Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), founded in 1996, is a public consortium of several local and regional institutions. Its mission is to contribute to modernization and competitiveness of the forest sector, to rural development and to sustainable management of natural habitats, through research, training and transfer of knowledge and technology to society.
CTFC’s research activity is organised around the programmes:
1) Multifunctional forest management;
2) Landscape dynamics and biodiversity;
3) Governance and bioeconomy.
Apart from that, CTFC exploits research results and contributes to the creation of a knowledge-based society and the generation of public debate through technology transfer and training. Technology transfer, arranged through agreements with private and public institutions, is complemented by the organisation of training seminars addressed to the general public and sectoral actors (forest managers, owners, decision-makers, scientists, etc.) at national and international level.
Head of Forest Policy and Risk Governance group
Forest engineer and Msc in Wildfires Management at University of Lleida. Ending his forestry degree at University of Wageningen about socio-environmental dimension of tropical deforestation, he was introduced in assessing complexity on forest resources management.
Taking part of CTFC from the beginning, currently he coordinates Forest Policy and Risk Governance group. Among other works, he has developed the regional scheme of SFM certification (2001) or the National Forest Policy Plan (2014) in Catalonia. His main domains are wildfire risk management, environmental governance and communication, and strategic forest land planning looking into forest and society updated relations. He has coordinated and participated in several Horizon2020 EU projects and international consultancies as the National Forest Policy Plan in Lebanon (The World Bank, 2013) or the Forest Fires Strategy at Tunis (FAO, 2015).
Co-editor of 2 editions volume “Conservació de la Biodiversitat i Gestió Forestal” (biodiversity conservation and forest management, Edicions UB).
He is founder member of Fire Ecology and Fire Management Pau Costa Alcubierre Foundation, vocal of Catalan association of forest certification, and he has been vocal of Catalan land stewardship network and president of the mountain forest Project / Berwaldprojekt Catalunya for several years.
He has organised multiple international conferences, workshops, dissemination activities or media reports about forest resources and wildfires, and currently is teaching in several international Master courses.
Technician of Forest Policy and Risk Governance group
Graduated in Geography at the University of Barcelona and Master’s in Policies and Planning for Cities, Environment and Landscape at Autonomous University of Barcelona.
She has worked on land and urban planning and natural risks thematics like the Integration of wildfire risk in the urban and land planning of Catalonia. She has participated in different European projects, always in relation to the natural risk issues (communication, networking, etc.)
In the academic field has participated in the elaboration of strategic mobility plans, the applications of cultural and landscape heritage and the study of territorial and urban management of Catalonia.