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Amaia Albizua


Former BC3 researcher . Current BC3 Associate Researcher

Amaia Albizua

Main Research Field:
Soil and water management and their related policies within climate change adaptation processes

Was employee in BC3 from 2017-05-01 to 2019-04-30

Short CV

Amaia Albizua is graduated in Environmental Sciences at the University of Salamanca.
She has a MSc on Soils and Water Management at ETSEA (Technical School of Agricultural Engineering) of University of Lerida with a grant of Obra Social "la Caixa". She carried out soils mapping in Arkaute Area, Salburua Wetland, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava), at scale E 1:6000 and made an analytic characterization of soils in an area where attenuation of nitrates are evidenced in the underground water and located in the line of circulation of underground flows.
She has a MSc on Environmental Studies, specialty of Ecological Economics and Environmental Management at the University Autonomous of Barcelona. She developed a research study called: A values-based approach to vulnerability and adaptation to Climate Change. Applying Q Methodology in the Ebro Delta. It was developed under the EC 7th Framework Programme's within the project Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO).
She has been working at Aialur, S.L. in Amurrio (Alava) doing Environmental Impacts Studies; at Macaulay Institute in Aberdeen (Scotland) as Biologist Assistant with a Leonardo grant given by Confebask; at Pagoa Consultores Ambientales in Vitoria-Gasteiz doing Environmental Education and Environmental Impact Studies and in UNESCO Cluster Office in Accra (Ghana) as Consultant with a grant of Basque Country Government and UNESCO Etxea, assisting in the implementation of the natural science activities relating to programs: Man and Biosphere (MAB), International Hydrology Programme (IHP), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), Basic Science Programme.
She has participated:
At the IX Conference on Energy and Environment Environment, in Salamanca, as speaker with the theme: Iceland, the alternative is possible.
In the report of the National Conference on Water and Culture organized by the National Commission for UNESCO Culture of Ghana.
In the sixth session of the IOC Regional Committee for Eastern Central Atlantic (IOCEA-VI) in Accra (Ghana).
In the workshop on the National Contingency Plan of Ghana, organized by the National Disaster Management of Ghana (NADMO).
In the Regional Conference to promote cooperation in Biosphere Reserves in Africa for the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development. AfriMAB, Nairobi (Kenia) 2010.

Journal Articles

  • 2024
  • Albizua, A., Rahman, H.M.T., Corbera, E., Pascual, U. 2024. Rural livelihoods displacement and mal-adaptation due to large-scale modern irrigation in Navarre, Spain. Environmental Development. 50. DOI (10.1016/j.envdev.2024.100987).
  • Villamayor-Tomas, S., Bisaro, A., Moull, K., Albizua, A., Mank, I., Hinkel, J., Leppert, G., Noltze, M. 2024. Developing countries can adapt to climate change effectively using nature-based solutions. Communications Earth and Environment. 5 (1) DOI (10.1038/s43247-024-01356-0).
  • 2021
  • Albizua, A., Bennett, E.M., Larocque, G., Krause, R.W., Pascual, U. 2021. Social networks influence farming practices and agrarian sustainability. PLoS ONE. 16. (1 January) DOI (10.1371/journal.pone.0244619).
  • Baijnath‐rodino, J.A., Albizua, A., Sushama, L., Bennett, E., Robinson, B.E. 2021. Determining freshwater lake communities’ vulnerability to snowstorms in the northwest territories. Water (Switzerland). 13. (13) DOI (10.3390/w13131816).
  • Brown, C., Kovács, E., Herzon, I., Villamayor-Tomas, S., Albizua, A., Galanaki, A., Grammatikopoulou, I., McCracken, D., Olsson, J.A., Zinngrebe, Y. 2021. Simplistic understandings of farmer motivations could undermine the environmental potential of the common agricultural policy. Land Use Policy. 101. DOI (10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105136).
  • Tuihedur Rahman, H.M., Albizua, A., Soubry, B., Tourangeau, W. 2021. A framework for using autonomous adaptation as a leverage point in sustainable climate adaptation. Climate Risk Management. 34. DOI (10.1016/j.crm.2021.100376).
  • 2020
  • Albizua, A., Bennett, E., Pascual, U., Larocque, G. 2020. The role of the social network structure on the spread of intensive agriculture: an example from Navarre, Spain. Regional Environmental Change. 20. (3) DOI (10.1007/s10113-020-01676-9).
  • Albizua, A., Bennett, E., Pascual, U., Larocque, G. 2020. Correction to: The role of the social network structure on the spread of intensive agriculture: an example from Navarre, Spain (Regional Environmental Change, (2020), 20, 3, (99), 10.1007/s10113-020-01676-9). Regional Environmental Change. 20. (4) DOI (10.1007/s10113-020-01714-6).
  • Albizua, A., Zaga-Mendez, A. 2020. Changes in institutional and social–ecological system robustness due to the adoption of large-scale irrigation technology in Navarre (Spain). Environmental Policy and Governance. 30. (4) 167-181-181. DOI (10.1002/eet.1882).
  • 2019
  • Albizua, A., Corbera, E., Pascual, U. 2019. Farmers’ vulnerability to global change in Navarre, Spain: large-scale irrigation as maladaptation. Regional Environmental Change. 19. (4) 1147-1158-1158. DOI (10.1007/s10113-019-01462-2).
  • Albizua, A., Pascual, U., Corbera, E. 2019. Large-scale Irrigation Impacts Socio-cultural Values: An Example from Rural Navarre, Spain. Ecological Economics. 159. 354-361-361. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.12.017).
  • 2015
  • Albizua, A., Williams, A., Hedlund, K., Pascual, U. 2015. Crop rotations including ley and manure can promote ecosystem services in conventional farming systems. Applied Soil Ecology. 95. 54-61-61. DOI (10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.06.003).
  • Cazcarro, Ignacio; Albizua, Amaia. 2015. La situación de los deltas ante al cambio climático: visión general y reflexión sobre España y el Delta del Ebro. Naturaleza Aragonesa- Sampuz - Sociedad De Amigos Del Museo Paleontológico De La Universidad De Zaragoza. 32. 31-37.
  • 2014
  • Albizua, A., Zografos, C. 2014. A Values-Based Approach to Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change. Applying Q methodology in the Ebro Delta, Spain. Environmental Policy and Governance. 24. (6) 405-422-422. DOI (10.1002/eet.1658).

Other Publications

  • 2019
  • Brown, C., Kovacs, E.K., Zinngrebe, Y., Albizua, A., Galanaki, A., Grammatikopoulou, I., Herzon, I., Marquardt, D., McCracken, D., Olsson, J., Villamayor-Tomas, S. (2019). Understanding farmer uptake of measures that support biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Report prepared by an EKLIPSE Expert Working Group. Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, United Kingdom

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