communities

A new study led by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) warns that the negative effects of rapid ocean warming on planktonic communities will be exacerbated by ocean acidification.

ICTA-UAB economist Joan Martínez Alier wins the Balzan Prize for Environmental Challenges

Economist Joan Martínez Alier from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology  of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is one of the winners of the 2020 Balzan Prize in the category of "Environmental Challenges: Responses from the Social Sciences and Humanities".

Indigenous People Essential to Understanding Environmental Change

An international research involving ICTA-UAB scientists shows how local and indigenous knowledge can help manage ecosystems and wildlife.

New publication in the MAGIC project takes a critical look at circular economy

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Economic Benefits of Protecting 30% of Planet’s Land and Ocean Outweigh the Costs at Least 5-to-1

First-of-its-kind report involving ICTA-UAB researcher shows the global economy is better off with more nature protected.

ICTA-UAB awarded the "María de Maeztu” Unit of Excellence Award for the second consecutive time

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been accredited a Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence Award for the second consecutive time by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Proyecto experimental de agricultura urbana, local y tradicional en Sabadell

El ICTA-UAB y el Ayuntamiento de Sabadell constituyen la comunidad FoodE, que reúne a todos los actores implicados en el sistema de producción alimentaria de la ciudad y en esta iniciativa.

What do we breathe when in the forest?

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Catalonia's Scientific Contributions to Fighting Covid-19

Sixty ICREA researchers, including Isabelle Anguelovski of the ICTA-UAB, lead more than a hundred research activities on Covid-19.

Academia in the Time of COVID-19: Towards an Ethics of Care

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Computer Platform Gives Visibility to Catalonia's Small Villages

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Environmental justice defenders victims of violence and murder

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Technological changes and new low-carbon lifestyles, key to mitigating climate change impacts

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Exploring climate change impacts through popular proverbs

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Neolithic vessels reveal dairy consumption in Europe 7,000 years ago

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Economic growth is incompatible with biodiversity conservation

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Power struggles hinder urban adaptation policies to climate change

Transformative actions implemented by cities to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change may be hindered by political struggles for municipal power.

Analysis of tropical fire soot deposited in the ocean will help predict future global climate changes

The ICTA-UAB begins a scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean to collect dust and smoke samples from the fires of tropical Africa deposited in marine sediments.

Red coral effectively recovers in Mediterranean protected areas after decades of overexploitation

Protection measures of the Marine Protected Areas have enable red coral colonies (Corallium rubrum) to recover partially in the Mediterranean Sea, reaching health levels similar to those of the 1980s in Catalonia and of the 1960s in the Ligurian Sea (Northwestern Italy).

Sub-national “climate clubs” could offer key to combating climate change

‘Climate clubs’ offering membership for sub-national states, in addition to just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy, which in turn offers a way to achieve stronger climate policies in all countries.
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Two ICTA-UAB academics named among the most cited researchers worldwide

Date: 2020-11-19

Esteve Corbera and Margarita Triguero Mas, researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, feature among researchers with the world’s most highly cited papers.

This year’s “Highly Cited Researchers” ranking by Clarivate Analytics also lists Jordi Martínez Vilalta, from the Department on Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology at the UAB, and Erik Gómez-Baggethun, researcher from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) associated at the UAB.

The 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list, released November 18 by the Web of Science Group, identifies scientists and social scientists who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year.

The 2020 list includes 6.167 highly cited researchers in various fields from more than 60 nations. The methodology behind the list draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

A total of 3,896 researchers are recognized for their performance in the 21 ESI fields, and 2,493 for cross-field performance. Some Highly Cited Researchers appear in more than one field. The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here.

For the second consecutive time, ICREA research professor at ICTA-UAB Esteve Corbera is listed in the cross-field category. This is the third year that researchers with cross-field impact —those with exceptional broad performance based on high impact papers across several fields— have been identified.

Esteve is an environmental social scientist and political ecologist who studies human-nature relationships, and the impact of social, policy and environmental change on resource governance. Specifically, he has conducted research on how international policies for biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation have affected the land-use systems, institutions and livelihoods of rural peoples in the global South.

He has written over 90 peer-reviewed articles, several books and book chapters, and served as guest editor in 11 special issues of international academic journals. He is an editor of the journal Geoforum and participated in the 2014 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was among the world’s most cited multidisciplinary scientists in 2019 and 2020 (Clarivate analytics).

Corbera advances knowledge on the environmental and wellbeing outcomes of climate change and biodiversity conservation policies and produces scientific findings that inform global policies for sustainable land use. He also investigates the implications of global change for the vulnerability and resilience of farming communities, and their capacity to adapt, and the politics of knowledge production in conservation and environmental science and policy.

Margarita Triguero Mas is also listed in the cross-field category. Margarita holds a Doctorate in Biomedicine and a Master in Public Health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Her doctoral research, supervised by Prof. Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen from CREAL-ISGlobal, investigated the associations between natural outdoor environments and health, exploring the potential mechanisms and effect modifiers of these associations. This was followed by postdoctoral research in Xavier Basagaña’s group at ISGlobal, exploring the health effects of air pollution and climatic variables. She is currently an affiliated researcher at ISGlobal and a postdoctoral researcher with the Barcelona Lab for Environmental Justice and Sustainability and the Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice research group at UAB-ICTA-IMIM (Institut de l’Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques), where she works on the European Research Council Project GreenLULUs investigating the health (in)equality impacts of urban greening.

She is interested in seeking out how the places where we live can be healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable. She is particularly interested in exploring the interplay between urban design and the social environment. As a member of the Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice research group, her aim is to bridge the fields of public health, environmental epidemiology, urban planning and environmental justice in studying the social effects of urban planning policies that aim to build healthier cities.

 

 

Margarita Triguero Mas and Esteve Corbera
Margarita Triguero Mas and Esteve Corbera

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