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Marta Berbés-Blázquez

Marta Berbés-Blázquez

Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures

mberbes@asu.edu

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603

Titles

  • Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
  • Scenarios Postdoctoral Fellow, Emeritus, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

Biography

Marta Berbés is an assistant professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Her research considers the human dimensions of social-ecological transformations in rural and urban ecosystems with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. Her work is informed by resilience thinking and political ecology at a conceptual level, and it’s practically oriented toward qualitative, participatory and anticipatory research methods. Her specific topics of interest in the CAP-LTER network include environmental justice, ecosystem services, health, climate adaptation and scenario planning.

Education

  • PhD, Environmental Studies, York University, 2015
  • MES, Environmental Studies, York University, 2008
  • BSc, Chemistry (minor Environement), McGill University, 2001

Journal Articles

In Press

Dou, Y., P. J. Deadman, M. Berbés-Blázquez, N. Vogt and O. Almeida. Pathways out of poverty through the lens of development resilience: an agent-based simulation. Ecology and Society

2020

Iwaniec, D. M., E. M. Cook, M. J. Davidson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, M. Georgescu, E. S. Krayenhoff, A. Middel, D. A. Sampson and N. B. Grimm. 2020. The co-production of sustainable future scenarios. Landscape and Urban Planning 197:103744. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103744. (link )

Iwaniec, D. M., M. J. Davidson, E. M. Cook, M. Berbés-Blázquez and N. B. Grimm. 2020. Integrating existing climate adaptation planning into future visions: a strategic scenario for the central Arizona–Phoenix region. Landscape and Urban Planning 200(Aug):103820. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103820. (link )

2017

Berbés-Blázquez, M., M. J. Bunch, P. R. Mulvihill, G. D. Peterson and B. van Wendel de Joode. 2017. Understanding how access shapes the transformation of ecosystem services to human well-being with an example from Costa Rica. Ecosystem Services 28(Part C):320-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.09.010. (link )

Berbés-Blázquez, M., C. L. Mitchell, S. L. Burch and J. Wandel. 2017. Understanding climate change and resilience: Assessing strengths and opportunities for adaptation in the global South. Climate Change 141:227-241. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-1897-0. (link )

Burch, S., C. Mitchell, M. Berbés-Blázquez and J. Wandel. 2017. Tipping toward transfromation: Progress, patterns and potential for climate change adaptation in the global south. Journal of Extreme Events 4(1):1750003. DOI: 10.1142/S2345737617500038. (link )

2016

Berbés-Blázquez, M., J. A. Gonzalez and U. Pascual. 2016. Towards an ecosystem services approach that addresses social power relations. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 19(Apr):134-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.02.003. (link )

2015

Quinlan, A. E., M. Berbés-Blázquez, L. J. Haider and G. D. Peterson. 2015. Measuring & assessing resilience in practice: Broadening understanding with multiple disciplinary perspectives. Journal of Applied Ecology 53(3):677-687. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12550. (link )

2014

Berbés-Blázquez, M., M. Feagan, D. Waltner-Toews and M. Parkes. 2014. The need for hueristics in ecosystem approaches to health. EcoHealth 11:290-291. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0946-7. (link )

Berbés-Blázquez, M., J. S. Oestreicher, F. Mertens and J. Salnt-Charles. 2014. Ecohealth and resilience: A dialog from experiences in research and practice. Ecology and Society 19(2):Art. 24. DOI: 10.5751/ES-06264-190224. (link )

Bunch, M., M. Parkes, K. Zubrycki, H. Venema, L. Hallstrom, C. Neudorffer, M. Berbés-Blázquez and K. Morrison. 2014. Watershed management and public health: An exploration of the intersection of two fields as reported in the literature from 2000 to 2010. Environmental Management 54:240-254. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-014-0301-3. (link )

2012

Berbés-Blázquez, M. 2012. A participatory assessment of ecosystem services and human wellbeing in rural Costa Rica using photo-voice. Environmental Management 49:862-875. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-012-9822-9. (link )

Books

2021

Hamstead, Z. A., D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook and T. A. Munoz-Erickson eds. 2021. Resilient Urban Futures. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-63130-7. (link )

Book Chapters

2021

Berbés-Blázquez, M., N. B. Grimm, E. M. Cook, D. M. Iwaniec, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, V. S. Verduzco and D. Wahl. 2021. Assessing future resilience, equity, and sustainability in scenario planning. In: Hamstead, Z., D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook and T. A. Munoz-Erickson eds., Resilience Urban Futures. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-63130-7.

