Socio-ecosystems lab: Building science for sustainability in a changing world

Global Change · Resilience · Natural capital · Ecosystem services · Functional diversity · Adaptive governance · Environmental justice

LECTURERS

Paloma Alcorlo Pagés · Associate Profesor

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Mi actividad investigadora principal se ha centrado en estudiar el efecto de las especies invasoras en la estructura y funcionamiento de los ecosistemas acuáticos mediterráneos, especialmente el debido al cangrejo rojo. Me interesa especialmente estudiar las características ecológicas tienen las especies invasoras para entender mejor cómo y cuándo colonizan los nuevos ecosistemas a los que llegan con el objeto de poder adoptar estrategias y recomendaciones adecuadas para llevar a cabo su gestión. Otras áreas de la ecología, en las que he trabajado están relacionadas con la ecotoxicología, estudiar los efectos de la contaminación por metales pesados en nuestros ecosistemas acuáticos, o en la aplicación de isótopos estables para estudiar la estructura trófica de los ecosistemas o la migración de las especies. Actualmente estoy mi interés se está dirigiendo al análisis de la influencia del cambio de usos en la provisión de servicios, especialmente los hidrológicos.

Formación

  • Licenciada en Ciencias Biológicas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).
  • Doctora en Ciencias Biológicas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

Proyectos en curso

  • Invasión de ecosistemas fluviales por el cangrejo rojo americano: mecanismos responsables de su éxito invasor y consecuencias a nivel eco-evolutivo y socio-económico. Entidad financiadora: Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo de la Junta de Andalucía (2014-2016) IP: Luz Boyero (Estación Biológica de Doñana)

  • Efecto de la gestión del territorio en la capacidad de la biodiversidad y el paisaje para suministrar servicios a la sociedad: evidencias en tres sistemas socio-ecológicos mediterráneos. (BIOPAIS)
    Entidad financiadora: MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN (2012- 2014). IP: Carlos Montes

  • Gestionando los Parques nacionales más allá de sus límites: evaluación y cartografía de servicios como herramienta de gestión territorial ante el cambio global
    Entidad financiadora: MINISTERIO DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y MEDIO RURAL Y MARINO, ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO DE PARQUES NACIONALES (2009-2012). IP: Carlos Montes

Publicaciones seleccionadas

  • Palomo I., C. Montes, B Martín-López, J.A. González-Novoa, M.García-Llorente, Alcorlo, P., R. García-Mora.2014. Incorporating the social-ecological approach to protected areas in the Anthropocene. BioScience, 64(1). doi:10.1093/biosci/bit033
  • Alcorlo, P. Los humedales en España. 2013. Guía Nueva Cultura del Agua. Una guía de referencia y consulta sobre la gestión y conservación de los recursos hídricos.
  • Alcorlo, P. & A. Baltanás. 2013. The trophic ecology of the red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in Mediterranean aquatic ecosystems: a stable isotope study. Limnetica, 32 (1): 121- 138.
  • Gómez-Baggethun, E.; Alcorlo, P. & Montes, C. 2011. Ecosystem services associated to alternative states in a Mediterranean wetland. The Doñana marsh (SW Spain) case study. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 56 (8): 1374-1387.
  • García-Llorente, M.; Martín-López, B.; Nunes, P.; González, J.; Alcorlo, P. & C. Montes.2011. Analysing the social factors that influence willingness to pay for the management of invasive alien species under two different strategies: eradication and prevention. Environmental Management, 48 (3): 418-438.

 

José A. González Nóvoa · Associate Professor

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My current research focuses on the study of the major factors that determine resilience in complex social-ecological systems, and the development of adaptive co-management responses to promote a transition to sustainability in those systems. The links between natural capital, ecosystem services and human well-being, along with the analysis of environmental aid and North-South ecological-distribution conflicts, are also other research topics in which I have been working extensively during the last years.

Education

  • PhD in Biological Sciences (Complutense University of Madrid).
  • Magister Scientiae in Forest Conservation and Management (National Agrarian University of Lima).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist (Polytechnic University of Madrid).
  • Research projects

    • Economic assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services associated with transhumant movements along the Conquense Royal Drove: implications for the management of Mediterranean agroecosystems in the face of global change. Ministry of Environment, 2008-2010.
    • Analysis of social-environmental problems at the Ciénaga Grande of Santa Marta ecoregion, and development of an adaptive management proposal with participation of local communities”. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, 2009-2010.

    Selected publications

    • Cruz-Delgado, F., J.A. González & D. A. Wiedenfeld. 2010. Breeding biology of the Critically Endangered Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia on San Cristóbal Island: conservation and management implications. Bird Conservation International. In press.
    • Cruz-Delgado, F., D. A. Wiedenfeld & J.A. González. 2010. Assessing the potential impact of wind turbines on the endangered Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia at San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 679-694.
    • Cruz-Delgado, F., D. A. Wiedenfeld & J.A. González. 2010. Assessing the potential impact of wind turbines on the endangered Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia at San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 679-694.
    • García-Llorente, M., B. Martín-López, J.A. González, P. Alcorlo & C. Montes. 2008. Social perceptions of the impacts and benefits of invasive alien species: implications for management. Biological Conservation 141: 2969-2983.
    • Friesen, V.L., J.A. González & F. Cruz-Delgado. 2006. Population genetic structure and conservation of the Galapagos petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia). Conservation Genetics 7: 105-115.
    • González, J.A. 2003. Harvesting, local trade and conservation of parrots in the Northeastern Peruvian Amazon. Biological Conservation 114 (3): 437-446.

    César A. López · Assistant Professor

    I spent most of my research efforts investigating the landscape role as the vivid experience of our social-ecological system, clue for adaptive human attitudes to the environment. In addition, I worked in consulting to the Environmental Impact Assessment on the Landscape, developing and applying participatory methodologies. Five years in the University Centre for Public Health of Madrid Regional Community, allowed me to work in evaluation of effects on human welfare and health of various environmental pressures linked to ecological change (such as air pollution, noise, waves heat or work stress). After a clear mission for conducting research to action, I took part and led various participatory processes of community planning in Municipal Health Plans (project "Healthy Cities", W.H.O.). Currently, my work objectives are focused on landscape as interface between ecosystems and society, fundamental for human welfare and a key tool to evaluate and promote sustainability.

    Education

    • Graduated in Environmental Biology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).
    • PhD in Biological Sciences (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).
    • Technician in Environmental Impact Assessment (postdoctoral fellowship).

    Research projects

    • Participatory design of landscape for sustainable rural tourism in Caño Negro, Costa Rica. Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. 2010

    • Urban ecology in metropolitan regions of Brazil: landscape, quality of life and human development (ECOURBE). National Plan I + D + i, Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2010-2012.

    • Landscape Quality Assessment on Urban Ecosystems of Brazil. " Inter-University Cooperation Project-Banco Santander UAM Latin America (CEAL). 2009-2011.

    • Economic assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services associated with transhumant movements along the Conquense Royal Drove: implications for the management of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems in the face of global change. Ministry of Environment, 2008-2010.

