Esteve Bengoechea, Paloma

Phone number: (+34) 913363684

Mail: paloma.esteve@upm.es

Fax: (+34) 913365797

Skype: paloma_esteve


 

Present profesional position

Postdoctoral researcher at the Departament of Agricultural Economics, Statistics and Management. School of Agricultural Engineering. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Position/Status in the CEIGRAM

Postdoctoral researcher

Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks

Research Group on Agricultural Economics and Natural Resource Management

Research areas

  • Quantitative analysis of agricultural and environmental policies. Trends and prospective scenarios.
  • Natural resource economics and management. Integrated water planning and management. Hydro-economic modeling.
  • Impact and vulnerability assessments in relation to climate-related hazards. Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in the agricultural, forestry and water sectors.

Education

PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics (2013). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Doctoral thesis: “Water scarcity and climate change impact and vulnerability in irrigation agriculture in Mediterranean river basins”

BA in Agricultural Engineering (2007). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Publications (last 5 years)

  • Journal articles
  • Blanco Gutierrez, I., Esteve, P. and Varela Ortega, C. (2015) Retos de la planificación hidrológica y la aplicación de la Directiva Marco del Agua en la cuenca del Guadiana. Revista Ambienta, nº 110, 94-107. Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente. ISSN 1577949 – 1
  • Varela-Ortega, C., Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Esteve, P., Bharwani, S., Fronzek, S. and Downing, T. (2014) How can irrigated agriculture adapt to climate change? Insights from the Guadiana Basin in Spain. Regional Environmental Change. DOI:10.1007/s10113-014-0720-y
  • Krysanova, V., Dickens, C., Timmerman, J., Varela-Ortega, C., Schlüter, M., Roest, K., Huntjens, P., Jaspers, F., Buiteveld, H., Moreno, E., De Pedraza-Carrera, J., Slámová, R., Martinkova, M., Blanco, I., Esteve, P., Pringle, K., Pahl-Wostl, C. and Kabat, P. (2010) Cross-comparison of climate change adaptation strategies across large river basins in Europe, Africa and Asia. Water Resources Management 24, 4121-4160. DOI:10.1007/s11269-010-9650-8
  • Book chapters
  • Varela-Ortega C. and Esteve, P. (2012) Environmental standards in the fruits and vegetables sector of Spain. En: Brouwer, F., Fox, G. y Jongeneel R. (Eds.) The Economics of Regulation in Agriculture. Compliance with Public and Private Standards. CABI Press, Wallingford, UK. 181-195pp. ISBN 978-1-84593-557-3.
  • Llamas, M.R., Varela-Ortega, C., De la Hera, A., Aldaya, M.M., Villarroya, F., Martínez-Santos, P., Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Carmona-García, G., Esteve, P., De Stefano, L., Hernández-Mora, N. and Zorrilla, P. (2010) The Guadiana Basin. En: Mysiak, J., Henriksen, H.J., Sullivan, C., Bromley, J., Pahl-Wostl, C. (eds). The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook. Earthscan, London, UK. 103-115pp. ISBN: 978-1-84407-792-2.
  • Conferences
  • Esteve P., Blanco-Gutiérrez I., Varela-Ortega C., Toledo M. ‘Balancing agricultural development and forest conservation in the Amazonia: Can ecosystem degradation be reversed?’ Oral presentation at the 11thInternational Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE). Leeds (United Kingdom), 30 June-3 July 2015.
  • Varela-Ortega C., Barrios, L., Esteve P., Manners R., Blanco-Gutiérrez I. ‘Analysis of current patterns of deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean’. Oral presentation at the 11thInternational Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE). Leeds (United Kingdom), 30 June-3 July 2015.
  • Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Esteve, P., Varela-Ortega, C. ‘Building robust strategies for sustainable water management through stakeholder-informed scenario development’. Oral presentation at the XV IWRA World Water Congress. International Water Resources Association. Edinburgh (United Kingdom), 25 – 29 May 2015.
  • Varela-Ortega, C., Esteve, P., Blanco-Gutiérrez, I. ‘Water use and human development under societal and climate change scenarios in Mediterranean countries’. Oral presentation at the XV IWRA World Water Congress. International Water Resources
  • Varela-Ortega, C., Tarquis A.M., Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Esteve, P., Toledo, M., Martorano, L. ‘Interpreting participatory Fuzzy Cognitive Maps as complex networks in the social-ecological systems of the Amazonian forests’. Oral presentation at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015. Vienna (Austria) 12-17 April 2015.
  • Esteve, P. Varela-Ortega, C. ‘Water, agriculture and ecosystem services in climate change vulnerable agricultural regions of Spain and Jordan’. Oral presentation at the Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference 2014. San José (Costa Rica), 8-12 September 2014.
  • Varela-Ortega, C., Esteve, P., Blanco, I., Toledo, M. ‘Analysing trade-offs between food production and ecosystem services in tropical forests of lowland Bolivia’. Oral presentation at the Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference 2014. San José (Costa Rica), 8 -12 September 2014.
  • Varela-Ortega, C., Blanco, I., Esteve, P., Bharwani, S., Downing, T.E., Fronzek, S. ‘Analyzing climate change adaptation in the agriculture and the water sectors: Screening for risks and opportunities’. Oral presentation at the IX Congreso Español de Economía Agraria. Asociación Española de Economía Agraria. Castelldefels (Spain), 3 – 5 September 2013.
  • Varela-Ortega, C., Blanco, I., Esteve, P., Bharwani, S., Downing, T.E., Juárez, E. ‘Analyzing adaptation to climate change in the water and the agricultural sectors in the Spanish Guadiana basin’. Oral presentation at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013 (ECCA). Hamburg (Germany), 18 March 2013.
  • Esteve, P. Varela-Ortega, C. ‘An economic modelling approach for vulnerability assessment in irrigation farms in Spain’. Poster presented at the 12th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists – EAAE 2011. Zurich (Switzerland),30 August – 2 September 2011.
  • Esteve, P., Varela-Ortega, C. ‘An economic modelling approach for vulnerability assessment in irrigation farms in Spain’. Oral presentation at the VIII Congreso Español de Economía Agraria. Asociación Española de Economía Agraria. Madrid (Spain), 14 – 16 September 2011.
  • Varela-Ortega, C., Esteve, P., Carmona, G., Blanco, I., Khadra, R., D’Agostino, D., Lamaddalena, N., Çakmak, E., Dudu, H., Kok, K., Vliet, M. ‘Integrating stakeholder-based Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for understanding water systems in the Mediterranean’. Oral presentation at the Futures of European Waters Conference. Pre-conference: SCENES water scenarios. Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Budapest (Hungary), 23 March 2011.

