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

Governance, Health and Bioeconomy team program
Puy Marimón, Neus
Head of programme

Head of group
Colinas González, Carlos
Forest health
Cristobal Cabau, Roser
Aromatic and medicinal plants
de Miguel, Sergio
Global forest ecosystem research
Gené Sera, Jordi
Catalan Institute of Wood
Górriz Mifsud, Elena
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Maneja Zaragoza, Roser
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health

Oliach Lesan, Daniel
Mycological group
Pecurul Botines, Mireia
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Plana Bach, Eduard
Forest policy and risk governance
Raddi, Adriano
Logging, forest mechanization and woody biomass
Sebastià Álvarez, M. Teresa
Biodiversity, Functional Ecology and Global Change

Researchers / Specialists
Albó Timor, Dalmau
Banagar, Fatemeh
Brunet Navarro, Pau
FIRE-RES Coordination Team
Capdevila Canal, Sira
Aromatic and medicinal plants
Cardil, Adrian
Global forest ecosystem research
Coloma, Estel
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health

Correal Mòdol, Eduard
Catalan Institute of Wood
Cuadrench Tripiana, Anna
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Darnay, Soazig
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Erdozain, Maitane
Global forest ecosystem research
Giraldo, M. Pilar
Hajtmarova, Sarka
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems

Huertas Manso, Maria
Forest policy and risk governance
Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba, José
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
Nabau Jové, Joana
So

Picchi, Gianni
Logging, forest mechanization and woody biomass
Piñuela, Yasmine
Puy Marimón, Neus
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Romera, M. del Carmen
International UNESCO Center for the Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves
Ruano, Antonio
Logging, forest mechanization and woody biomass
Serra Davos, Marta
Forest policy and risk governance

Vilches Casals, Marcel
Catalan Institute of Wood

Technicians / PhD Students
Avila Callau, Aitor
Canals Calderón, Adrià
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health
Castellano, Guillem
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Codina Palou, Mireia
Logging, forest mechanization and woody biomass
Fossas Anguera, Ana
Guiteras Cors, Núria
Catalan Institute of Wood

Macrí, Paolo
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Meijer Mora, Andreu
Forest health
Morera, Albert
Global forest ecosystem research
Ponce López, Ángel
Ribes Besalú, Narcís
ELFOCAT
Rovellada Ballesteros, Marc
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems

Smeenk, Annick
Forest policy and risk governance

Associate members
Arenas, Francisco
Mycological group
Castaño Soler, Carles
Mycological group
Debouk, Haifa
Ferrer Vilaplana, Aleix
Ibañez Raffaele, Mª Mercedes
Biodiversity, Functional Ecology and Global Change
Labèrnia, Carles
Catalan Institute of Wood

Llovet Martín, Alba
Muñoz Adalia, E. Jordan
Prokofieva, Irina
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Rodríguez Fernández-Blanco, Carmen
Socioeconomics and governance of rural systems
Viñals Lacalle, Esteve
Forest chemistry, bioproducts and human health