Martí Boada

Martí Boada
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies (ICTA)

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Some types of cancer are commonly associated with intense pain even at the early stages of the disease. The mandible is particularly vulnerable to metastasis from breast cancer, and this process has been studied using a bioluminescent human breast cancer cell line (MDA-MB-231 LUC+ ). Using this cell line and anatomic and neurophysiologic methods in...
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En la segunda década del siglo veintiuno, el espacio urbano se encuentra en una coyuntura clave en la historia donde la biodiversidad, el crecimiento de la población, y el cambio climático constituyen elementos muy relevantes en el contexto del cambio global. Una percepción más holística del análisis urbano ha puesto en valor la significancia de lo...
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La notion de service écosystémique peut-elle aider à repenser l'action collective et la gestion concertée des territoires? La gouvernance des services écosystémiques est souvent pensée en termes de paiements fondés sur des approches marchandes ou des interventions de l'état. Des modes de gouvernance alternatifs fondés sur l'action collective à l'éc...
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This chapter develops a methodology to interpret the landscape from the integrative perspective of socioecological systems, including the representation of biodiversity – both fauna and vegetation – and cultural elements. The first phase of the methodology consists of a general panoramic visualization of the landscape for its analysis and interpret...
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This chapter analyses the description of the phenomenon of dendroculture, or tree culture, in the context of the environmental crisis; the perspective of trees and forests in art, folklore, culture, and religion; and the history of valorization of trees and forests in the last centuries. It provides an innovative taxonomic classification of trees o...
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El sistema taxonómico propuesto basado en la dendrocultura se centra en el reconocimiento de la cultura y la naturaleza, utilizando ejemplos tomados de la interacción de las sociedades humanas con los árboles y los bosques a lo largo del tiempo. La idea es que la caracterización, basada en la relación entre humanos y árboles notables, actúe como u...
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This paper explores how medicinal plant knowledge of the Waorani (Ecuador) varies with socio-economic and demographic factors. Medicinal plant knowledge was compared at individual and community levels. Semi-structured interviews were performed with 56 informants (men N= 29, women N= 27) between 15 and 70 years old in five Waorani communities locate...
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This paper explores how the medicinal plant knowledge of the Waorani indigenous society in Ecuador varies in accordance with both socio-economic and demographic factors. Medicinal plant knowledge was compared at both individual and community levels. Fifty-nine semi-structured interviews (men n = 30, women n = 29) were performed with people between...
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The structure of the chapter includes the description of the phenomenon of dendroculture, or tree culture, in the context of the environmental crisis; the perspective of trees and forests in art, folklore, culture, and religion; and the history of valorization of trees and forests in the last centuries. Finally, we propose an innovative taxonomic c...
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Numerous studies show the benefits that contact with the natural environment have for human health, but there are few studies on the role of Protected Natural Areas (PNAs), either from the preventive point of view or on their potential benefits, on individuals with health problems. A study was made of the relationship between the visitation of Mont...
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Since 1996, L'Observatori de la Tordera Project carries out a long-term monitoring of socio-ecological indicators in collaboration with local and regional institutions to assess the environmental status of the Tordera river basin, located between Girona and Barcelona provinces (NE Iberian Peninsula) and with a total surface of 898 km2. Referring to...
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The governance of ecosystem services (ES) has been predominantly thought of in terms of market or state-based instruments. Comparatively, collective action mechanisms have rarely been considered. This paper addresses this gap by proposing a conceptual framework that brings together ES, social interdependencies, and collective action thinking. We us...
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The world is currently experiencing global environmental and civilization crises with overlapping worldwide consequences. It exists a wide variety of approaches steaming from different definitions of the concept sustainable development' to overcome them. Such variety in definitions known as conceptual babelism - has turned into a complex semantic d...
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The role of specific subsets of peripheral nerves in pain related behavior remains unclear. To better understand the contribution of differential activation of fast-conducting, high-threshold mechanoreceptor (AHTMR) input, we hypothesized that neuronal activation would be distinct with nerve injury, and that nociceptive input would predictt behavio...
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This paper analyzes the creation of the potential distribution map of the spatial leopard pattern and the environment in relationship to its development in arid and semiarid areas. The information was base on bibliographic information from places around the world and field data obtained in Colombia and Spain. The factors are characterized using glo...
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Cities often are perceived as the antithesis of nature, as places where plants, animals, insects, and their homes are relegated to the margins of human activity. Composed mainly of non-living materials and showcasing non-­biological systems, such as subways and skyscrapers, they have long stood almost as monuments of human disregard for the natural...
