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Dr. María José SANZ

Scientific Director, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

PhD in Ecophysiology, University of Valencia. Valencia, Spain (1991). Postdoctoral stay and Faculty Teaching Adjunt and EPA fellow in Arizona State University (1991-1992). She was: Coordinator of the Air Pollution Effects and Carbon Cycle Program at the Center for Mediterranean Studies (CEAM) from 1993 to 2006; Senior Programme Officer and Team Leader,Sectoral Issues Unit of the Methods, Data and Analysis Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat (2007-2010) suppoting KP LULUCF, REDD+ and Agriculture negociations; Scientific Director of the Research Institute on Climate Change Zaragoza (I2C2) (2011); Coordinator of the UNREDD Programme MRV team at the Forestry Department in FAO (2011-2015); at present Scientific Director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Ikerbasque Professor.

Has more than 300 publications, mostly in the areas of air pollution and climate change: more than 100 in indexed journals; 40 scientific papers in journals not included in the SCI; more than 150 conference papers and proceedings; 23 book chapters; 10 books; 36 technical papers. Areas of expertise: Ecophysiology. Air pollution effects, lower and higher plants. Atmospheric dynamics and chemistry. Nitrogen and carbon cycles. Greenhouse Gases and other related gases. Agriculture, LULUCF and REDD+. Climate change, scientific bases, multilateral processes, policies and measures. Policy and regulatory frameworks related to air pollution.

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