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Cristina Suárez     University Lecturer 
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Cristina Suárez 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

Luis Rubalcaba

64 shared publications

Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain

Sonia Quiroga

35 shared publications

Department of Economics, Universidad de Alcalá (UAH), Plaza de la Victoria 2, 28802 Alcalá de Henares, Spain

G. Weiss

23 shared publications

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

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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 9 Reads 1 Citation Levelling the playing field for European Union agriculture: Does the Common Agricultural Policy impact homogeneously on ... Sonia Quiroga, Cristina Suárez, Zaira Fernández-Haddad, Geor... Published: 01 November 2017
Land Use Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.07.057
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Understanding private forest owners’ conceptualisation of forest management: Evidence from a survey in seven European co... Diana Feliciano, Laura Bouriaud, Elodie Brahic, Philippe Deu... Published: 01 August 2017
Journal of Rural Studies, doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.06.016
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PREPRINT 6 Reads 0 Citations A microeconometric analysis of climate change drivers for coffee crops transition to cacao in Mesoamerican countries Sonia Quiroga, Cristina Suárez, Juan Diego Solís, Pablo Mart... Published: 01 January 2017
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Climate change will have a permanent impact over Mesoamerican agricultural sector. Present day crops such as coffee may not be enough to secure agricultural subsistence levels, therefore, the first stages of crop diversification are being observed in countries such as Nicaragua. Implementation of new crops such as cocoa may lead to new impacts over the environmental structure of the Mesoamerican ecosystem. These impacts may be of different, nature, but being diversification an already undergoing process attention must be paid to the underlying motivation and decision-making processes involved. This study analyses subjacent motivations and contexts that lead to the potential incorporation of cocoa crops in present-day Nicaraguan coffee farms. In order to achieve that, three main motivations were identified: climatic, economic and governmental. An econometric analyse was performed over the variables that affect farmers? motivations and decisions, in order first to analyse this decision-making process, and second, to understand how social and climatic evolution over the next decades will impact the context under which agricultural output is shaped. It was found that climatic perspectives are most closely affecting the smallholders? decision of incorporating cocoa plantations into their farms. Therefore, climate change will most certainly have a major role in the reshaping of agricultural structure in most of Nicaraguan geography. Moreover, results show a lower impact of market conditions and public subsidies over farmers? choices and decisions. These results favour the intuition that risk-reduction is a preferred strategy among Nicaraguan smallholders.