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Eneko Garmendia


Former BC3 researcher

Eneko Garmendia

Main Research Field:
Integrated assessment of complex socio-ecological systems

Short CV

Eneko Garmendia Oleaga holds a PhD in in Ecological Economics and Natural Resource Management (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and is graduated in Economics (University of the Basque Country).

He has over ten years of research experience in developing and applying participatory and integrated assessment frameworks for natural resource management and the resolution of socio-ecological conflicts.

During this period he has work as a post-doc researcher at the University of Cambridge (UK) and the BC3, and as a pre-doc researcher at the Environmental Economics Unit of the University of the Basque Country. He has also visited other research centers in the University of Leeds (UK), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Sussex university (UK) and Basque Biodiversity Centre-Torre Madariaga.

He has participated in various European projects funded by the European Commission. ELME (European Life Styles and Marine Ecosystems), MCDA-RES (Development and Application of a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis software Tool for Renewable Energy sources) and the Austrian Science Foundation: ARTEMIS “Assessment of Renewable Energy Technologies on Multiple Scales in Austria.

Other national projects include: EKO-Lurraldea (Sustainable Land Use and Planning) and BIORES, which aim is to assess the Impact of the Basque Economy on the Global Biodiversity.

His work has also succeeded in publications in international journals such as BioScience, Global Environmental Change, Ocean and Coastal Management, Fisheries Research or Ecological Economics.

Contact email: eneko.garmendia@bc3research.org

Journal Articles

  • 2019
  • Zafra-Calvo, N., Garmendia, G., Pascual, U., Palomo, P., Gross-Camp, N., Brockington, D., Cortes-Vazquez, JA., Coolsaet, B. Burgess. 2019. Progress toward Equitably Managed Protected Areas in Aichi Target 11: A Global Survey. Bioscience. DOI (10.1093/biosci/biy143 ).
  • 2018
  • Alonso O.G., Etxano I.,Garmendia, Eneko. 2018. The resurgence of commons and the governance of traditional commons systems at risk: The case of Enirio-Aralar. Lurralde: Investigacion y Espacio. 41. 225-248.
  • Zabaleta A., Garmendia E., Mariel P., Tamayo I., Antiguedad I. 2018. Land cover effects on hydrologic services under a precipitation gradient. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 22. (10) 5227-5241. DOI (10.5194/hess-22-5227-2018).
  • 2017
  • Pascual, U., Palomo, I., Adams, W., Chan, K., Daw, T., Garmendia, E., Gómez-Baggethun, E., de Groot, R., Mace, G., Martín-López, B., Phelps, J. 2017. Off-stage ecosystem service burdens: A blind spot for global sustainability. Environmental Research Letters. DOI (10.1088/1748-9326/aa7392).
  • Phelps, J., Dermawan, A., Garmendia, E. 2017. Institutionalizing environmental valuation into policy: Lessons from 7 Indonesian agencies. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS. 43. 15-25. DOI (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.01.004).
  • 2016
  • Garmendia, E., Apostolopoulou, E., Adams,W.M., Bormpoudakis, D. 2016. Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure in Europe: boundary object or ecological trap?. LAND USE POLICY. DOI (10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.04.003).
  • Garmendia, E., Urkidi, L., Arto, I. Barcena, I., Bermejo, R., Hoyos, D., Lago, R. . 2016. Tracing the impacts of a northern open economy on the global environment. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS. 169-181. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.02.011).
  • 2015
  • Díez, M., Etxano, I., Garmendia, E. 2015. Evaluating Participatory Processes in Conservation Policy and Governance: Lessons from a Natura 2000 Pilot Case Stu. Environmental Policy and Governance. 25. (2) 125-138. DOI (10.1002/eet.1667).
  • Etxano, I., Garmendia, E., Pascual, U., et al. . 2015. A participatory integrated assessment approach for planning and managing Natura 2000 network . Environment And Planning C-Government And Policy. 33. 1207 – 1232. DOI (10.1177/0263774X15612318).
  • Friess, D., Phelps, J., Garmendia, E., Gómez Baggethun, E. 2015. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the face of external biophysical stressors. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS. 30. 31-42. DOI (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.10.013).
  • Urkidi, L., Garmendia, E., Arto, I. 2015. Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoko ekonomiaren lurraldez kanpoko erantzukizun sozio-ekologikoa. Lurralde: investigación y espacio. 38. 187-212.
  • 2014
  • Llistar, D., Garmendia, E., Urkidi, L. and Arto, I. 2014. Responsabilidad global y extraterritorialidad en la pérdida de biodiversidad. Ecología Política. 46. 36-47.
  • Pascual, U., Phelps, J., Garmendia, E., Brown, K., Corbera, E., Martin, A., Gomez-Baggethun, E., Muradian, R . 2014. Social equity matters in conservation payments. BIOSCIENCE. DOI (10.1093/biosci/biu146).
  • 2012
  • Garmendia, E., Mariel, P., Tamayo, I., Aizpuru, I., Zabaleta, A. 2012. Assessing the effect of alternative land uses in the provision of water resources: Evidence and policy implications from southern Europe. Land Use Policy. 29. (4) 761 - 770. DOI (10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.12.001).
  • Garmendia, E; Gamboa, G. 2012. Weighting social preferences in participatory multi-criteria evaluations: A case study on sustainable natural resource management. Ecological Economics. 84. 110 - 120. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.09.004).
  • 2010
  • Bermejo, R., Hoyos, D., Arto, I., Garmendia, E. 2010. Menos es más: del desarrollo sostenible al decrecimiento sostenible. HEGOA, Cuadernos de Trabajo.
  • Díez, M., Etxano, I., Garmendia, E. 2010. Gobernanza, procesos participativos y conflictos en los espacios naturales protegidos de la Comunidad Autonoma del Pais Vasco. Ekonomiaz.
  • Garmendia, E., Gamboa, G., Franco, J., Garmendia; J., Liria, P., Olazabal, M. 2010. Social multi-criteria evaluation as a decision support tool for integrated coastal zone management. Ocean and Coastal Management. 53. 385-403.
  • Garmendia, E., Prellezo, R., Murillas, A., Escapa, M., Gallastegui, C. 2010. Weak and Strong Sustainability in Fisheries. Ecological Economics. 70. 96-206.
  • Garmendia, E., Stagl, S. 2010. Public participation for sustainability and social learning: Concepts and lessons from three case studies in Europe. Ecological Economics. 69. 1712-1722.
  • 2008
  • Murillas, A., Prellezo, R., Garmendia, E., Escapa, M., Gallastegui, C., Ansuategi, A. 2008. Multidimensional and intertemporal sustainability assessment: A case study of the Basque trawl fisheries. Fisheries Research. 91. 222-238.

