Alicia Tenza Peral

Alicia Tenza Peral
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Faculty of Veterinary

Ph.D. in Analisys and Environmental Management

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Introduction
Environmental social scientist interested in social-ecological systems dynamics, and how these systems can manage their resilience and adapt to environmental and socioeconomic changes at higher scales (e.g. climate change and globalization process) remaining into sustainable dynamics in the long term.
Additional affiliations
June 2018 - May 2020
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2016 - September 2016
Autonomous University of Baja California Sur
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Teacher of the course entitled "Food security and Agroecology". Conducted in the postgraduate in Social Science "Sustainable Development and Globalization". With a duration of 15 hours (7 and 21 September, 2016).
January 2014 - present
Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste
Position
  • PhD Student (research stay)
Education
October 2008 - February 2010
September 2003 - July 2008
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
Field of study
  • Environmental Science

Publications

Publications (29)
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Agri-environmental policies in Europe are failing to sufficiently address ongoing environmental degradation, biodiversity decline, climate impacts, and societal demands for sustainability. To reverse this, policymakers, practitioners, and farmers need better guidance on which specific agricultural practice/s should be promoted and how to adapt curr...
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Rural depopulation generates deep territorial imbalances, threats regional food security, and causes the irreversible loss of culture and local institutions that manage natural resources and ecosystem services worldwide. While local leadership and economic diversification have been pointed as factors that could trigger rural development, what happe...
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INTRODUCCIÓN La ganadería de montaña es un componente clave en los socioecosistemas de montaña en los países desarrollados (Patru-Stupariu et al., 2020). Estos sistemas dependen en gran medida de los recursos locales renovables como principal fuente de alimentación, por lo que el cambio climático tendrá previsiblemente un alto impacto en estos sist...
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The management of natural protected areas should embrace the com- plexity of social-ecological systems that are often embedded in these areas, and they depend on their ecosystem services. Recently, the study of social-ecological sys- tems has emerged with a growing theoretical framework. However, the complexity of social-ecological systems and abst...
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The wetlands occupies less than 1% of the Baja California Peninsula and are patches with a mesic environment, habitat, and refuge of wild flora and fauna The wetlands were enclaves for the indigenous populations. However, it was not until the end of the seventeenth century, with the establishment of the Jesuit missions, were transformed in oases wi...
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Rangelands in drylands are of critical importance for global sustainability and food security. They support the livelihoods of more than 2 billion people and cover 40% of the Earth, including 44% of cultivated areas, and constitute 50% of the world’s livestock production. Local institutions of many extensive grazing systems in drylands sustainably...
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The sustainability of small-scale social-ecological systems (SESs) in drylands is challenged by external socio-economic and environmental drivers of change that interact both with one another and with endogenous drivers unexpectedly and in complex ways. Understanding the way large-scale changes interact with endogenous drivers and affect the sustai...
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Collapse of social-ecological systems (SESs) is a common process in human history. Depletion of natural resources, scarcity of human capital, or both, is/are common pathways toward collapse. We use the system dynamics approach to better understand specific problems of small-scale, long-lived SESs. We present a qualitative (or conceptual) model usin...
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La península de Baja California contiene 184 humedales, 93% se localizan en Baja California Sur. La certidumbre de agua configura ínsulas de fertilidad y refugio para la biota y la sociedad. En las condiciones de aridez y aislamiento peninsular, los humedales fueron espacios clave para el establecimiento de distintas sociedades, desde los grupos ca...
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Etnoagroforestería en México compila el esfuerzo de 40 investigadores (en su mayoría mexicanos y de diversas universidades del país) quienes comparten el interés y la preocupación por mantener viva la rica expresión de la diversidad biocultural de México. Sus estudios etnoagroforestales se construyen como una aproximación transdisciplinaria capaz d...
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The agroecosystem of the oasis of Comondú is a rich ecological and cultural landscape closely linked to the presence of water in an arid environment. The permanence of populations, from the Indian period to the present is an example explicit of sustainability. However, this socio-ecological system has become unbalanced by external socioeconomic and...
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The agroecosystem of the oasis of Comondú is a rich ecological and cultural landscape closely linked to the presence of water in an arid environment. The permanence of populations, from the Indian period to the present is an example explicit of sustainability. However, this socio-ecological system has become unbalanced by external socioeconomic and...
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Los oasis son los agroecosistemas tradicionales de la península de Baja California. Fueron el eje central de su desarrollo socioeconómico y cultural hasta la segunda mitad del siglo XX, cuando proce-sos de desarrollo regional los marginalizaron. Bajo el enfoque teórico y metodológico de la Dinámica de Sistemas hemos realizado un estudio multidiscip...
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The Barbary sheep is an ungulate native to northern Africa. Although it is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN in its native range it is considered as an invasive species in Spain where it was introduced in the 1970s in Sierra Espuña Regional Park. The species has different conflicting roles within the ecosystems of SE Spain. On the one hand as an inv...
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Human behavior is an important factor in understanding the impact of exurban sprawl (i.e. low-density rural home development) on native species. We studied the long-term effect of pet collection on popu-lations of the threatened spur-thighed tortoise by residents of exurban areas in southeastern Spain. We built a system dynamic model using authors'...
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The spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca graeca) is one of the most emblematic species of semiarid systems in the western Mediterranean. This study focuses on the population in the southeastern Spain between the provinces of Murcia and Almeria. In addition to the loss of habitat due to urbanization, the urban sprawl increases the collection of ind...
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Globalization increases the vulnerability of traditional social-ecological systems (SES) to the incursion of new resource appropriators, i.e. intruders. New external disturbances that increase the physical and socio-political accessibility of SES (e.g. construction of a new road) and weak points in institutional SES of valuable common-pool resource...
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Globalization increases the vulnerability of traditional social-ecological systems (SES) to the incursion of new resource appropriators, i.e. intruders. New external disturbances that increase the physical and socio-political accessibility of SES (e.g. construction of a new road) and weak points Resource intruders and robustness of social-ecologica...
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Is it possible to reconcile biodiversity conservation, agriculture and social wellbeing in Latin American small farmer territories? The question has been subjected to enquiry and intense debate in the past three decades. Recently, the terms of this debate and the answers provided have become more transparent, and deserve to be discussed and communi...
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Is it possible to reconcile biodiversity conservation, agriculture and social wellbeing in Latin American small farmer territories? The question has been subjected to enquiry and intense debate in the past three decades. Recently, the terms of this debate and the answers provided have become more transparent, and deserve to be discussed and communi...
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En un escenario mundial en el que la pobreza, la desigualdad, el hambre y la pérdida de biodiversidad son los principales protagonistas, se abre un intenso debate entre dos vertientes que defienden modelos de organización territorial opuestos para resolver esta situación. A través de una amplia revisión bibliográfica presentamos una síntesis de la...

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Projects (3)
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The general aim of this project is to assess the capacity of extensive grazing systems in arid environments to adapt to climate change using management strategies and institutional arrangements historically designed to cope with the variability of climate and natural resources (water and forage).
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This project focus on Mediterranean biodiversity from inter-disciplinary perspectives. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the potential habitat of key species of Mediterranean arid biodiversity by means of Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) and to the effects of regional climate change effects on key species as Testudo graeca and Tetraclinis articulata
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Identify and assess the effects of climate change on dynamics, resilience and vulnerability of long-lived social-ecological systems of Baja California Sur (Mexico) based on a study case, the oasis Comondu. Under current conditions (business as usual scenario) and with alternative management scenarios.