Elena Górriz Mifsud

Forest engineer by the Technical University of Valencia and M.Sc. Economics by the University of Barcelona, Elena Górriz has been also studying in Freiburg, did her final project in Argentina and started as a trainee in Joensuu with the EFI FOPER project. In 2008 she moved to EFIMED, where she has been doing tasks of communication, capacity building and administration, but since 2009 she has been also involved in projects related with forest economics. She was also previously working as environmental educator. She is PhD student at University of Lleida and Padova.

Her main research lines are the analysis of the supply-side in the provision of forest ecosystem services (forest management costs and forest owners’ motivations), the design and implementation of sustainable economic instruments  for environmental externalities (with special focus in payments for environmental services) and the potential stakeholder conflicts of forest biomass for energy development. Her PhD focus on the relationships between Social Capital and governance of payments for mushroom picking.

Email: elena.gorriz(at)ctfc.es

Publications:

Górriz-Mifsud E, Secco L, Pisani E. 2016. Exploring the interlinkages between Governance and Social Capital: a dynamic model for forestry. Forest Policy and Economics 65:25-36.

Górriz-Mifsud E, Varela E, Piqué M & Prokofieva I. 2016. Demand and supply of ecosystem services in a Mediterranean forest: Computing payment boundaries. Ecosystem Services Vol. 17: 53–63

Górriz Mifsud E, Varela E, Piqué M & Prokofieva I. 2016. És econòmicament factible un pagament pels serveis ambientals derivats de gestionar els boscos de pi blanc? Una proposta. Catalunya Forestal 128:7-10

Prokofieva I, Górriz-Mifsud E, Bonet JA, Martínez de Aragón J. 2016. Viability of introducing payments for the collection of wild forest mushrooms in Catalonia (North-East Spain). Small-scale Forestry

Decocq G, Andrieu E, Brunet J, Chabrerie O, De Frenne P, De Smedt P, Deconchat M, Diekmann M, Ehrmann S, Giffard B, Gorriz Mifsud E, Hansen K, Hermy M, Kolb A, Lenoir J, Liira J, Moldan F, Prokofieva I, Rosenqvist L, Varela E, Valdés A, Verheyen K, Wulf M. 2016. Ecosystem services from small forest patches in agricultural landscapes. Current Forestry Reports. Published without issue assigned yet. DOI 10.1007/s40725-016-0028-x

Górriz-Mifsud E, Domínguez-Torres G & Prokofieva I. 2015. Understanding forest owners’ preferences for policy interventions addressing mushroom picking in Catalonia (north-east Spain). European Journal of Forest Research 134 (4) 585-598

Górriz E & Montiel P. 2015. Els propietaris forestals recolzen una regulació de la recollida de bolets silvestres. Silvicultura 72:27-30

Lindstad B H, Pistorius T, Ferranti F, Dominguez G, Górriz-Mifsud E, Kurttila M, Leban V, Navarro P, Peters D M, Pezdevsek Malovrh Š, Prokofieva I, Schuck A, Solberg B, Viiri H, Zadnik Stirn L, Krc J. 2015. Forest-based bioenergy policies in five European countries: an explorative study of interactions with national and EU policies. Biomass and Bioenergy 80: 102-113

Peters DM, Wirth K, Böhr B, Ferranti F, Górriz-Mifsud E, Kärkkäinen L, Krč J, Kurttila M, Leban V, Lindstad B H, Pezdevšek Malovrh Š, Pistorius T, Rhodius R, Solberg B, Zadnik Stirn L. 2015. Energy wood from forests -stakeholder perceptions in five European countries. Energy, Sustainability and Society 5:17

Górriz, E. 2015. Current practices for managing forests for bioenergy. In: Rhodius et al (Eds). More fodder for the oven? Dealing with forest related conflicts arising from the production and use of energy wood in Europe. Results of the COOL project. EFI Technical report 98:29-32.

Górriz, E., Prokofieva, I., Bonet, J.A. & Martínez-de-Aragón, J. 2015. Aspectes institucionals de la recoleccio de bolets regulada a Poblet i la seva àrea d’influència. Vallvey et al. (Eds) IV Jornades sobre el bosc de Poblet i les Muntanyes de Prades. Pp 137-148

Bonet JA, Górriz E, Evard C, Prokofieva I, & Martínez de Aragón J. 2015. El projecte StarTree emfatitza la importància dels productes forestals no fustaners al Mediterrani. Silvicultura 71:48-50

Górriz E, Martínez de Aragón J, Bonet JA, Vallvey A. 2015. A sociedade catalá acepta unha regulación para a recollida de cogomelos e un pago finalista para a xestión do monte. O Monte. Revista da Asociación Forestal de Galicia 58:32-33

Górriz, E., Mäntymaa, E., Petucco, C., Schubert, F., Vedel, S., Mantau, U., Prokofieva, I. Explaining participation of private forest owners in economic instruments: management, cooperation and attitudes. Case Studies in Europe. In: Roos et al (eds) 2014. Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics. Uppsala, Sweden, May 2014. Scandinavian Forest Economics 45: 80-89.

