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Marcela Brugnach

Marcela Brugnach

I joined BC3 in August 2019 as an IKERBASQUE Research Professor specializing in collective decision-making processes under uncertainty. My educational background is multidisciplinary, encompassing doctoral studies in Ecology and Bioresources Engineering at Oregon State University, USA (2003), and Computer Sciences at the MSc level at Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina (1991, Cum Laude). In addition to my academic achievements, I bring over two decades of international experience, having actively participated in interdisciplinary projects that bridge engineering, modeling, social sciences, and their intersection with policy and decision-making.

My primary research focus centers on the complex dynamics of uncertainty within collective decision-making processes, specifically within the realm of managing and governing common pool resources. Additionally, I explore the coproduction of knowledge and the intersections between art and sciences. These topics are approached comprehensively, encompassing both theoretical frameworks and practical applications, often in collaboration with an outstanding group of scholars.

At present, I am engaged in several noteworthy research projects, including UNDUE (AEI PID2020-114944RB-I00), MENDindi (PIBA_2022_1_0043), ReAshore (NWO-domein Exacte en Natuurwetenschappen, Netherlands), and PALIMPSEST (HORIZON-CL2-2022-HERITAGE-01-10).

Before joining BC3, my professional journey led me to the University of Twente (Netherlands, 2009-2019), University of Osnabrück (Germany, 2005-2009), and the University of California Davis, USA (2004). My past projects include contributions to the 6th EU Framework Program NeWater, AquaStress, EcoShape Building with Nature (BwN) programme, MEDUWA INTERREG Vecht(e) Deutchland-Nederland, and Beyond Technologies (Van Braun Stiftung).

I have an extensive publication record. This includes 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and over 50 conference proceedings, along with numerous reports and professional publications. Noteworthy journals such as Global Environmental Change, Environmental Modelling & Software, Environmental Science and Policy, and Ecology & Society have featured my work.

In addition to my research pursuits, I have a robust background in education and mentorship. I have designed and delivered courses on Integrated and Adaptive Water Management, and Water Governance at both the bachelor's and master's levels, contributing to the academic programs at the University of Osnabrück and the University of Twente. Furthermore, I have guided and supervised more than 30  students across different academic levels (BSc, MSc, and  PhD), and have served as an external referee in several PhD committees.

For further insights into my research group, ongoing projects, and publications, please visit https://www.sciencecollab.org/.

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