Journal Articles

October 17, 2016

BC3 Journal Article “El papel del análisis por componentes principales en la evaluación de redes de control de la calidad del aire”

Nuevo artículo publicado por BC3 del investigador Josué Polanco. El ACP es utilizado en una amplia gama de aplicaciones en el estudio de fenomenos ambientales, desde el analisis de campos meteorol ́ogicos hasta en la evaluacion de redes de control y vigilancia de la calidad del aire (RCVCA). Hoy por hoy, es posible encontrar una buena cantidad de publicaciones en ingles sobre este último tipo de aplicaciones, pero hay una carencia de informacion en castellano.
October 14, 2016

Modeling the effects of urban expansion on natural capital stocks and ecosystem service flows: A case study in the Puget Sound, Washington, USA

This recent BC3 Journal Article authored by Ferdinando Villa examined the effects of two alternative land use-change development scenarios in the Puget Sound region of Washington State on natural capital stocks and ES flows. Land-use change model outputs served as inputs to five ES models developed using the Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES) platform.
October 6, 2016

Biophysical Characterization of Protected Areas Globally through Optimized Image Segmentation and Classification

BC3 just published its new Journal Article co-authored by Javier Martinez-Lopez. Protected areas (PAs) need to be assessed systematically according to biodiversity values and threats in order to support decision-making processes. For this, PAs can be characterized according to their species, ecosystems and threats, but such information is often difficult to access and usually not comparable across regions.
September 26, 2016

Regional effects of alternative climate change and management scenarios on timber production, economic profitability, and carbon stocks in Norway spruce forests in Finland

In this news Journal Article of BC3 authored by Ane Zubizarreta, we studied regional effects of alternative climate change and management scenarios on timber production, its economic profitability (net present value (NPV), with 2% interest rate), and carbon stocks over a 90 year simulation period in Norway spruce
September 22, 2016

Contribution of Photodegradation to Litter Decomposition in Semiarid Mediterranean Grasslands Depends on its Interaction with Local Humidity Conditions, Litter Quality and Position

This new BC3 Journal Article look at how UV radiation interacts with prevailing climatic conditions and litter quality to determine leaf litter decompositionas it is fundamental for understanding soil carbon cycling pathways and ecosystem functioning in drylands. We carried out a field manipulative experiment to investigate how litter quality (labile and nitrogen-rich Retama sphaerocarpa vs. recalcitrant and nitrogen-poor Stipa tenacissima), position (on the ground vs. standing) and different UV radiation levels (UV pass vs. UV block) affect litter decomposition rates at two semiarid Mediterranean steppes.
September 15, 2016

Food fraud and consumers’ choices in the wake of the horsemeat scandal

The purpose of this new BC3 Journal article, authored by Alberto Longo is to investigate consumers’ preferences across Europe for a selected ready meal, ready to heat (RTH) fresh lasagne, to consider whether the effects of potential food frauds on consumers’ choices can be mitigated by introducing enhanced standards of RTH products.
September 14, 2016

ADAPTECC: Un juego de Rol sobre la Adaptación al Cambio Climático

Nuevo articulo de BC3 con autoría de Ibon Galarraga sobre Juego de la Adaptación al Cambio Climático (ADAPTECC).Un juego de Rol diseñado para que los participantes experimenten las dificultades que surgen, tanto a nivel local como a nivel regional, cuando las autoridades correspondientes tienen que adoptar medidas de adaptación.
June 30, 2016

Easing the adoption of agent-based modelling (ABM) in tourism research

Bc3 just published this new Journal Article co-authored by Stefano Balbi. This research letter reports on a recent gathering of tourism ABM researchers to define the main challenges that face the adoption of ABM in tourism research. These include technical, communications, and novelty issues.
June 6, 2016

Artículo científico sobre las necesidades energéticas de los países industriales avanzados

A lo largo de la historia se ha prestado una atención especial a la relación entre el uso de la energía y el nivel de desarrollo de una comunidad o país: desde la antropología (e.g. Ley de White) a trabajos basados en la comparación de estadísticas de distintos países.
May 25, 2016

External Costs of Energy: How Much Is Clean Energy Worth?

BC3 just published a new Journal Article, co-authored by Joseph Spadaro. This article describes the methodology for the analysis of environmental damages and presents key results obtained by the external costs of energy (ExternE) projects of the European Commission as well as analogous work in the U.S. The classical air pollutants (PM, NOx, SO2, and O3) due to the combustion of fossil fuels cause significant damage costs.