Dr. Maria Garcia Martin

Dr. Maria Garcia Martin


Collaboratrice scientifica


Dinamica del paesaggio

Sistemi d'utilizzazione del territorio


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


WSL Birmensdorf Bi HV E 11

Background and Research Interests

My background is in human geography and I identify myself as a landscape sustainability scientist. I am interested in the broad field of human-landscape interactions with a focus on societal transitions towards landscape sustainability. To this aim I conduct transdisciplinary and participatory research both at a place-based and at a European level.

My three main lines of research focus on:

  • Integrated landscape management approaches
  • The interactions between people and their local landscapes and how this connects to their wellbeing and to cultivating landscape stewardship
  • Combining food systems and landscape research to identify pathways towards agricultural sustainability

Ongoing projects

RESTORE - Restorative potential of green spaces in noise-polluted environments (SNF)

SIPATH - What is Sustainable Intensification? Operationalizing Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Pathways in Europe (SNF) 

MARGISTAR - A European forum for revitalisation of marginalised mountain areas (COST Action: CA21125)