ICTA - Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals

La visión del ICTA es la de llegar a ser uno de los centros de referencia en estudios ambientales de Europa, teniendo como factores diferenciadores la internacionalización, la pluridisciplinariedad y la interacción con los diferentes interesados, en el marco de la sostenibilidad basada en los valores de la responsabilidad social.

Últimas adquisiciones:
2017-05-29
13:37
Analysis of the technical, environmental and economic potential of phase change materials (PCM) for root zone heating in Mediterranean greenhouses / Llorach-Massana, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Peña, Javier (Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny i Enginyeria de Barcelona) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Montero Camacho, Juan Ignacio (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries)
Root zone heating systems offer increasing crops quality and productivity. However, these systems are based on the use of nonrenewable fuels. This paper reports on a study of different design solutions for a root zone heating system, based on thermal energy storage with PCM. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.renene.2016.11.040
Renewable Energy, Vol. 103 (April 2017) , p. 570-581  
2017-05-24
17:00
40 p, 1.6 MB Building-integrated agriculture: a first assessment of aerobiological air quality in rooftop greenhouses (i-RTGs) / Ercilla-Montserrat, Mireia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Izquierdo Miguel, Rebeca (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Belmonte, Jordina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; Montero Camacho, Juan Ignacio (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries) ; Muñoz Odina, Pere (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries) ; Linares Fernández de, Concepción (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Building-integrated rooftop greenhouse (i-RTG) agriculture has intensified in recent years, due to the growing interest in the development of new agricultural spaces and in the promotion of food self-sufficiency in urban areas. [...]
2017 - 10.106/j.scitotenv.2017.04.099
Science of the total environment, Vol. 598 (November 2017) , p. 109-120  
2017-04-12
17:01
Ecosystem service bundles along the urban-rural gradient: Insights for landscape planning and management / Baró Porras, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Department of International Environment and Development Studies) ; Haase, Dagmar (Humboldt University of Berlin. Department of Geography)
A key challenge of landscape planning and management is coping with multiple ecosystem service (ES) potentials and needs in complex social-ecological systems such as urban regions. However, few studies have analyzed both the supply and demand sides of ES bundles, i. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.02.021
Ecosystem Services, Vol. 24 (April 2017) , p. 147-159  
2017-04-12
16:09
Mapping ecosystem service capacity, flow and demand for landscape and urban planning: A case study in the Barcelona metropolitan region / Baró Porras, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Palomo, Ignacio (Basque Centre for Climate Change (Bilbao)) ; Zulian, Grazia (Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Itàlia)) ; Vizcaino, Pilar (European Commission. Joint Research Centre) ; Haase, Dagmar (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Alemanya). Department of Computational Landscape Ecology,) ; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric))
Ecosystem services (ES) mapping is attracting growing interest from landscape and urban planning, but its operationalization in actual decision-making is still limited. A clear distinction between ES capacity, flow and demand can improve the usefulness of ES mapping as a decision-support tool by informing planners and policy-makers where ES are used unsustainably and where ES flow is failing to meet societal demand. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.06.006
Land Use Policy, Vol. 57 (November 2016) , p. 405-417  
2017-04-12
13:36
Mismatches between ecosystem services supply and demand in urban areas : a quantitative assessment in five European cities / Baró Porras, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Haase, Dagmar (Humboldt University of Berlin. Department of Geography) ; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Frantzeskaki, Niki (Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dutch Research Institute for Transitions)
Assessing mismatches between ecosystem service (ES) supply and demand can provide relevant insights for enhancing human well-being in urban areas. This paper provides a novel methodological approach to assess regulating ES mismatches on the basis of environmental quality standards and policy goals. [...]
2015 - 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.03.013
Ecological Indicators, Vol. 55 (August 2015) , p. 146-158  
2017-03-01
12:53
36 p, 910.5 KB Creating facts on the ground : agriculture in Israel and Palestine (1882-2000) / Temper, Leah (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Este artículo describe cómo el conflicto sobre recursos de agua y tierra en el territorio de Israel/ Palestina ha configurado los sistemas agrícolas a ambos lados de la linea verde. Usando diversas fuentes, seguimos la evolución de los usos del suelo, las instituciones, y la innovación tecnológica desde el periodo Otomano hasta el presente. [...]
2009
Historia agraria, Num. 48 (2009) , p. 75-110  
2017-02-27
16:38
11 p, 1.5 MB Emerging evidence on the effectiveness of tropical forest conservation / Börner, Jan (Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR (Bonn, Alemanya)) ; Baylis, Kathy (University of Illinois. Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics) ; Corbera, Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Ezzine-de-Blas, Driss (Center International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, CIRAD (Montpellier, França)) ; Ferraro, Paul J. (Johns Hopkins University. Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering) ; Honey-Rosés, Jordi (University of British Columbia. School of Community and Regional Planning) ; Lapeyre, Renaud (Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales, IDDRI (Paris, França)) ; Persson, U. Martin (University of Technology (Göteborg, Suècia). Department of Energy & Environment) ; Wunder, Sven (Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR (Lima, Perú))
The PLOS ONE Collection “Measuring forest conservation effectiveness” brings together a series of studies that evaluate the effectiveness of tropical forest conservation policies and programs with the goal of measuring conservation success and associated co-benefits. [...]
2016 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0159152
PloS one, Vol. 11 Núm. 11 (November 2016) , p. 1-11  
2017-02-13
14:02
22 p, 3.1 MB A dominant voice amidst not enough people : analysing the legitimacy of Mexico’s REDD+ readiness process / Špirić, Jovanka (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Corbera, Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Reyes García, Victòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Porter-Bolland, Luciana (Instituto de Ecología (Veracruz, Mèxic))
In the development of national governance systems for Reducing Emissions fromDeforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), countries struggle with ensuring that decision-making processes include a variety of actors (i. [...]
2016 - 10.3390/f7120313
Forests, Vol. 7, issue 12, art 313 (Dec. 2016) , 22 p.  
2017-01-20
17:13
40 p, 1.6 MB Are we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actions / Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Arahuetes, Ana (Universidad de Alicante. Interuniversity Institute of Geography) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
Flood damage results in economic and environmental losses in the society, but flood prevention also entails an initial investment in infrastructure. This study presents an integrated eco-efficiency approach for assessing flood prevention and avoided damage. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.034
Science of the total environment, Vol. 580 (February 2017) , p. 873-881  
2017-01-20
16:48
Environmental performance of rainwater harvesting strategies in Mediterranean buildings / Angrill Toledo, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Segura-Castillo, Luis (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental)
Purpose: The rapid urbanization and the constant expansion of urban areas during the last decades have locally led to increasing water shortage. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems have the potential to be an important contributor to urban water self-sufficiency. [...]
2017 - 10.1007/s11367-016-1174-x
The international journal of life cycle assessment, Vol. 22, Issue 3 (March 2017) , p.398-409