Maria Mañez Costa
María Máñez Costa leads the work on system dynamics modelling at GERICS. She is trained as a physical geographer with a PhD in agricultural economics.
She applies system thinking and analysis to support climate services development. María is an expert in participatory modelling and has been working in the last 20 years on the development of participatory processes and models. Her research focuses on innovative transdisciplinary approaches to support the transitions to resilient societies. Her work repeatedly lies at the interface between science and society. Topic-wise, María works on adaptation themes as water management under drought conditions, urban resilience, agri-environmental services, or nature based solutions. María has been involved in the development of the field of climate services since 2009.