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British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship success

Julia Martin-Ortega has been awarded a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowships for the project 'Applying ecosystem services-based approaches to water resource decision making: studying the risk of nature commodification in Mexico’s last free-flowing river'.

Brief project description: This research proposal aims to study the risks of applying ecosystem services-based approaches to water resources management in terms of nature commodification. The project will look at the extent to which the views of those promoting ecosystem services-based approaches enters in conflict with (indigenous) local inhabitants’ perceptions and values of nature, using a scoping case study in Mexico’s last free-flowing river: the Usumacinta basin, which is the largest in Mesoamerica.

Partner institution: Colegio Frontera del Sur (Mexico)