Iago Otero

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PhD in Environmental Sciences from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2010). He is interested in studying the social-ecological transformations of mountain areas from the standpoint of environmental history, political ecology and action-research. He is now starting to investigate the role of literature and art in sociometabolic transitions and degrowth. He combines his research with the direction of documentaries and with conservation projects with local environmentalist organizations.

Research Interests: Land-use change, landscape, biodiversity, silenced memories, degrowth.

Selected Publication:

Otero I, Boada M, Tàbara JD (2013). Social-ecological heritage and the conservation of Mediterranean landscapes under global change. A case study in Olzinelles (Catalonia). Land Use Policy, 30: 25-37.- download pdf

Otero I, Kallis G, Aguilar R, Ruiz V (2011). Water scarcity, social power and the production of an elite suburb. The political ecology of water in Matadepera, Catalonia. Ecological Economics, 70: 1297-1308.- download pdf

Otero I (2011). Matadepera, Barcelona Metropolitan Region, Spain: Peasant Memory for Wildfire Prevention. Recovery of social-ecological memory for building resilience to wildfires. Policy report. United Cities and Local Governments Committee on Social Inclusion and Participative Democracy, and Center for Social Studies in Coimbra.- download pdf

Selected Blog Posts:

(24/01/2012) Can Decreix

(16/12/2011) Memòria pagesa i decreixement

(21/11/2011) Decreixement econòmic per a la sostenibilitat ecològica i l’equitat social

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