Academic publications


  • Flores, O., Seoane, J., Hevia, V., Azcárate, F.M. 2018. Spatial patterns of species richness and nestedness in ant assemblages along an elevational gradient in a Mediterranean mountain range. PLoS one 13(12) e0204787.
  • Guimarães MH; Guiomar N; Surová D; Godinho S; Pinto-Correia T; Sandberg A; Ravera F; Varanda M. (accepted) Structuring wicked problems in transdisciplinary research using the Social-Ecological Systems framework: an application to the montado system, Alentejo, Portugal. Journal of Cleaner Production 191: 417-428. DOI:
  • Ravera, F., Reyes-García, V., Pascual, U., Drucker, A., Bellon, M., Tarrasón, D. (accepted) Gendered agrobiodiversity management and adaptation to climate change: differentiated strategies in two marginal rural areas of India. Agriculture and Human Values.
  • García-Llorente, M., Rubio-Olivares, R., Gutierrez-Briceño, I. (2018). Farming for life quality and sustainability: A literature review of green care research trends in Europe. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018, 15, 1282; doi:10.3390/ijerph15061282.
  • Sara Palomo-Campesino, Federica Ravera, José A. González, and Marina García-Llorente (under publication). Exploring current and future situation of Mediterranean silvo-pastoral systems: a case study in southern Spain. Rangeland Ecology and Management  (DOI:
  • Quintas-Soriano, C., Brandt, J., Running, K., Baxter, C., Gibson, D., Narducci, J., Castro, A.J. Social-Ecological Systems influence ecosystem service perception: a Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) analysis. (in press) Ecology & Society.
  • Castro, A.J., Quintas-Soriano, C., Brandt, J., Atkinson, C.L., Baxter, C.V., Burnham, M., Egoh, B., Garcia-Llorente, M., Julian, J.P., Martín-López, B., Liao, F., Running, K., Vaughn, C.C., Norström, A. 2018. Applying Place-Based Social-Ecological Research to Address Water Scarcity: Insights for Future Research. Sustainability.
  • Quintas-Soriano, C., García-Llorente, M., Castro, A.J. 2018. What has ecosystem service science achieved in Spanish drylands? Evidences of need for transdisciplinary science. Special Issue “Ecosystem Services in dryland systems of the world”. Journal of Arid Environments.
  • Navas, G., Mingorría, S., Aguilar-González, B. 2018. Violence in environmental conflicts: the need for a multidimensional approach. Sustainability Science. (DOI:
  • Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Chamizo, S., Castro, A.J., Quintas-Soriano, C., García-Llorente, M., Cantón, Y., Weber, B. Ecosystem services provided by biocrusts: The missing gap in dryland management.  Special Issue “Ecosystem Services in dryland systems of the world”. Journal of Arid Environment.
  • Oteros-Rozas, E., B. Martín-López, N. Fagerholm, C. Bieling, and T. Plieninger. 2018. Using social media photos to explore the relation between cultural ecosystem services and landscape features across five European sites. Ecological Indicators, in press.
  • Delgado-Serrano, M. M., E. Oteros-Rozas, I. Ruiz-Mallén, D. Calvo-Boyero, C. E. Ortiz-Guerrero, R. I. Escalante-Semerena, and E. Corbera. 2018. Influence of community-based natural resource management strategies in the resilience of social-ecological systems. Regional Environmental Change 18(2): 581–592.


  • Rosa IMD, Pereira HM, Ferrier S, Alkemade R, Acosta LA, Akcakaya HR, den Belder E, Fazel AM, Fujimori S, Harfoot M, Harhash KA, Harrison PA, Hauck J, Hendriks RJJ, Hernández G, Jetz W, Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen SI, Kim H, King N, Kok MTJ, Kolomytsev GO, Lazarova T, Leadley P, Lundquist CJ, García Márquez J, Meyer C, Navarro LM, Nesshöver C, Ngo HT, Ninan KN, Palomo MG, Pereira LM, Peterson GD, Pichs R, Popp A, Purvis A, Ravera F, Rondinini C, Sathyapalan J, Schipper AM, Seppelt R, Settele J, Sitas N, van Vuuren D. 2017 Multiscale scenarios for nature futures.  Nature Ecology and Evolution 1, 1416–1419
  • Ravera, F., Iniesta-Arandia, I. 2017. Perspectivas feministas para repensar la investigación en cambio climático y las políticas de adaptación. Ecología Política 53 (
  • Sastre, R., Ravera F., Gonzalez J.A. López Santiago C., Bidegain I., Munda G. 2017. Mediterranean landscapes under change: combining social multicriteria evaluation and the ecosystem services framework for land use planning. Land use policy 67: 472-486.
  • Mingorría, S. 2017. Violence and visibility in oil palm and sugarcane conflicts: the case of Polochic Valley, Guatemal. Journal of Peasant Studies. (DOI: ).
  • Hossain, S., Pogue, S.J., Trenchard, L., Van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., Washbourne, C., Muiruri, E.W., Tomczyk, A.M., García-Llorente, M., Hale, R., Hevia, V., Adams, T., Tavallali, L., De Bell, S., Pye, M., Resende, F. 2017. Identifying future research directions for biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability: perspectives from early-career researchers. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 25(3):249-261.
  • García-Nieto A.P., Geijzendorffer I., Baró F., Roche P., Bondeau A., Cramer W. (2017). Impacts of urbanization around Mediterranean cities: changes in ecosystem service supply. Ecological Indicators.
  • Hevia, V., Martín-López, B., Palomo, S., García-Llorente, M., de Bello, F., González, J. A. 2017. Trait-based approaches to analyze links between the drivers of change and ecosystem services: synthesizing existing evidence and future challenges. Ecology and Evolution 7:831-844.
  • Berry PM, Fabók V, Blicharska M, Bredin YK, García-Llorente M, Kovács E, Geamana N, Stanciu A, Termansen M, Jääskeläinen T, Haslett JR, Harrison PA (in press) Why conserve biodiversity? A multi-national exploration of stakeholders’ views on the arguments for biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity Conservation DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1173-z.
  • Mario Torralba; Elisa Oteros-Rozas; Tobias Plieninger; Gerardo Moreno. Exploring the role of farm management in the coproduction of ecosystem services in wood pastures of southwest Spain (under review). Rangeland Ecology and Management. 2017.


