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Pablo Manzano

Pablo Manzano

  • Kargua:
    Ikerbasque Research Fellow
  • Ikerketa-lerro nagusia:
    Livestock & herbivory
  • BC3 Research Line:
    3. Research Line Terrestrial Ecosystems,3.2. Research Group Agriculture, Land Use and Forestry
  • Harremanetarako xehetasunak:
    E-posta: pablo.manzano@bc3research.org
    Telefonoa: +34 94-401 46 90
  • Scopus Author ID: 8311067500
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6071-2670

Short CV

I hold a PhD in Ecology and the Environment at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, specialized in Rangeland Ecology.
Beyond my research career, I developed a professional career in the field of international development. Starting in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Black Vulture Conservation Foundation (BVCF; 2007-2009), I continued by working for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Nairobi, Kenya (2010-2014), and for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy (2014-2015). I later also conducted consultancies for various international organizations and NGOs, including FAO, the World Bank, IUCN, GiZ, and the Land Portal, among others. In parallel, I developed research integrating the economic, social and environmental aspects of livestock keeping under a global scope.
Before joining BC3 I worked for two years at the Global Change and Conservation research group in the University of Helsinki, developing research approaches to integrate transdisciplinary work on pastoralist socio-ecosystems. During this time I also collaborated with BC3 as an Associate Researcher, disentangling the effects of livestock-mediated emissions from those emitted by wildlife. I continue working on both research lines as BC3 staff.

At a personal level, and aligning with BC3's vision, I am very concern about anthropogenic climate change and human-mediated global change. Carl Sagan's quote when addressing the US Congress is worth remembering:
"Essential for this problem is a global consciousness. A view that transcends our exclusive identifications with the generational and political groupings into which, by accident, we have been born. The solution to these problems requires a perspective that embraces the planet and the future because we are all in this greenhouse together."

Journal Articles

  • 2024
  • Yamat, L.E., Manzano, P. 2024. Carolyn K. Lesorogol, Conservation and Community in Kenya: Milking the Elephant. Nomadic Peoples. DOI (https://doi.org/10.3828/whpnp.63837646691048).
  • 2023
  • Manzano, P., Azcarate, F.M., Bencherif, S., Burgas, D., Byambaa, B., Cabeza, M., Cadahía, L., Chatty, D., Eronen, J.T., Galvin, K.A., Herrera, P.M., Holand, Ø., Itani, M., Niamir-Fuller, M., Pauné, F., Perrier, G., Scoones, I., Seitsonen, O., Stenseth, N.C., Varela, E., Waters-Bayer, A. 2023. Grazing research should consider mobility and governance. Science. 378. (6622) eLetter. DOI (10.1126/science.abq4062).
  • Manzano, P., del Prado, A., Pardo, G. 2023. Comparable GHG emissions from animals in wildlife and livestock-dominated savannas. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science. 6 (1) DOI (10.1038/s41612-023-00349-8).
  • Manzano, P., Pardo, G., Itani, M.A., del Prado, A. 2023. Underrated past herbivore densities could lead to misoriented sustainability policies. npj Biodiversity. DOI (https://doi.org/10.1038/s44185-022-00005-z).
  • Manzano, P., Rowntree, J., Thompson, L., Del Prado, A., Ederer, P., Windisch, W., Lee, M.R.F. 2023. Challenges for the balanced attribution of livestock's environmental impacts: The art of conveying simple messages around complex realities. Animal Frontiers. 13. (2) 35-44. DOI (10.1093/af/vfac096).
  • Pardo, G., Casas, R., del Prado, A., Manzano, P. 2023. Carbon footprint of transhumant sheep farms: accounting for natural baseline emissions in Mediterranean systems. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. DOI (10.1007/s11367-023-02135-3).
  • Serrano-Zulueta, R., Del Prado, A., Manzano, P. 2023. Regenerative rangeland management farmers in Spain: enthusiastic among a great diversity in farming conditions. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 47. (6) 810-833. DOI (10.1080/21683565.2023.2195359).
  • Serrano-Zulueta, R., Pardo, G., Pauné, F., del Prado, A., Manzano, P. 2023. Herbivory baseline estimates in Spanish protected areas, and environmental implications. Landscape Ecology. 38. (12) 3713-3729. DOI (10.1007/s10980-023-01783-y).
  • Sharifian, A., Gantuya, B., Wario, H.T., Kotowski, M.A., Barani, H., Manzano, P., Krätli, S., Babai, D., Biró, M., Sáfián, L., Erdenetsogt, J., Qabel, Q.M., Molnár, Z. 2023. Global principles in local traditional knowledge: A review of forage plant-livestock-herder interactions. Journal of Environmental Management. 328. DOI (10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116966).
  • 2022
  • Leroy, F., Abraini, F., Beal, T., Dominguez-Salas, P., Gregorini, P., Manzano, P., Rowntree, J., van Vliet, S. 2022. Animal board invited review: Animal source foods in healthy, sustainable, and ethical diets – An argument against drastic limitation of livestock in the food system. Animal. 16. (3) DOI (10.1016/j.animal.2022.100457).
  • Leroy, F., Abraini, F., Beal, T., Dominguez-Salas, P., Gregorini, P., Manzano, P., Rowntree, J., van Vliet, S. 2022. Transformation of animal agriculture should be evidence-driven and respectful of livestock's benefits and contextual aspects. Animal. 16. (10) DOI (10.1016/j.animal.2022.100644).
  • 2021
  • Del Prado, A., Manzano, P., Pardo, G. 2021. The role of the European small ruminant dairy sector in stabilising global temperatures: Lessons from GWP∗ warming-equivalent emission metrics. Journal of Dairy Research. 88. (1) 8-15-8. DOI (10.1017/S0022029921000157).

