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- Mixed methods
- Social-Ecological Network Analysis
- Small-Scale Fisheries
- Traders and supply chains
- Self-governing institutions
Blanca González García-Mon's PhD research focuses on cross-scale interactions in small-scale food systems
González García-Mon brings together empirical knowledge of small-scale fisheries and small-scale agriculture, and diverse methodologies to understand social-ecological systems across scales. She is currently using network analysis and agent-based models as her main analytical tools to studythe structure and dynamics of trade networks within social-ecological systems.
González García-Mon holds a Master of Science in Sustainability after studying the Master’s programme Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development at the Stockholm Resilience Center (2015-2017). Her master’s thesis studied a seafood supply chain in Baja California Sur, Mexico, from a social-ecological network approach. She was supervised by Örjan Bodin at the Stockholm Resilience Center and co-supervised by Xavier Basurto and Mateja Nenadovic from Duke University.
She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Autonoma University of Madrid (2011-2015). In Madrid, she collaborated with the social-ecological systems laboratory, where she was initiated to social-ecological systems research working in the project “Ecosystem services assessment applied to fisheries management’ in Spain.
González García-Mon has always wanted to complement her academic knowledge with practical experience. She is founding member of Mensa cívica, a non-profit organization that aims to promote sustainability in collective food services in Spain. In addition, she has volunteered in various projects in Spain, in a conservation project in Senegal, and in organic farms.
Awards and achievements:
’la Caixa’ Banking Foundation scholarship (2015)
Special Mention for Best Academic Records (Autonoma University of Madrid)
Internship grant (Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport)
News articles with González García-Mon, Blanca
Research news | 2023-01-13
Going beyond dichotomies of local versus global food systems
Food systems are becoming increasingly stressed, but whether they are local or global is not the big issue
Research news | 2022-08-19
To understand complex fisheries, researchers must think outside their boxes
Traditional approaches are insufficient, social-ecological systems thinking can better capture complex interactions between people and ecosystems
Research news | 2022-03-10
Why fishery trade networks are crucial for local food supply
Trade among small-scale fishery traders affects the overall capacity and variability of fish provision
Research news | 2021-06-16
The global issue of local fisheries livelihoods
Blanca González García-Mon, a PhD student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, explains the important role of small-scale fisheries in global sustainability