Nerea Turreira Garcia
Section for Global Development
1958 Frederiksberg C
I am an interdisciplinary researcher; my line of work focuses on Ethnobotany and integrating local knowledge related to natural resources in research and development. I have extensive fieldwork experience from the Global South using ethnobotanical field methods. I am experienced in teaching at the University, and training people in rural environments to monitor biodiversity and forest management and conservation. I have professional knowledge in statistical analysis, GIS, and I have written numerous scientific and informative articles. I speak English, Spanish, Basque and Italian fluently and have basic knowledge of Danish and Greek. I am a dynamic and sociable person, and I want to focus my research on environmental projects of direct positive action in society.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2014 - 17
PhD fellowship in Environmental Management. University of Copenhagen (KU), Faculty of Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), Section for Global Development.
I studied the ethnobotanical knowledge of local communities in Cambodia and Vietnam and their integration into forest monitoring projects.
MSc in Forest and Nature Management (120 ECTS). University of Copenhagen (KU)
Thesis in ethnobotanical knowledge of wild edible plants in Guatemala
BSc in Environmental Science (300 ECTS). University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), (2008-2009) in the Universitá degli studi di Trieste (Italy)
Birth date: 09.02.1988
Birkedommervej 84, st. th. København NV Denmark
Curriculum Vitae of Nerea Turreira García
Postdoc in agricultural systems. University of Copenhagen (KU). Projects: 1) Breedcafs, Horizon 2020: A socioeconomic study of new coffee varieties grown in agroforestry systems in Central America, Cameroon and Vietnam (http://www.breedcafs.eu/). 2) WeFoCos, Nordic Climate Foundation C7047: Improved business through seasonal forecasting for coffee in Vietnam
Guest lecturer. MSc courses ‘Applied Ethnobotany’ and ‘Interdisciplinary Research Planning’. University of Copenhagen (KU), Faculty of Science
Assistant professor. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB): MSc course ‘Biocultural Diversity’
2013 - 15
Guest lecturer. MSc courses ‘Applied Ethnobotany’, ‘Tropical Botany’, and ‘Rural livelihoods and natural resource governance’. University of Copenhagen (KU), Faculty of Science
Student research assistant. Soil sample processing. University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science
Research assistant. Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Animal Ecology department, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Environmental technician. Consultora de Recursos Naturales S.L., Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Main supervisor and co-supervisor of two MSc student thesis on local knowledge of shade trees in coffee agroforestry systems, and on coffee value chain
Board member of Hearth, an emerging not-for-profit independent research organisation
PhD committee member representing the Section for Global Development at the Department for Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen
Training on scientific biodiversity monitoring with indigenous peoples, Vietnam
Series of workshops on forest conservation with indigenous peoples, in various communities in Cambodia
Student co-supervision of two BSc students and one MSc student on ethnobotanical studies in Cambodia
Oral and poster presentations at international conferences at Wageningen University, Society for Economic Botany, Society for Tropical Ecology, International Society of Ethnobiology, and ICREA
Workshop on value of ethnobotanical knowledge at the primary school of Río Negro, Guatemala
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