Belén is an environmental biologist by Complutense University and she coursed a master’s degree in Conservation, Management and Restoration of Biodiversity in the University of Granada. She is passionate about the holistic vision of nature and her purpose is to work for a more resilient and fair planet through the sustainable use of natural resources.
She considers herself a proactive and restless person who is committed to solving real problems. This led her to elaborate, as part of her master’s thesis, a proposal for the adaptation to the effects of climate change in the city of Granada. On the other hand, her enthusiasm led her to collaborate with SEO/BirdLife in the conservation of the Natura 2000 Network and to work as researcher in the Complutense University. As a result of this internship, she had the opportunity to collaborate in various congresses and in a scientific publication.
Currently, her job in ICATALIST is focused on the agricultural adaptation to climate change and the implementation of the water energy alimentation nexus in decision making.
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