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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2018-09-12
10:25
17 p, 5.7 MB Emiliania huxleyi coccolith calcite mass modulation by morphological changes and ecology in the Mediterranean Sea / D'Amario, Barbara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Ziveri, Patrizia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Grelaud, Michael (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Oviedo Sabogal, Ángela María (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
To understand the response of marine calcifying organisms under high CO2 scenarios, it is critical to study their calcification patterns in the natural environment. This paper focuses on a major calcifying phytoplankton group, the coccolithophores, through the analysis of water samples collected along a W-E Mediterranean transect during two research cruises, in April 2011 (Meteor cruise M84/3) and May 2013 (MedSeA cruise 2013). [...]
(open or closed). The average E. huxleyi coccolith mass along the Mediterranean oceanographic transect depended strongly on both the average coccolith length and calcification index. The variability in average coccolith length and calcification index across samples reflected oscillations in the relative abundance of the calcification varieties. [...]

2018 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0201161
Plos One, Vol. 13, issue 7 (Jul. 2018) , art. e0201161  
2018-09-06
13:16
13 p, 1.9 MB Unraveling the complexity of the Jevons Paradox : the link between innovation, efficiency, and sustainability / Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Mayumi, Kozo (The University of Tokushima. Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences)
The term “Jevons Paradox” flags the need to consider the different hierarchical scales at which a system under analysis changes its identity in response to an innovation. Accordingly, an analysis of the implications of the Jevons Paradox must abandon the realm of reductionism and deal with the complexity inherent in the issue of sustainability: when studying evolution and real change how can we define “what has to be sustained” in a system that continuously becomes something else? In an attempt to address this question this paper presents three theoretical concepts foreign to conventional scientific analysis: (i) complex adaptive systems—to address the peculiar characteristics of learning and self-producing systems; (ii) holons and holarchy—to explain the implications of the ambiguity found when observing the relation between functional and structural elements across different scales (steady-state vs. [...]
2018 - 10.3389/fenrg.2018.00026
Frontiers in energy research, Vol. 6 (April 2018) , art. 26  
2018-09-06
11:13
From landscapes of utopia to the margins of the green urban life. For whom is the new green city? / Anguelovski, Isabelle Michele Sophie (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Connolly, James J. T. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Brand, Anna Livia (University of California. College of Environmental Design)
Today, municipal decision-makers, planners, and investors rely on valuation studies of ecosystem services, public health assessments, and real estate projections to promote a consensual view of urban greening interventions such as new parks, greenways, or greenbelts as a public good with widespread benefits for all residents. [...]
2018 - 10.1080/13604813.2018.1473126
City, Vol. 22, issue 3 (2018) , p. 417-436  
2018-08-16
20:52
The metabolism of oil extraction : a bottom-up approach applied to the case of Ecuador / Parra, Rony (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Di Felice, Louisa Jane (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Ramos Martín, Jesús (Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam. Grupo de Población y Ambiente)
The global energy system is highly dependent on fossil fuels, which covered approximately 90% of primary energy sources in 2016. As the quality and quantity of oil extracted changes, in response to changes in end uses and in response to biophysical limitations, it is important to understand the metabolism of oil extraction – i. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.07.017
Energy Policy, Vol. 122 (Nov. 2018) , p. 63-74  
2018-08-16
20:17
14 p, 2.8 MB Analyzing the energy performance of manufacturing across levels using the end-use matrix / Velasco Fernández, Raúl (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Bukkens, Sandra G.F. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Within the context of the controversial use of the concept energy intensity to assess national energy performance, this paper proposes an innovative accounting framework: the energy end-use matrix. This tool integrates quantitative assessments of energy use of the various constituent compartments of socioeconomic systems. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.energy.2018.07.122
Energy, Vol. 161 (Oct. 2018) ,p. 559-572  
2018-08-16
17:17
14 p, 2.0 MB A systematic review of co-managed small-scale fisheries : social diversity and adaptive management improve outcomes / D’Armengol, Laia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Prieto Castillo, María (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Ruiz Mallén, Isabel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Corbera, Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Small-scale fisheries are an important source of livelihoods, particularly among poor coastal populations. To improve fisheries’ condition and maximize their contribution to human welfare, co-management approaches have proliferated worldwide. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.07.009
Global environmental change, Vol. 52 (Sep. 2018) , p. 212-225  
2018-07-26
19:00
17 p, 1.7 MB Perception and representation of the resource nexus at the interface between society and the natural environment / Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the resource nexus. This has created the co-existence of different understandings and uses of the concept. In this regard, experiences in the EU H2020 project ‘Moving towards adaptive governance in complexity: Informing nexus security’ are consistent with findings reported in the literature: (i) The inconvenient message of the nexus is difficult to get across, it being incompatible with the currently dominant rosy narratives about sustainability. [...]
