At PLANES we are interested in using ecosystem services knowledge to improve real-life decisions, with a focus on urban and spatial planning, land-use policies and project design.
Areas of research include nature-based solutions to promote health and equity in cities, ecosystem-based climate adaptation, Strategic Environmental Assessment, and multicriteria analysis.
We love empirical research. Our study areas range from European cities to the Italian Alps, and from Indian urban areas to temperate forests in South-America and urban watersheds in the Horn of Africa.
Mauro’s PhD research analyzed the effects of hydropower production on river biodiversity and ecosystem services. He is currently a researcher at the Department of Ecosystem Research of IGB in Berlin.
His PhD research focused Spatial planning policies to integrate climate change adaptation at local level in India. Parveen is currently a post-doc researcher at the Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork
In her PhD, she developed methods to map and assess ecosystem services and their trade-offs in Alpine regions. Marika is currently with the Autonomous Province of Trento.
During her PhD, Linda focused on the assessment of the cooling capacity of urban green infrastructures to support spatial planning. She is currently an Environmental expert for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in South-East Africa.
Rocco’s research focused on system dynamics, ecosystem service modelling and climate adaptation at the regional scale. He is the co-founder of the start-up company -skopìa (link: https://www.skopia-anticipation.it/it/chi-siamo)