Juan Carlos Guerra

Juan Carlos Guerra
Universidad de Valladolid | UVA · Department of Geography

Ph.D. Geography
Associate Professor. Department of Geography. University of Valladolid (Spain).

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April 1996 - June 2016
Universidad de Valladolid
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
April 1996 - present
Universidad de Valladolid
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (53)
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De «oro marrón» a patrimonio olvidado: explotación forestal y negocio corcho-taponero en Liébana (Cantabria) 1 resumen El perfil forestal de Cantabria se construye en la actualidad tanto en torno a la producción de madera como sobre la presencia de dos espacios fores-tales: el de la selva atlántica y el de la silvicultura intensiva. Estos rasgos di...
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EN EL CONTEXTO DE LOS BOSQUES DE ESPAÑA Datos relevantes. 1. Situación, extensión, límites y caracteres. Los bosques ocupan en la España atlántica unos 2,6 millones de hectáreas. Representan, por tanto, una de sus ocupaciones del suelo más extensas. 2. Aspectos socioeconómicos. El árbol y el bosque han poseído históri-camente una función trascenden...
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Los paisajes actuales del bosque en Castilla y León son fruto de historias entrecruzadas surgidas en gran parte a lo largo de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. El artículo presenta estos paisajes desde una doble perspectiva. Por un lado analiza el comportamiento de las principales variables que han modelado sus rasgos formales y por otro se propone u...
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a moderna valorización del corcho para su uso taponero llega a La Liébana a lo largo de la segunda década del siglo xix de la mano de comerciantes franceses que abastecen los talleres del Marensin, y se extiende por todo el noroeste de España pocos años después gracias a la influencia portuguesa y, sobre todo, al trabajo de industriales de origen c...
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In the context of economies referred to as diverse or different, Alternative Economic Practices (AEP) are actions that, alternative to capitalism in varying degrees, aim to fulfil people's basic needs. The Great Recession of 2008 gives a new incentive to their theoretical and empirical analysis as a result of the new meaning given to alternative ec...
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Desde mediados de la década de 1920, la explotación maderera de las selvas de la actual República de Guinea Ecuatorial conoce una intensa transformación: deja de estar protago-nizada por determinadas compañías comerciales europeas para convertirse en una práctica colonial sustentada por la afluencia de importantes capitales financieros metropolitan...
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Las Prácticas Económicas Alternativas (PEA) conocen, como se ha mostrado en un estudio previo (Pascual, Gil & Guerra, 2018), un importante desarrollo en Valladolid desde el año 2012. A partir de ese momento se completa en la ciudad el universo de prácticas identificadas en esta obra colectiva. Aun siendo numerosas y contando con un elevado potencia...
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Las Prácticas Económicas Alternativas se integran dentro de los Movimientos Sociales Urbanos (MSU) por los contextos que las condicionan, las herencias de las que se nutren y los prestamos organizativos que reciben de ellos. Desde su formulación a mediados de la década de 1980, los MSU han sido objeto de una intensa discusión teórica que ha girado...
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This study explores the devising of the colonial space in the Gulf of Guinea in 1905 through the tendering process of the Muni contract awarding. This process is typically associated to Valeriano Weyler’s project. However, the intellectual authorship of such process belongs to Enrique D’Almonte, former colonial civil servant in the Philippines, mem...
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The last decade has witnessed an important development of practices that involve alternative proposals to the dominant production, consumption and exchange patterns. In the present article, we present an analysis of the interwoven patterns of alternative economic practices in Valladolid, a mid-sized city in Spain.This urban profile differs from the...
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This study examines the elements and processes that defined the development of the wood commercialization industry in Continental Guinea between 1926 and 1936. During this period an influx of Spanish capital resulted in the establishment of a limited number of companies that controlled the logging business in this Spanish colony The implementation...
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This study examines the elements and processes that defined the development of the wood commercialization industry in Continental Guinea between 1926 and 1936. During this per iod an influx of Spanish capital resulted in the establishment of a limited number of companies that controlled the logging business in this Spanish colony. The implementatio...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the process by means of which the Spanish colonial space is constructed in the continental Guinea during the first years of the XXth century until the decolonization in 1968. Even if the central component in this space is timber logging, mainly okoume, the present work does not focus on this activity but is r...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the process by means of which the Spanish colonial space is constructed in the continental Guinea during the first years of the XXth century until the decolonization in 1968. Even if the central component in this space is timber logging, mainly okoume, the present work does not focus on this activity but is r...
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Between 1949 and 1952 the Spanish Army Geographical Service published the fifteen sheets at the scale of 1:100,000 that constitute the Advancement of the Topographic and Forest Map of Guinea. Even though the name itself suggests a certain degree of tentativeness, the aim long pursued by the organisms of the Spanish colonial administration is thus a...