    Selected Publications

    • Koppe,C., Kovats, S., Jendritzky, G., Menne, B., Baumüller, J., Bitan, A., Díaz Jiménez, J., Ebi, K.L., Havenith, G., Lopez Santiago, C., Michelozzi, C.P., Nicol, F., Matzarakis, A., McGregor, G., Nogueira, P.J., Sheridan, S. & Wolf, T. 2004. Heat waves: risks and responses. Health and Environmental Change Series nº 2. World Health Organization. [Descargar PDF]
    • Varios Aautores y López, C.. 2001. Traffic Noise Pollution and Health. European Commission. Health & Consumers Protection Directorate-General. European Union.
    • Díaz, J., García, R., Prieto, L., López, C., Linares, C. “Mortality impact of extreme winter temperatures”. International Journal of Biometeorology Vol. 49, nº3: 179-183. Enero 2005.
    • J DÍAZ, C LINARES, C LÓPEZ,. “Impact of temperature and air pollution on children mortality in Madrid”. Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine. 2004. 46:768-774.
    • Díaz, J., López, C., Jordán, A., Alberdi, J.C., García, R., Hernández, E., Otero, A. 2002. Heat waves in Madrid, 1986-1997: effects on the health of the elderly. International Archives Occupational and Environmental Health. 75:163-170.
    • J DÍAZ, R GARCÍA, F, C LÓPEZ, E HERNÁNDEZ, A OTERO “Effects of Extremely Hot Days on People older than 65 in Seville (Spain) from 1986 to 1997”.. International Journal of Biometeorology. 2002; 46:145-149.
    • S GONZALEZ, J DÍAZ, MS PAJARES, JC ALBERDI, C LÓPEZ, A OTERO “Relationship between atmospheric pressure and mortality in the Madrid Autonomous Region: a time series study”.. International Journal of Biometeorology. 2001; 45:34-40.
    • J DÍAZ, JC ALBERDI, MS PAJARES, R LÓPEZ, C LÓPEZ Y A OTERO. “A model for forecasting emergency hospital admissions: effect of environmental variables”. Journal of Environmental Health. October 2001; 64:9-15.
    • Varios Autores, López, C.. 2001. Traffic Noise Pollution and Health. European Commission. Health & Consumers Protection Directorate-General. European Union.
    • Benayas, J., López, C., Ruíz, J.P. 1995. Actitudes y Educación Ambiental: Análisis de los cambios de preferencias paisajísticas inducidos en los asistentes a unas Jornadas. Libro: Hombre y Medio Ambiente. Capítulo. Relaciones del Hombre con su Entorno. Páginas 529-571.. Ed: Ayuntamiento de Alcobendas. Alcobendas (Madrid).

    Berta Martín López · Assistant Professor

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    My research has mainly focused on looking for ecological, social, and economic dimensions regarding the assessment of ecosystem services provided by biodiversity. Regarding the ecological dimension, we focused our research in the relationships between functional diversity and ecosystem services supply. We also evaluate the role of environmental behavior, social networks and local knowledge on the social perception of the ecosystem services importance. Regarding the economic dimension, we analyze the weakness and strengths of the economic valuation techniques for estimating the monetary value of ecosystem services.

    Education

    • MSc in Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    • PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

    Research projects

    • Managing National Parks beyond their limits: assessing and mapping ecosystem services as a tool for landscape planning within the global change context. Spanish Ministry of the Environment (2009-2012).
    • OpenNESS: Operationalisation of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services: From Concepts to real-world Applications. Funded by EU FP7 Collaborative Project , WP4 and WP5 (2013-2017).
    • Indicators for monitoring biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin. Funded by the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN) (2012)

    Selected publications

    • Martín-López, B., Iniesta-Arandia, I., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Casado-Arzuaga, I., García Del Amo, D., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Oteros-Rozas, E., Palacios-Agundez, I., Willaarts, B., González, J.A., Santos-Martín, F., Onaindia, M., López-Santiago, C.A., Montes, C,. 2012. Uncovering ecosystem services bundles through social preferences. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38970.
    • Martín-López, B., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Montes, C. 2011. The conservation against development paradigm in protected areas: Valuation of ecosystem services in the Doñana social-ecological system (southwestern Spain). Ecological Economics 70: 1481-1491.
    • Martín-López, B., González, J.A., Montes, C. 2011. The pitfall-trap of species conservation priority setting. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 663-682.
    • García-Llorente M, Martín-López B, Díaz S, Montes C. 2011 Can ecosystem properties be fully translated into service values? An economic valuation of aquatic plants services. Ecological Applications 21:3083-3103.
    • Martín-López B, Montes C, Ramírez L, Benayas J. 2009. What drives policy decision-making related to species conservation? Biological Conservation 142: 1370-1380.
    • Martín-López B, Montes C, Benayas J. 2008. Economic Valuation of Biodiversity Conservation: the meaning of numbers. Conservation Biology 22: 624-635.
    • Martín-López B, Montes C, Benayas J. 2007 The non-economic motives behind the willingness to pay for biodiversity conservation. Biological Conservation 139: 67-82.

    RESEARCHERS

    Mateo Aguado Caso · PhD student

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    My main interests involve dealing with the links between environmental sustainability and human well-being. In this line, my research focuses on the socio-ecological and multi-scalar development and study of development and human well-being indicators, as well as on environmental impact and ecosystem´s state indicators. From their international analysis emerge disturbing readings that transcend to other study areas, which also form part of my research interest field, such as the development cooperation aid politics, the North-South ecological-distribution conflicts, the ecological economics and the political ecology. I am currently a visiting researcher at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Ecuador) and member of the Scientific Committee on Latin American Social Magazine, where I have a blog entitled Marejada en Tierra

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    Education

    • Biology degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2000-2007.
    • MSc in Global Change at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) and The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). “El coste energético del bienestar humano”, 2009.
    • MSc in Natural environment, Global change and Socio-ecological sustainability at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA). “El desafío del bienestar sostenible y equitativo en un mundo cambiante”, 2010.

    Research projects

    • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment of Andalucía. General Directorate of Sustainable Development and Environmental Information of the Ministry of Environment of the Junta de Andalucía (2010-2011)
    • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment of Spain, Biodiversity Foundation, Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (2009-2011).

