Paola was a Marie Curie Intra-European Post-doctoral Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute from May 2014 to April 2016. She went on to work as a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.
Paola holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Alcalá (Spain). She also holds a MSc in Ecological Economics from the University Mayor de San Simon (Bolivia), and a BSc in Agribusiness Engineering from the University of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), and a BSc in Environmental Sciences at the University Autonoma of Madrid (Spain).
Previously Paola held a postdoctoral position in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), for implementing an Ecosystem Accounting project for Andalusian forests. She had also acted as a consultant for private institutions in Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as, participated in 7 different research projects on natural resources management and economics, funded by the European Commission and the Spanish Government.
- Ecosystem services and natural capital accounting
- Land use and carbon markets
- Interdisciplinary approaches to natural resources management and policy
Research - 2020
This paper examines the significance of the ownership of natural capital in the context of natural capital accounting, illustrated with regard to two ecosystem services – carbon sequestration and air pollution removal – and a range of ecosystem types and land ownership in Scotland. Read more
Research - 2016
Ovando, Paola, Caparrós, Alejandro, Díaz-Balteiro, Luis, Pasalodos, María, Beguería, Santiago, Oviedo, José L., Montero, Gregorio and Campos, Pablo (2016) Spatial... Read more
Research - 2015
We apply an experimental ecosystem accounting approach aimed at estimating the contribution of ecosystem services to total social income accrued... Read more