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My background in social interdisciplinary sciences (MPhil. Development Studies, PhD Economics), and my personal interests have directed my research towards the interactions between social and ecological systems in a variety of research fields, incl. marine spatial planning, wildlife tourism, protected areas, mobility, sustainability science, development studies, CC adaptation, transformation and art. Since Oct 2015 I am a postdoc at the ce3c Research Centre. There I have been involved in national and European projects: I was part of project coordination of ClimAdaPT.Local (climadapt-local.pt), a large-scale adaptation project, that co-developed 26 municipal adaptation strategies. January- September 2017 I was part of the project PLACARD (placard-network.eu), which aims to promote dialogues for improved integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Within PLACARD my focus was directed towards creative ways of communicating science and facilitating dialogue. My current postdoc Art for Adaptation (SFRH/BPD/115656/2016) researches on the potential to arts to contribute to alternative approaches to climate change and aims to provide tools for meaningful community engagement and climate change communication. During this 6-year project I will develop innovative research on the relationship between art and climate change adaptation and transformation, based on the assumption that successful adaptation occurs through processes of transformation. In other words, successful adaptation involves more than strategies and interventions to tolerate warmer temperatures, adjust to drier or wetter conditions, or manage changes in disaster risk – it is also likely to involve the transformation of larger structures and systems (e.g., energy, financial, and social-technical systems), and possibly transformations in beliefs, values and worldviews such as perceptions of human-environment relationships, understandings of causality and attitudes towards individual and collective agency to affect change. This project is oriented by Prof. Carlos Pereira da Silva (CICS.NOVA, University of Lisbon), Prof. Karen O´Brien (University of Oslo) and Dr. Tiago Capela Lourenço (ce3c University of Lisbon).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Julia Bentz

Citation names

  • Bentz, Julia

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
1A1E-E22B-1459
ORCID iD
0000-0001-5120-9371

Websites

  • www.orcid.org/0000-0001-5120-9371 (Professional)
  • www.artforadapttion.com (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences - Economic and Social Geography
  • Social Sciences - Economic and Social Geography - Cultural Geograpphy
  • Social Sciences - Political Sciences
  • Social Sciences - Economic and Social Geography - Transport Planning and Social Aspects of Transport
  • Social Sciences - Sociology
  • Social Sciences - Other Social Sciences - Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biodiversity Conservation

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
German Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Spanish; Castilian Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2012/03/01 - 2015/06/15
Concluded
Ciências Económicas e Empresariais (Doutoramento)
Major in Especialidade: Economia
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
"Optimal strategies for marine wildlife tourism in small islands" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Aprovado com distinção e louvor
2008
Concluded
International Development Studies (Mestrado)
Universität Wien, Austria
"Nature conservation and development - The conflicting objectives between two policy areas in the EU: a case study of the SPA Pico da Vara/ Ribeiro do Guilherme in São Miguel island, Portugal" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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2008
Concluded
International Development Studies (Licenciatura)
Universität Wien, Austria
"Nature conservation and development - The conflicting objectives between two policy areas in the EU: a case study of the SPA Pico da Vara/ Ribeiro do Guilherme in São Miguel island, Portugal" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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Affiliation

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2017/09/01 - Current Postdoc project Art for Adaptation - creative approaches for integrated responses to climate change (FCT ref. BPD/2016/115656) Science communication, artistic practices, community engagement, youth em Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2017/01/01 - 2017/08/31 project PLACARD Support project coordination science communication Session organisation at int. conferences Workshop organisation + facilitation International conference organisation Research on nar Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Portugal
2016/06/01 - 2016/12/01 Project COBA Mozambique Researcher Literature analysis Vulnerability analysis Report writing International project applications Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Portugal
2015/10/19 - 2016/05/31 Post-Doc researcher - project ClimAdaPT.Local -support project coordination -Preparation of scientific papers -Preparation of (inter)national project applications -Research on adaptation, vulnerabilit Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Portugal
2012/03/01 - 2015/06/18 Phd student. Project: Optimal strategies for marine wildlife tourism in small islands. Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.Supervision: Prof. Philip Dearden (U. Victoria, Canada), Prof. Helena Calado Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2011/09/01 - 2012/02/28 Research assistant -Preparation of scientific papers -Organisation of workshops, conferences/summer courses -Preparation of applications for project funding -Research on marine spatial planning, envir Universidade dos Açores Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Portugal
2010/03/01 - 2011/07/31 Research assistent in MIT Portugal project "Green islands - Transportation, Mobility and Renewable energies in the Azores" scientific paper writing execution of questionnaire survey project reports Universidade dos Açores Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Portugal
2009/11/01 - 2010/02/28 Eurodissé trainee scholarship: Team member of research and planning unit of Marine Spatial Plan Portugal (POEM) at University of Azores organizational support research on marine spatial plannig scien Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
2008/10/01 - 2009/09/30 Trainee (estagiar L): Realized study on public participation in Azorean environmental plans. Involved in environmental education projects. Guided tours in volcanic cave Gruta do Carvao Composed projec Amigos dos Acores - Associacao Ecologica, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2017 - 2023/08/31 Art For Adaptation
SFRH/BPD/115656/2016
Post-doc Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Outputs