      Selected publications

    • Aguado, M., Calvo, D., Dessal, C., Riechmann, J., González, J.A., Montes, C. 2012. La necesidad de repensar el bienestar humano en un mundo cambiante. Papeles de Relaciones Ecosociales y Cambio Global, 119: 49-77.
    • Martín-López B., González J.A., Vilardy S.P., Montes C., García-Llorente M., Palomo I. y Aguado, M. 2013. Ciencias de la Sostenibilidad: Guía Docente. Instituto Humboldt, Universidad del Magdalena, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Bogotá, Madrid.
    • Santos-Martín F., Martín-López B., García-Llorente M., Aguado, M., Benayas J. y Montes C., 2013. Unraveling the Relationships between Ecosystems and Human Wellbeing in Spain. PLoS ONE 8(9): e73249. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073249.
    • García Mora, M.R., Aguado, M. y Montes C., 2013. La Evaluación de Ecosistemas del Milenio de Andalucía. Haciendo visibles los vínculos entre la naturaleza y el bienestar humano. Revista Eubacteria, 31.
    • Montes, C., Santos-Martín F., Aguado, M., Martín-López, B., González, J.A., Benayas, J., López, C., Piñeiro, C., Gómez Sal, A., Carpintero, O., Díaz Pineda, F. 2012. La Evaluación de los Ecosistemas del Milenio en España. Ambienta 98: 2 - 12.
    • Aguado, M. y González, J.A. 2011. El coste ambiental del bienestar humano: cuestionando los paradigmas de nuestro actual modelo de desarrollo. En: González, J.A. y Santos, I. (eds.), Cuatro grandes retos, una solución global: Biodiversidad, cambio climático, desertificación y lucha contra la pobreza. Fundación IPADE y Agencia Española de Cooperación para el Desarrollo – AECID, Madrid.

    Marina García Llorente · Post-doctoral researcher

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    My research is focused on the links between ecosystem functioning and human well-being through the analysis of ecosystem service providers (functional diversity) taking into account how beneficiaries use, enjoy or value the ecosystem services. In addition, I am interested on: the impacts of drivers of change (land-use change and invasive alien species) in the delivery of services and disservices to different stakeholder groups, the role of landscape as a bridge between nature and society, and the different values attached to biodiversity conservation.

    Methodologically, my research integrates monetary and non-monetary valuation techniques such as the stated preferences, social perceptions analysis, and the analysis of biodiversity from an ecological perspective. My ultimate goal is to operationalize the ecosystem service approach from a multidimensional view (biophysical, economic and socio-cultural) in environmental policy making.

    Education

    • 2006 – Degree in Environmental Sciences, UAM
    • 2008 - MSc in Environmental Sciences Social perceptions and economic valuation of invasive alien species management in the Doñana Social-Ecological System, UAM.
    • 2011- PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, UAM Uncovering nature and society relationships. Ecosystem services assessment from service providing untis to beneficiaries.

    Research projects

    • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our Future Environment (BESAFE). European Commission (FP7), 2011-2015
    • Valoración económica de los servicios de los ecosistemas suministrados por los ecosistemas de España. Fundación Biodiversidad (2012-2013)
    • Diseño Experimental de indicadores y metodología del programa de seguimiento de los efectos del cambio global en zonas áridas, semiáridas del levante andaluz (GLOCHARID S-10: Valoración des servicios de los ecosistemas). Consejería de Medio Ambiente. Junta de Andalucía (2010-2012).

    Selected publications

    • Martín-López, B., Iniesta-Arandia, I., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Casado-Arzuaga, I., García Del Amo, D., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Oteros-Rozas, E., Palacios-Agundez, I., Willaarts, B., González, J.A., Santos-Martín, F., Onaindia, M., López-Santiago, C.A., Montes, C,. 2012. Uncovering ecosystem services bundles through social preferences. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38970.
    • García-Llorente, M., Martín-López, B.,Iniesta-Arandia, I.,López-Santiago, C.A., Aguilera, P.A., Montes, C. The role of multi-functionality in social preferences toward semi-arid rural landscapes: An ecosystem service approach. Environmental Science & Policy 19-20: 136-146.

    • García-Llorente, M., Martín-López, B., Díaz, S., Montes, C. 2011. Can ecosystem properties be fully translated into service values? An economic valuation of aquatic plant services. Ecological Applications 21, 3083-3103.
    • García-Llorente, M., Martín-López, B., Nunes, P.A.L.D., González, J.A., Alcorlo, P., Montes, C. 2011. Analyzing the social factors that influence willingness to pay for the management of invasive alien species under two different strategies: eradication and prevention. Environmental Management 48: 418-435
    • García-Llorente, M., Martín-López, B., Montes, C. 2011. Exploring the motivations of protesters in contingent valuation: Insights for conservation policies. Environmental Science & Policy 142: 76-88.
    • Martín-López, B., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Montes, C. 2011. The conservation against development paradigm in protected areas: Valuation of ecosystem services in the Doñana social-ecological system (southwestern Spain). Ecological Economics 70: 1481-1491.
    • García-Llorente, M., Martín-López, B., González, J.A., Alcorlo, P., Montes, C. 2008. Social perceptions of the impacts and benefits of invasive alien species: implications for management. Biological Conservation 141: 2969-2983.
    • Martín-López, B., González, P., Díaz, S., Castro, I. y García-Llorente, M. 2007. El valor social de la biodiversidad funcional. Ecosistemas. 3. [Descargar PDF]

    David García del Amo · PhD student

    My main research interests are focused on analyzing the relationships among ecosystems services and traditional self-management of natural resources by rural communities. I’m chiefly interested in relationships arisen by the local ecological knowledge and the human welfare. My research has been based on the network analysis of the driving of change which have affected the erosion of local ecological knowledge of a rural area. At the same time, I have focused my study on the social perception of the ecosystem services supplied by a semiarid mountain range in the south-east of Iberian Peninsula.

    Education

    • 2008 – Degree in Biology, UAM
    • 2011 - Master in “Protected Natural Areas” UAM, UCM & UAH. Final Thesis Report: “The role of the local ecological knowledge regarding the management of an arid river basin in the environment of Sierra Nevada National Park”.
    • 2012 - Master in “Sustainability Science to manage the global change”, UNIA. Final Thesis Report “Study on the social perception of vulnerability of ecosystems services in Sierra Nevada National Park”.

    Selected publications

    • Martín-López, B., Iniesta-Arandia, I., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Casado-Arzuaga, I.,García del Amo, D., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Oteros-Rozas, E., Palacios-Agundez, I., Willaarts, B., González, J.A., Santos-Martín, F., Onaindia, M., López-Santiago, C.A., Montes, C,. 2012. Uncovering ecosystem services bundles through social preferences. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38970.

    Ana Paula García Nieto · PhD student

    My research interest emerged since I would like to make visible the invisible aspects from ecosystems (those tangible and/or intangible contributions), through the ecosystem service approach as a fundamental tool (an integrative framework) that possess multiple disciplines (from both biophysical and social sciences). Nowadays, my research focuses on spatial analysis of ecosystem services, from providing units to beneficiaries. My principal interest is to develop robust methodologies which include multiple variables (based on participatory mapping, cartographic base, theorical models, interviews and surveys) to map the supply and demand dimensions. The main purpose is to conduct a deep analysis to achieve explicit spatial results in order to deal with relevant scientific questionsa as well as to design specific conservation measures which incoporate whole socioecosystems dimensions.

    Education

    • 2010 – Degree in Environmental Sciences, UAM
    • 2008 - MSc in Environmental Sciences Identificación, caracterización y análisis espacial de las unidades suministradoras y beneficiarios de los servicios forestales en la región oriental de Sierra Nevada, Ecology department UAM.