2018 - 10.3390/su10072545
Sustainability, Vol. 10, issue 7 (2018) , 2545  
2018-07-19
13:23
22 p, 2.4 MB A protocol for the intercomparison of marine fishery and ecosystem models : fish-MIP v1.0 / Tittensor, Derek P. (United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre) ; Eddy, Tyler D. (Dalhousie University. Department of Biology) ; Lotze, Heike K. (Dalhousie University. Department of Biology) ; Galbraith, Eric D. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Cheung, William (Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program) ; Barange, Manuel (FAO (Organisme). Departamento de Pesca y Acuicultura) ; Blanchard, Julia L. (University of Tasmania. Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) ; Bopp, Laurent (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement) ; Bryndum-Buchholz, Andrea (Dalhousie University. Department of Biology) ; Büchner, Matthias (Postdam-Institut für Klimafolgensforschung) ; Bulman, Catherine (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere) ; Carozza, David A. (McGill University. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences) ; Christensen, Villy (University of British Columbia. Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) ; Coll, Marta (Institut de Ciències del Mar) ; Dunne, John P. (United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory) ; Fernandes, José A. (Plymouth Marine Laboratory) ; Fulton, Elizabeth A. (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere) ; Hobday, Alistair J. (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere) ; Huber, Veronika (Postdam-Institut für Klimafolgensforschung) ; Jennings, Simon (University of East Anglia. School of Environmental Sciences) ; Jones, Miranda (Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program) ; Lehodey, Patrick (Collecte Localisation Satellites) ; Link, Jason S. (United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) ; Mackinson, Steve (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Great Britain)) ; Maury, Olivier (University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography) ; Niiranen, Susa (Stockholm University. Stockholm Resilience Centre) ; Oliveros-Ramos, Ricardo (Instituto del Mar del Perú) ; Roy, Tilla (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement) ; Schewe, Jacob (Postdam-Institut für Klimafolgensforschung) ; Shin, Yunne-Jai (Institut de recherche pour le développement (France)) ; Silva, Tiago (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Great Britain)) ; Stock, Charles A. (United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) ; Steenbeek, Jeroen (Ecopath International Initiative) ; Underwood, Philip J. (United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre) ; Volkholz, Jan (Postdam-Institut für Klimafolgensforschung) ; Watson, James R. (Oregon State University. College of Earth) ; Walker, Nicola D. (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Great Britain)) ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Matemàtiques
Model intercomparison studies in the climate and Earth sciences communities have been crucial to building credibility and coherence for future projections. They have quantified variability among models, spurred model development, contrasted within-and among-model uncertainty, assessed model fits to historical data, and provided ensemble projections of future change under specified scenarios. [...]
2018 - 10.5194/gmd-11-1421-2018
Geoscientific model development, Vol. 11 (2018) , p. 1421-1442  
2018-07-19
12:12
19 p, 2.0 MB Managing the cascading risks of droughts : institutional adaptation in transboundary river basins / Garrick, Dustin E. (University of Oxford. Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment) ; Schlager, Edella (University of Arizona. School of Government and Public Policy) ; De Stefano, Lucia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Geodinámica) ; Villamayor Tomás, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Transboundary river basins experience complex coordination challenges during droughts. The multiscale nature of drought creates potential for spillovers when upstream adaptation decisions have cascading impacts on downstream regions. [...]
2018 - 10.1002/2018EF000823
Earth's future, Vol. 6 (2018) , p. 809-827  
2018-07-19
11:56
11 p, 1008.1 KB A study on air quality and heavy metals content of urban food produced in a Mediterranean city (Barcelona) / Ercilla-Montserrat, Mireia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Muñoz Odina, Pere (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries) ; Montero Camacho, Juan Ignacio (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Urban agriculture is growing in cities and is rising to the roofs of buildings. The potential food contamination is a key issue to be resolved to guarantee the health of consumers, and it affects both urban agriculture promoters and consumers. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.183
Journal of cleaner production, Vol. 195 (2018) , p. 385-395