Publications

Journal article
  1. Julia Bentz. "Learning about climate change in, with and through art". Climatic Change (2020): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02804-4.
    10.1007/s10584-020-02804-4
  2. Fazey, Ioan; Schäpke, Niko; Caniglia, Guido; Hodgson, Anthony; Kendrick, Ian; Lyon, Christopher; Page, Glenn; et al. "Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: Visions of future systems and how to get there". (2020): http://hdl.handle.net/10451/44455.
    10.1016/j.erss.2020.101724
  3. Bentz, Julia. "ART FOR CHANGE: Transformative learning and youth empowerment in a changing climate". Elem Sci Anth (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/elementa.390.
    10.1525/elementa.390
  4. A. Sousa; F. Alves; A. Dinis; J. Bentz; M.J. Cruz; J.P. Nunes. "How vulnerable are cetaceans to climate change? Developing and testing a new index". Ecological Indicators 98 (2019): 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.ecolind.2018.10.046.
    10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.10.046
  5. Francisca C. Aguiar; Julia Bentz; João M.N. Silva; Ana L. Fonseca; Rob Swart; Filipe Duarte Santos; Gil Penha-Lopes. "Adaptation to climate change at local level in Europe: An overview". Environmental Science & Policy 86 (2018): 38-63. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.envsci.2018.04.010.
    10.1016/j.envsci.2018.04.010
  6. Julia Bentz; Fernando Lopes; Helena Calado; Philip Dearden. "Enhancing satisfaction and sustainable management: Whale watching in the Azores". Tourism Management 54 (2016): 465-476. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.tourman.2015.11.016.
    10.1016/j.tourman.2015.11.016
  7. Julia Bentz; Fernando Lopes; Helena Calado; Philip Dearden. "Sustaining marine wildlife tourism through linking Limits of Acceptable Change and zoning in the Wildlife Tourism Model". Marine Policy 68 (2016): 100-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.02.016.
    10.1016/j.marpol.2016.02.016
  8. Julia Bentz; Fernando Lopes; Helena Calado; Philip Dearden. "Managing marine wildlife tourism activities: Analysis of motivations and specialization levels of divers and whale watchers". Tourism Management Perspectives 18 (2016): 74-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2016.01.004.
    10.1016/j.tmp.2016.01.004
  9. Julia Bentz; Fernando Lopes; Helena Calado; Philip Dearden. "Understanding Diver Motivation and Specialization for Improved Scuba Management". Tourism in Marine Environments 12 1 (2016): 35-49. https://doi.org/10.3727%2F154427316x693216.
    10.3727/154427316x693216
  10. Julia Bentz; Philip Dearden; Erich Ritter; Helena Calado. "Shark Diving in the Azores: Challenge and Opportunity". Tourism in Marine Environments 10 1 (2014): 71-83. https://doi.org/10.3727%2F154427314x14056884441789.
    10.3727/154427314x14056884441789
  11. Julia Bentz; Philip Dearden; Helena Calado. "Strategies for marine wildlife tourism in small islands – the case of the Azores". Journal of Coastal Research 65 (2013): 874-879. https://doi.org/10.2112%2Fsi65-148.1.
    10.2112/si65-148.1
  12. Gil, Artur; Calado, Helena; Bentz, Julia. "Public participation in municipal transport planning processes– The case of the Sustainable Mobility Plan of Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal,". Journal of Transport Geography 19 (2011): 1309-1319. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.06.010.
    Published • DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.06.010
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Bentz, Julia Hanna. "Optimal strategies for marine wildlife tourism in small islands". PhD, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/3486.

Artistic / Performance

Artistic exhibition
  1. Art For Change. 2019.
  2. A arte de mudar. 2018.
Theatre play
  1. 2019. Odisseia Pelo Clima.
Video recording
  1. Bentz, Julia; Julia Bentz (Producer); Julia Bentz (Director). 2020. Odisseia Pelo Clima.
  2. Bentz, Julia; Julia Bentz (Producer); Johanna Bentz, Julia Bentz (Director). 2019. Call for Action.
Distinctions

Other distinction

2016 Cientific Commitee - Encontro Anual cE3c 2016, 27-28.06.2016
2016 Postdoc Scholarship FCT: SFRH/BPD/115656/2016 /
2011 Fulltime PHD Scholarship SFRH/BD/75928/2011