    Research projects

    • Effect of land management on biodiversity and landscape capacity to provide ecosystem services to society: evidence from three social-ecological systems, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2012-2014).

    Selected publications

    • García-Nieto, A.P., García-Llorente, M., Iniesta-Arandia, I., Martín-López, B., 2013. Mapping forest ecosystem services: From providing units to beneficiaries. Ecosystem Services. In press: DOI:10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.03.003i.

    Erik Gómez Baggethun · Senior researcher

    • Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway, Oslo.
    • Senior Visiting Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.
    • Associate Researcher (Investigador vinculado) at Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

    Erik Gómez-Baggethun, PhD in Ecology and the Environment was a founding member of the Social-Ecological Systems Laboratory. At present he is a senior researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Senior Vising Associate at the University of Oxford. His research covers a variety of topics in ecological economics and global environmental change, fields in which he has produced about fifty scientific publications. He participated in the initiatives ‘The economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ (TEEB) and ‘Cities and biodiversity Outlook’ (CBO1) and is part of an expert task force of the Inter-Governmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). He serves as vice President of the European Society for Ecological Economics and as national coordinator of the European Commission COST action on Urban Allotment Gardens in European Cities. He also serves in the editorial board of several international journals on biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability sciences.

    Education

    • PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid(UAM).
    • Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Françaises (DEUF) en el École Supérieur Européen: Ingénierie de l’Espace Rural (IER), Université Jean Moulin Lyon III. Lyon, Francia, 2002-2003.
    • MSc in Environmental Sciences (2004-2005). Sostenibilidad: paradigma vigente y aproximaciones alternativas. Una visión desde la resiliencia. Ecology Department at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 2004-2005.

    Research projects

    • Operationalisation of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services: From Concepts to Real-world Applications (OpenNESS). European Commission (FP7). 2013-2017. Funding: European Commission FP7-308428. Role: WP coordinator.
    • Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (URBES). Pan-European call for international research projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services (Biodiversas). 2011-2014. Biodiversas - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación - PRI-PIMBDV-2011-1179 Role: WP coordinator.
    • Urban Allotment Gardens in European Cities-Future Challenges and Lessons Learned (COST Action TU1201). European Commission. 2012-2016. Funding European Commission (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). Role: National Coordinator in Spain and member of the Management Committee.
    • Anàlisi i cartografia de serveis ecosistèmics en el marc del sistema d'informació territorial de la xarxa d'espais lliures (SITxell) (CF611182 / I073001 - €9,000). Role: Project coordinator. 2013-2014.
    • Factores socioculturales en la pervivencia de la recolección y consumo de plantas silvestres alimentarias y cultivos menores. Estudios de caso en la Península Ibérica y las Islas Baleares (WILD). Funding: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain. Role: Research team member. 2011-2014.

    Selected publications

    • Gómez-Baggethun, E., Corbera, E., Reyes-García, V. 2013. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Global Environmental Change: Research findings and policy implications. Ecology& Society 18(4): 72.

    • Gómez-Baggethun, E., Barton, D.N., 2013. Classifying and valuing ecosystem services for urban planning. Ecological Economics 86: 235–245.

    • Gómez-Baggethun, E., Reyes-García, V. 2013. Reinterpreting change in traditional ecological knowledge. Human Ecology 41: 643–647.

    • Gómez-Baggethun, E., Reyes-García, V., Olsson, P., Montes, C. 2012. Traditional ecological knowledge and community resilience to environmental extremes. A case study in Doñana, SW Spain. Global Environmental Change 22: 640-650.

    • Luck, G.W., Chan, K.M.A., Eser, U., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Matzdorf, Norton, B., Potschin, M.B. 2012. Ethical Considerations in On-ground Applications of the Ecosystem Services Concept. BioScience 62: 1020–1029.

    • Gómez-Baggethun, E., Alcorlo, P., Montes, C. 2011. Ecosystem services associated with a mosaic of alternative states in a Mediterranean wetland: Case study of the Doñana Marsh (southwest Spain). Hydrological Sciences Journal 56: 1374–1387.

    • Gómez-Baggethun, E., Ruiz-Pérez, M. 2011. Economic valuation and the commodification of ecosystem services. Progress in Physical Geography 35: 613-628.

    • Gómez-Baggethun, E., Mingorría, S., Reyes-García, V., Calvet, L., Montes, C., 2010. Traditional ecological knowledge trends in the transition to a market economy: Empirical study in Doñana natural areas. Conservation Biology 24:721-729.

    • Gómez-Baggethun, E., de Groot, R., Lomas, P., Montes, C. 2010. The history of ecosystem services in economic theory and practice: from early notions to markets and payment schemes. Ecological Economics 69: 1209-1218.

    Violeta Hevia · PhD student

    My main interests are focused on the study of the conservation status of the different biophysical variables related to service providing units. In particular, in recent years, my research has been framed on a project on the services generated by ecosystems linked to transhumance in the Conquense Drove Road, in which I analyzed the conservation status of the drove road, and functional diversity with ants as indicator taxon. Following this line, my current research focuses on addressing the analysis of functional diversity through the study of various organisms as a tool for evaluating biodiversity in three Mediterranean socio-ecological systems.

    Education

    • Degree in Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid(UAM), 2005-2010.

    • MSc in Environmental Sciences“Infuence of a drove road in agricultural environments on the ant diversity”, Ecology Department at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 2010-2012.

    Research projects

    • Effect of land management on biodiversity and landscape capacity to provide ecosystem services to society: evidence from three social-ecological systems, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2012-2014).

    Selected publications

    • Hevia, V., Azcárate, F.M., Oteros-Rozas, E. and González, J.A., 2013. Exploring the role of transhumance drove roads on the conservation of ant diversity in Mediterranean agroecosystems. Biodiversity and Conservation 22(11): 2567-2581.

    • Hevia, V., teros-Rozas, E., Zorrilla, P., González, J.A., Rubio, J.L. In press. Análisis del estado de conservación de la Cañada Real Conquense: implicaciones para el mantenimiento de la trashumancia. Memorias del II Congreso Nacional de Vías Pecuarias, TRAGSEGA- Junta de Extremadura.

    Irene Iniesta Arandia · PhD student

    My research interests are mainly related to collective action and the management of social-ecological systems. I’m particularly interested in interdisciplinary fields such as social network analysis, local ecological knowledge and commons studies and I’m also keen on gender studies. My research has mainly focused on water management in semi-arid areas of Southeastern Spain. In my doctoral dissertation I study the role of local institutions and organisations in watershed management.

    Formación

    • Degree in Biology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), 2001-2007.
    • MSc in Biology at Lunds Universitet, Sweden. 2006-2007.
    • MSc in Ecology. at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). “Análisis de las crisis de los vertidos del Prestige y del río Guadiamar desde la aproximación de la resiliencia socio-ecológica”, Department of Ecology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2009.

