Rita Serra is a researcher at the Center for Social Studies and works on the relations between nature, science and society. Graduated in Biology and PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, she studied the biodiversity of Mediterranean agricultural and forestry crops, and the biotechnological innovations related to food safety and the valorisation of cork. She described three new species of fungi and is an amateur mycologist. She coordinated the project SCRAM - Crises, risk management and new socio-ecological arrangements for forests - a perspective of the science and technology studies. In recent years she has been dedicated to community forestry governance and building relationships between academia and local communities. Currently coordinates the European project COMUNIX - Ative participation of young people in the governance of community areas.
2017-08-01 Le Monde Diplomatique