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- Mixed methods
- Social-Ecological Network Analysis
- Small-Scale Fisheries
- Traders and supply chains
- Self-governing institutions
Blanca González García-Mon's PhD research focuses on cross-scale interactions in small-scale food systems
González García-Mon 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.
González García-Mon 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.
González García-Mon 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:
- ’la Caixa’ Banking Foundation scholarship (2015)
- Special Mention for Best Academic Records (Autonoma University of Madrid)
- Internship grant (Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport)
News articles with González García-Mon, Blanca
Research news | 2021-02-02
In drought-prone Sahel, rain still remains a gift only few farmers can enjoy
Since the 1980s, rainfall conditions for agriculture have improved only in scattered areas across the region
Research news | 2020-03-17
How agent-based modelling can improve management of small-scale fisheries
Computational approach can reveal intricate interactions among stakeholders and help prevent unintended policy outcomes
Research news | 2019-10-09
It’s all about who you trade with
Fish buyers’ trade relationships with others strongly influences sustainability and their capacity to adapt to changes