    Research Projects

    • Functional diversity and human well-being: exploring the relationships between ecosystem services and socio-economic structure in a watershed of the semi-arid region (south-east of Spain). Andalusian Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise (2009-2011).
    • Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in two Andalusian watersheds and its influence on human well-being: hydrological ecosystem services. Andalusian regional Ministry of Environment (2008-2011).
    • Managing National Parks beyond their limits: assessing and mapping ecosystem services as a tool for landscape planning within the global change context. Spanish Ministry of the Environment (2009-2012).

    Selected publications

    • García-Llorente, M., Martín-López, B., Iniesta-Arandia, I., López-Santiago, C.A., Aguilera, P.A., Montes, C. The role of multi-functionality in social preferences toward semi-arid rural landscapes: An ecosystem service approach. Environmental Science & Policy 19-20: 136-146.

    • Martín-López, B., Iniesta-Arandia, I., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Casado-Arzuaga, I., García Del Amo, D., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Oteros-Rozas, E., Palacios-Agundez, I., Willaarts, B., González, J.A., Santos-Martín, F., Onaindia, M., López-Santiago, C.A., Montes, C,. 2012. Uncovering ecosystem services bundles through social preferences. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38970.

    • Rico García-Amado, L., Ruiz Pérez, M., Iniesta-Arandia, I., Dahringer, G., Reyes,F., Barrasa, S. 2012. Building ties: social capital network analysis of a forest community in a biosphere reserve in Chiapas, Mexico. Ecology and Society 17(3): 3.

    Sara Mingorría · PhD student

    My main interests are the study of the accelerated rural changes and their relation to human wellbeing. My research focuses on land grabbing and land concentration conflicts in Southern countries. In my doctoral dissertation, on one hand, I analyse the social-environmental conflicts over palm oil and sugar cane expansion in Guatemala and the social-economic implications at household level of indigenous communities, and on other hand, the collective action and adaptive strategies developed by communities living in these territories. I carried out my fieldwork in Guatemala for three years backed by the Catalan Cooperation Agency (ACCD in Spanish) and an agreement between the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Institute of Agrarian and Rural Studies in Guatemala (IDEAR-CONGCOOP in Spanish). Methodologically my aim is to integrate qualitative and quantitative tools using an action-research framework. I want, to contribute to wider environmental justice and complex system debates http://ruralsystems.org

    Education

    • Degree in Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), 2004-2008.
    • MSc in Environmental Studies, specialisation Ecological Economic. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). 2009.

      Research Projects

      • • A Political Ecology of Land Use Change. (POLELUC) Europea FP7 (2010-2015)
      • • For a Study on land grabbing and resistance in Europe. Hands off the land - Vía Campesina. (TOR-LG-Europe) (2012-2013).

      Selected publications

      • Álvarez del Castillo, X., Aparicio, M., Bartlett, P., Cortada, N., Espinola, D., Giedraitytė, I., Gironés, M., Haurie, L., Martínez, C., Landeros, A., and Mingorría, S. 2013. Informe Situación de los Derechos Humanos en Guatemala en 2011 y 2012. Conflictos Agrarios, Energéticos y Extractivos, Departamentos de Alta Verapaz, El Quiché y San Marcos. Catedra UNESCO de Sostenibilidad y GIDHS-Edpac. http://edpac.org/docs/informe_guatemala.pdf

      • Aparicio, M., Flores, M., Landeros, A., Mingorría, S., Ortega, D., y Tudela, E. (2013) Land: access and struggles in Andalusia, Spanish State. Land Concentration, land grabbing and people's struggles in Europe. Transnational Institute for European Coordination Via Campesina y Hands off the land network. http://www.tni.org/pressrelease/land-rush-europe-comparable-africa-asia-and-latin-america-argues-new-report

      • Mingorría, S., Gamboa, G., Alonso-Fradejas. 2011. "Mak'a kutan re hilank'” No hay días sin descanso. Cuadernos de Centroamérica.

      • Gamboa, G., Mingorría, S. 2010. Políticas de desarrollo rural y relaciones de dependencia en hogares y comunidades campesinas Q’eqchi’ del Valle del Polochic (Guatemala). Monocultivos: La cara agraria del modelo extractivista de América Latina. Revista Territorios V del Instituto de Estudios Agrarios y Rurales de la Coordinación de ONGs y Cooperativas (IDEAR/CONGCOOP).

      • Mingorría, S., y Gamboa, G. 2010. Metabolismo socio-ecológico de comunidades campesinas Q’eqchi’ y la expansión de la agro-industria de caña de azúcar y palma africana: Valle del Río Polochic, Guatemala. Magnaterra Editores. www.valledelpolochic.wordpress.com

      • Alonso-Fradejas, A., Mingorría, S. 2010. Mujeres Maya-Q`eqchi` en la ruta de la soberanía alimentaria: sosteniendo las economías campesinas ante el capitalismo agrario flexible en el Valle del Polochic, Guatemala. International Land Coalition de América Latina.

      • Alonso, F., Marín, Y., Mingorría, S., Ozaeta, J.P., Samayoa, L., Sigüenza, P., Winkler, K. 2010. Monitoreo del agro centroamericano. Generando y compartiendo información estratégica para la trasformación. Experiencias en Nicaragua y Guatemala. Magnaterra Editores.

      • Gómez-Baggethun, E., Mingorría, S., Reyes-García, V., Calvet, L., Montes, C., 2010. Traditional ecological knowledge trends in the transition to a market economy: Empirical study in Doñana natural areas. Conservation Biology 24:721-729.

    Elisa Oteros Rozas ·Post-doctoral researcher

    I am interested in the study of millenary relationships between ecosystems and humans from the Sustainability Sciences perspective. My work has been developed mostly in agroecosystems and traditional farming practices in the Mediterranean Basin, but I have also collaborated in ecosystem services research in Colombia. I carried out my PhD in the social-ecological network associated to the Conquense Drove Road (Spain), where I have participated in the biophysical, socio-cultural and economic valuation of ecosystem services provided by transhumance-related ecosystems. The main aim was to enlarge the visibility of the links between human well-being and the traditional farming practices, facilitating the dialog between scientific, technical and local/traditional knowledge for giving policy insights. In this sense, I have explored the role and evolution of transhumance-related traditional ecological knowledge, the links between ecosystem services and social-ecological resilience, and the plausible future scenarios transhumance faces. I currently work as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Economy, Sociology and Agricultural Policiy (University of Córdoba), within the project “Community-based Management of Environmental Challenges in Latin America” (Comet-LA). In this context I am focused on the analysis of social-ecological systems and their resilience in three case studies in Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, which have been selected because of their community management of common pool resources. I am also interested in ecological-distributive conflicts and I devote part of my research to the critical analysis of the impacts of northern agricultural policies in the peripheries of North and in the global South, from the Food Sovereignty perspective.

    Education

    • Biology degree at Autonomous University of Madrid, 2002-2007.

    • Master’s Degree in Ecology at Autonomous University of Madrid, 2007-2009. “Factors Influencing Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services provided by Mediterranean Wetlands and Forests: a meta-analysis”. Ecology Department, UAM.