Cook, E. M., M. Berbés-Blázquez, N. B. Grimm, D. M. Iwaniec, L. Mannetti and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2021. Setting the stage for meaningful co-production. In: Hamstead, Z., D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook and T. A. Munoz-Erickson eds., Resilient Urban Futures. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-63130-7.

Iwaniec, D. M., M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook, N. B. Grimm, L. Mannetti, P. T. McPhearson and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2021. Positive futures. In: Hamstead, Z., D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook and T. A. Munoz-Erickson eds., Resilient Urban Futures. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-63130-7.

Iwaniec, D. M., N. B. Grimm, P. T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and P. T. McPhearson. 2021. A framework for resilient urban futures: Linking the past, present, and future. In: Hamstead, Z., D. M. Iwaniec, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook and T. A. Munoz-Erickson eds., Resilient Urban Futures. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-63130-7.

Kim, Y., L. Mannetti, D. M. Iwaniec, N. B. Grimm, M. Berbés-Blázquez and S. A. Markolf. 2021. Social, ecological and technological strategies for climate adaptation. In: Hamstead, Z., D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook and T. A. Munoz-Erickson eds., Resilient Urban Futures. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-63130-7.

McPhearson, P. T., D. M. Iwaniec, Z. Hamstead, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, L. Mannetti and N. B. Grimm. 2021. A vision for resilient urban futures. In: Hamstead, Z., D. M. Iwaniec, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook and T. A. Munoz-Erickson eds., Resilient Urban Futures. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-63130-7.

2017

Berbés-Blázquez, M. and D. Scott. 2017. Chapter 2: The development of resilience thinking. In: Butler, R. W. ed., Tourism and resilience. CABI Press. ISBN: 9781780648330.

2012

Found, W. and M. Berbés-Blázquez. 2012. The sugar-cane landscape of the Caribbean islands: Resilience, adaptation and transformation of the plantation social-ecological system. Pp. 164-184 In: Plieninger, T. and C. Bieling eds., Resilience and the Culture Landscape: Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments. Cambrindge University Press. ISBN: 9781139107778.

Posters

2020

Berbés-Blázquez, M., N. B. Grimm, Y. Kim, P. J. Coseo, E. M. Cook and D. M. Iwaniec. 2020. Tell me what you want, what you really, really want: Comparing practitioner-identified strategies before, during, and after scenario workshops. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Iwaniec, D. M., E. M. Cook, M. Berbés-Blázquez and N. B. Grimm. 2020. The co-production of Sustainable Future Scenarios. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Mustafa, A., E. M. Cook, P. T. McPhearson, O. Barbosa, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, N. B. Grimm and D. M. Iwaniec. 2020. Future resilient land-use visions for Valdivia, Chile. Poster presented at the American Meteorological Society 100th Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, Boston, MA. (link )

York, A. M., M. Berbés-Blázquez, M. Yazar and V. Bisht. 2020. Conceptualizing governance feedback mechanism in the contexts of long-term socioecological research in the US. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2019

Berbés-Blázquez, M., D. M. Iwaniec, E. M. Cook, M. J. Davidson, N. B. Grimm, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and D. Wahl. 2019. Assessing scenario visions: Resilience ,equity, and sustainability of the future of South Phoenix. Poster presented at the 21st Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 11, 2019, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Coseo, P. J., M. Berbés-Blázquez, Y. Dzyuban, N. B. Grimm, A. Hargrove and Y. Kim. 2019. Scenario design through interdisciplinary community-research-teaching collaborations. Poster presented at the 21st Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 11, 2019, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ.

2017

Berbés-Blázquez, M., G. D. Peterson, M. Bunch, P. Mulvihill and B. van Wendel de Joode. 2017. Seeing like a system: Exploring the power dimensions of regime shifts in ecosystem management. Poster presented at the PECS 2017 (Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society), November 7-10 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

Davidson, M. J., E. M. Cook, D. M. Iwaniec, M. Berbés-Blázquez, M. Boylan, M. Georgescu, N. B. Grimm, S. Krayenhoff, X. Li, A. Middel, B. Ramierz and D. A. Sampson. 2017. Exploring outcomes and assessing tradeoffs of co-developed sustainable future scenarios for the central Arizona-Phoenix region. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Central-Arizona Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 13 January 2017, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Davidson, M. J., Y. Kim, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook, R. J. Hobbins, D. M. Iwaniec and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2017. Assessment of SETS strategies for shaping cities' resilience scenarios. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Presentations

2020

Cook, E. M., T. A. Munoz-Erickson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, N. B. Grimm, R. J. Hobbins, D. M. Iwaniec and L. Mannetti. 2020. A SETS approach to understanding social (S) values, visions, and community engagement approaches for urban resilience. Presentation at the Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution, 2020 ESA Annual Meeting, August 3-6, 2020, Virtual. (link )

