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Publications

Full Papers

  • 2017. Payments for pioneers? Revisiting the role of external rewards for sustainable innovation under heterogeneous motivations.
    Zabala, A., Pascual, U., García-Barrios, L.E., Ecological Economics, 135:234-245 | Document
  • 2016. The human dimension of peatland fires: understanding the perspectives of stakeholders at different scales.
    Carmenta, R., Zabala, A., Daely, W., Phelps., J., LESTARI Journal Vol 1. (In Bahasa-Indonesia) | Document (Open access)
  • 2016. Bootstrapping Q methodology to improve the understanding of human perspectives.
    Zabala, A., Pascual, U., PLoS One, 11(2):e0148087 | Document (Open access)
  • 2016. Precolonial institutions and deforestation in Africa.
    Larcom, S., van Gevelt, T., Zabala, A., Land Use Policy, 51:150–161 | Document
  • 2014. qmethod: a package to analyse human perspectives using Q methodology.
    Zabala, A., The R Journal, 6(2):163-173 | Document (Open access)
  • 2009. Walking the green carpet to work (A multicriteria analysis of policy measures to promote sustainable transport to industrial estates).
    Zabala, A., International Journal of Sustainable Development, 12(1):78 | Document
  • 2008. Integrating multiple perspectives in social multicriteria evaluation of flood-mitigation alternatives: the case of Malborghetto-Valbruna.
    Scolobig, A., Castan-Broto, V., & Zabala, A., Environment and Planning C: Government & Policy, 26(6):1143-1161 | Document

Theses

  • PhD. Zabala, A., 2015. Motivations and incentives for pro-environmental behaviour: the case of silvopasture adoption in the tropical forest frontier. Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Passed without corrections | Document
  • MSc. Zabala, A., 2007. From macro to micro. An evaluation of the Working for Wetlands programme and its implementation in Seekoeivlei, South Africa. Oxford University Centre for the Environment. | 
  • BSc. Zabala, A., 2005. Biosecurity and biodiversity conservation: an analysis of the international negotiations of plant genetic diversity (CBD, Cartagena Protocol and the FAO-Plant Treaty). Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Politics, Autonomous University of Barcelona (in Spanish). Grade of 10 over 10 | 

Scientific software

Book chapter

  • Sullivan, C. A., Dickens, C., Mander, M., Bonjean, M., Macfarlane, D., Bharwani, S., Matin, N., van Nieukerk, K., Diederichs, N., Taylor, A., King-Okumu, M. S. C., Kranz, N., Bisaro, S., Zabala, A., Romero, A., Huntjens, P., Knoesen, D., 2010. Promoting adaptive water management in the Orange Senqu river basin: a NeWater case study.
    In J. Mysiak, C. Pahl-Wostl, & C. A. Sullivan (Eds.), The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook (pp. 169-182). London: Earthscan | Document

Selected conference presentations

  • INVITED: Zabala, A., 2013.
    Are environment and development policies effective? Highlights from fieldwork in rural communities in Mexico and South Africa
    . Cambridge International Development Conference, Dec 2013, Cambridge. Emerging Researchers Roundtable | Briefing
  • Zabala, A., Garcia-Barrios, L E., Pascual, U., 2013.
    Understanding the Role of Livelihoods in the Adoption of Silvopasture in the Tropical Forest Frontier
    . 15th Annual BIOECON Conference. 18-20 Sep 2013, Cambridge | Document
  • Zabala, A., Sullivan, C., 2013. Analysis of a national programme for wetland rehabilitation in South Africa: lessons for environment and development policies. 10th biennial conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics. 18-21 Jun 2013 Lille | Summary
  • INVITED: Zabala, A., Pascual, U., Garcia-Barrios, L E., 2013. The implications of heterogeneous perspectives for the adoption of silvopasture in the tropical forest frontier. I International Symposium of the SRUK, Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK | **Best Abstract in the Social Sciences & Humanities**
  • Zabala, A., Pascual, U., & Garcia-Barrios, L. E., 2012. Disentangling landusers’ perspectives for the adoption of silvopastoral practices: lessons for targeting conservation payments in the tropical forest frontier. 12th Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics. Rio de Janeiro | Document
  • Zabala, A., 2011. A Q methodology study of farmers’ perspectives on forest conservation. PhD conference in Land Economy. Cambridge.
  • INVITED: Zabala, A., 2005. The website of the Degree of Environmental Sciences at UAB. I CampusRed Congress of Education and Research Online. Bilbao.

Conference posters

Seminar presentations

  • Zabala, A., 2012. Rewards for Ecosystem Services and Adoption of Sustainable Land Use Practices in Social-Ecological Systems. Zero Carbon Society Food for Thought lunchtime talks | Presentation
  • Zabala, A., 2012. Payments for pioneers? Acknowledging farmers’ perspective heterogeneity to enhance silvopastoral adoption policies in the tropical forest frontier. Seminar at the 4CMR – Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research.
  • Zabala, A., 2012. (Non-)Adoption of silvopastoral systems in the tropical forest frontier: a simple micro-econometric analysis. Land Economy lunchtime PhD seminar.

Research disemination

  • Zabala, A., 2012. Symposium review: Economics as if life mattered. Newsletter of the European Society for Ecological Economics | Article
  • Garcia-Barrios, L., Cruz-Morales, J., Morales, C., Trujillo-Vazquez, R., Valdivieso, A., Vides, E., Valencia, V., Waterman, A., Zabala, A., 2011. Desarrollo participativo de buenas practicas para el uso y manejo de arboles en la ganaderia y la agricultura (pp. 1-16). San Cristobal de las Casas: ECOSUR-UACH. Participative development of good practices for the use and management of trees for cattle-farming and agriculture.
  • Zabala, A., 2008. From macro to micro: environmental policy and ‘the poorest of the poor’ in Seekoeivlei, South Africa. Executive summary. 1-7 | Document
  • Zabala, A., 2008. Working for Wetlands in Seekoeivlei. Basic report of fieldwork results. 1-35.
  • Scolobig, A., Castán-Broto, V., & Zabala, A., 2007. Social actors’ perspectives on flood mitigation in Malborghetto-Valbruna, Northern Italy. Programma Emergenze di Massa, Quaderno 07-1, Gorizia: ISIG, 1-23.
  • Zabala, A., 2005. On carbon emissions after Kyoto. Web article for the Catalan Society of Geography | Article