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Amaia Albizua


Former BC3 researcher

Amaia Albizua

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

Was employee in BC3 from 17/10/2011 to 31/12/2015

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

  • 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. 1147-1158. DOI (10.1007/s10113-019-01462-2).
  • Albizua, A., Corbera, E., Pascual, U. 2019. Large-scale Irrigation Impacts Socio-cultural Values: An Example from Rural Navarre, Spain. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS. 159. 354-361. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.12.017).
  • 2015
  • Albizua, A., Williams, A., Hedlund, K., Pascual, U. 2015. Crop rotation including ley and manure can promote ecosystem services in conventional farming systems. APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY. 95. 54-61. DOI (10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.06.003).
  • Cazcarro, I. and Albizua, A. 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. and 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. DOI (10.1002/eet.1658).

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

Conference Proceedings

  • 2019
  • Intensive farming and the control of knowledge and resource flows in agriculture: an example from Navarre (Spain), presented at the Leverage Points Conference 2019, organized by Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany, Feb, 2019
  • Institutional changes and consequences of technological adoption in agrarian social-ecological systems, presented at the XVII Biennial IASC Conference 'In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action', organized by Universidad de los Andes, Lima, Peru, Jul, 2019
  • What affects farmers land management decision-making structures?, presented at the XXXIX Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), organized by Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada, Jun, 2019
  • 2018
  • Social network structure as a frontier for agriculture sustainability? An example from Navarre (Spain), presented at the Biodiversity Symposium, organized by Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science, Montreal, Canada, Dec, 2018
  • Lurreko sistemak: Ekosistemen zerbitzuak, egokitzapena eta aritzapena aldaketa globalaren aurka, presented at the Natur Zientzien III. topaketa, organized by Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, Nov, 2018
  • 2017
  • “Modern irrigation double edge: Farmers’ vulnerability through the lens of legitimacy and equity”, presented at the Economies in an age of limits: time for (R)evolution, organized by Société Canadienne en Économié Écologique, Montreal, Canada, Oct, 2017
  • Understanding Farmer Uptake: What measures are most promising to deliver on supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services in the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)? , presented at the Kick-off Meeting Eklipse - tender specifications EC evaluations, organized by Helmholtz Association, Brussels, Belgium, Jul, 2017
  • CAMBIO CLIMATICO Y EL SECTOR PRIMARIO: IDEAS GENERALES Y UN CASO CERCANO, presented at the “Cambio Climático en Navarra: panorama, retos y respuestas”, organized by Navarra Government, Pamplona, Spain, Jun, 2017
  • More able to adapt but more sensitive: Modern irrigation role on social vulnerability to global change in rural Navarre, presented at the El futuro de la alimentación y retos de la agricultura para el siglo XXI, organized by ICAS-Etxalde, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, Apr, 2017
  • 2015
  • Métodos de evaluación de los servicios ecosistémicos, presented at the Life Tremedal, organized by Gestión Ambiental de Navarra, Señorío de Bertiz, Spain, Oct, 2015
  • SOIL AGRARIAN SYSTEMS UNDER INTENSIFICATION:CHANGING VALUES AND LIVELIHOODS IN NAVARRE, SPAIN, presented at the Transformations 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics 2015, organized by University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, Jun, 2015
  • 2014
  • El riego, cuestionado para la adaptación al cambio climático en Navarra, presented at the Klimagune, organized by BC3, Bilbao, Spain, Dec, 2014
  • Agrarian ecosystem services for human well-being. Perceptions and valuations under land intensification process, presented at the Summer School BC3: Climate Change: Understanding the Challenge, organized by BC3, Donostia-SanSebastian, Spain, Jul, 2014
  • Tradeoffs and synergies of bundles of ecosystem services under a gradient of agricultural management, presented at the III workshop REMEDIA, organized by Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, Apr, 2014
  • SMARTSOILS Brain-storming workshop, presented at the Workshop on land management, costs and decision support tools, organized by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid- CEIGRAM-SMARTsoils project , Madrid, Spain, Feb, 2014
  • Political ecology of agrarian cosystem services, presented at the EcoFINDERS 3rd Annual Meeting, organized by University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, Feb, 2014
  • 2012
  • Synergies and trade-offs of agricultural management decision making under climate change: Political ecology of soil management, presented at the Post-Graduate Course: Soil, Biodiversity and Life / Second Annual Consortium , organized by Wageningen University, Wageningen , Netherlands, Nov, 2012
  • 2011
  • A values based approach to vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Applying Q methodology in Ebro Delta, presented at the Environmental Conflicts, organized by Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Jul, 2011
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