Paola Beatriz Ovando Pol

Email: paola.ovando [at] cchs.csic.es
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Científica Titular de OPIS
Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos
Departamento de Economía y Política
Grupo: Grupo de Economía Ambiental (GEA)
Paola Beatriz Ovando Pol
Biografía

Paola es una Economista Ambiental, con un doctorado otorgador por la Universidad de Alcalá en 2011 (sobresaliente cum laude). Paola incorporó al Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos en noviembre de 2021 Científica Titular.

De 2018 a 2021, Paola trabajó en el Departamento de Ciencias Sociales, Económicas y Geográficas del Instituto James Hutton en Aberdeen, Escocia (Reino Unido), como líder de investigación y becaria post-doctoral del Macaulay Development Trust en Contabilidad del Capital Natural. De 2016 a 2018 fue investigadora postdoctoral en el Departamento de Ciencias Sociales Ambientales (grupo de Economía Ambiental) del Eawag (Instituto Federal Suizo de Ciencia y Tecnología Acuática), y de 2014 a 2016 fue becaria posdoctoral intra-europea Marie Curie en el Instituto de Investigación Grantham sobre Cambio Climático y Medio Ambiente de la Escuela de Economía y Ciencias Políticas de Londres (LSE), con el projecto FORESTA FORest conservation and EcoSysTem Accounting.

Tras finalizar su doctorado Paola formó parte del personal investigador del proyecto RECAMAN: Renta total y capital de los montes de Andalucía en el IPP-CSIC.

Su principal contribución científica e intereses se centran en dos áreas de investigación: (i) la valoración económica de los servicios de los ecosistemas y el capital natural, y su integración en sistemas de contabilidad y modelos de toma de decisiones; y (ii) el desarrollo de modelos económicos y ambientales integrados para comprender mejor las decisiones de manejo y uso de la tierra y sus consecuencias ambientales y socioeconómicas. El principal objetivo de su investigación es ayudar al diseño de estrategias de desarrollo rural y medioambiental más eficaces y dirigidas espacialmente.

La contribución de Paola al campo de la contabilidad ambiental ha sido reconocida más allá del ámbito académico, a través de su participación en los comités asesores del TEEB-Agrifood framework implementado por la Coalición de Capitales en 7 países, el proyecto Irish Natural Capital Accounting for Sustainable Environments (INCASE), el Grupo de Uso Sostenible del Suelo para el Foro Escocés sobre Capital Natural y el grupo asesor para las Cuentas de Capital Natural de Escocia.

Paola ha contribuido a numerosos proyectos de investigación nacionales e internacionales y, más recientemente al EUH2020. FirEUrisk Developing A Holistic, Risk-Wise Strategy for European Wildfire Management y EU H2020 FRAMEwork: Farmer clusters for realising agrobiodiversity management across Europe,

Paola tiene más de 45 publicaciones revisadas por pares en revistas científicas y como capítulos de libros (ver CV adjunto).


Paola is an Environmental Economist, with a PhD awarded by the University of Alcalá in 2011 (with honors). She has joined the Institute of Public Goods and Policies in November 2021 as Research Associate Professor (Científica Titular).

From 2018 to 2021 Paola was a Research Leader and Macaulay Development Trust Fellow in Natural Capital Accounting, at the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Department in the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK).

From 2016 to 2018 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Environmental Social Sciences (Environmental Economics cluster) of the Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology).

From 2014 to 2016 a Marie Curie Intra-European Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and The Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, with the project FORESTA FORest conservation and EcoSysTem Accounting.

After completing her PhD Paola was part of the research staff of the project RECAMAN: Total income and capital of Andalusian Forestland at the IPP-CSIC.

Paola’s principal research contribution and interests focus on two research fields: (i) the economic valuation of ecosystem services and natural capital, and their integration into ecosystem accounting and decision making frameworks; and (ii) the development of integrated economic and environmental models to better understand land use and management decisions and their environmental and socioeconomic consequences. The main objective of her research is to help the design of more effective spatially targeted environmental and rural development strategies.

