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Harmáčková is a postdoctoral researcher within the GRAID programme, working on comparative analysis of resilience indicators among diverse social-ecological case studies. Her research aims to identify which traits of social-ecological systems explain resilient and transformative outcomes as well as loss of resilience.
Harmáčková’s research interests include resilience indicators, disaster risk resilience, participatory scenario building and ecosystem services modelling (InVEST, ARIES).
Harmáčková’s PhD thesis, Assessing ecosystem services and the alternatives of their future development in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, carried out at CzechGlobe – Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences – focused on developing participatory scenarios for selected UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the Czech Republic, and modelled potential future trade-offs between ecosystem services.
Harmáčková has been involved in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as a Fellow in the IPBES Europe and Central Asia regional assessment and currently as a Lead Author in the IPBES Assessment on Values. She has been a member of Ecosystem Services Partnership.
Aaron Tuckey, MSc candidate
Peterson, G. D., Z. V. Harmackova, M. Meacham, C. Queiroz, A. Jiménez Aceituno, J. J. Kuiper, K. Malmborg, N. E. Sitas, and E. M. Bennett.
2018 - Journal / article
A recent paper by Díaz et al. (2018 a ) presented “nature’s contributions to people,” a conceptual framework developed within the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The authors wrote that it could nurture a paradigm shift from the concept of ecosystem services. The paper has sparked quick reactions including a critical editorial response in the journal Ecosystem Services...