ICTA - Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals

L’Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) és un centre multidisciplinar que promou la recerca acadèmica i els estudis de postgrau en ciències ambientals. El seu objectiu és millorar la comprensió del canvi ambiental global i la naturalesa i les causes dels problemes ambientals. Estudia les polítiques, estratègies i tecnologies per afavorir la transició a un model social i econòmic sostenible.

L’ICTA-UAB aborda els principals reptes ambientals i de sostenibilitat relacionats amb el canvi global i climàtic antropogènic. Els investigadors de l’ICTA-UAB desenvolupen recerca avançada en àrees especifiques de la ciència ambiental a partir de tres àrees generals: “Ciències de la Terra i la Vida”, “Ciències Socials i Ambientals” i “Tecnologia, medi ambient i societat”.

Unitat d’Excel.lència María de Maeztu L’ICTA-UAB és l’únic centre de recerca en ciències ambientals distingit com a Unitat d’Excel.lència pel Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) del Gobierno de España, el més destacat reconeixement en recerca científica a España.

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2018-11-08
11:13
Bringing polycentric systems into focus for environmental governance / Heikkila, Tanya (University of Colorado. School of Public Affairs) ; Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Garrick, Dustin E. (University of Oxford. Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment)
Introduction to the special issue on Polycentricity in Enioronmental Policy and Governance.
2018 - 10.1002/eet.1809
Environmental policy and governance, Vol. 28, issue 4 (Jul./Aug. 2018) , p. 207-211  
2018-11-08
10:31
Institutions in the climate adaptation literature : a systematic literature review through the lens of the Institutional Analysis and Development framework / Roggero, Matteo (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Resource Economics Group) ; Bisaro, Alexander (Global Climate Forum) ; Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Analyses of climate adaptation seldom rely on the conceptual toolbox of institutional economics. Yet articles addressing institutions make up a large portion of the climate adaptation literature. With a wealth of institutionally relevant knowledge in the adaptation literature, organizing such knowledge in institutionally meaningful ways can advance the present understanding of the link between institutions and adaptation. [...]
2018 - 10.1017/S1744137417000376
Journal of institutional economics, Vol. 14, special issue 3 (June 2018) , p. 423-448  
2018-11-08
10:19
The influence of community-based resource management institutions on adaptation capacity : a large-n study of farmer responses to climate and global market disturbances / Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; García-López, Gustavo (Universidad de Puerto Rico. Escuela Graduada de Planificación)
An underlying understanding among adaptation and community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) scholars is the existence of important feedbacks between local resource management institutions and individual adaptive capacity. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.10.002
Global environmental change, Vol. 47 (Nov. 2017) , p. 153-166  
2018-11-07
15:16
Disturbance features, coordination and cooperation : an institutional economics analysis of adaptations in the Spanish irrigation sector / Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
This paper explores associations between disturbances and cooperative responses in a selection of irrigation associations from Spain. Transaction costs and collective action theories are used to characterize disturbances and responses. [...]
2018 - 10.1017/S1744137417000285
Journal of institutional economics, Vol. 14, special issue 3 (June 2018) , p. 501-526  
2018-11-07
14:38
Introduction to the special issue on adapting institutions to climate change / Roggero, Matteo (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Resource Economics Group) ; Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Oberlack, Christoph (Universität Bern. Centre for Development and Environment) ; Eisenack, Klaus (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Resource Economics Group) ; Bisaro, Alexander (Global Climate Forum (Berlin)) ; Hinkel, Jochen (Global Climate Forum (Berlin)) ; Thiel, Andreas (Universität Kassel. Fachgebiet Internationale Agrarpolitik und Umweltgovernance)
This article introduces the special issue on climate adaptation and institutions. Economic accounts of climate adaptation have stressed its collective action nature and the limitations of standard economic approaches to the matter. [...]
2018 - 10.1017/S1744137417000649
Journal of institutional economics, Vol. 14, special issue 3 (June 2018) , p. 409-422  
2018-11-07
12:53
The contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities to ecological restoration / Reyes García, Victòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Fernández Llamazares, Álvaro (Helsingin yliopisto. HELSUS kestävyystieteen instituutti) ; McElwee, Pamela (Rutgers University. Department of Human Ecology) ; Molnár, Zsolt (MTA Ökológiai Kutatóközpont) ; Öllerer, Kinga (MTA Ökológiai Kutatóközpont) ; Wilson, Sarah Jane (University of Connecticut. PARTNERS reforestation network) ; Brondizio, Eduardo (Indiana University. Department of Anthropology,)
Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) are affected by global environmental change because they directly rely on their immediate environment for meeting basic livelihood needs. Therefore, safeguarding and restoring ecosystem resilience is critical to support their wellbeing. [...]
2018 - 10.1111/rec.12894
Restoration ecology, Published online 02 October 2018  
2018-10-29
13:02
Polycentricity in the water–energy nexus : a comparison of polycentric governance traits and implications for adaptive capacity of water user associations in Spain / Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
This paper assesses the merits of polycentricity by looking at the water–energy nexus in the Spanish irrigation sector. In the last few decades, the Spanish electricity and water governance systems have transitioned from relatively monocentric, top‐down arrangements to arrangements that exhibit traits of polycentricity. [...]
2018 - 10.1002/eet.1813
Environmental policy and governance, Vol. 28, Issue 4 (Jul./Aug. 2018)  
2018-10-29
12:51
Social movements as key actors in governing the commons : evidence from community-based resource management cases across the world / Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; García López, Gustavo (Universitat de Puerto Rico)
The international research on the benefits of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) regimes for sustainable development has raised concerns about the vulnerability of said regimes to globalization, shortsighted government regulations, marginalization, and other global political economy threats. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.09.005
Global environmental change, Vol. 53 (Nov. 2018) , p. 114-126
3 documents
2018-10-29
12:42
Understanding the black box of communication in a common-pool resource field experiment / Lopez, Maria Claudia (Michigan State University. Department of Community Sustainability) ; Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
It is well proven that communication enhances cooperation in public goods and common-pool resource experiments. It is less well understood why and how communication affects cooperative behavior and whether that impact is mediated by the sharing of a common context and the individuals’ every day experiences. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.12.002
Environmental science and policy, Vol. 68 (Feb. 2017) , p. 69-79  
2018-10-26
12:50
Rainwater harvesting systems reduce detergent use / Vargas Parra, María Violeta (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rovira Val, Ma. Rosa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell i Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Villalba Méndez, Gara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
Purpose: Due to population growth, urban water demand is expected to increase significantly, as well as the environmental and economic costs required to supply it. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems can play a key role in helping cities meet part of their water demand as an alternative to conventional water abstraction and treatment. [...]
2018 - 10.1007/s11367-018-1535-8
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 2018