Elena Górriz


Personal background:

Ms. Elena Górriz works as researcher at the Mediterranean regional office EFIMED in Spain. She holds a PhD in forest socio-economics and governance by the University of Padova (Italy) and Lleida (Spain), MSc Economics by the University of Barcelona, and MSc Forestry by the Technical University of Valencia. Elena has been also studying in Freiburg, did her final project in Argentina and started as EFI trainee in Joensuu within the FOPER project.

Scientific interests:

• Supply and demand of forest ecosystem services (forest owners and users)
• Socio-economics of non-wood forest products
• Economic policy instruments and payments for environmental services
• Social capital and forest governance
• Rural entrepreneurship and social innovation
• Quantitative and qualitative analyses
• Science-policy-practice interface and action research
• Public policy analysis (bioenergy, biodiversity)

Ongoing projects:

SIMRA - Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas
VALERIE - Valorising European Research for Innovation in Agriculture and Forestry

Completed projects:

StarTree – Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products: a challenge and opportunity
AGORA – Advancing Mediterranean Forest Research Capacities
SylvaMED – Mediterranean forests for all
FOPER - Forest Policy and Economics Education and Research


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