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Sonia Quiroga     Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Sonia Quiroga published an article in February 2019.
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Teppo Hujala

83 shared publications

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

Aline Chiabai

65 shared publications

Basque Centre for Climate Change, BC3, Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Campus of the University of the Basque Country, 48940 Leioa, Spain

Milan Ščasný

58 shared publications

Environment Centre, Charles University, Prague 6, Czech Republic

Hanneke Kruize

24 shared publications

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Centre for Sustainability, Environment and Health, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands;(B.S.);(H.K.)

G. Weiss

22 shared publications

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)

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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations What influences European private forest owners' affinity for subsidies? Sonia Quiroga, Cristina Suarez, Andrej Ficko, Diana Felician... Published: 01 February 2019
Forest Policy and Economics, doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2018.08.008
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Article 4 Reads 2 Citations Forest ownership changes in Europe: State of knowledge and conceptual foundations Gerhard Weiss, Anna Lawrence, Teppo Hujala, Gun Lidestav, Li... Published: 01 February 2019
Forest Policy and Economics, doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2018.03.003
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Insights on Urban and Periurban Adaptation Strategies Based on Stakeholders’ Perceptions on Hard and Soft Responses to C... Pablo Martinez-Juarez, Aline Chiabai, Cristina Suárez, Sonia... Published: 26 January 2019
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su11030647
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Adapting to expected impacts of climate change is a task shared by multiple institutions and individuals, but much of this work falls over local and regional authorities, which has made them experts over the issue. At the same time, adaptation to climate change has been a research interest in different academic fields; while private companies provide research and development efforts on the issue. Views from perspectives may contain common ground and discrepancies, but benefits from the discussion may differ among these three sectors. This study shows the application of collaborative approaches to analyze impacts and adaptation measures at a local level. A stakeholder workshop was held in the city of Bilbao to discuss impacts of climate change and adaptation in the local context of the Basque Country. The contributions were proposed on three axes: impacts from climate change, good practices proposed or already in action, and costs and benefits derived from those strategies. Participants were asked to rank a series of measures and practices extracted from their previous inputs. These measures were analyzed after applying bootstrapping techniques, according to the perceived costs and benefits assigned to each of the grouped measures and practices. Participants estimated that groups containing green adaptation measures and those that had potentially positive impacts over climate change mitigation were the most efficient measures, as reduced costs combined with high benefits could lead to win–win adaptation strategies, while grey infrastructures were seen as providing high benefits at high costs.
Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Understanding the drivers for Natura 2000 payments in forests: A Heckman selection analysis Zuzana Sarvašová, Sonia Quiroga, Cristina Suárez, Tamás Ali,... Published: 01 December 2018
Journal for Nature Conservation, doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2018.07.003
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations The nexus between climate change, ecosystem services and human health: Towards a conceptual framework Aline Chiabai, Sonia Quiroga, Pablo Martínez-Juárez, Sahran ... Published: 01 September 2018
Science of The Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.323
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This paper addresses the impact that changes in natural ecosystems can have on health and wellbeing focusing on the potential co-benefits that green spaces could provide when introduced as climate change adaptation measures. Ignoring such benefits could lead to sub-optimal planning and decision-making. A conceptual framework, building on the ecosystem-enriched Driver, Pressure, State, Exposure, Effect, Action model (eDPSEEA), is presented to aid in clarifying the relational structure between green spaces and human health, taking climate change as the key driver. The study has the double intention of (i) summarising the literature with a special emphasis on the ecosystem and health perspectives, as well as the main theories behind these impacts, and (ii) modelling these findings into a framework that allows for multidisciplinary approaches to the underlying relations between human health and green spaces. The paper shows that while the literature based on the ecosystem perspective presents a well-documented association between climate, health and green spaces, the literature using a health-based perspective presents mixed evidence in some cases. The role of contextual factors and the exposure mechanism are rarely addressed. The proposed framework could serve as a multidisciplinary knowledge platform for multi-perspecitve analysis and discussion among experts and stakeholders, as well as to support the operationalization of quantitative assessment and modelling exercises.
Article 3 Reads 0 Citations The INHERIT Model: A Tool to Jointly Improve Health, Environmental Sustainability and Health Equity through Behavior and... Nina Van Der Vliet, Brigit Staatsen, Hanneke Kruize, George ... Published: 07 July 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15071435
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The need for analysis and action across the interrelated domains of human behaviors and lifestyles, environmental sustainability, health and inequality is increasingly apparent. Currently, these areas are often not considered in conjunction when developing policies or interventions, introducing the potential for suboptimal or conflicting outcomes. The INHERIT model has been developed within the EU-funded project INHERIT as a tool to guide thinking and intersectoral action towards changing the behaviors and lifestyles that play such an important role in today’s multidisciplinary challenges. The model integrates ecological public health and behavioral change models, emphasizing inequalities and those parts of the causal process that are influenced by human behaviors and lifestyles. The model was developed through web-based and live discussions with experts and policy stakeholders. To test the model’s usability, the model was applied to aspects of food consumption. This paper shows that the INHERIT model can serve as a tool to identify opportunities for change in important −food-related behaviors and lifestyles and to examine how they impact on health, health inequalities, and the environment in Europe and beyond. The INHERIT model helps clarify these interrelated domains, creating new opportunities to improve environmental health and health inequality, while taking our planetary boundaries into consideration.