Grimm, N. B. and M. Berbés-Blázquez. 2020. Future Phoenix scenarios. Presentation at the 2020 ASU Social Embeddedness Network Conference, March 24, 2020, Virtual. (link )

Grimm, N. B., M. Berbés-Blázquez, H. Chang, E. M. Cook, S. R. Elser, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, A. Pallathadka, J. Sauer and T. G. Troxler. 2020. A SETS approach to understanding urban ecosystem (E) vulnerability and providing nature-based solutions for urban resilience in cities. Presentation at the Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution, 2020 ESA Annual Meeting, August 3-6, 20202, Virtual. (link )

2019

Berbés-Blázquez, M., E. M. Cook, N. B. Grimm, D. M. Iwaniec, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and D. Wahl. 2019. Assessing the resilience, sustainability, and equity of future urban visions. Presentation at the 2019 Transformations Conference, October 16-19, 2019, Santiago, Chile.

Berbés-Blázquez, M., E. M. Cook, D. M. Iwaniec, N. B. Grimm, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and D. Wahl. 2019. Assessing resilience, equity, and sustainability of alternative scenario visions across governance scales. Presentation at the 2019 Mexico Conference on Earth Sustems Conference, November 6-8, 2019, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Cook, E. M., O. Barbosa, M. Berbés-Blázquez, N. B. Grimm, D. M. Iwaniec, L. Mannetti, P. T. McPhearson and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2019. Transformative co-produced visions for future urban sustainability and resilience. Presentation at the 2019 Transformations Conference, October 16-18, 2019, Santiago, Chile.

Cook, E. M., M. Berbés-Blázquez, R. Carrero, N. B. Grimm, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, P. Mendez-Lazaro, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, A. Mustafa, L. Ortiz and J. Santos-Hernández. 2019. The future of San Juan, Puerto Rico: Assessing tradeoffs of co-developed future visions for a resilient San Juan. Presentation at the ESAUSSEE 2019, August 11-16, 2019, Louisville, KY. (link )

Grimm, N. B., M. Berbés-Blázquez, M. V. Chester, E. M. Cook, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and C. L. Redman. 2019. Urban resilience to extreme events: Framing cities and their infrastructure as social-ecological-technological systems (SETS). Presentation at the 2019 Transformations Conference, October 16-8, 2019, Santiago, Chile.

Iwaniec, D. M., M. Berbés-Blázquez, E. M. Cook, N. B. Grimm, L. Mannetti, P. T. McPhearson and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2019. Positive futures of urban transformation number. Presentation at the 2019 Transformations Conference, October 16-18, 2019, Santiago, Chile.

Iwaniec, D., E. Cook, M. Berbés, N. B. Grimm, . T. McPhearson, L. Mannetti and T. Munoz-Erickson. 2019. Positive futures for transformative change. Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 9-13 2019, San Francisco, CA. (link )

McPhillips, L., P. J. Coseo, M. Berbés-Blázquez and N. B. Grimm. 2019. Urban resilience through transdisiciplinary partnerships and socio-eco-technical solutions. Presentation at the ESAUSSE 2019, August 11-16, 2019, Louisville, KY. (link )

2018

Berbés-Blázquez, M., D. M. Iwaniec, D. Wahl and E. M. Cook. 2018. Assessing the resilience, sustainability, and transformability of the future of Latin American cities. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 10-14, 2018, New Orleans, LA. (link )

2017

Berbes-Blazquez, M., D. M. Iwaniec, D. Wahl and E. M. Cook. 2017. Transformative change in social-ecological-technological systems. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

Cook, E. M., O. Barbosa, M. Berbes-Blazquez, C. Cheng, N. B. Grimm, D. M. Iwaniec and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. A social-ecological-technological systems (SETS) approach to urban ecosystem services. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

Grimm, N. B., M. Berbes Blazquez, C. Cheng, E. M. Cook, P. T. McPhearson and L. McPhillips. 2017. Assessing urban aquatic services in the face of climate-driven extreme events. Presentation at the Portland ESA 2017, August 6-11, 2017, Portland, OR. (link )

Iwaniec, D., E. Cook, M. Berbes-Blazquez, M. Davidson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, T. McPhearson and N. Grimm. 2017. Visions and strategies for guiding urban transformations. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

Iwaniec, D., E. Cook, P. T. McPhearson, T. Munoz-Erickson, M. Davidson, M. Berbés-Blázquez and N. Grimm. 2017. Co-production of sustainability future scenarios. Presentation at the Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, August 20-23, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. (link )