    • PhD in Ecology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), 2009-2013.

    Research projects

    • “Community-based Management of Environmental Challenges in Latin America” (Comet-LA ) co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, addressing the Strategic theme: ENV.2011.4.2.3-1 [Community based management of environmental challenges]. Call ID: FP7-ENV-2011. Grant agreement no: 282845.

    Selected publications

    • Oteros-Rozas, E., B. Martín-López, J. A. González, T. Plieninger, C. A. López, And C. Montes. 2013. Socio-cultural valuation of ecosystem services in a transhumance social-ecological network. Regional Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-013-0571-y

    • Oteros-Rozas, E., González, J.A., Martín-López, B., López, C.A., Palomo, I., Montes, C., 2013. Envisioning the future of transhumant pastoralism through participatory scenario planning: the Conquense Drove Road (Spain). The Rangeland Journal, 35(3): 251-272.

    • Oteros-Rozas, E., Ontillera-Sánchez, R., Sanosa, P., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Reyes-García, V., González, J.A., 2013. Traditional Ecological Knowledge among transhumant pastoralists in Mediterranean Spain: learning for adaptation to global change. Ecology and Society, 18(3): 33

    • Nieto-Romero, M., Oteros-Rozas, E., Martín-López, B., González, J.A., 2013. Exploring the knowledge landscape of ecosystem services assessments in Mediterranean agroecosystems: insights for future research. Journal of Environmental Science and Policy, en prensa.

    • Carmona, C.P., Azcárate, F.M., Oteros-Rozas, E., González, J.A., Peco, B., 2013. Assessing the effects of seasonal grazing on holm oak regeneration: implications for the conservation of Mediterranean dehesas. Biological Conservation 159: 240–247.

    • Tobias P., Dijks, S. Oteros-Rozas, E., Bieling, C., 2013. Assessing, mapping, and quantifying cultural ecosystem services at community level. Land Use Policy 33:118- 129.

    • Hevia, V., Azcárate, F.M., Oteros-Rozas, E. and González, J.A., 2013. Exploring the role of transhumance drove roads on the conservation of ant diversity in Mediterranean agroecosystems. Biodiversity and Conservation 22(11): 2567-2581.

    • Oteros-Rozas, E. , González, J.A., Martín-López, B., López, C.A., Zorrilla-Miras, P., Montes, C. 2012. Evaluation ecosystem services in transhumance cultural landscapes. An interdisciplinary and participatory framework. GAIA 21: 185-193.

    • Oteros-Rozas, E. , González, J.A., Martín-López, B., López, C.A., Montes, C., 2012. Social-ecological resilience and transhumance landscapes in the Mediterranean: Learning from the past, looking for a future. In: Social-ecological resilience of cultural landscapes T. Plieninger and C. Bieling, eds.) Cambridge University Press.

    Ignacio Palomo · Post-doctoral researcher

    My research is framed within Sustainability Science. I apply the ecosystem services (ES) perspective to develop a social-ecological landscape planning approach. Therefore, besides the interdisciplinarity between natural and social sciences, I pursue the application of research outcomes into decision-making. My research integrates land use, ecosystem service supply and demand, institutions and decision-making, and response variables such as protected areas.

    I have used multiple methodological tools such as ES mapping, participatory scenario planning, and interviews and surveys about ES perceptions. I have worked with proxies, models and developed multiple participatory approaches. I consider knowledge spreading a core element in every research. I blog about the sustainability of mountain regions on: Luces de Montaña

    Education

    • Degree in Environmental Sciences at the San Pablo Ceu University, Madrid (2001-2006).

    • MSc in Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2007-2009).

    • 2013. PhD in Ecology. Managing protected areas beyond their limits. A social-ecological approach to landscape planning.

    Research projects

    • Operationalisation of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services: From Concepts to Real-world Applications (OpenNESS). European Commission (FP7). 2012-2017.

    • Efecto de la gestión del territorio en la capacidad de la biodiversidad y el paisaje para suministrar servicios a la sociedad: evidencias en tres sistemas socio-ecológicos mediterráneos (BIOPAIS), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (2012-2014).

    • 2009-2012 Managing National Parks beyond their limits: assessing and mapping ecosystem services as a tool for landscape planning within the global change context. Spanish Ministry of the Environment

    Selected publications

    • Palomo, I., Montes, C., Martín-López, B., González, J.A., García-Llorente, M., Alcorlo, P., García, C. 2014. Incorporating the social-ecological approach in protected areas in the Anthropocene. BioScience 64(3): 181-191.

    • Palomo, I., Martín-López, B., Zorrilla-Miras, P., García del Amo, D., Montes, C. In Press. Deliberative mapping of ecosystem services within and around Doñana National Park (SW Spain) in relation to land use change. Regional Environmental Change 14: 237-251.

    • Crossman, N.D., Burkhard, B., Nedkov, S., Willemen, L., Petz, K., Palomo, I., et al. 2013. A blueprint for mapping and modeling ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services 4: 4-14.

    • Gómez-Baggethum, E., Kelemen, E., Martín-López, B., Palomo, I., Montes, C. 2013. Scale misfit in ecosystem service governance as a source of environmental conflict. Society & Natural Resources 26(10): 1202-1216.

    • Palomo, I., Martín-López, B., Potschin, M., Haines-Young, R., Montes, C. 2013. National Parks, buffer zones and surrounding landscape: Mapping ecosystem services flows. Ecosystem Services 4: 104-116

    • Martín-López, B., Iniesta-Arandia, I.,García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Casado-Arzuaga, I., García Del Amo, D., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Oteros-Rozas, E., Palacios-Agundez, I., Willaarts, B., González, J.A., Santos-Martín, F., Onaindia, M., López-Santiago, C.A., Montes, C,. 2012. Uncovering ecosystem services bundles through social preferences. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38970.

    • Martín-López, B., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Montes, C., 2011. The conservation against development paradigm in protected areas: Valuation of ecosystem services in the Doñana social-ecological system (southwestern Spain). Ecological Economics 70:1481-1491.

    • Palomo, I., Martín-López, B., López-Santiago, C., Montes, C. 2011. Participatory Scenario Planning for Protected Areas Management under the Ecosystem Services Framework: the Doñana Social-Ecological System in Southwestern Spain. Ecology and Society 16: 23.

    • Palomo, I. Los servicios de los ecosistemas de las montañas. Peñalara 535:38-39.

    Federica Ravera · Post-doctoral Researcher

    We live in a context of high uncertainty about the vulnerability and resilience of socio-ecological systems facing global changes. A research-action needs to approach stakeholder engagement with real commitment and a genuine desire to involve and take on board them in the decision-making over issues that will affect them, integrating their experiences, knowledge systems, values and motivations.

    I’m an interdisciplinary researcher concerned by issues related to learning management and participation, deliberative processes, knowledge integration and value incommensurability

    My research is framed by disciplines such as ecological economics, political ecology and theories of resilience and vulnerability applied to studies of global change in rural spaces. My research interest focuses on evaluating factors, practices, institutions which support processes of adaptation to change and transitions of socio-ecological systems towards sustainability in mountain and dry regions of the world. My action interest is to facilitate those processes from a new perspective in the relationship science-society-policy.

