Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - WINS

Dr. Sergio Villamayor-Tomas

Post-doctoral fellow

Sergio Villamayor-Tomas is currently Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research interests include irrigation and watershed management, climate change adaptation, the role of communication and information in common pool resource contexts, water-food-energy nexus, polycentrism and the dialogue between common pool resource theory and social movements theory. He has developed fieldwork research in Spain, Colombia, Mexico, and Germany.

Selected Publications

  • Lopez, M. C., & Villamayor-Tomas, S. (2017). Understanding the black box of communication in a common-pool resource field experiment. Environmental Science & Policy, 68, 69-79.
  • Villamayor-Tomas, S., Avagyan, M., Firlus, M., Helbing, G., & Kabakova, M. (2016). Hydropower vs. fisheries conservation: a test of institutional design principles for common-pool resource management in the lower Mekong basin social-ecological system. Ecology and Society, 21(1).
  • Cox, M., Villamayor-Tomas, S., Epstein, G., Evans, L., Ban, N. C., Fleischman, F., et al. (2016). Synthesizing theories of natural resource management and governance. Global Environmental Change, 39, 45-56.
  • Villamayor-Tomas, S., Grundmann P., Kimmich C., Epstein, G., Evans, T. (2015).The water-energy-food security nexus through the lenses of the IAD framework and value chain analysis. Water Alternatives, 8(1), 735-755
  • Villamayor-Tomas, S. (2014). “Pooled Transferable quotas and Cooperation in Common Property Regimes under Extreme Event Conditions: Empirical Evidence from Severe Droughts in Spanish Irrigation Systems”. Ecological Economics, 107, 482-493.
  • Villamayor-Tomas, S., Fleischman, F., Perez Ibarra, I., Thiel, A., van Laerhoven, F. (2014) “Moving from Sandoz to Salmon: resource and institutional dynamics in the Rhine watershed”. International Journal of the Commons, 8(2).
  • Cox, M., Arnold, G., & Villamayor-Tomás, S. (2010). A review of design principles for community-based natural resource management. Ecology and Society, 15(4).

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