Participation in research projects (last 5 years)

International Projects:

  • Development of high quality food protein from multi-purpose crops through optimized, sustainable production and processing methods (PROTEIN2FOOD). Comisión Europea. Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Nº 635727. (2015-2020). Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinator: Prof. Sven-Erik Jacobsen, University of Copenhaguen, Denmark.
  • The Role of Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation (ROBIN). Comisión Europea. FP7. Nº283093 (2011-2015). robinproject.info Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinator: Dr. Terry Parr, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom.
  • Prospective Analysis for the Mediterranean Region (MEDPRO). Comisión Europea. FP7. Nº 244578 (2010-2013). medpro-foresight.eu Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinator: Dr. Rym Ayadi, Center for European Policy Studies, Belgium.
  • Methodology for Effective Decision-making on Impacts and Adaptation (MEDIATION). Comisión Europea. FP7. Nº 244012 (2010-2013). mediation-project.eu Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinator: Dr. Rob Swart, ALTERRA-Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
  • Water Scenarios for Europe and for Neighbouring States (SCENES). Comisión Europea. FP6. Nº 036822-2 (2007-2011). environment.fi/syke/scenes Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinators: J. Kämäri (Finnish Environment Research Institute- Helsinki, Finland) and J. Alcamo (University of Kassel, Germany).
  • New Approaches to Adaptive Water Management under Uncertainty (NEWATER). Comisión Europea. FP6. Nº 511179-2 (2005-2009). newater.info Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinators: C. Pahl-Wostl (University of Osnabrück, Germany) and P. Kabat (University of Wageningen, The Netherlands).

National projects:

  • Biodiversidad y Cambio climático en la Amazonía: Perspectivas socio-económicas y ambientales. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. AL14-PID-12 (2014). Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega)
  • Biodiversidad y bienestar humano ante el cambio global en áreas tropicales protegidas de América Latina. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. AL13-PID-18 (2013). Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega