Barbara Kovács

Barbara Kovács
Instituto Politécnico Nacional | IPN · Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (CIIEMAD)

Doctor of Science (Conservation of Landscape Heritage) Master of Philosophy (Cultural and Social Anthropology), Master of Arts (Latin American Studies)

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Education
October 2010 - June 2013
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Latinamerican Studies
October 2003 - June 2010
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Publications (12)
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Peri-urban Satoyama forests in Japan provide multiple or bundles of cultural ecosystem services (CES), yet, visitors’ perceptions of CES are not well established. There is a need to explore these perceptions in order to provide comprehensive information to forest managers. This study aims to address this knowledge gap by exploring the profiles of v...
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The evaluation of cultural ecosystem services based on the exploration of social values (SV) is a powerful tool to describe visitors' perceptions of a natural landscape. A natural setting in the southwest of Mexico City lacks effective management due to insufficient understanding of visitors' behavior and their interactions with natural resources....
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People living in mountains tend to be more vulnerable in their livelihoods. In Mexico, the pandemic of COVID-19 hit hard and has raised challenges in trying to prevent parts of the population from falling back into extreme poverty. To better understand these challenges, we explore how federal government policy on the containment of COVID-19 has bee...
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Mountain landscapes provide a variety of cultural ecosystem services (CES), but recent developments such as land-use and climate changes, population growth or urbanization seem to lead more frequently to conflicts among users or restrict the use of natural resources. An enhanced understanding of such conflicts and limitations may improve decision-m...
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Diverse demands for contemporary forest management require greater consideration to cultural ecosystem services. Given the circumstances, understanding how forest elements are perceived can provide valuable information for park managers. Perceptions of visitors have been explored in current studies but research linking these elements with values re...
Poster
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There is a strong linkage between Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES) and human well-being, and therefore it should be a crucial part of landscape-related decision-making. The mountainous landscapes of Mexico City provide important natural areas for the city, but there is a lack of knowledge about their CES. One way to anticipate the future managemen...
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The mountain sports activities carried out in national parks need to be managed in a way that guarantees the conservation of these landscapes, valuable for their bio-geo-cultural richness. The first point to review were mountain sports activities, in particular mountaineering and rock climbing, in Mexico. Given that the management program for a nat...
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Los paisajes naturales de México son un gran atractivo para el turismo. Particularmente el turismo de sol y playa es uno de los ingresos más importantes del país. Sin embargo, otros tipos de paisajes están desarrollándose para ofrecer otros tipos de turismo y transformándose en lugares deportivos-recreativos con benéficos para las comunidades local...
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La historia geológica y orográfica de México es tan compleja que ha configurado variados paisajes geológicos que son una parte importante de la megadiversidad biológica de México. Los paisajes trogloditas son ocultos bajo la superficie terrestre; penetrar en las entrañas de la tierra nos abre un mundo de rocas y de vida. Las cuevas son registro de...
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The mountain landscapes in Mexico offer a variety of ecosystem services because of their giga-diversity (cultural + biological). Among those are the geo-cultural ecosystem services, such as rock climbing. From the perspective of rock climbers, we developed a social and historical description of the sport since 1930, to point out the enormous potent...
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Los estudios que utilizan el concepto de paisaje han aumentado significativamente durante las últimas décadas y en algunos países son indispensables en la gestión del territorio y desarrollo de estrategias políticas socio-ambientales. La herramienta más nueva utilizada en la evaluación estrategia del paisaje es la de cuencas visuales. El método fue...
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Direct interaction between natural and humanized landscapes, it happens through the perception of all our senses. Perception need to be understood as the way in which each individual appreciates and values their environment. In the case of rock climbing, we found a great number of values and benefits through intensive literature research. Rock clim...

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The research objectives are to demonstrate how rock climbing creates a different perception of nature and introduces new values to local communities and the general public in México.