Julia Pazmino Murillo works as an International Fellow at Ecologic Institute. Her research focuses on carbon farming, climate-smart agriculture, soil carbon, rewarding mechanisms, and climate adaptation. She works in English and has a good command of German. Her native language is Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Julia Pazmino Murillo contributes to the research on the Horizon 2020 projects "A European-wide Network of Pilot Farmers for a Carbon Neutral Europe (Climate Farm Demo)" and "Building momentum and trust to achieve credible soil carbon farming in the EU (CREDIBLE C)". In both projects, her primary focus is on analyzing rewarding mechanisms for climate actions and remaining up to date with the current developments in the field.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Julia Pazmino Murillo worked for the Horizon 2020 InnoForEst project, which focused on forest ecosystem services and payment schemes in the European forestry sector. Furthermore, she did an internship at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), where she conducted sustainable impact assessments for agroforestry projects. She moreover participated in the Pioneers into Practice program from Climate KIC, collaborating with the Forest Stewardship (FSC) Estonia on their approach to forest ecosystem services. She also gained technical experience through an internship at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where she worked on ammonia measurements from cattle ranching.
During her bachelor's degree in agro-environmental engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), Julia Pazmino Murillo focused on the technical side of agriculture and its environmental impact. Additionally, she spent two semesters at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany). She completed her Master of Forestry Systems Transformation at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE) (Germany) with a master's thesis on the carbon sequestration potential of the Ecuadorian rainforest, its relationship with REDD+, and the incentives for the adoption of forest ecosystem services.