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Despite the fact that almost fifty years have passed since decolonisation, knowledge about the Spanish colonial experience in the Gulf of Guinea, from a critical perspective, is still scarce and partial. The research forming the framework for this poster aims to unravel the crucial points that turned the former Spanish continental Guinea, and other...
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General Reforestation Reports emerge as part of the July 11 1877 Law on reforestation, promotion, and improvement of public forest. These reports were elaborated by the forest districts personnel and sent to the Ministry of Public Works between 1878 and 1884. They include both the objectives and reforestation works proposed by the forestry enginnee...
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Atlas de los paisajes agrarios de España 288 Datos relevantes. 1. Situación, extensión, límites y caracteres. Excluidas las estructuras adehesadas, contempladas en este trabajo como un paisaje ganadero, el bosque se extiende por unas 6,7 millones de hectáreas en España. Si un rasgo lo defi ne es el de su heterogeneidad y com-plejidad, tanto por los...
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interés para conocer la situación de los montes riojanos y de la adminis-tración forestal a finales del s. XIX, contiene una sencilla cartografía que puede ser considerada como el primer intento de representación, conforme a criterios modernos, del bosque en La Rioja. Palabras clave: cartografía forestal, La Rioja, repoblaciones, siglo XIX. The pre...
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Los sabinares de sabina albar (Juniperus thurifera L.) tienen unos rasgos peculiares en las llanuras del centro de la Cuenca del Duero, debido tanto a factores ecológicos como históricos. Destaca su carácter difuso, observable en la ausencia o muy escasa representación de las masas puras de sabina albar y en el reducido valor de alturas, diámetros...
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RESUMEN En La Tierra de Pinares segoviana, dentro de las llanuras sedimentarias de la Cuenca del Duero, pervive una notable población de abedul (Betula alba L.). Situada en el tramo medio del río Cega, en las proximidades de la localidad de Cuéllar, aprovecha las condiciones topoecológicas y las manifestaciones hidromorfológicas que introduce el pe...
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Se estudian varios bosques de abedul (Betula alba) situados en los valles de cabecera del río Omaña (Cordillera Cantábrica, Provincia de León, España). Estos bosques son singulares por estar formados casi en exclusiva por abedules y serbales (Sorbus aucuparia), y poseen un elevado interés por los procesos de densificación y expansión que muestran e...
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En las Topografías Médicas reside gran parte del conocimiento ambientalista que la medicina española elabora durante casi dos siglos. Dicho conocimiento se plasma en la descripción de lugares concretos, que suelen incluir referencias de diversa entidad al espacio ocupado por la vegetación arbolada. En esta comunicación se realiza una valoración crí...
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La documentación histórica aporta suficientes datos como para recomponer la ordenación tradicional de nuestros montes. El trabajo que se presenta hace un intento en este sentido para un sector del interior de Castilla y León, los páramos calcáreos, caracterizado tradicionalmente por la presencia de extensas superficies arboladas con encina (Quercus...
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Actas de la VII Reunión Nacional de Geomorfología. Sociedad Española de Geomofología y Dpto. Geografía de la Universidad de Valladolid
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La multiplicidad de acercamientos que caracteriza actualmente el estudio de la vegetación ha puesto de manifiesto la función capital que desempeña la acción humana en la organización de los paisajes vegetales actuales. Desde esta óptica, la Geografía, que tiene en el hombre su centro de interés, cuenta con una sólida tradición que le permite aporta...
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INTRODUCCIÓN La repoblación forestal o, más bien, la conciencia de que era conveniente devolver al monte alguno de sus espacios perdidos no es, como tal, una propiedad exclusiva de la moderna administración forestal surgida tras la creación del cuerpo de ingenieros de montes y la posterior de los distritos foresta-les. Algunos antecedentes pueden e...
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Los páramos calcáreos de los Montes de Torozos ocupan un amplio sector del centro de la Cuenca Sedimentaria del Duero cercano a las 150.000 ha. Desde antaño, la vegetación natural ha sido uno de los hilos conductores del paisaje, observándose una estrecha relación entre formas de relieve y grandes unidades de vegetación: páramo y masas arboladas, c...
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The perception of forest fire by the rural population is analysed by means of interviews and groups of discussion. The study is based on what happened between 1983 and 2005 in the 42 municipalities wich have suffered the most of forest fire in Castile and Leon, and where it has burned more than half of the total regional burnt surface. We conclude...

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Acajou (Khaya sp.), okume (Aucoumea klaineana) and teka (Tectona grandis) were very important for the French, German, Spanish and British  forestry colonial economy. Does anybody know any other central tree for the European colonial empires?
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I am working on the Spanish forest colonial economy between 1900 and 1968 and I would like to know about other such cases.
