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Itxaso Ruiz

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Itxaso Ruiz


  • Position:
    Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Main Research Field:
    Sustainable land management; Mediterranean Basin; Paleoclimate
  • BC3 Research Line:
    3. Research Line Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Contact information:
    Email address: itxaso.ruiz@bc3research.org
    Contact phone: 94.401.46.90 Ext. 172
  • Scopus Author ID: 57207459360

Short CV

Itxaso Ruiz graduated with a degree in Geological Sciences at the University of Barcelona and studied an international master in Marine Geosciences at the University of Bremen. She developed both her bachelor's and master's thesis in the field of paleoclimate (climate of the past) and got involved in several research projects at the University of Barcelona, the MARUM and AWI research centers, and the University of São Paulo.

For her PhD, she moved from developing paleoclimatic reconstructions to study the present-day context of climate change in rural Mediterranean areas, under the PhD program “Quaternary: Environmental Change and Human Ecological Footprint” from the University of the Basque Country. During that time, she had the opportunity to collaborate in both national and international projects of the UNCCD, FAO, and IHOBE organizations, and the University of Nagaoka.

Currently, she keeps exploring the synergies that arise among the implementation of sustainable land management practices and the climate, and the effects of past land-use changes in the regional environment. Her aim is to inform stakeholders about key actions to better address desertification, land degradation, climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Mediterranean Basin.

Journal Articles

  • 2020
  • Ruiz I., Faria S.H., Neumann M.B. 2020. Climate change perception: Driving forces and their interactions. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY. 108. 112-120. DOI (10.1016/j.envsci.2020.03.020).
  • Ruiz I., Sanz-Sánchez M.J. 2020. Effects of historical land-use change in the Mediterranean environment. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 732. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139315).
  • 2018
  • Ruiz I., Pena L. 2018. Isótopos de Neodimio y Estroncio como indicadores del área fuente del material terrígeno depositado en el NE de Brasil. Boletin Geoologico y Minero. 129. (4) 633-646. DOI (10.21701/bolgeomin.129.4.003).

Books and Specials

  • 2017
  • M.J. Sanz, J. de Vente, J.-L. Chotte, M. Bernoux, G. Kust, I. Ruiz, M. Almagro, J.-A. Alloza, R. Vallejo, V. Castillo, A. Hebel, and M. Akhtar-Schuster. 2017 Sustainable Land Management contribution to successful land-based climate change adaptation and mitigation. A Report of the Science-Policy Interface. Bonn, Germany. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). 178. ISBN 978-92-95110-96-0 .

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

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