Books and Specials

Book chapters

  • 2014
  • Leire Urkidi, Eneko Garmendia, Iñaki Barcena, Rosa Lago . 2014. Educación para la Sostenibilidad con visión Sur. Reflexiones sobre la integración socio-ambiental y la comunicación transformadora . . Cambiar la educación para cambiar el mundo... ¡Por una acción educativa emancipadora!. Vitoria-Gasteiz. UPV-EHU and HEGOA. 302. ISBN 978-84-89916-98-2,. (http://publicaciones.hegoa.ehu.es/publications/322).
  • 2013
  • Bermejo, R., Hoyos, D., Garmendia, E. 2013. Bases for the Transition Toward a Sustainable Economy. Sustainable Development, Ecological Complexity, and Environmental Values. 1st ed. Reno (Nevada). Centre for Basque Studies. 111-126. ISBN 978-1-935709-35-0.
  • Bermejo, R., Hoyos,D. and Garmendia, E. 2013. Principles for a transition towards a sustainable economy. Sustainable Development, Ecological Complexity and Environmental Values. Reno. Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada. ISBN 978-1-935709-35-0. (http://www.ehu.es/cdsea/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=592&Itemid=100162&lang=en).
  • Garmendia, E. and Pascual, U. 2013. A justice critique of environmental valuation for ecosystem governance. Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services. 1st ed. London. Earthscan. ISBN 978-0-415-82540-5.

Other Publications

  • 2013
  • Pascual, U., Garmendia., Phelps, J., Ojea, E. 2013. Leveraging global climate finance for sustainable forests: Opportunities and conditions for successful foreign aid to the forestry sector.

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

Conference Proceedings

  • 2014
  • Understanding social ecological conflicts for sustainability science, presented at the The ecosystem services framework and the sustainability paradigm: the role of social ecological limits, organized by BC3, Murua, Spain, Jul, 2014
  • From local to global: filling the gap between Northern open economies and global environmental change, presented at the International Conference on Earth Systems Governance 2014, organized by University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, Jul, 2014
  • 2013
  • Ecological debt through the eyes of social metabolism: the impact of a regional economy on the global environment, presented at the ESEE 2013 Conference : Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics, organized by Lille (France) , Jul, 2013
  • 2012
  • Global socio-ecological impacts of the Basque Economy, presented at the Rio+20 Del desarrollo sostenible a la economía verde, organized by UPV-EHU/Bilbao, Sep, 2012
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