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  .

Jeroen van den Bergh, awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University of the Netherlands

The environmental economist at ICTA-UAB Prof. Dr Jeroen van den Bergh was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University of the Netherlands.

Paris Agreement hampered by inconsistent pledges, new ICTA-UAB research finds

Some countries' Paris Climate Agreement pledges may not be as ambitious as they appear, according a new study carried out by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).

High lead concentrations found in Amazonian wildlife

Researchers from ICTA-UAB and the UVic-UCC detect high levels of lead concentration in wildlife samples from the Peruvian Amazon caused by lead-based ammunition and oil-related pollution in extraction areas.

Study gauges trees’ potential to slow global warming in the future

The Pyrenean forests, the Cantabrian coast and Galicia show an important potential to accumulate even larger amounts of carbon dioxide in the future and thus help to slow down the increase in CO2 concentrations which are warming the planet.

Why do environmentalists eat meat?

A study by researchers at the ICTA-UAB analyses the reasons why environmentally-minded scientists find it difficult to give up meat consumption, one of the world's greatest environmental problems.

La gestión del verde urbano permite incrementar la presencia de pájaros en las ciudades

Incrementar la biodiversidad del verde urbano permitiría aumentar la presencia de aves paseriformes en las ciudades mediterráneas, según un estudio científico realizado por investigadores del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) que analiza qué estrategias hay que implementar sobre la vegetación urbana para conseguir "naturalizar" las ciudades favoreciendo la entrada de flora y fauna.

The Ebro River annually dumps 2.2 billion microplastics into the sea

An ICTA-UAB study analyses the distribution and accumulation of microplastics from one of the main rivers of the western Mediterranean.

European project to support rooftop greenhouses projects

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is launching an open call to support rooftop greenhouse projects, in the framework of GROOF Project.

El ICTA-UAB participa en el proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos

El Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) es una de las instituciones impulsoras de un proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos para disminuir el impacto de las altas temperaturas del verano.

New study dismisses green growth policies as a route out of ecological emergency

Researchers from ICTA-UAB and the Goldsmiths University of London suggest that emissions reduction is only compatible with a lower economical degrowth or a degrowth scenario.

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).
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Irmak Ertör
Irmak  Ertör

Irmak Ertör graduated from the Economics department of the Bogazici University, Istanbul, in 2011, where she became interested in ecological economics, social economy and political ecology. She holds an MA degree from the interdisciplinary Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History at the same university, in which she attained a greater knowledge on historiography, anthropology, economic sociology and political ecology. In her Master's thesis, she focused on the political ecology of a marine protected area in Turkey and conducted a coalition formation analysis in order to uncover different social actors' perspectives on the governance of marine area and resources. During her Master's, she worked for the EJOLT project in Bogazici University and contributed to the database and mapping of socioenvironmental conflicts in Turkey. As a result of the project, the Atlas of Environmental Justice in Turkey and an online portal for environmental scholars and activists have been published, which then became part of the global Atlas of Environmental Justice.

Since 2013, she has been an early stage researcher fellow of the ENTITLE (European Network of Political Ecology) project, as a part of which she worked on the political ecology of fisheries and aquaculture in ENT Environment and Management. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in ICTA, completing her PhD on the political ecology of aquaculture in Europe. At the same time, she continues to work for the coordination of the journal Ecologia Politica that is published in Fundacio Ent. She is one of the secondary proposers of the Cost Action on 'Ocean Governance for Sustainability - Options, Challenges and the Role of Science', which aims to establish a strong network of interdisciplinary scholars working on marine issues.

Research interests
Her research interests include fields and topics related to political ecology, economic geography, environmental justice, commons, fisheries and aquaculture, food sovereignty, cooperatives, and social and solidarity economies. She is also active in local neighborhood movements related to the Right to the City in Barcelona. 

Irmak Ertör
Email UAB: irmak.ertor@uab.cat
Web: http://entitleblog.org/
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