Dr. Pedro Zorrilla Miras (PhD)
Deputy Director - Research
Pedro leads projects both in research and in real applications, in the search of sustainability from a socio-ecological approach. He is currently working in the European project NAIAD on adaptation to climate change and on a project to identify the best areas to develop forestry projects in the Comunidad de Madrid. He has recently obtained a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant from the European Commission to investigate adaptation to climate change of small farmers in Mozambique.
Pedro has a PhD in Ecology and Environment and a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and is currently a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Previously, he has worked in the scientific and business spheres at the University of Edinburgh, at Terrativa cooperative in Madrid, and at the Socio-Ecosystems Laboratory of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Pedro has worked among other projects in the consequences deforestation has on the well-being of the rural population in Mozambique (ACES project), on the valuation and mapping of ecosystem services (Evaluation of the Millennium Ecosystems of Spain and Cañada Real Conquense (central Spain)); and in the management of groundwater in the Mancha Occidental aquifer (Guadiana River Basin, central Spain).
He has international experience in Mexico, Belgium, Peru and Thailand (between 3 and 6 months in each country) and in Edinburgh (United Kingdom, three years).