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Blanca brings together empirical knowledge of small-scale fisheries and small-scale agriculture, and diverse methodologies to understand social-ecological systems across scales. She is currently using network analysis and agent-based models as her main analytical tools to studythe structure and dynamics of trade networks within social-ecological systems.
Blanca holds a Master of Science in Sustainability after studying the Master’s program “Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development” at the Stockholm Resilience Center (2015-2017). Her master’s thesis studied a seafood supply chain in Baja California Sur, Mexico, from a social-ecological network approach. She was supervised by Örjan Bodin at the Stockholm Resilience Center and co-supervised by Xavier Basurto and Mateja Nenadovic from Duke University.
She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Autonoma University of Madrid (2011-2015). In Madrid, she collaborated with the social-ecological systems laboratory, where she was initiated to social-ecological systems research working in the project “Ecosystem services assessment applied to fisheries management’ in Spain.
Blanca has always wanted to complement her academic knowledge with practical experience. She is founding member of Mensa cívica, a non-profit organization that aims to promote sustainability in collective food services in Spain. In addition, she has volunteered in various projects in Spain, in a conservation project in Senegal, and in organic farms.
Awards and achievements:
2017 - Journal / article
This study investigates the effects of the absence of trust in shaping relationships between officers and managers in Copacabana, Bolivia, particularly regarding the construction of a sanitary landfill for the city. The article builds on an abductive thematic analysis of observation and interview data. The data suggest that prior negative experiences and the absence of shared values are common arguments used by the residents t...