Urban green spaces do not benefit the health of all

In general, the creation of parks and green spaces in urban centers has positive effects on the health of city residents.

ERASMUS+ Edu-BioMed News: ICTA-UAB organizes workshops in Jabal Moussa and Shouf Biosphere Reserves (Lebanon) addressed to university...

From next April, 29th to May, 2nd, about 40 professors and professionals from the higher education institutions from Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, France and Italy will meet in two Lebanese Biosphere Reserves (Jabal Moussa and Shouf) to discuss how to improve Moroccan and Lebanese higher education and academic research in the context of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves (BRs).

ICTA-UAB researcher Antoni Rosell-Melé receives an ERC Advanced Grant

ICTA-UAB researcher Antoni Rosell-Melé has been awarded an Advanced Grant (AdvGr) from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop the project "New geochemical approach to reconstruct tropical palaeo-atmospheric dynamics" (PALADYN).

Urban Agriculture on Rooftops Provides Healthy, Fresh and Sustainable Food

​The implementation of urban gardens on building rooftops could produce fresh, healthy and sustainable agricultural food and guarantee the food sovereignty of cities, which are becoming increasingly populated.

Se prevén niveles de polen muy altos para esta primavera

Las polinizaciones de esta primavera y verano comenzarán en el momento habitual pero serán muy importantes.

Indigenous knowledge, key to a successful ecosystem restoration

Ecological restoration projects actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities are more successful. This is the result of a study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).

Future changes in human well-being more likely to depend on Social Factors than Economic Factors

The changes in the perception of personal well-being that could take place in the next three decades, on a global level, depend much more on social factors than on economic ones.

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide: climate change drives rainfall extremes

More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe – triggering both wet and dry records, according a new study involving ICTA-UAB researcher Finn Mempel.

Success at ICTA-UAB: Six ERC Grants In Three Years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded six European Research Council (ERC) grants in three years, from the end of 2015 to the end of 2018. Each project (of between 1.5 and 2 million euros) lasts for five years and allows the recruitment of a team of six or seven doctoral students and postdocs.

ICTA-UAB researcher Gara Villalba receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) announced the recipients of its Consolidator Grant competition: 291 top scientists across Europe.

The ICTA-UAB awarded an Erasmus+ for running a project on higher education and research in Biosphere Reserves

For the first time since its founding, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded approximately 1 million euros by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ funding scheme.

ICTA-UAB contributes to bridging science and society in the 100xCiencia.3

ICTA-UAB took part in the 100xCiencia.3 “Bringing Science and Society”, the annual event of the SOMMa Alliance held on November 15th at the CNIO in Madrid.

Citizens prefer landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure

A pioneering study analyses the photographs shared by citizens in social networks to evaluate the aesthetic consideration of natural landscapes.

Co-managed small-scale fisheries lead to social and ecological improvements

The co-management model of small groups of fishermen contributes to a greater abundance and habitats of species.

Nace El Observatorio del Besòs: un proyecto de seguimiento de la calidad de los sistemas fluviales de la cuenca

La Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) a través del Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB), y el Consorci Besòs Tordera evaluarán el estado de calidad a largo plazo de la cuenca del Besòs gracias a la creación de la Observatorio del Besòs.

Shift in large-scale Atlantic circulation causes lower-oxygen water to invade Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Gulf of St. Lawrence has warmed and lost oxygen faster than almost anywhere else in the global oceans.

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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Christos Zografos
Christos Zografos

I am an environmental social scientist. I currently co-ordinate the ‘European Network of Political Ecology’ (ENTITLE) project, which is funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme (FP7) Marie Curie Actions. I am also a Visiting Lecturer for masters programmes at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and Masaryk University (Czech Republic), and have delivered lectures for several other universities in Europe and Latin America. Before my current post, I worked as a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow with the FP7 ‘Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade’ (EJOLT) project. Prior to that, I was the Scientific Co-ordinator for the FP7 SSH research project ‘Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security’ (CLICO), and before that a Lecturer in Environmental Economics at the Scottish Agricultural College (currently SRUC) in Edinburgh, UK. I have a PhD in Environmental Sciences (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), a Master of Advanced Studies in History & Economic Institutions (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), an MSc in Ecological Economics (University of Edinburgh) and a BA in Business Administration (Athens University of Economics & Business).

Research interests
My work focuses on environmental governance and change within the fields of political ecology and ecological economics. My research uses political ecology to study power and the politics of environmental conflict (e.g. wind energy conflicts) and change (e.g. climate change); my work in the field of ecological economics explores the relevance of plural values and deliberative democracy for sustainability decision-making. A further area of interest concerns degrowth, and in particular, relations between direct democracy and degrowth transformations. I have worked extensively on the application of Q methodology for research on diverse issues (e.g. climate change adaptation, social enterprise, food sovereignty) related to environmental governance. I have been the main editor of a book on ‘Deliberative Ecological Economics’, a Lead Author of one of the chapters of ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ (TEEB) report, and have published over a couple of dozen of refereed book chapters and articles in international peer-reviewed journals including Global Environmental Change, Climatic Change, Environmental Science and Policy, Environment & Planning A, the Journal of Rural Studies, Marine Policy, Environmental Values, Ecological Economics, Environmental Policy and Governance, Agriculture and Human Values, and Futures.

Keywords
political ecology; ecological economics; environmental conflicts; deliberative environmental decision-making; green governance; degrowth and direct democracy; Q methodology

Christos Zografos
Email UAB: christos.zografos@uab.cat
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