    I’m also currently interested in the exploration of gender issues in agro-biodiversity conservation and adaption to climate change. Methodologically for my research I’m used to triangulate approaches from natural and social science and qualitative and quantitative methods, such as institutional analysis, participatory scenario development, participatory modeling and social multicriteria assessment.

    Education

    • Degree in Environmental Science for the Universitá degli studi di Milano Bicocca

    • Master degree in Rural Development and International Cooperation for the European School of Advanced Studies - Università degli Studi di Pavia (Italia)

    • Master degree in Ecological Economics - from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (España)

    • PhD in Ecological Economics - for the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (España)

    Experiences

    • Before her PhD, Federica was collaborating with the Unit of Agrarian System Analysis at the FAO in Rome and Peru from 2002 to 2005, as a young consultant.

    • During her PhD she was working in several international projects collaborating with the Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF) and the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the University Autonomous of Barcelona (UAB).

    • In 2009, within the project: “Sustainable Uplands: Learning to manage future change”, she collaborated with the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds as a Marie Curie fellow.

    • In 2012, she was working for Basque Center for Climate change (BC3) and Biodiversity International as postdoctoral researcher in the program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

    Projects

    • Efectos de la gestión del territorio en la capacidad de la biodiversidad para suministrar servicios a la sociedad: evidencias en tres sistemas socio-ecológicos. BIOPAIS. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (I+D+i). Entidades participantes: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Universidad Pablo de Olavide. I.P: Carlos Montes 2012-2014

    • On-farm participatory network for climate change adaptation and visualization in the Indo-Gangetic Plains. Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) (http://ccafs.cgiar.org/). Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

    Selected publications

    • Ravera F., Tarrasón D. and E. Simelton (2011). Envisioning adaptive strategies to change: participatory scenarios for agro-pastoral semiarid systems in Nicaragua. Ecology and Society 16(1): 20. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol16/iss1/art20/

    • Ravera F., Hubacek K., Reed M. and D. Tarrasón (2011). Learning from experiences in adaptive action research: a critical comparison of two case studies applying participatory scenario development and modelling approaches. Journal of Environmental Policy and Governance 21: 433-453.

    • Twyman, C., E. D. G. Fraser, L. C. Stringer, C. Quinn, A. J. Dougill, F. Ravera, T. A. Crane, and S. M. Sallu. (2011). Climate science, development practice, and policy interactions in dryland agroecological systems. Ecology and Society 16(3): 14. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04261-160314

    • Tarrasón D, Urrutia, J.T., Ravera F., Herrera E., Andrés P. and Espelta J.M. (2010) Conservation status of tropical dry forest remnants in Nicaragua: Do ecological indicators and social perception tally? Biodiversity and conservation 19(3): 813-827.

    • Ravera F., Tarrasón D. Grasa, D. y Andrés P. (2009) Proceso y métodos de evaluación integrada participativa de sostenibilidad en agro-ecosistemas semi-áridos. Un caso de estudio en un área protegida en el trópico seco nicaragüense. Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica, 13: 79-99. [online] URL: http://www.redibec.org/IVO/rev13_06.pdf

    Cristina Quintas · PhD student

    My main interest focuses are in the biophysical and socio-cultural assessment of ecosystem services, especially water services in semiarid environments of the Iberian Peninsula. My main goal is to study the links between ecosystems and human well-being from a multidisciplinary approach, addressing the analysis of the services from the different dimensions of valuation. All this in order to get useful results to land management and ecosystem conservation. Today, my study focuses on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment of Spain, participating in economic valuation of services.

    Education

    • Degree in Environmental Sciences at the Almería University (2011).

    • MSc in Global Change Assessment at the Universidad de Almería (2012).

    Fernando Santos · Post-doctoral Researcher

    My research is currently focused on the process of ecosystems assessment and their relationships to human wellbeing from its biophysical, socio- cultural and economic dimensions. Methodologically, my work has focused on analyzing through indicators and spatial information the status and trends of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems services and their contribution to our human wellbeing. I am also especially interesting the relationships between the rural and urban system, analyzing the impact of various drivers of change ( ie rural abandonment , economic model ) play in the flow of ecosystem services and the impact that certain policies have on the land management and biodiversity conservation.

    The ultimate goal of my work is to demonstrate the complex relationships between natural and human systems to help sectorial policies to developed instruments linking Spanish conservation policies with international and European policies.

    Education

    • Post-Doctoral researcher at Davis, University (California, EEUU), 2008-2009.

    • PhD on Tropical Agroforestrysat Córdoba University (Spain), 2003-2007.

    • Associate researchat the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) in the Philippines, 2001-2003.

    • Forestry Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, 1994-2001.

    Research projects

    • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment of Spain, Biodiversity Foundation, Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (2009-2011).

    • Mapping of ecosystems and their services in the EU and its Member States. A tender for the European Commission. ENV.B.2/SER/2012/0016 (2012-2014)

    • Effect of land management on biodiversity and landscape capacity to provide ecosystem services to society: evidence from three social-ecological systems, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2012-2014).

    Selected publications

    • Santos-Martín F, B Martín-López, M García-Llorente, M Aguado, J Benayas, Montes, C. 2013. Unraveling the Relationships between Ecosystems and Human Wellbeing in Spain. PLoS ONE 8 (9), e73249

    • Joachim Maes, Anne Teller, Markus Erhard, Camino Liquete, Leon Braat, Pam Berry, Benis Egoh, Philippe Puydarrieux, Christel Fiorina, Fernando Santos-Martín, Maria Luisa Paracchini, et al. 2013. Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services: An analytical framework for ecosystem assessments under Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020.2013. DOI:10.2779/12398 Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union, ISBN: 978-92-79-29369-6

    • Santos-Martín F, C Montes. 2013 La evaluación de los ecosistemas del milenio de España. Del equilibrio entre la conservación y el desarrollo a la conservación para el bienestar humano. Eubacteria 31 (1697-0071), 1-8

    • Martín-López, B., Iniesta-Arandia, I.,García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Casado-Arzuaga, I., García Del Amo, D., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Oteros-Rozas, E., Palacios-Agundez, I., Willaarts, B., González, J.A., Santos-Martín, F., Onaindia, M., López-Santiago, C.A., Montes, C,. 2012. Uncovering ecosystem services bundles through social preferences. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38970.

    • Montes C, Santos-Martín, F., Aguado M, Martín-López B, González JA, Benayas J, López C, Piñeiro C, Gómez Sal A, Carpintero O, Díaz Pineda. 2012. La Evaluación de los Ecosistemas del Milenio en España. Ambienta 98: 2 - 12.

    • Jackson, L.E., Wheeler, S.M., Hollander, A.D., O'Green A.T., Orlove, B.S., Six, J., Sunner, D.A., Santos-Martín, F., Kramer, J.B., Horwart, J.R., Howitt, R.E., Tomich T.P. Case study on potential agricultural responses to climate change in a California landscape. Climatic Change 109, 407-427.

