Analysis of Spanish University Training in Climate Change and Restoration of Degraded Land

  1. Hernández-Gutiérrez, Luis E. 2
  2. Ritter, Axel 1
  3. Arraiza, M. Paz 4
  4. Santamarta, Juan C. 1
  5. Neris, Jonay 3
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    GRID grid.10041.34

  2. 2 Gobierno de Canarias

    Gobierno de Canarias

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España

    GRID grid.453341.4

  3. 3 Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agraria, Tenerife, Universidad de La Laguna
  4. 4 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    GRID grid.5690.a

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

ISSN: 1877-0428

Year of publication: 2015

Volume: 191

Pages: 264-269

Type: Article

Export: RIS
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.485 GOOGLE SCHOLAR


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  • Year 2015
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.158
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  • Area: Social Sciences (miscellaneous) Quartile: - Rank in area: 321/520


Training in the restoration of degraded land in Spain has traditionally been linked to qualifications related to the environment, such as Forestry Engineering, Agronomy, Mining and science degrees like Biology, Environmental Science and Geology. Each of these degrees focuses on its own particular areas of specialty, such as hydrologic restoration, ecological restoration, restoration of mining areas and so on. In general, training focuses on learning and understanding key aspects related to the definition of degraded land, philosophies of restoration of physical environments and the development of restoration plans. This paper describes the skills covered, according to different programmes and certifications, in the training currently offered in Spain in restoration of degraded land. It also identifies the needs and highlights innovations in training. Finally, the future provision of graduate studies is analysed through a European Master Programme in Climate Change and Restoration of Degraded Land, RECLAND, belonging to the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, which aims to cover the necessary skills to train future technicians in the restoration of degraded areas and improve knowledge of the effects of climate change on these processes

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