Affiliation previous to BC3

Bencherif, S.; Dahmani, M. B.; Burgas, D.; Manzano, P. (2021). Current social and rangeland access trends among pastoralists in the Western Algerian Steppe. LAND 10 (7), 674. doi: 10.3390/land10070674

Manzano, P.; Burgas, D.; Cadahía, L.; Eronen, J.; Fernández-Llamazares, Á.; Bencherif, S.; Holand, Ø.; Seitsonen, O.; Byambaa, B.; Fortelius, M.; Fernández-Giménez, M.E.; Galvin, K.A.; Cabeza, M.; Stenseth, N.C. (2021). Towards a holistic understanding of pastoralism. ONE EARTH 4 (5), 651-665. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2021.04.012

Griffith, E. F.; Pius, L.; Manzano, P.; Jost, C. C. (2020). COVID-19 in pastoral contexts in the Greater Horn of Africa: implications and recommendations. PASTORALISM: RESEARCH, POLICY AND PRACTICE 10, 22. doi: 10.1186/s13570-020-00178-x

García-Fernández, A.; Manzano, P.; Seoane, J.; Azcárate, F.M.; Iriondo, J.M.; Peco, B. (2019). Herbivore corridors sustain genetic footprint in plant populations: a case for Spanish drove roads. PEERJ 7, e7311. doi: 10.7717/peerj.7311

Manzano, P.; White, S.R. (2019) Intensifying pastoralism may not reduce greenhouse gas emissions: wildlife-dominated landscape scenarios as a baseline in life cycle analysis. CLIMATE RESEARCH 77 (2), 91-97. doi: 10.3354/cr01555

Rota, C.; Manzano, P.; Carmona, C.P.; Malo, J.E.; Peco, B. (2017) Plant community assembly in Mediterranean grasslands: Understanding the interplay between grazing pressure and spatio-temporal water availability. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE 28 (1), 149-159. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12470

Affiliation previous to BC3

Odhiambo, M.; Manzano, P. (2022) Developing national legal and policy frameworks for pastoral mobility. Edited by N. Maru. FAO, Rome.

Molina-Flores, B.; Manzano-Baena, P. (2020) The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa. Edited by B. Bedane. FAO, Accra. ISBN 978-92-5-132339-7. doi: 10.4060/ca8385en

Teillard, F.; Finn; J.A.; Said, M.Y.; Alkemade, R.; Anton, A.; Dumont, B.; Funes Monzote; F.R.; Henry, B.K.; Maia de Souza, D.; Manzano, P.; Milà i Canals, Ll.; Phelps, C.; Vijn, S.; White, S.R.; Zerfas, H.P. (2016) Principles for the assessment of livestock impacts on biodiversity. Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership. FAO, Rome, Italy. ISBN 978-92-5-109521-8 doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3126.5127 https://www.fao.org/3/i6492e/i6492e.pdf