    • Santos-Martín, F.,and van Noordwijk M. 2011. Is native timber tree intercropping an economically feasible alternative for smallholder farmers in the Philippines? Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 55, 257–272.

    Pedro Zorrilla Miras · Post-doctoral Researcher

    My research interest is focused in the interaction between society and ecosystems, since I think that the first need for a sustainable world is changing the functioning and relation of society with ecosystems. Now I am working as postdoctoral research associate at the University of Edinburgh, on the consequences of land use changes on the wellbeing of rural livehoods in Mozambique (ACES project). I use the social-ecological systems and ecosystem services as the main conceptual framework and I develope a participatory process in combination with bayesian belief networks and scenarios of the future. I also collaborate in the biophysical accountability and mapping of ecosystem services in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment of Spain. In the last years I worked in the biophysical accountability and mapping of ecosystem services in the Conquense Royal Drove social-ecosystem; mapping and quantifying the loss of natural capital in Doñana (South Spain); and assessing water resources management, specially in the groundwater management of an over-exploited aquifer in the Upper Guadiana Basin, Central Spain.

    Education

    • PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), 2006-2009.

    • MSc in Environmental Sciences“Loss of Natural Capital in the Doñana Great Ecosystem during the xxth century.”, Ecology Department at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 2004-2006.

    • Degree in Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid(UAM), 1999-2004.

    Research projects

    • Abrupt Changes in Ecosystem Services and Wellbeing in Mozambican Woodlands (ACES). Funded by ESPA.

    • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment of Spain, Biodiversity Foundation, Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (2009-2011).

    Selected publications

    • Zorrilla-Miras, P., I. Palomo, E. Gómez-Baggethun, B. Martín-López, P.L. Lomas, and C. Montes. 2014.Effects of land-use change on wetland ecosystem services: A case study in the Doñana marshes (SW Spain). Landscape and Urban Planning, 122: 160– 174.

    • Palomo, I., Martín-López, B., Zorrilla-Miras, P., García-Amo, D., Montes, C. 2014. Deliberative mapping of ecosystem services within and around the Doñana protected area in relation to land use change. Regional Environmental Change. 14(1): 237-251.

    • Oteros-Rozas, E., González, J.A., Martín-López, B., López, C.A.,Zorrilla, P., Montes, C. 2012. Evaluating Ecosystem Services in Transhumance Cultural Landscapes. An Interdisciplinary and Participatory Framework. GAIA (Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society). 21/3: 235 – 243.

    • E. Lopez-Gunn, Zorrilla, P., F. Prieto, M.R. Llamas. 2012 Lost in translation? Water efficiency in Spanish agriculture. Agricultural Water Management. 108: 83–95.

    • H.J. Henriksen, Zorrilla, P., A. de la Hera, M. Brugnach. 2012. Use of Bayesian Belief Networks for Dealing with Ambiguity in Integrated Groundwater Management. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 8(3): 430–444 (Published online: 23 JUN 2011)URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ieam.195/full .

    • Zorrilla, P., Carmona, A. De la Hera, C. Varela-Ortega, P. Martínez-Santos, J. Bromley, H. J. Henriksen. 2010. Evaluation of bayesian networks in Participatory Water Resources Management: application to the Upper Guadiana Basin in Spain. Ecology and Society. 15(3): 12. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss3/art12/.

    Sandra Vilardy · Investigadora colaboradora

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    Mis actividades como investigadora se desarrollan alrededor de la intención de comprender los procesos que determinan el estado actual de los sistemas socio-ecológicos en zonas marinas y costeras, especialmente en el Caribe colombiano, desde el marco de los sistemas complejos adaptativos y la resiliencia. La aproximación que hago se nutre de diferentes disciplinas desde la historia ecológica, la economía ecológica y la ecología política, por lo tanto las investigaciones realizadas se basan de manera considerable en métodos de investigación – acción – participativa. Es un objetivo fundamental de mi trabajo como investigadora, que los resultados obtenidos sean ofrecidos y transferidos de manera eficiente como herramientas para la gestión, no solo para las entidades públicas que tengan ese tipo de competencia, sino también para las comunidades locales de las zonas de trabajo, con el propósito de ayudar a la reconstrucción de la resiliencia por medio del acompañamiento directo y el dialogo de saberes.

    Formación

    • Licenciada en Biología Marina (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano - Colombia).
    • Doctora en CC. Biológicas con la tesis "Estructura y dinámica de la ecorregión Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta: una aproximación desde el marco conceptual de los sistemas socio-ecológicos y la resiliencia"(Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

    Proyectos en curso

    • Análisis de la problemática socioambiental en la ecorregión Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (Colombia) y desarrollo de un modelo de gestión adaptativa con participación de la población local. AECID (2009-2011).

    Publicaciones seleccionadas

    • Avella F., Osorio A., Parra E., Burgos S., Vilardy S. , Botero C., Ramos A., Mendoza J., Sierra P., López A., Alonso D., Reyna J. y Mojica D. 2009. Gestión del litoral en Colombia. Reto de un país con tres costas. En: Manejo Costero Integrado y Política Pública en Iberoamérica: Un Diagnóstico - Necesidad de cambio. Red Iberoamericana de Manejo Costero Integrado – IBERMAR. CYTED. [Descargar PDF].
    • Vilardy, S., González, J., Martín-López, B. y Montes C. 2009. Los Servicios de los Ecosistemas de la Reserva de Biosfera Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta: Una herramienta de gestión de la biodiversidad. Memorias del IV Congreso Iberoamericano sobre desarrollo y ambiente. 7 – 10 de octubre de 2009. Bogotá – Colombia. Red Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Universidad del Valle [Descargar PDF].
    • Vilardy, S., González, J., Cuadrado, B. y Montes C. 2008. ¿Cuánto sabemos de la Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta? Análisis del estado del conocimiento y su relación con las medidas de gestión. En: Flórez, M.T., J. O. Rangel-Ch. & L. N. Parra-S (eds). 2008. Libro de resúmenes. Primer Congreso Nacional de Ciénagas y Lagunas de Colombia Homenaje al prof Dr. Thomas van der Hammen. Universidad de Antioquia – Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Medellín. Pg 59-60
    • Montoya, M., Mancera, E., Vilardy, S. 2007. Impacto de las aguas de lastre en la región de Santa Marta (Caribe colombiano). Fase I composición de fauna y flora en las aguas de lastre de los buques que arriban a la ciudad de Santa Marta. En: IV IOC Regional Science Planning Workshop on Harmful Algal Blooms in IOCARIBE - IV ANCA Meeting Report. Unesco.
    • Saavedra-Díaz L.., Vilardy S., Mancera E., López H., Carbono E., Moreno O., Vidal L. & González J. 2006. Research Towards Sustainable Coastal Development in Santa Marta, Colombian Caribbean. The Coastal Society’s 20th Biennial Conference St. Pete Beach, Florida. 14 – 17 May, 2006.