Laura Levy

Laura Levy (BSc in Biology, University of Granada) is an MSc student in Projects of Rural Development and Sustainability at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Her areas of interest include ethnobotany, agroecology and the role of local ecological knowledge in the context of global change. She has worked as research assistant in projects related to evaluation, restoration and conservation of Mediterranean agroecosystems (Group of Grassland and Mediterranean Silvopastoral Systems, Spanish National Research Council). She has also been involved in a project focused on regenerative agriculture in rural Spain (Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University). Currently, she is working as project technician in the LIFE SHARA project (Biodiversity Foundation, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Spain), that focuses on improving the governance of climate change adaptation in Spain and Portugal. At the LICCI project, she is investigating the impacts of climate change in the mountain agroecosystems of La Alpujarra Alta (Sierra Nevada, Spain) perceived by local communities, to assess the crop diversity trends in relation to climate change.