Personnel / Bioéconomie, santé et gouvernance
Pecurul Botines, Mireia
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Mireia is currently co-leading the group of socio-economy and governance of rural systems. She holds a Ph.D. in Forest Governance from the University of Leeds (UK); an MSc. in European Forestry from the University of Joensuu (Finland); and an Engineering in Forestry from the University of Lleida (Spain). Mireia has over twenty years of experience working as a social scientist in forestry in Spain and the U.K. and she has participated in several European Projects and co-authored academic publications.

Her research focuses on understanding the complex relationships between forestry and society. Currently, her activity focuses on three main topics:

1.      Forest and forest-related policy analysis at different levels,

2.      Multi-actor approaches and co-creation processes to foster innovation and integration of different types of knowledge.

3.      Sustainability transitions for societal wellbeing

Pecurul-Botines, M., Secco, L., Bouriaud, L., Giurca, A., Brockhaus, M., Brukas, V., Hoogstra-Klein, M.A., Konczal, A., Marcinekova, L., Niedzialkowski, K., Øistad , K., Pezdevšek Malovrh, Š., Pietarinen, N., Roux, J-L., Wolfslehner, B., Winkel, G. 2023. Meeting the European Union’s Forest Strategy goals: A comparative European assessment. From Science to Policy 15. European Forest Institute.

Pecurul-Botines, M. 2023. What new competences should be integrated in forestry education systems? Revista Montes, 152. Special issue on Health and Forests.

Lindahl, K.B., Söderberg, C., Lukina, N., Tebenkova, D., Pecurul, M., Puelzl, H., Sotirov, M., Widmark, C. (2023). Clash or concert in European forests? Integration and coherence of forest ecosystem service–related national policies. Land Use Policy, 129, 106617.  

Winkel, G., Lovrić, M., Muys, B., Katila, P., Lundhede, T., Pecurul, M., Pettenella, D., Pipart, N., Plieninger, T., Prokofieva, I., Parra, C., Pülzl, H., Roitsch, D., Roux, J-L., Thorsen, B.J., Tyrväinen, L., Torralba, M., Vacik,H., Weiss, G., Wunder, S. (2022). Governing Europe’s forests for multiple ecosystem services: Opportunities, challenges, and policy options. Forest Policy and Economics, 145, 102849. .2022.102849 Bazzan, G., Candel, J.,

Daugbjerg, C., Pecurul, M., (2022). Identifying institutional configurations for policy outcomes: A comparison of ecosystem services delivery. Policy Stud. J.

Puelzl, H., Aggestam, F., Prokofieva, I., Lukina, N., Sotirov, M., Pecurul-Botines, M., Tebenkova, D., Widmark, C., and Rosinger, Ch. (2021). Re-Imagining Nature Communication: The Role of Societal Values for Forest Ecosystem Services. Available at SSRN:

Wilkes-Allemann, J., Deuffic, P., Jandl, R., Westin, K., Lieberherr, E., Foldal, C., Lidestav, G., Weiss, G., Zabel, A., Živojinović, I., Pecurul-Botines, M., Koller, N., Haltia, E., Sarvašová, Z., Sarvaš, M., Curman, M., Riedl, M., Jarský, V., (2021). Forest Policy and Economics Communication campaigns to engage ( non-traditional ) forest owners : A European perspective 133.

Pecurul-Botines M., Di Gregorio, M., Paavola, J. (2019). Multi-level processes and the institutionalization of forest conservation discourses: Insights from Natura 2000. Forest Policy and Economics 105:136-145.

Pecurul-Botines M., Di Gregorio, M., Paavola, J. (2014). Discourses of conflict and collaboration and institutional context in the implementation of forest conservation policies in Soria (Spain). Biodiversity & Conservation; 23: 3483–3499.

Pecurul-Botines M., de Peray J. (2010). Working toward sustainable public health through the interrelation between environmental and social factors: SESPAS. Gac. Sanit; 24 (1): 74-77.

Pecurul M. (2009). Governing a common sea: environmental policies in the Baltic Sea region, edited by Marko Joas, Detlef Jahn, and Kristine Kern, London, Earthscan, 2008,xiv þ 230 pp., ISBN 978-1-84407-537-9. In: Environmental Politics, 18: 3.

Pecurul-Botines M. et al. (2007). The COSTE 39 Action in Spain: The contribution of green spaces and forests to health enhancement. Ambienta; 64: 55-60.