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Itxaso Ruiz

Itxaso Ruiz

  • Position:
    Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Main Research Field:
    Sustainable land management; Mediterranean; Adaptation; Rural and peri-urban
  • BC3 Research Line:
    3. Research Line Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Contact information:
    Email address: itxaso.ruiz@bc3research.org
    Contact phone: 94.401.46.90
  • Scopus Author ID: 57207459360
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6250-3151

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 studying 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 on national and international projects of the UNCCD, FAO, and IHOBE organizations and the Nagaoka University of Technology.

Currently, she continues the work on integrated adaptation measures based on land management in rural areas. For this, she also explores the social and political frameworks where sustainable land management can be adopted, providing policy recommendations for effective implementation.

Journal Articles

  • 2023
  • Orlandi, D., Galatolo, F.A., Cimino, M.C.G.A., Pagli, C., Perilli, N., Pompeu, J.A., Ruiz, I. 2023. Using Deep Learning and Radar Backscatter for Mapping River Water Surface. International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, GISTAM - Proceedings. 2023-April. 216-221. DOI (10.5220/0011975000003473).
  • Pompeu, J., Ruiz, I., Ruano, A., Sanz, M.J. 2023. Sustainable land management for addressing soil conservation under climate change in Mediterranean landscapes: perspectives from the Mijares watershed. Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration. 8 (1) 41-54. DOI (10.1007/s41207-023-00355-5).
  • Ruiz, I., Pompeu, J., Ruano, A., Franco, P., Balbi, S., Sanz, M.J. 2023. Combined artificial intelligence, sustainable land management, and stakeholder engagement for integrated landscape management in Mediterranean watersheds. Environmental Science and Policy. 145. 217-227. DOI (10.1016/j.envsci.2023.04.011).
  • 2022
  • Arto, I., Cazcarro, I., Garmendia, E., Ruiz, I., Sanz, M.J. 2022. A new accounting framework for assessing forest footprint of nations. Ecological Economics. 194. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107337).
  • 2020
  • Ruiz, I., Almagro, M., García de Jalón, S., Solà, M.d.M., Sanz, M.J. 2020. Assessment of sustainable land management practices in Mediterranean rural regions. Journal of Environmental Management. 276. DOI (10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111293).
  • Ruiz, I., Faria, S.H., Neumann, M.B. 2020. Climate change perception: Driving forces and their interactions. Environmental Science and Policy. 108. 112-120-120. 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. Neodymium and Strontium isotopes as source indicators for terrigenous sediments deposited in NE Brazil. Boletin Geologico y Minero. 129. (4) 633-646-646. 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 .

Book chapters

  • 2022
  • Itxaso Ruiz, María José Sanz. 2022 Sustainable Land Management for Rural Adaptation in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Watersheds. In: Springer, Cham. In: Climate Change in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Region . Springer, Cham. ISBN 978-3-030-78565-9.

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

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