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Independent experts nominated by country party

Andrés Garcia Lorca

First name
Last name
Garcia Lorca
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Rural Development
Environmental Management
UN languages spoken



Geographical Focus
Costa Rica
Job function
Spanish Central Government Authority in Almeria Province
Telephone number
+34 950759102
Work experience
Since 1989, participating as a researcher or main researcher in projects related to Research and Development, financed by public call from National and International agencies._x000D_
I have carried out more than twenty research contracts for both public and private organizations related to issues on environmental management._x000D_
As head of the research team, I have developed several projects related to Research and Development such as: “Technological changes and migratory stream and globalization”, “Consequences for the structural transformation of the intensive agricultura model (Spain)”, “Estudio de aptitud territorial para el desarrollo de un sistema de cultivos intensivos (Argentina)”._x000D_
As scientific researcher I have carried out the projects entitled “Metodología para la determinación de un sistema de indicadores de sostenibilidad a nivel local (Costa Rica)" or “Farmers perception of soil erosion hazard: strategics towars soil conservation. (United Kingdom)”_x000D_
I have been adviser to the Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain) on the draft environmental laws and sectoral programs._x000D_
I am the leader of the Research Group approved under No RNM-368 "Integrated land management and spatial information technologies"_x000D_
I have contributed as a speaker in more than seventy scientific conferences, twenty of them presenting international character._x000D_
I have taught a numerous of courses and seminars on topics of my specialty at universities in Spain and Latin American countries
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Degree in Philosophy,University of Granada 1978. Ph.D Geography University of Murcia: 1990
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. García Lorca A., 1995. "From traditional agriculture to technology, from emigration to inmigration". In: "Desertification and migration", Geoforma Ediciones. Logroño .Spain _x000D_
2. García Lorca, A., 2003. “La agricultura litoral”. In “Geografía de Andalucía”, E. Ariel S.A., Barcelona . Spain_x000D_
3. García Lorca, A et al., 2003. “Exploitation of the digital elevation models in arid and semi-arid areas. Selective detection of the topological shapes using different approaches”. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), N.J., USA_x000D_
4. García Lorca, A. (2005) "Anotaciones sobre los cultivos bajo plástico en China" in "Nimbus" Vol nº 15-16 Almería_x000D_
5. Garcia Lorca, A. Edi., 2009. "Inmigración y desarrollo regional". Editorial: Universidad de Almería. Almería (Spain)
Other activities
1.Professor, Regional Geographic Analysis in University of Almeria,1991_x000D_
2. Head o Department of Geography and Territorial Management of the Almeria Province Government. 1988-1994._x000D_
3. Leading expert for Ministry of Environment of the Government of Spain for the National Program on Desertification. Since 2006_x000D_
4. Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Organización Iberoamericana de Cooperación Intermunicipal”. Since 1998._x000D_
5. Member of the International Scientific Exchange Conmitte. Conmitte of Sciences and Technology. Beijing Government. Since 2008_x000D_
6. Academic number 9 of the Andalusian Academy of Regional Science. President of the academic section. Since 2010_x000D_
7. Member of the CCD United Nation roster of independent experts. Since 2009
1. Head of the International Relationships department belonging to the University of Almería 1995/1997._x000D_
2. Award "Trinidad Cuartara 2005" in Geography and Territorial Management._x000D_
3. Member of the Committee of the UNESCO’s PEACE program
Organisation name
Spanish Central Government Authority
Organisation street address
Subdelegación del Gobierno.C/ Arapiles 19, E-04001
Organisation city
Organisation country