Teillard, F.; Anton, A.; Dumont, B.; Finn; J.A.; Henry, B.A.; Maia de Souza, D.; Manzano, P.; Milà i Canals, Ll.; Phelps, C.; Said, M.Y.; Vijn, S.; White, S.R. (2016) A review of indicators and methods to assess biodiversity – application to livestock production at global scale. Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership. FAO, Rome, Italy. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4125.9367 https://www.fao.org/3/av151e/av151e.pdf

Herrera, P. M.; Davies, J.; Manzano Baena, P., eds. (2014) The Governance of Rangelands: Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism. Routledge, London. 320 pp. ISBN 978-1138785144. doi: 10.4324/9781315768014

Book chapters

  • 2022
  • Del Prado A, Pardo G, Batalla I, Manzano P. 2022 La huella ambiental de la producción lechera española en el contexto internacional. In: Edelmiro López Iglesias | Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Manuel Lainez Andrés | Grupo Cooperativo Cajamar. In: Sector lácteo en España. Monografías cajamar .
  • 2021
  • Del Prado A, Pardo G, Batalla I, Manzano P. 2021 El análisis del ciclo de vida en las actividades ganaderas. Sostenibilidad en la Producción Ganadera. Monografias cajamar.

Affiliation previous to BC3

Griffith, E.F.; Craige, S.; Manzano, P.; Pius, L.; Jost, C.C. (2021) Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security among East and West African pastoralists. Advances in Food Security and Sustainability (book series) 6, 231-261. ISBN: 978-0-12-821307-0; ISSN: 2452-2635. doi: 10.1016/bs.af2s.2021.07.004

García-Montero, L.G.*; Manzano, P.; Alwanney, D.; Valverde-Asenjo, I.; Álvarez, A.; Benito-Matías, L.; Parladé, X.; Ortuño, S.; Morcillo, M.; Gascó, A.; Calderón-Guerrero, C.; Mauro, F.; Méndez, M.; Sánchez-Medina, Á.; Andrés, M.P.; Quintana, J.R.; Menta, C.; Pinto, S.; Pinto, L.; Pita, P.; Turkmen, C.; Pascual, C.; Ayuga, E.; Torrent, F.; Robredo, J.C.; Martín-Ortega, P.; Pera, J.; Gómez, L.; Almendros, G.; Colinas, C.; Verrecchia, E.P. (2017) Towards integrated understanding of rhizosphere phenomenon as ecological driver: can rhizoculture improve agricutural and forestry systems?. In: Lukac, M.; Grenni, P.; Gamboni, M. (eds.), Soil biological communities and ecosystem resilience. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 43-75 (Chapter 4). doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-63336-7_4 . Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series.

Manzano Baena, P.* (2012) Shaping policies. Science-policy interface in Natural Resources Management. In: Davies, J. (ed.), Conservation and sustainable development. Linking practice and policy in Eastern Africa. Taylor & Francis, New York and London; IDRC, Ottawa, pp. 107-126 (Chapter 7). doi: 10.4324/9780203131480-14. ISBN 978-0-415-50182-8

Azcárate, F.M.*; Manzano, P. (2011) A fable on voracious and gourmet ants: ant-seed interactions from predation to dispersal. In: Polidori, C. (ed.), Predation in the Hymenoptera: An Evolutionary perspective. Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India, pp. 79-99 (Chapter 4). ISBN: 978-81-7895-530-8

Other Publications

  • 2023
  • Francesca Pasetti, Rubén Serrano-Zulueta, Pablo Manzano, Pedro M. Herrera. 2023. Accounting for pastoralists in Spain. League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Breeding.
  • 2020
  • del Prado A and Manzano P. 2020. La ganadería y su contribución al cambio climático. Amigos de la Tierra/BC3.

Affiliation previous to BC3

Manzano P. (2021). Challenges of Pastoralism and Rangelands in Europe. In: Proceedings of the XXIV International Grassland Congress & XI International Rangeland Congress. 25th-29th Oct, Nairobi, Kenya. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/igc/24/6/18/

Cevallos, M.R.; Manzano P. (2021). Women’s Empowerment for Demographic Issues and Conflicts in African Pastoralist Societies. In: Proceedings of the XXIV International Grassland Congress & XI International Rangeland Congress. 25th-29th Oct, Nairobi, Kenya. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/igc/24/6/3/

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