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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Darreres entrades:
2022-06-09
12:54
17 p, 21.2 MB Refining Late-Holocene environmental changes of the Akko coastal plain and its impacts on the settlement and anchorage patterns of Tel Akko (Israel) / Giaime, Matthieu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Artzy, Michal (University of Haifa. Department of Maritime Civilizations) ; Jol, Harry M. (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Department of Geography & Anthropology) ; Salmon, Yossi (University of Haifa. Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies. Hatter Laboratory) ; López, Gloria I. (Colombian Geological Society) ; Abu Hamid, Amani (Rockefeller Archaeological Museum. Israel Antiquities Authority)
Akko/Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Tel Akko was a major maritime centre of the southern Levant from the Middle Bronze to the Late Persian period. [...]
2022 - 10.1016/j.margeo.2022.106778
Marine Geology, Vol. 447 (May 2022) , art. 106778  
2022-06-03
07:24
13 p, 1.1 MB Mountain sheep grazing systems provide multiple ecological, socio-economic, and food quality benefits / Garmendía, Eneko (Universidad del País Vasco. Departamento de Economía Aplicada) ; Aldezabal, Arantza (Universidad del País Vasco. Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología) ; Galan del Castillo, Elena (Centro Vasco de Cambio Climático) ; Andonegi, Aitor (Universidad del País Vasco. Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología) ; Del Prado, Agustín (Centro Vasco de Cambio Climático) ; Gamboa, Gonzalo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; García, Oihana (Universidad del País Vasco. Departamento de Economía Aplicada) ; Pardo, Guillermo (Centro Vasco de Cambio Climático) ; Aldai, Noelia (Universidad del País Vasco. Lactiker Research Group) ; Barron, Luis Javier R. (Universidad del País Vasco. Lactiker Research Group)
Pastoral systems face increasing pressure from competing global markets, food sector industrialization, and new policies such as Europe's post-2020 Common Agriculture Policy. This pressure threatens the use of extensive sheep-grazing systems in mountain areas of low productivity but high natural value. [...]
2022 - 10.1007/s13593-021-00751-7
Agronomy for Sustainable Development, Vol. 42, Issue 3 (June 2022), art. 47  
2022-05-23
15:08
2 p, 654.7 KB Mapeig d'emissions d'òxid nitrós en l'agricultura peri-urbana / Mendoza Beltran, Angelica (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rufí Salís, Martí (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Villalba, Gara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
L'òxid nitrós (N2O) és un gas amb un potencial d'escalfament 273 vegades més gran que el diòxid de Carboni (CO2), amb origen en l'agricultura i la ramaderia i rarament mapeig per a àrees peri-urbanes. [...]
El óxido Nitroso (N2O) es un gas con un potencial de calentamiento 273 veces mas superior al dióxido de Carbono (CO2), con origen en la agricultura y la ganadería y raramente mapeado para areas peri-urbanas. [...]
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a gas with a 273 times higher global warming potential than Carbon dioxide (CO2), originated in agriculture and livestock cultivation, and rarely mapped for peri-urban areas. An ICTA research group has mapped its emissions from peri-urban agriculture at the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona through specific Emission Factors (EF) and management practices of the crops.

2022
UAB divulga, Maig 2022
3 documents
2022-05-20
09:57
2.2 KB Arts, place, and Sacrifice zone Data / Sanz, Teresa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Data from from 35 interviews with activists, artists, and residents in QPSZ. We use network analysis to analyse which and how relational values are mobilized by artistic actions, and to examine ensuing socio-spatial transformations.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2021 - 10.5565/ddd.uab.cat/259086
2 documents
2022-05-13
15:18
36 p, 917.8 KB Learning and Teaching Through the Online Environmental Justice Atlas : From Empowering Activists to Motivating Students / Walter, Mariana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Weber, Lena (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Temper, Leah (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
The chapter analyzes how the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas. org), an online interactive platform developed to visualize and study struggles against environmental injustices worldwide, is used in higher education curricula to teach environmental justice and sustainability themes.
2020 - 10.1002/tl.20376
New directions for Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2020, Num. 161 (March 2020) , p. 101-121  
2022-05-13
15:16
17 p, 2.7 MB Earth system economics: a biophysical approach to the human component of the Earth system / Galbraith, Eric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The study of humans has largely been carried out in isolation from the study of the non-human Earth system. This isolation has encouraged the development of incompatible philosophical, aspirational, and methodological approaches that have proven very difficult to integrate with those used for the non-human remainder of the Earth system. [...]
