Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1995
    Research Assistant, Dept of Economics and Economic History (Dr. Joan Martínez-Alier), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • 1994
    B.A. in History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • 1995
    Graduate Degree in Amazonian Studies, Facultad Latino Americana de Ciencias Sociales, Ecuador

  • 1995 – 1996
    Researcher, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Ecuador

  • 1997
    Master in Sustainable Development, Universidad lnternacional de Andalucía, Spain

  • 1997 – 1999
    Teaching Assistant, Dept of Anthropology, U. of Florida, USA

  • 2001
    Ph. D. in Anthropology, University of Florida, USA

  • 2001 – 2002
    Research Associate, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, U. of Florida, USA

  • Since 2002
    Visiting Scholar, Center for International Development, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, USA

  • 2006 – 2008
    ICREA Researcher, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • Since 2006
    Associate Professor, Dept of Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • Since 2008
    ICREA Research Professor, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Selected publications

  • Gómez-Baggethun, E., V. Reyes-García, P. Olsson, C. Montes. Traditional ecological knowledge and community resilience to environmental extremes: A case study in Doñana, SW Spain. Global Environmental Change. 2012.

  • Reyes-García V., S. Vila, L. Aceituno, L. Calvet-Mir, T. Garnatje, A. Jesch, J. J. Lastra, M. Parada, M. Rigat, J. Vallès, M. Pardo-de-Santayana. Gendered homegardens. A study in three mountain areas of the Iberian Peninsula. Economic Botany. 64(3): 235-247. 2010.

  • Reyes-García, V, J Broesch, L Calvet-Mir, N Fuentes-Pelaez, TW McDade, S. Parsa, S Tanner, T Huanca, WR Leonard, MR Martínez-Rodríguez. Cultural transmission of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills: An empirical analysis from an Amerindian society. Evolution & Human Behavior. 30(4): 274-285. 2009.

  • Reyes-García V, TW McDade, JL Molina, WR Leonard, S Tanner, T Huanca, R Godoy, TAPS Bolivian Research Team. Social rank and adult male nutritional status: Evidence of the social gradient in health from a foraging-farming society. Social Science and Medicine. 67(12): 2107-2115. 2008.

  • McDade TW, V Reyes-García, P Blackinton, S Tanner, T Huanca, WR Leonard. Ethnobotanical knowledge is associated with indices of child health in the Bolivian Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 104(15): 6134-6139. 2007.

  • Reyes-García, V, R Godoy, T Huanca, WR Leonard, TW McDade, S Tanner, V Vadez. The origins of monetary inequality: Patience, human capital, and the division of labor. Evolution and Human Behavior. 28(1):37-47. 2007.

  • Reyes-García V., R. Godoy, V. Vadez, L. Apaza, E. Byron, T. Huanca, W. Leonard, E. Pérez, D. Wilkie. Indigenous people share botanical knowledge. Estimates from an Amerindian society in Bolivia. Science 299: 1707. 2003.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Researcher, Assessing the effectiveness of community-based management strategies for biocultural diversity conservation. 7th FP European Union. PI: Christian Vogl (BOKU), 2012 – 2015

  • Co-PI, Social and environmental transitions: Simulating the past to understand human behaviour. CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010. Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation (CSD2010-00034). PI: Marco Madella (CSIC), 2011 – 2016

  • Co-PI, Biocultural Diversity in Europe: Concepts and Interdisciplinary Methods. Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus. Intensive Programmes (IP). PI: Raj Puri (Kent University), 2011 (Renewed)

  • PI, The adaptive nature of culture. A cross-cultural analysis of the returns of Local Environmental Knowledge in three indigenous societies. ERC Starting Grant (FP7-261971-LEK), 2011 – 2015

  • Co-PI, "Construction ahead": The effects of roads on indigenous people's well-being and use of natural resources. A natural experiment in lowland Bolivia. NSF-Anthropology (0963999). PI: R. Godoy (Brandeis), 2010 – 2014

  • Co-PI, Conservación comunitaria: El papel de la participación local en la conservación de la biodiversidad. Estudios de caso del sureste mexicano. Fondo de Cooperación Internacional en Ciencia y Tecnología. UE-Mexico (FONCICYT 02094395). PI: L. Porter, 2009 – 2011

  • PI, Conservación del Bosque Amazónico y Territorios Indígenas: del conflicto a la colaboración. Estudio de caso en la Amazonía Boliviana. Fundación BBVA (BIOCON_06_106-07), 2007 – 2010

  • PI, Enhancing theory and methods in European ethnoecology through the creation of an Ethnoecology Laboratory. Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (MIRG-CT-2006-036532), 2006 – 2008


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