Publications

Publications: Environmental Science & Technology, Global Environmental Change, Energy, Ecological Economics, Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, Economic & Political Weekly, Ecología Política, Entropia, Interface

Papers in international journals

Diaz-Maurin, F. and Ewing, R.C. Cutting through the complexity of nuclear waste management systems: A new, integrated assessment. Under Review.


Diaz-Maurin, F. (2016). Power capacity: A key element in sustainability assessment. Ecological Indicators, 66(C): 467–480.


Diaz-Maurin, F. and Kovacic, Z. (2015). The unresolved controversy over nuclear power: A new approach from complexity theory. Global Environmental Change, 31(C): 207–216.



Book chapters

Giampietro M. and F. Diaz-Maurin (2014). “The Energy Grammar”. Chapter 8. In: Giampietro M., Aspinall R.J., Ramos-Martín J. and Bukkens S.G.F. (Eds.) (2014). Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use. London: Routledge, 250 pp.


Serrano-Tovar T., J. Cadillo Benalcazar, F. Diaz-Maurin, Z. Kovacic, C. Madrid, M. Giampietro, R.J. Aspinall, J. Ramos-Martin, and S.G.F. Bukkens (2014). “The Republic of Mauritius”. Chapter 12. In: Giampietro M., Aspinall R.J., Ramos-Martín J. and Bukkens S.G.F. (Eds.) (2014). Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use. London: Routledge, 250 pp.


Madrid-Lopez C., J. Cadillo-Benalcazar, F. Diaz-Maurin, Z. Kovacic, T. Serrano-Tovar, T. Gomiero, M. Giampietro, R.J. Aspinall, J. Ramos-Martin, and S.G.F. Bukkens (2014). “Punjab State, India”. Chapter 13. In: Giampietro M., Aspinall R.J., Ramos-Martín J. and Bukkens S.G.F. (Eds.) (2014). Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use. London: Routledge, 250 pp.


Diaz-Maurin F., J. Cadillo Benalcazar, Z. Kovacic, C. Madrid, T. Serrano-Tovar, M. Giampietro, R.J. Aspinall, and J. Ramos-Martin (2014). “The Republic of South Africa”. Chapter 14. In: Giampietro M., Aspinall R.J., Ramos-Martín J. and Bukkens S.G.F. (Eds.) (2014). Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use. London: Routledge, 250 pp.


Diaz-Maurin F. and Giampietro, M. (2013). Complex Systems and Energy. In: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier.


Commentary articles

Diaz-Maurin, F. (2017). A Spanish coup in Catalonia. FSI Stanford on Medium, 28 September 2017.


Diaz-Maurin, F. (2014). Going beyond the nuclear controversy. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(1): 25–26.


Diaz-Maurin, F. (2011). Fukushima: Consequences of Systemic Problems in Nuclear Plant Design. Economic & Political Weekly (Mumbai), 46(13): 10–12. 26 March, 2011.


Conference proceedings

Kiravu C, Magole L, Bukkens SGF, Diaz-Maurin F, Jeffrey AM & Giampietro M (2016). Participatory integrated assessment of energy systems to promote energy access and energy efficiency. In: Proceedings of the 2nd SASEI International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), 25-28 October 2016, Gaborone, Botswana (ISBN: 978-99968-541-7), pp. 187-212.


Kiravu C, Magole L, Bukkens SGF, Diaz-Maurin F, Jeffrey AM & Giampietro M (2016). The Mokolodi village PARTICIPIA Case Study. In: Proceedings of the 2nd SASEI International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), 25-28 October 2016, Gaborone, Botswana (ISBN: 978-99968-541-7), pp. 213-236.


Diaz-Maurin F (2011). Tentative Ideas to explore the viability of the nuclear option. In: Proceedings of the 7th Biennial International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies (BIWAES), 19-21 October 2010, Barcelona, Spain (ISBN: 978-8-4938-8529-8), pp. 579-589.


Doctoral dissertation

Diaz-Maurin, F. (2013). The Viability and Desirability of Alternative Energy Sources: Exploring the Controversy over Nuclear Power. Ph.D. Dissertation presented at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. October 2013.
Doctoral degree obtained with highest honors (summa cum laude). The dissertation received the Extraordinary PhD Award from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in June 2017.


Reports and Working papers

Diaz-Maurin, F. (2015). Power capacity: A key element in sustainability assessment. Working Papers on Environmental Sciences, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. [Published in: Ecological Indicators, 66(C): 467–480. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.01.044.]


Cadillo Benalcazar, J., Aguirre Fernández de Lara, R., Fraga Ramos, E., Rosero Asqui, G., LLive Cóndor, F., Meneses Játiva, P. et al. (2015). Potencial de la gramática del MuSIASEM en la representación del análisis de la sostenibilidad. Documento de Trabajo 2015_01, Centro de Prospectiva Estratégica (CEPROEC), Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN), Quito, Ecuador.


Giampietro, M., Aspinall, R. J., Bukkens, S. G. F., Cadillo Benalcazar, J., Diaz-Maurin, F., Flammini, A., Gomiero, T., Kovacic, Z., Madrid, C., Ramos-Martín, J., and Serrano-Tovar, T. (2013). An Innovative Accounting Framework for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Application of the MuSIASEM approach to three case studies. Environment and Natural Resources Working Paper No. 56, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome. 81 pp.


Diaz-Maurin, F. (2012). Assessing the viability of power-supply systems: a tentative protocol. Reports on Environmental Sciences, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 17 September 2012.


Diaz-Maurin, F. (2012). Biophysical requirements of power-supply systems: nuclear energy and fossil energy. Reports on Environmental Sciences, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 31 January 2012.


Diaz-Maurin, F. (2011). The Problem of the Competitiveness of Nuclear Energy: A Biophysical Explanation. Working Papers on Environmental Sciences, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 15 September 2011.


Other publications

Diaz-Maurin, F. (2012). L’incertitude comme limite à la maîtrise des risques. Interface, 113: 20-21. (French)



Diaz-Maurin, F. (2011). Sobre la viabilidad de la energía nuclear: Implicaciones de los accidentes de Fukushima-Daiichi. Ecología Política, 41: 106–111. July, 2011. (Spanish)


Diaz-Maurin, F. (2011). Eléments de réflexion sur la question de l’énergie. Interface, 109: 45–47. (French)


Last updated on October 2017.