PROGRAM / 03
Bioeconomy, health, and governance / CTFC

The study and promotion of the bioeconomy is closely related to the research, innovation and the competitiveness of value chains, mitigation of climate change, and economic and social development in rural areas.

The demand and markets around forest-related products (wood, firewood, truffles, mushrooms, cork, aromatic and medicinal plants, etc.), as well as those obtained with emerging technologies (laminated wood, agroforestry biofuels, humic acid fertilizers), require the development and establishment of new bioproducts within the concept of the circular bioeconomy together with the study and promotion of new policies and governance.

 

In this sense, one of the key elements is the development of tools to measure the social and economic values of forest ecosystems, through political instruments and economic incentives.

Research and transfer lines

  • Bioproducts: forest products (timber construction; lignocellulosic bioproducts) and non-wood forests products (mycology and truffles; aromatic and medicinal plants)
  • Agroecosystems and resilience
  • Biocities
  • Nature and health
  • Forest policy and governance of risk
  • Territorial planning
  • Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Working areas

/ Forest use and wood products

/ Wood, derived technological products and their application in construction

/ Non-wood forest products: mushrooms, truffles, cork, aromatic and medicinal plants, forest fruits, pine nuts, etc.

/ Territorial analysis and database management

/ Risk governance

/ Strategic forest planning

/ Cost–benefit analysis

/ Evaluation of externalities and political instruments

/ Economic evaluation of environmental projects

/ Design and evaluation of governance instruments

Bioeconomy and governance team program
Puy Marimón, Neus
Head of programme
Prokofieva, Irina
Deputy head of programme

Head of group
Colinas González, Carlos
Forest health
de Miguel, Sergio
Global forest ecosystem research
Gené Sera, Jordi
Catalan Institute of Wood
Maneja Zaragoza, Roser
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Oliach Lesan, Daniel
Mycological group
Plana Bach, Eduard
Forest policy and risk governance

Prokofieva, Irina
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Raddi, Adriano
Logging, forest mechanization and woody biomass

Researchers / Specialists
Arenas, Francisco
Mycological group
Bach Pagès, Albert
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Bonet Lledós, José Antonio
Mycological group
Brunet Navarro, Pau
FIRE-RES Coordination Team
Cardil, Adrian
Global forest ecosystem research
Castaño Soler, Carles
Mycological group

Correal Mòdol, Eduard
Catalan Institute of Wood
Darnay, Soazing
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Erdozain, Maitane
Global forest ecosystem research
Giraldo Forero, M. Pilar
Catalan Institute of Wood
Górriz Mifsud, Elena
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Hajtmarova, Sarka
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems

Martí Casanovas, Miquel
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Martínez de Aragón Remírez de Esparza, Juan
Mycological group
Moré Palos, Eva
Aromatic and medicinal plants
Pecurul Botines, Mireia
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Picchi, Gianni
Logging, forest mechanization and woody biomass
Puy Marimón, Neus
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health

Romera, M. del Carmen
International UNESCO Center for the Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves
Serra Davos, Marta
Forest policy and risk governance
Varela, Elsa
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Vilches Casals, Marcel
Catalan Institute of Wood

Technicians / PhD Students
Codina Palou, Mireia
Logging, forest mechanization and woody biomass
Duarte Henriques, Rita Isabel
Mycological group
Fuentes Boix, Carla
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Guiteras Cors, Núria
Catalan Institute of Wood
Hrbek , Simon
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Meijer Mora, Andreu
Forest health

Mora Sanjuan, Mireia
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Morera, Albert
Global forest ecosystem research
Oliveira, Sara
Logging, forest mechanization and woody biomass
Ribes Besalú, Narcís
ELFOCAT
Viñals Lacalle, Esteve
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health

Associate members
Fischer, Christine Rose
Mycological group
Knobel Guelar, Pablo
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Labèrnia, Carles
Catalan Institute of Wood
Melnykovych, Mariana
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Muñoz Adalia, E. Jordan
Pérez Llorca, Marina

Rodríguez Fernández-Blanco, Carmen
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems