ICTA - Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals

La visió de l'ICTA és la d'esdevenir un dels centres de referència en estudis ambientals d'Europa, tenint com a factors diferenciadors la internacionalització, la pluridisciplinarietat i la interacció amb els diferents stakeholders, en el marc de la sostenibilitat basada en els valors de la responsabilitat social. Aquest portal inclou la producció científica dels grups d'investigació vinculats a l'ICTA, en els següents apartats:

Darreres entrades:
2018-04-18
10:31
Stewardship of urban ecosystem services : understanding the value(s) of urban gardens in Barcelona / Langemeyer, Johannes (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Camps-Calvet, Marta (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia) ; Calvet Mir, Laura (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia) ; Barthel, Stephan (Stockholm Resilience Center) ; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Department of International Environment and Development Studies)
The notion and assessment of ecosystem services (ES) values is becoming an established part of the discourse regarding urban green space performance. Yet, underlying factors enabling ES values are still poorly understood. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.09.013
Landscape and urban planning, Vol. 170 (Feb. 2018) , p. 79-89  
2018-04-13
18:00
More dams, more violence? : a global analysis on resistances and repression around conflictive dams through co-produced knowledge / Del Bene, Daniela (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Scheidel, Arnim (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Temper, Leah (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The present article analyses a unique database of 220 dam-related environmental conflicts, retrieved from the Global Atlas on Environmental Justice (EJAtlas), and based on knowledge co-production between academics and activists. [...]
2018 - 10.1007/s11625-018-0558-1
Sustainability science, Published online 10 april 2018  
2018-04-11
05:05
8 p, 51.4 KB Learning and teaching with India’s green movement a review of Sunita Narain, Conflicts of interest. My journey through India’s green movement, Viking, Gurgaon, 2017, 227 p. / Martínez Alier, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Obra ressenyada: Sunita NARAIN, Conflicts of interest. My journey through India’s green movement. Gurgaon: Viking, 2017.
A review of Sunita Narain's recent book and a discussion of the Green Movement in India.
Una reseña del libro reciente de Sunita Narain y un análisis del movimiento verde de la India.

2018 - 10.5565/rev/indialogs.109
Indialogs : Spanish journal of India studies, Vol. 5 (2018) , p. 153-160 (Miscellanea)  
2018-04-09
16:17
10 p, 1.4 MB Low carbon sink capacity of Red Sea mangroves / Almahasheer, Hanan (University of Dammam. Department of Biology) ; Serrano, Oscar (Edith Cowan University. Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research) ; Duarte, Carlos M. (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) ; Arias Ortiz, Ariane (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Masqué Barri, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Irigoien, Xabier (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
Mangroves forests of Avicennia marina occupy about 135 km² in the Red Sea and represent one of the most important vegetated communities in this otherwise arid and oligotrophic region. We assessed the soil organic carbon (Corg) stocks, soil accretion rates (SAR; mm y⁻¹) and soil Corg sequestration rates (g Corg m⁻² yr⁻¹) in 10 mangrove sites within four locations along the Saudi coast of the Central Red Sea. [...]
2017 - 10.1038/s41598-017-10424-9
Scientific reports, Vol. 7 (2017) , art. 9700  
2018-04-09
16:02
33 p, 3.1 MB A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era / PAGES2k Consortium
Reproducible climate reconstructions of the Common Era (1 CE to present) are key to placing industrial-era warming into the context of natural climatic variability. Here we present a community-sourced database of temperature-sensitive proxy records from the PAGES2k initiative. [...]
2017 - 10.1038/sdata.2017.88
Scientific data, Vol. 4 (2017) , art. 170088  
2018-04-09
15:50
21 p, 676.8 KB The ecological module of BOATS-1.0 : a bioenergetically constrained model of marine upper trophic levels suitable for studies of fisheries and ocean biogeochemistry / Carozza, D.A. (McGill University, Montreal. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences) ; Bianchi, D. (McGill University, Montreal. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences) ; Galbraith, Eric D. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Environmental change and the exploitation of marine resources have had profound impacts on marine communities, with potential implications for ocean biogeochemistry and food security. In order to study such global-scale problems, it is helpful to have computationally efficient numerical models that predict the first-order features of fish biomass production as a function of the environment, based on empirical and mechanistic understandings of marine ecosystems. [...]
2016 - 10.5194/gmd-9-1545-2016
Geoscientific model development, Vol. 9 (2016) , p. 1545-1565  
2018-04-09
15:43
15 p, 1.4 MB Study of the main processes driving atmospheric CH₄ variability in a rural Spanish region / Grossi, Claudia (Institut Català de Ciències del Clima) ; Vogel, Felix R. (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement) ; Curcoll, Roger (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Àgueda, Alba (Institut Català de Ciències del Clima) ; Vargas, Arturo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut de Tècniques Energètiques) ; Rodó, Xavier (Institut Català de Ciències del Clima) ; Morguí, Josep-Anton (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Atmospheric concentrations of the two main greenhouse gases (GHGs), carbon dioxide (CO₂) and methane (CH₄), are continuously measured since November 2012 at the Spanish rural station of Gredos (GIC3), within the climate network ClimaDat, together with atmospheric radon (²²²Rn) tracer and meteorological parameters. [...]
2017 - 10.5194/acp-2017-478
Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 2017  
2018-04-06
19:49
20 p, 5.0 MB Network effects in environmental justice struggles : an investigation of conflicts between mining companies and civil society organizations from a network perspective / Aydin, Cem Iskender (Université Paris-Saclay. Centre de Recherches en Economie-ecologique, Eco-innovation et Ingenierie du Developpement Soutenable) ; Ozkaynak, Begum (Bogazici University. Department of Economics) ; Rodriguez-Labajos, Beatriz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Yenilmez, Taylan (Independent scholar (Istanbul))
This paper examines conflicts that occur between mining companies and civil society organizations(CSOs) around the world and offers an innovative analysis of mining conflicts from a social network perspective. [...]
2017 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0180494
PLos One, Vol. 12 (July 2017) , e0180494  
2018-04-06
17:46
28 p, 3.5 MB Formulation, general features and global calibration of a bioenergetically-constrained fishery model / Carozza, D. A. (Université du Québec à Montréal. Département de Mathematique) ; Bianchi, Daniele (Université McGill. Département de la Terre et des Planètes) ; Galbraith, Eric D. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Human exploitation of marine resources is profoundly altering marine ecosystems, while climate change is expected to further impact commercially-harvested fish and other species. Although the global fishery is a highly complex system with many unpredictable aspects, the bioenergetic limits on fish production and the response of fishing effort to profit are both relatively tractable, and are sure to play important roles. [...]
2017 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0169763
PLoS One, Vol. 12, Núm. 1 (January 2017) , e0169763  
2018-04-06
13:28
17 p, 199.2 KB Carbon pricing in climate policy : seven reasons, complementary instruments, and political economy considerations / Baranzini, Andrea (Haute Ecole de Gestion Genève) ; Carattini, Stefano (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies) ; Howarth, Richard B. (Dartmouth College) ; Padilla, Emilio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d’Economia Aplicada) ; Roca, Jordi (Universitat de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Carbon pricing is a recurrent theme in debates on climate policy. Discarded at the 2009 COP in Copenhagen, it remained part of deliberations for a climate agreement in subsequent years. As there is still much misunderstanding about the many reasons to implement a global carbon price, ideological resistance against it prospers. [...]
2017 - 10.1002/wcc.462
Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change, Vol. 8, issue 4 (Jul./Aug. 2017) , e462