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María García Martín

Geographer, M.S. in Land Planning and Sustainable Local Development María García Martín


Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Chair for Landscape Management
Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences
D-79085 Freiburg



Educational Background

Since 2014
PhD student at the Chair for Landscape Management, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Freiburg.
Young Researcher in the project HERCULES-Sustainable futures for Europe´s HERitage in CULtural landscapES: Tools for understanding, managing, and protecting landscape functions and values; within the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program.
10 / 2010
-07 / 2012
Master in Land Planning and Sustainable Local Development, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
Master's Final Work: Land-use plan of La Sagra region, Toledo, Spain.
09 / 2007
-07 / 2008
Erasmus grant at the University of Mainz, Germany.
10 / 2005
-02 / 2010
Graduate in Geography, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.


Internships and professional work experiences

09 / 2012
Collaboration with the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ICOMOS IFLA) in the development of the initiative World Rural Landscapes.
09 / 2012
-05 / 2013
Advisory service for the Islamic Culture Foundation (FUNCI) on the elaboration of the Mediterranean and Middle East Landscape Convention within the Med O Med Program.
10 / 2011
-12 / 2013
Consultant in MELISSA Consultoría e Ingeniería Ambiental S.L.
Participation in the development of the Landscape Catalogue and Directives of Rioja Alavesa, Spain (Basque Government as contracting party), in the Landscape Impact Study for a wind farm in Cozumenl, Mexico, and in the LIFE+ INDEMARES Sea Special Protection Areas Directives project (Fundación Biodiversidad as contracting party)
09 / 2010
-12 / 2010
Internship in TAU Planificación Territorial S.L.
Development of a study on the rural landscapes of Sigüenza (Guadalajara, Spain) and Gascueña (Cuenca, Spain) to be included in the municipalities’ land-use plan.


Research and outreach interests

My research interests are focused on the understanding, management and protection of rural landscapes from a participative approach; paying particular attention to the way people interact with the land and how this interaction could be enhanced or transformed to foster landscape stewardship.



Garcia Martin, M. (2013). Landscape as a driver of agricultural land management in Rioja Alavesa. I QUADERNI DI CAREGGI, Issue 02. 1/2013 Rural Landscapes: Towards a Better Integration of Rural Development Policies, Urban and Landscape Planning. pdf-download

Gómez Orea, D., Gómez Villarino, A,; Cómez Villarino, M, Garcia Martin, M., Ochoa Soto, I. (2012): Catálogos de Paisaje de Laguardia, Departamento de Medio Ambiente, Planificación Territorial, Agricultura y Pesca. Basque Government. link

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