Paola´s contribution to the field of natural capital accounting has been recognized beyond Academia, through her involvement in the Steering Group for TEEB-Agrifood framework in 7 countries implemented by the Coalition of Capitals, the project Irish Natural Capital Accounting for Sustainable Environments, the Sustainable Land Use group of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital and the Steering Committee on the Scottish Natural Capital Accounts.

Paola has contributed to numerous national and international research projects, and most recently to EUH2020. FirEUrisk Developing A Holistic, Risk-Wise Strategy for European Wildfire Management y EU H2020 FRAMEwork: Farmer clusters for realising agrobiodiversity management across Europe.

Paola has over 45 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals and book chapters (see the CV attached).

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Producción Científica

Publicaciones selectas / Selected Publications

  • Atkinson, G., Ovando, P. 2022. Distributional issues in natural capital accounting: An application to landownership and ecosystem services in Scotland. Environmental and Resources Economic (In press, https://doi:10.1007/s10640-021-00613-6, Accepted 02.10.2021)
  • Abdul-Salam, Y., Ovando, P., Roberts, D. 2022 Understanding the economic barriers to the adoption of agroforestry: A Real Options. Journal of Environmental Management, 113955 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113955
  • Nisbet, T.; Andreucci, M.B.; De Vreese, R.; Hoghom, L.; Kay, S.; Kelly-Quinn, M.; Lyubenova, M.I.; Ovando, P.; Quinteiro, P.; Perez Silos, I.; Valatin, G. (2021) Forest for water services: a step-by-step guide for payment schemes., User Manual 2021, Payments for Ecosystems Services, Forest Research, Surrey, 24pp.
  • Ovando, P., Speich, M., 2020. Optimal harvesting decision paths when timber and water have an economic value in uneven Forests. Forests, 11(9), 903; https://doi.org/10.3390/f11090903
  • Creed, I.F., Jones, J.J., Garderen, E.A. Van, Ellison, D., Mcnulty, S.G.,  , Vira, B., Wei, X., Bishop, K., Blanco, J.A., Gush, M., Gyawali, D., Lara, A., Little, C., Martin-Ortega, J., Mukherji, A., Muridiyarso, D., Ovando, P., Sullivan, C.A., Xu, J., 2019. Managing forests for both downstream and downwind water. Frontier in n Forests and Global Change. 2, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2019.00064
  • Ovando, P., Brouwer, R., 2019 A review of economic approaches modeling the complex interactions between forest management and watershed services. Forest Policy and Economics 100, 164-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2018.12.007
  • Campos, P., Caparrós, A., Oviedo, J.L., Ovando, P., Álvarez-Farizo, B., Díaz-Balteiro, L., Carranza, J., Beguería, S., Díaz, M., Herruzo, … Montero, G., 2019. Bridging the gap between national and ecosystem accounting. Application in Andalusian forests, Spain. Ecological Economics, 157: 218-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.11.017
  • Ovando P., Beguería S., Campos, P., 2019. Carbon sequestration or water yield? The effect of payments for ecosystem services on forest management decisions in Mediterranean forests. Water Resources and Economics, 28, 10019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wre. 2018.04.002
  • Ovando, P., Caparrós, A., Diaz-Balteiro, L., Pasalodos, M., Beguería, S., Oviedo, J.L., Montero, G., Campos, P. 2017. Spatial Valuation of Forests’ Environmental Assets: An Application to Andalusian Silvopastoral Farms. Land Economics 93 (1): 87-108. https://doi: 10.3368/le.93.1.87
  • Ovando, P., Campos, P., Oviedo, J.L., Caparrós, A., 2016. Ecosystem accounting for measuring total income in private and public agroforestry farms. Forest Policy and Economics 71, 43-51.
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