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Despite its complex biogeographical location and sociocultural dimensions, the city of Jerusalem has been successful in nurturing its urban biodiversity in line with sustainability. At between 650 and 850 meters above sea level and midway between the Mediterranean and Dead seas, the municipality of Jerusalem occupies 125 square kilometers of a plat...
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The Montjuïc cliffs, a biodiversity hotspot inside the city of Barcelona
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The ability to distinguish mechanical from thermal input is a critical component of peripheral somatosensory function. Polymodal c-fibers respond to both stimuli. However, mechano-sensitive, modality-specific fast-conducting tactile and nociceptor afferents theoretically carry information only about mechanical forces independent of the thermal envi...
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FAO in 2013 has launched a global campaign promoting the consumption of Quinoa, international demand increased rapidly, generating complex scenarios agri Aymara communities of the Titicaca watershed "main production worldwide Quinoa" with impacts on agricultural biodiversity system, in this context we consider important to investigate how it affect...
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The effects of land abandonment on biodiversity have received considerable attention by scholars, but results are far from conclusive. Different cultural traditions of scientists seem to underlie the contrasting ways in which land abandonment is understood. Although the forest transition (FT) framework considers land abandonment as an opportunity f...
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Chronic pain after nerve injury is often accompanied by hypersensitivity to mechanical stimuli, yet whether this reflects altered input, altered processing, or both remains unclear. Spinal nerve ligation or transection results in hypersensitivity to mechanical stimuli in skin innervated by adjacent dorsal root ganglia, but no previous study has qua...
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Fast conducting myelinated high threshold mechanoreceptors (AHTMR) are largely thought to transmit acute nociception from the periphery. However, their roles in normal withdrawal and in nerve injury induced hyperalgesia are less well accepted. Modulation of this subpopulation of peripheral neurons would help define their roles in withdrawal behavio...
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Se presenta el primer estudio sobre dendroclimatología de Pinus pseudostrobus y Pinus devoniana en el estado de Michoacán (México). El estudio se realizó en los municipios de Áporo y Zitácuaro de la Reserva de la Biosfera de la Mariposa Monarca (RBMM). Se colectaron cien testimonios de madera tomados a 1.3 m de altura del árbol, repartidas en los e...
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Fast conducting myelinated high threshold mechanoreceptors (AHTMR) are largely thought to transmit acute nociception from the periphery. However, their roles in normal withdrawal and in nerve injury induced hyperalgesia are less well accepted. Modulation of this subpopulation of peripheral neurons would help define their roles in withdrawal behavio...
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The Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus is an endangered species whose most important food resource and nesting site in Costa Rica is the mountain almond tree Dipteryx panamensis, threatened mainly by deforestation. In this study, we analyse the suitability of reintroducing A. ambiguus in the South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica by examining whether the...
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One of the main purposes of the research on which this chapter is based is to formulate strategies for the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity using environmental education proposals and public policies at a local and supra-local level. We elaborated these strategies based on a study of the perceptions of children living in nine rura...
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The magnitude and complexity of the current erosion of plant biodiversity call for the development of interdisciplinary tools that enable an early detection of its effects and the establishment of effective management strategies. Indeed, plant sciences face the complex task of identifying the ecological information needed for the conservation chall...
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ABSTRACT Well-being, biodiversity and urban planning in Barcelona Montserrat Pallares-Barbera , Antònia Casellas, Sònia Sànchez-Mateo, Martí Boada, Jaume Marlès-Magre The aim of this paper is to study well-being of urban population, based on two pillars: the proximity to services to the population and the role played by urban biodiversity. The s...
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Human isolation in mountain areas has an extra cost for the people living there, because they occasionally have to face harsh environmental conditions. Such adaptation to the environment can be faced in several ways, and in situ landrace conservation is a proposed strategy that concerns food acquisition and maintenance. However, human isolation cou...
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Both biological and cultural diversities seem to be diminishing together along with the progressive interconnection of peoples and ecosystems of the earth under the rules and dynamics of global markets. This has led some conservationists and social scientists to highlight the need for enhanced knowledge on the complex interrelationships between cul...
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El objetivo de esta comunicación es estudiar el bienestar de la población urbana, basada en dos pilares fundamentales: la proximidad a los servicios de la población, y la biodiversidad urbana. El valor social de este proyecto consiste en combinar elementos de urbanismo ético que persigue el interés público (localizando servicios a la población), fa...