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1. To identify the sustainable food networks in Castilla y León and the city-region of Madrid, and to characterise their economic, social, political, and environmental features. 2. To analyse the sustainable food networks of Castilla y León and the city-region of Madrid as chains of economic, social, political, and environmental values. 3. To analyse and evaluate the organisation and territorial network of the SFN through the research of the centrality and spatial accessibility of their nodes. 4. To identify and evaluate public policies aimed at promoting food transition in Castilla y León and the city-region of Madrid.
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This coordinated research project (ALISOS) is situated at the intersection of three territorial processes which are also complementary fields of geographical analysis. The first one addresses new solutions for food production, distribution and consumption based on geographical proximity and cooperation between the actors involved in order to build sustainable alternatives to the current model dominated by the large food corporations. The second one is concerned about the link between food and sustainability, which has given rise to the notion of 'food transition', a key element of the broader 'ecological transition' that claims for building a sustainable food model as the cornerstone of a more just and sustainable society. And the third one analyses the policies which, from the global scale (UN, FAO) to the local scale (Milan Pact, MunicipalFood Strategies), are driving the food transition by strengthening what we define in this project as 'sustainable food networks' (SFN), capable of combining economic viability with social inclusion, community participation and environmental sustainability. The notion of 'value chain', so widespread in the study of the geographical organization of the production of goods and services, becomes a 'chain of values' (localization, autonomy, solidarity, care, cooperation, sustainability) when SFN are scrutinized as integral solutions that, without downplaying profitability, combine it with other values in their daily activities. SFN participants promote and protect these economic, social, political and environmental values to ensure the internal coherence of the whole supply chain. ALISOS will pay special attention to the process of social construction of these values and to the location of the nodes and places where the interaction between SFN actors generates these values and keeps the whole food process cohesive. ALISOS main hypothesis is that the very process of social construction of SFN values is highly conditioned by the geographical characteristics of the territories where these networks operate. Hence the selection as a field of study of two Spanish regions with highly contrasting territorial models: Castilla y León and Comunidad de Madrid. Both regions differ in the density of human settlements, the geographical distribution of sustainable food producers and consumers, the volume of SFN in operation, and the support of public administrations for the food transition. These differential factors affect both the likelihood of the emergence of new SFN and the capacity to consolidate existing ones. In our view, it is necessary to conduct a coordinated research that takes these territorial conditions into account for a full understanding of SFN as geographical processes and solutions. ALISOS, therefore, proposes four main objectives: i) to identify and characterise SFN in both regions; ii) to analyse the processes of shared construction of economic, social, political and environmental values within the identified SFN; iii) to study in depth the forms of territorial organisation of SFN using spatial analysis techniques; and iv) to identify, catalogue and evaluate public policies to encourage food transition in both regions, as well as the factors that make their sustained application difficult over time.
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The axe of this project is the Multifunctional and Territorialised Agrarian Systems (SAMUTER), a hybrid concept that deeps into the global and systemic vision of agriculture and food and its ability to articulate sustainable development programs. These programs are necessary both to reverse the processes of rural depopulation in large areas of the inner Spain, and to correct the disorder and loss of values of urban and metropolitan agriculture. The study of these agrarian systems began the last year with the coordinated project "Multifunctional and territorialised agri-food systems for the development of rural Fecha de generación 14/12/2020:16:52:46 Página 3 de 37 SPID202000X113162IV0 Forma de ejecución: Individual MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN Proyectos I+D+i 2020 spaces in Spain (SAMUTER)", funded by the 2019 Call "R + D + i Projects". SAMUTER-CyL intends to contribute to the analysis of the normative framework that regulates those systems and to develop case studies in a region very affected by depopulation. The Multifunctional and Territorialised Agri-Food Systems (SAMUTER) appear to be conditioned by complex regulations that operate at different administrative levels and integrate various sectoral and territorial policies. It starts from the fact that public action has not managed food systems from an integral perspective, but through the compartmentalization of food policies in different fields and between different actors. A regulation that, in addition, is articulated in different administrative bodies, highlighting the contrasts between territories and the great diversity of strategies for applying European standards and guidelines that must be systematized. Likewise, the project focuses on the role played by the different and representative cases of SAMUTERs in the rural development of Castilla y León, a region whose rural area -with densities below the critical thresholds- is subject to an acute involution. Nevertheless, it has varied agro-systems such as those in the mountains -with a livestock and forestry vocation-, or those in the plains -where cereal, wine-growing, and drylands crop dominate, or others as inland irrigation valleys. But also, along with the voids, are the spaces with the most intense occupation and more complex functions, represented by urban environments, some of which develop food strategies of notable interest. Within these areas, different case studies will be selected to illustrate the role of SAMUTERs in the most depopulated inner Spain.