Encuesta: El rol del verde residencial durante el confinamiento por el brote de COVID-19 en España

El grupo de investigación BCNUEJ (www.bcnuej.org) del ICTA-UAB (https://ictaweb.uab.cat/) y del IMIM (www.imim.es) está realizando un estudio sobre el papel del verde residencial (vegetación interior, en balcones, en terrazas, cubiertas verdes, jardines particulares, etc.

ICTA-UAB shares protective material with hospitals

ICTA-UAB is since last Monday 16 March 2020, an Institute with Restricted Access. Most of the laboratories are empty, the Scientific and Technical Services are closed, only the basic services are working and most of the people is working and staying at home.

Higher and earlier pollen concentrations expected for this spring

Spring and summer pollination will begin a few days earlier than usual and in important numbers, reaching higher than average levels (from the 1994-2019 period).

ICTAS2020 Conference: Important Update regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Power struggles hinder urban adaptation policies to climate change

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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.

What elements and characteristics should forests have to influence human health?

Despite the increasing interest of the scientific community and society towards the potential of forests as a source of human health, the existing scientific literature does not allow for a coherent relationship between the type of forest and different health variables.

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

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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.

Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Proof of Concept grant linked to the LICCI project

Victoria Reyes-García ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is one of the 76 top researchers that will receive ERC Proof of Concept grants.

ICTA-UAB demands the UAB to reduce number of flights

Given our current climate emergency, recently acknowledged by the UAB, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has drawn up a proposal urging the University to put into action a new travel policy to tackle one of its most polluting activities: Flying.

New assessment finds EU electricity decarbonization discourse in need of overhaul

It’s well known that the EU is focusing its efforts on decarbonizing its economy.

Mining waste dumped into Portmán Bay continues to release metals into the sea 25 years later

The waters of the Mediterranean Sea continue to receive dissolved metals from the mining waste deposited in Portmán Bay (Murcia) 25 years after the cessation of mining activity.

A new ICTA-UAB project to assess the impacts of micro- and nano-plastics in the tropical and temperate oceans

A new project led by ICTA-UAB researcher Patrizia Ziveri is one of five projects selected for funding by the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans).

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

Limits to growth lie at the heart of how all living things function, according to a new study carried out by ICTA-UAB researchers  .
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Pablo Domínguez Gregorio
Pablo Domínguez Gregorio

Pablo Domínguez is a CNRS Senior Researcher at GEODE (UMR 5602 CNRS - University of Toulouse 2) and LASEG ICTA-UAB Linked Researcher (IVU). He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology (School of High Studies in Social Sciences of Paris (EHESS) & Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)), a MSc in Social Anthropology and Ethnology at the EHESS, and a BSc in Environmental Biology (Autonomous University of Madrid). At the same time, he has undertaken several postdocs, one at the Social and Cultural Anthropology Department of the UAB, one at the Center for Bio-Cultural Diversity of the School of Anthropology and Conservation of Kent University (Canterbury, UK), one at the Social Anthropology Department of the University of Barcelona and two at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the UAB.

Research interests
For the first decade of the years 2000, his main theoretical question has been how symbolical-religious representations and socio-material uses of the Environment relate to each other. He mainly searched answers to this question from the case of agro-silvo-pastoralist Amazigh/Berber populations of the High Atlas of Morocco and their AGDALS, Maghreb’s prime customary commons which are at the same time a natural and a cultural subject (www.tdx.cat/bitstream/10803/79093/1/pdg1de1.pdf). Nevertheless, his current research focusses on 1.- how to understand the most transversally possible such customary systems of communal pastoral resource governance and 2.- possible alleys of support to these systems (commons/ICCAs: https://www.iccaconsortium.org/index.php/discover/), as they tend most often to find themselves in crisis due to (among others) uneven political equilibriums, uncontrolled market integrations, cultural globalization, land seizures, climate change and different demographic dynamics. And even though, they make constant prove to be pools of environmental conservation at the same time as source of meaningful livelihoods that give life to strong cultural frameworks with deep historical roots; thus, meriting to be backed up. 

He approaches this from an ever growing original eco-anthropological perspective (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CZib7R7jIRIyKoPpzTlQtI7gWaNcq-1F) and a trans-disciplinary methodology (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LHzBKEKe6oWioL-CO3hjQSlZ334jHtU-). 

As he continues developing and expanding his knowledge in this arena about the Moroccan case, since 2015 he has started to open this approach within new commons and populations of agro-silvo-pastoralists in mountain sites, particularly of the Mediterranean region such as the Dinaric Alps, the Pyrenees and the Andalusian Baetic mountains, but also in East Africa through his PhD students (e.g. Kenya and Tanzania).

Keywords
Eco-Anthropological Transdisciplinarity · Farming · Pastoralism · Agdals/Commons/ICCAs · Magreb · Mediterranean · Mountains · Political Ecology

Pablo Domínguez Gregorio
Email UAB: Pablo.Dominguez@uab.cat
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