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The trigeminal ganglia (TG) innervate a heterogeneous set of highly sensitive and exposed tissues. Weak, innocuous stimuli can evoke pain as a normal response in some areas such as the cornea. This observation implies however, the capability of low threshold mechano receptors (LTMR) inducing pain in the normal condition. To clarify this matter, the...
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Maturation of the nervous system results in changes in both central and peripheral processing. To better understand responses to injury in the young, developmental differences in the acute response to incision were investigated in both tactile and nociceptive myelinated peripheral mechanosensitive afferent neurons in vivo. Neuronal intrasomal recor...
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Landscape changes are driven by a combination of physical, ecological and socio-cultural factors. Hence, a large amount of information is necessary to monitor these changes and to develop effective strategies for management and conservation. For this, novel strategies for combining social and environmental data need to be developed. The purpose of...
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How can a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach promote the co-production of knowledge for the management of natural areas? This article describes the experience of over ten years of implementation of the PAR approach in the management of the Cinquera Natural Area in El Salvador, which is maintained by local communities with an organizationa...
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The increase of tourism to the Antarctic continent may entail not only local but also global environmental impacts. These latter impacts, which are mainly caused by transport, have been generally ignored. As a result, there is a lack of data on the global impacts of Antarctic tourism in terms of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. This...
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Developmental differences in peripheral neuron characteristics and functionality exist. Direct measurement of active and passive electrophysiologic and receptive field characteristics of single mechanosensitive neurons in glabrous skin was performed and phenotypic characterization of fiber subtypes was applied to analyze developmental differences i...
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In the north rim of the Mediterranean region, where forest cover is increasing as a result of land abandonment and temperatures are rising as a result of climate change, there is increasing interest for the effects of such changes on the runoff of water courses. This is a paramount issue for the conservation of many freshwater habitats and species....
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During the last few decades El Salvador has been considered as one of the most deforested countries in Latin America. Nevertheless, recent studies have pointed out the important forest recovery process currently occurring, which is favoured by socio-political changes recently experienced in this country. The latest research on forest recovery has b...
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Local knowledge and land use practices, along with the multiple visions of landscapes of local actors, can provide information complementary to that of conventional scientific appraisals. The goal of this study is to understand how local people actually recognize and use different landscape units and the environmental goods and services provided by...
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A pesar de la distancia y el elevado coste del viaje, los turistas llegan regularmente hasta la Antártida. El fuerte incremento de las visitas durante las dos últimas décadas ha generado nuevos retos de conservación para la que puede considerarse la última frontera virgen que queda en nuestro planeta.
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La Antártida es una de las zonas de nuestro planeta menos alteradas. Aún así, está sometida a una serie de impactos provocados por la presencia del hombre que son revisados brevemente en este artículo. Para cada tipo de alteración se citan los casos de estudio más representativos, las principales medidas de minimización y/o mitigación adoptadas, as...
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Sensory afferents in skin encode and convey thermal and mechanical conditions, including those that threaten tissue damage. A small proportion of skin, the glabrous skin of the distal extremities, is specialized to explore the environment in fine detail. Aside from increased innervation density, little is known regarding properties of mechanosensor...
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Depicting geographic areas encompassing relevant territorial information is essential for proper land-use planning. The literature provides scant examples dealing with integration of socio-economic and biophysical attributes at the territorial level in order to bridge the gap between biophysical data and human society in regional planning. The goal...
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En las últimas décadas las cubiertas del suelo de la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona han experimentado un gran proceso de transformación, generando un cambio en la estructura y la funcionalidad del paisaje. Los campos de cultivo han disminuido, la superficie forestal ha aumentado y el tejido urbano se ha dispersado. El presente artículo tiene com...
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In the last decades land-covers in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region have experienced a great transformation that has changed landscape structure and functioning. Agrarian area has decreased, forests have increased and urban area has sprawled. In this work we analyze the process of urban sprawl in wildland-urban interface areas and the perception o...
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The development of new approaches in environmental education and the use of innovative methodologies may improve knowledge of social interests and perceptions regarding the environment. In the present study, drawings, questionnaires and use of the Participatory Global Positioning System (P-GPS) were included to obtain the socio-ecological perceptio...
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Es caracteritzen noves poblacions de falguera reial al curs alt del riu Tordera i a les rieres de la Castanya i de la Bascona, al Montseny (Catalunya). A partir de l’estructura d’aquestes poblacions i de les comunitats vegetals on es desenvolupa la falguera reial, podem concloure que es troben en bon estat de conservació, per l’elevat nombre de pla...