2021 - 10.5194/esd-12-671-2021
Earth system dynamics, Vol. 12, Issue 2 (May 2021) , p. 671-687  
2022-05-13
14:08
15 p, 1.1 MB Happy without money : Minimally monetized societies can exhibit high subjective well-being / Miñarro, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Reyes-García, Victoria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Aswani, Shankar (Rhodes University. Department of Anthropology) ; Selim, Samiya (University of Liberal Arts. Centre for Sustainable Development) ; Barrington-Leigh, Christopher (McGill University. Institute for Health and Social Policy) ; Galbraith, Eric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Economic growth is often assumed to improve happiness for people in low income countries, although the association between monetary income and subjective well-being has been a subject of debate. We test this assumption by comparing three different measures of subjective well-being in very low-income communities with different levels of monetization. [...]
2021 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0244569
PloS one, Vol. 16, Issue 1 (January 2021) , art. e0244569  
2022-05-13
13:55
11 p, 979.9 KB Estimating global biomass and biogeochemical cycling of marine fish with and without fishing / Bianchi, Daniele (University of California. Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) ; Carozza, David A. (Université du Québec à Montréal . Département de Mathématiques) ; Galbraith, Eric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Guiet, Jérôme (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; DeVries, Timothy (University of California. Department of Geography)
The biomass and biogeochemical roles of fish in the ocean are ecologically important but poorly known. Here, we use a data-constrained marine ecosystem model to provide a first-order estimate of the historical reduction of fish biomass due to fishing and the associated change in biogeochemical cycling rates. [...]
2021 - 10.1126/sciadv.abd7554
Science advances, Vol. 7, Issue 41 (October 2021) , art. eabd7554  
2022-05-13
13:52
16 p, 7.4 MB Disentangling diverse responses to climate change among global marine ecosystem models / Heneghan, Ryan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Galbraith, Eric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Blanchard, Julia (University of Tasmania. Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) ; Harrison, Cheryl (University of Texas. School of Earth Environmental and Marine Science) ; Barrier, Nicolas (Université Montpellier) ; Bulman, Catherine (Csiro) ; Cheung, William W. L (The University of British Columbia) ; Coll, Marta (Institut de Ciències del Mar) ; Eddy, Tyler D (Memorial University of Newfoundland. Fisheries and Marine Institute) ; Erauskin-Extramiana, Maite (Alianza Vasca de Investigación y Tecnología) ; Everett, Jason D (The University of Queensland. School of Mathematics and Physics) ; Fernandes, Jose A (Alianza Vasca de Investigación y Tecnología) ; Gascuel, Didier (Institut Agro) ; Guiet, Jerome (University of Californi. Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) ; Maury, Olivier (Université Montpellier) ; Palacios-Abrantes, Juliano (University of British Columbia. The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) ; Petrik, Colleen (Texas A&M University. Department of Oceanography) ; Pontavice, Hubert du (Institut Agro) ; Richardson, Anthony (The University of Queensland) ; Steenbeek, Jeroen (Institut de Ciències del Mar) ; Tai, Travis (University of British Columbia) ; Volkholz, Jan (Institute for Climate Impact Research) ; Woodworth-Jefcoats, Phoebe (National Oceanic and Atmospheric A dministration) ; Tittensor, Derek (Dalhousie University. Department of Biology)
Climate change is warming the ocean and impacting lower trophic level (LTL) organisms. Marine ecosystem models can provide estimates of how these changes will propagate to larger animals and impact societal services such as fisheries, but at present these estimates vary widely. [...]
2021 - 10.1016/j.pocean.2021.102659
Progress in Oceanography, Vol. 198 (November 2021) , art. 102659  
2022-05-13
13:32
13 p, 907.0 KB The global ocean size spectrum from bacteria to whales / Hatton, Ian (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Heneghan, Ryan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Bar-On, Yinon (Weizmann Institute of Science. Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (Israel)) ; Galbraith, Eric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
It has long been hypothesized that aquatic biomass is evenly distributed among logarithmic body mass size classes. Although this community structure has been observed regionally, mostly among plankton groups, its generality has never been formally tested across all marine life over the global ocean, nor have the impacts of humans on it been globally assessed. [...]
2021 - 10.1126/sciadv.abh3732
Science advances, Vol. 7, Issue 46 (November 2021) , art. eabh3732  
Enfocat a:
Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ) (30)
Environmental and Climate Economics (ECE) (38)
Integrated Assessment: Sociology, Technology and the Environment (IASTE) (62)
Integrated Earth System Dynamics Laboratory (IESD) (27)
Observatori de la Tordera (15)
Sostenibilitat i Prevenció Ambiental (Sostenipra) (83)