Roser Maneja

Roser Maneja
Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) | CTFC · Bioeconomy and governance

PhD Environmental Sciences

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Publications (44)
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In an increasingly urbanized world, where cardiometabolic issues in cities have raised public health concerns, urban greenness is known to be beneficial for some of the most common health issues. However, the examination of the contribution of sex and gender regarding the benefits of urban greenness for people’s cardiometabolic health is lacking. F...
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The current study analyses the evolution of different human stress markers during an 8 h exposure to a Mediterranean Holm oak forest. We conducted a pre-post study with thirty-one subjects in which saliva samples were collected before the exposure (baseline) and after 1, 2, 4 and 8 h. Our results show: (A) a significant decrease in cortisol saliva...
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The use of Land use and Land cover (LULC) data is gradually becoming more widely spread in studies relating the environment to human health. However, little research has acknowledged the compositional nature of these data. The goal of the present study is to explore, for the first time, the independent effect of eight LULC categories (agricultural...
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The heterogenous distribution of both COVID-19 incidence and mortality in Catalonia (Spain) during the firsts moths of the pandemic suggests that differences in baseline risk factors across regions might play a relevant role in modulating the outcome of the pandemic. This paper investigates the associations between both COVID-19 incidence and morta...
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The current body of literature points monoterpenes as one of the determinant factors of the interaction between forests and human health. The present study aims at analyzing the monoterpene absorption by humans during a 2 -hs forest exposure in a Mediterranean holm oak forest focusing on the four most abundant monoterpene compounds: alpha-pinene, b...
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There is mounting scientific evidence that greenness is associated with improved cardiovascular health. However, few studies have distinguished between vegetation type, measured perceived green space access, or investigated heterogeneity of associations across categories of neighborhood sociodemographic and racial/ethnic composition. We conducted a...
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owards inclusive environmental governance in the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve, Morocco Mari-Carmen Romera, Feliu López-i-Gelats, Pablo Dominguez, Said Boujrouf & Roser Maneja Keywords: argan, social-ecological systems, natural protected areas, post-normal science, ethnography, stakeholder analysis, social learning Abstract Arganeraie Biosphere R...
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The quality characteristics of urban green spaces (UGS) have been suggested to play a critical role in their use and their potentials to exert health effects. However, epidemiological studies evaluating such a role are scarce. These studies have generally focused on a limited number of quality dimensions. We studied the association between 10 UGS q...
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Background In recent years, research has been increasingly devoted to understanding the complex human health-environment relationship. Nevertheless, many different measurements have been applied to characterize the environment. Among them, the application of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) data is becoming more noticeable over time. Aims This resea...
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El paper dels boscos de Catalunya en el nou context del Pacte Verd europeu i el Pla europeu de Recuperació post-COVID-19 Oportunitat per posicionar el potencial del sector forestal en el canvi de model social i econòmic cap a la neutralitat d'emissions en carboni, la gestió sostenible del territori i la conservació de la biodiversitat C ada cop són...
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The quality of green spaces could play a crucial role in green spaces’ health benefits and their underlying mechanisms. We developed and implemented the RECITAL: a multidimensional in situ quality assessment tool for urban green spaces, primarily to characterize quality aspects relevant to human health. The tool includes 90 items divided into eleve...
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Monoterpenes have been identified as potential determinants of the human health effects induced by forest exposure. The present study characterizes the total monoterpene concentrations at nose height in a Mediterranean Holm oak forest located in North-East Iberian Peninsula during the annual emission peak (summer and autumn: June to November) using...
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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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The potential of forests as a source of health has been addressed by the scientific community and is now being considered in national forest strategies, management plans and policies. Studies identifying the mechanisms by which forest characteristics may induce these effects on human health are nevertheless scarce. This systematic review of literat...
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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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Urban green spaces (UGS) have been linked with a series of benefits for the environment, and for the physical health and well-being of urban residents. This is of great importance in the context of the aging of modern societies. However, UGS have different forms and characteristics that can determine their utilization. Common elements in UGS such a...
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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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We conducted a systematic review of quality assessment tools for urban green spaces to evaluate their replicability, comparability and validity. We assessed the characteristics of 15 published, multi-dimensional, direct observation tools regarding: publication, development, features and included dimensions. Even though all tools show acceptable int...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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ABSRTACT: Socio-ecological heritage is the collection of evidence that suggests a long history of human-nature interaction. The aim of this concept is to overcome division between nature and culture while cataloguing heritage. The socio-ecological heritage of the Mont-rodon area (municipality of Matadepera, Catalunya) has been catalogued in order t...

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To analyse what can Biosphere Reserves learn from Agdal type of organisation To analyse to what extent can Biosphere Reserves support Agdals To explore how this can be done jointly with and for the direct benefit of the local communities