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El present article té com a objectiu mostrar els resultats de la diagnosi dels canvis en els usos i en les cobertes del sòl a la Costa del Tet–Mont-rodon, al terme municipal de Matadepera (comarca del Vallès Occidental) ocorreguts entre 1956 i 2006. Aquest estudi s’emmarca dins la teoria de l’anomenat canvi global, el qual es pot definir com un con...
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Pinus sylvestris L. and Pinus mugo Turra originating from two plantations established during the 1960s are invading subalpine heathlands higher than 1500 in above sea level in Montseny Natural Park (northeast Spain). Both species are native at a regional scale but may not have been present in the park's subalpine vegetation previously. In addition,...
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The substantia gelatinosa (SG) of the dorsal horn of the spinal cord is a recipient zone for unmyelinated sensory neurons in adults. Recent studies of the central anatomy of physiologically identified skin sensory neurons in neonatal mice have shown that this region also receives substantial inputs from a variety of myelinated afferents. The presen...
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This article evaluates, from an industrial ecology (IE) perspective, the energy performance of the services inside an urban system and determines their global environmental impact. Additionally, this study determines which are the most energy demanding services and the efficiency of their energy use per visitor and per surface area unit.The urban s...
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The objective of this paper is to show the results of the diagnosis of changes in land use and land cover that have taken place between 1956 and 2006 in Costa del Tet-Montrodon (municipality of Matadepera, county of Vallès Occidental). The diagnosis is framed in the theory of global change, which can be defined as a set of alterations of the global...
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Ridaura's sessile oak forestland is located in the mountain range of Montseny (declared Natural Park - 1987 - and UNESCO's Biosphere Reserve -1978-). It is a study site of great interest for the analysis of Global Change processes. This sessile oak forestland constitutes an ecotonic border between the mediterranean and eurosiberian bio-georegions,...
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Ridaura's sessile oak forestland is located in the mountain range of Montseny (declared Natural Park -1987- and UNESCO's Biosphere Reserve -1978-). It is a study site of great interest for the analysis of Global Change processes. This sessile oak forestland constitutes an ecotonic border between the mediterranean and eurosiberian bio-georegions and...
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Ridaura's sessile oak forestland is located in the mountain range of Montseny (declared Natural Park -1987- and UNESCO's Biosphere Reserve -1978-). It is a study site of great interest for the analysis of Global Change processes. This sessile oak forestland constitutes an ecotonic border between the mediterranean and eurosiberian bio-georegions, an...
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Altitudinal upward shifts of species’ ranges have occurred across a wide range of taxonomic groups and geographical locations during the twentieth century in response to current climate warming. However, actual data of plant species’ altitudinal shifts are still scarce and not always clear. Here we provide a more detailed investigation of a previou...
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Recent combined analyses of the structural, functional, and molecular attributes of individual skin sensory neurons using semi-intact in vitro preparations from mice have provided a wealth of novel insights into nociceptor biology. How these findings translate to more natural conditions nevertheless remains unresolved. Toward this end, intracellula...
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The strategic management approach for natural protected areas (NPA) has been evolving over time mainly in the last decades in which management has acquired a more integral and inclusive character. NPA management is a process whereby management planning is the principal strategy in which ideally the main actions are defined; it also facilitates the...
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This paper has the objective of examining the relationships between rural culture and sustainability taking as an example the case of Catalonia. We argue that these relationships are mediated by particular and antagonic views of nature and society, of cities and the countryside as Strictly separated environments. In our opinion, this separation is...
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This paper has the objective of examining the relationships between rural culture and sustainability taking as an example the case of Catalonia. We argue that these relationships are mediated by particular and antagonic views of nature and society, of cities and the countryside as Strictly separated environments. In our opinion, this separation is...
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This paper has the objective of examining the relationships between rural culture and sustainability taking as an example the case of Catalonia. We argue that these relationships are mediated by particular and antagonic views of nature and society, of cities and the countryside as Strictly separated environments. In our opinion, this separation is...
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Invasion of natural habitats by conifer species is a well-known phenomenon worldwide. Here, we describe naturalization by the American Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir) in Montseny Natural Park (Catalonia, NE Spain). Establishment of seedlings started 15 years after plantation. Seedling density was positively associated to low tree density, small...
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In the Mediterranean region, cycles of controlled burning combined with continuous grazing appear to have been an effective tool for maintaining isolated Calluna vulgaris heathlands in the form in which they occur in many places in the Atlantic region. Changes in land use and management of the mosaic of extensively exploited heathland and associate...