Petra Benyei


(Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, ICTA-UAB) is a sociologist and expert in rural development researching on the use of citizen science tools to document, share, and protect traditional agroecological knowledge. She has worked in projects related to the evaluation of the South African land reform (PSGARD, Pretoria) and projects related to climate change mitigation strategies in rural Spain (Paris Diderot University). She has also participated actively in the design, implementation, dissemination, and analysis of CONECT-e, a Wiki-based platform focused on documenting traditional ecological knowledge in Spain. In the LICCI project, she will be investigating the perceived impacts of climate change in both mountain and urban agroecosystems. In the LICCION project, she will be investigating the process of transformation of a citizen science platform (OpenTEK) to increase its potential as a tool to make climate research/policy more inclusive and equitable.