Bárbara is a climate change adaptation specialist. She has an academic background in natural sciences and over nine years of work experience in socioeconomic and environmental issues, mainly in the tropics.
Bárbara has been devoted to development-oriented research, project management, and transference toward socio-ecosystems resilience in response to multiple needs and priorities. Her experience includes the conduction of climate change adaptation and risks assessment, the qualification of ecosystem services flows, the development of participatory studies in environmental economics, natural and social sciences, the leadership of rural development initiatives, the execution of tools for decision-making, and the implementation of capacity-building processes with a wide range of stakeholders in Central America, the Caribbean, and Spain.
She has collaborated with national climate actions and initiatives such as NAMAs for the agricultural sector, accompanied decision-making processes in several countries in the region, and provided technical advice in Nature-based Solutions, among others. The resilience of ecosystems in response to climate change and other anthropogenic pressures, social-ecological interactions, multidimensional challenges toward conservation in both natural and anthropic ecosystems, as well as adaptation drivers and decision-making at different levels, are among her current research interests.