R.Rhodius, D.Peters, K.Wirth, F.Ferranti, T.Frei, E.Górriz, J.Krč, M.Kurttila, V.Leban, B.H.Lindstad, Š.Pezdevšek-Malovrh, L.Zadnik-Stirn. 2014. Análisis de los conflictos derivados de la producción y uso de biomasa forestal para energía en Europa. Foresta 62:58-63

R.Rhodius, D.Peters, K.Wirth, F.Ferranti, T.Frei, E.Górriz, J.Krč, M.Kurttila, V.Leban, B.H.Lindstad, Š.Pezdevšek-Malovrh, I.Prokofieva, A.Schuck, L.Zadnik-Stirn. 2014. More fodder for the oven? Dealing with forest related conflicts arising from the production and use of energy wood in Europe: national stakeholder perspectives. COOL project. Policy brief.

Górriz, E., Schubert, F. & Mantau, U. 2014. Private forest owners’ perspectives and preferences on policy instruments. In: The provision of Forest Ecosystem Services. Thorsen, B.J. et al. (Eds). EFI What Science Can Tell Us, Nr.5. Vol. 2: Assessing cost of provision and designing economic instruments for ecosystem services. Pp 77-83.

Górriz, E., Vedel, S.E. & Stenger, A. 2014. The role of private forest owner motivations and attitudes in the provision of Ecosystem Services. In: Forest Ecosystem Services. Thorsen, B.J. et al. (Eds). EFI What Science Can Tell Us, Nr.5. Vol. 2: Assessing cost of provision and designing economic instruments for ecosystem services. Pp. 26-29.

Gorriz E, Martínez de Aragón J, Bonet JA, Vallvey A. 2014. La societat catalana accepta una regulació per la recollida de bolets i un pagament finalista cap a la gestió del bosc. Silvicultura 70:18–20

Boglio, D., Gorriz, E., Torrebadella, S. & Muraglia, L. Paiement pour services environnementaux: Le ramassage des champignons en Catalogne (Espagne) et en Ligurie (Italie). Forêt Méditerranéenne 09/2014; XXXV(3):357-361.

Gorriz, E. & Prokofieva, I. 2014. Payments for Environmental Services in Mediterranean forests and the role of property rights. In: Falque, M. & Lamotte, H. Proceedings of the ICREI Conference “Property rights, economy and environment. Agriculture and Forestry”, Aix-en-Provence, 2012. pp 385-428.

Varela, E. & Górriz, E. 2014. Enhancing forest fire prevention governance. EFI News 2014 (1): 12-13

Prokofieva, I. and Gorriz, E. 2013. Institutional analysis of incentives for the provision of forest goods and services: An assessment of incentive schemes in Catalonia (north-east Spain). Forest Policy and Economics 37: 104–114.

Prokofieva, I., Mavsar, R. and Górriz, E. 2013. ¿Quién debe pagar por mejorar la provisión de bienes y servicios forestales? Actas del 6º Congreso Forestal Español. 11 págs. Vitoria.

Górriz Mifsud, E., Domínguez, G. and Prokofieva, I. 2013. Preferencias de los propietarios forestales sobre instrumentos de regulación de servicios ecosistémicos: el caso de las setas en Cataluña. Actas del 6º Congreso Forestal Español. 12 págs. Vitoria.

Simončič, T., Matijašić, D., Boglio, D., Górriz, E., Torrebadella, S., Hostnik, R., Duhen, L.M., Kalaitzidis, Ch., Muraglia, L., Vigo, A., Bruschini, U., Derchi, P., Cervera, T., Palero, N., Marty, P. and Lagacherie, M. 2013. Green book on payments for environmental services from Mediterranean forests. SylvaMED publication. 108 pp.

Torrebadella, S., Martínez-de-Aragón, J. and Górriz, E. 2013.  Mycological regulations as a payments for environmental service. In: Region Liguria (Eds). The Catallogue on Best  Practices. SylvaMED publication. pp. 2-6.

Varela, E., Mavsar, R., Górriz, E. i Prokofieva, I. 2013. Beneficis ambientals del pi blanc per a la societat catalana. Silvicultura 67: 20-22.

Gorriz, E., & Prokofieva, I. 2011. Analysis of three economic incentives for the provision of forest goods and services in Catalonia (Spain). Spanish Journal of Rural Development, 75–86.

Birot, Y., Palahí, M. and Górriz, E. (Eds). 2009. Modelling, valuing and Managing Mediterranean forests ecosystems for non-timber goods and services. EFI Proceedings, 57. Pp 195.

Gorriz Mifsud, E. y Calderón A. 2007. Revisión del manejo de una plantación de Populus y propuesta de adaptación para su certificación forestal en Mendoza (Argentina). Revista de la Asociación Forestal Argentina. 61 (1/2) p. 37-43.

Górriz-Mifsud E, Secco L, Pisani E. 2016. Exploring the interlinkages between Governance and Social Capital: a dynamic model for forestry. Forest Policy and Economics 65:25-36.
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