Gara Villalba (cap del projecte URBAG) va participar a la xerrada sobre ciència i innovació, acompanyada per Miranda Jessica Lubbers (antropòloga social i cultural), Fàtima Bosch (directora del CBATEG UAB) i Júlia Vergara-Alert (investigadora principal del grup de coronavirus zoonòtics de l'IRTA CReSA), moderada per Margarita Arboix (exrectora de la UAB).
Integrated System Analysis
of Urban Vegetation
and Agriculture (URBAG)
Aims to determine to what degree green infrastructures can be a source of sustainable food, reduce environmental impacts, and promote a more efficient use of resources in urban regions.
Funded by the Horizon 2020 European Research Council and hosted by ICTA-UAB.
Gara Villalba gave a short talk on the GHG monitoring network that she and her team are setting up in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. This presentation was part of the ICOS ERIC 17th General Assembly Info Day, which took place in Madrid the days 22nd and 23rd of November 2022 in a session hosted by the Minisitry of Science of Spain Maria Vallejo.
The main goal of this PhD position is to assess the impacts of green infrastructure to reduce GHG in urban areas. To achieve this, the candidate will work with the Weather and Research Forecasting model (WRF) coupled with chemical transport (WRF-Chem) with the GHG tracer option called WRF-GHG coupled to the UCM BEP+BEM (Building Effect Parameterization coupled with Building Energy Model). The PhD position is funded by the LaCaixa INPhINIT doctoral fellowships offered through the doctoral programme of ICTA-UAB
Title: Displaying geographic variability of peri-urban agriculture environmental impacts in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona: A regionalized life cycle assessment / Peri urban agriculture (peri-UA) can supply food locally and potentially more sustainably than far-away conventional agricultural systems. It can also introduce significant environmental impacts depending on the local biophysical conditions and resources required to implement it.