  • Ravera F., Pascual U., Drucker A., Martín-López B. (2016) Gender and socio-cultural factors that influence adaptation to global change: a comparative study in India. Special issue Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change. 45: 335–351.
  • D. Tarrasón, F. Ravera, M.S. Reed, A.J. Dougill, L. Gonzalez (2016) Land degradation assessment through an ecosystem services lens: Integrating knowledge and methods in pastoral semi-arid systems. Journal of Arid Environments 124: 205-213.
  • Ravera Federica, Irene Iniesta-Arandia, Berta Martín-López, Unai Pascual, Purabi Bose (2016) Opening editorial: Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change Special issue Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change. 45: 235–247.
  • Iniesta-Arandia I., Ravera F. et al. (2016) A synthesis of convergent reflections, tensions and silences in linking gender and global environmental change research.  Special issue Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change. 45: 383–393.
  • Johanna Briceño, Veronica Iniguez-Gallardo, Federica Ravera (2016) Factores que influyen en la apreciación de servicios eco-sistémicos de los bosques secos del sur del Ecuador. Ecosistemas 25(2): 46-58. Doi.: 10.7818/ECOS.2016.25-2.06
  • Azcárate, F.M., Rota, C., Hevia, V., Silvestre, M., Tinaut, A., Ruano, F., Seoane, J. 2016. Primera cita de Rossomyrmex minuchae Tinaut, 1981 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) en el Sistema Central. Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología 40 (3-4): 535-537.
  • Gamboa, G., Kovacic, Z., Di Masso, M., Mingorría, S., Gomiero, T., Rivera-Ferré, M and Giampietro, M. 2016. The complexity of food systems: Defining relevant attributes and indicators for the evaluation of food supply chains in the Spanish context. Sustainability, 8(6), 515.
  • García-Llorente, M., Castro, A.J., Quintas-Soriano, C., Montes, C., Martín-López, B. 2016. The value of time in biological conservation and supplied ecosystem services: A willingness to give up time exercise. Journal of Arid Environments 124:13-21.
  • Hevia, V., Bosch, J., Azcárate, F.M., Fernández, E., Rodrigo, A., Barril-Graells, H., González, J.A. Bee diversity and abundance in a livestock drove road and its impact on pollination and seed set in adjacent sunflower fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 232: 336-344.
  • Quintas-Soriano, C., Martín-López, B., Santos-Martín, F., Benayas, J., Montes, C., García-Llorente, M. 2016. Ecosystem services values in Spain: A meta-analysis. Environmental Science and Policy 55:186-195.
  • Quintas-Soriano, C., Castro, A.J., Castro, H., García-Llorente, M. 2016. Expansion of greenhouse horticulture in Spain leads to compromise with conservation. Science for Environment Policy. European Comission´s Directorate-General.
  • Quintas-Soriano, C., Castro, A.J., Castro, H., García-Llorente, M. 2016. Impacts of land use change on ecosystem services and implications for human well-being in Spanish drylands. Land Use Policy 54:534–548.
  • García-Llorente M, Rossignoli CM, Iacovo F Di, Moruzzo R (2016) Social farming in the promotion of social-ecological sustainability in rural and periurban areas. Sustainability 8 (12):1238.
  • García-Llorente M, Harrison P.A, Berry P, Palomo I, Gómez-Baggethun E, Iniesta-Arandia I, Montes C, García del Amo, Martín-López B (2016) What can conservation strategies learn from the ecosystem services approach? Insights from ecosystem assessment in two Spanish protected areas. Biodiversity Conservation DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1152-4.
  • Fagerholm, N., E. Oteros-Rozas, C. M. Raymond, M. Torralba, G. Moreno, and T. Plieninger. 2016. Assessing linkages between ecosystem services, land-use and well-being in an agroforestry landscape using public participation GIS. Applied Geography 74: 30-46.


  • Hevia, V., Carmona, C.P., Azcárate, F.M., Torralba, M., Alcorlo, P., Ariño, R., Lozano, J., Castro-Cobo, S., González, J.A. 2015. Effects of land use on taxonomic and functional diversity: a cross-taxon analysis in a Mediterranean landscape. Oecologia 181(4): 959-970.
  • Vallejos, V., Ravera F., Rivera M. (2015). Developing an integrated framework to assess agri-food systems and its application in the Ecuadorian Andes. Special issue on “Andean communities in the face of global change”  Reg. Environ. Chang. 16(8): 2171-2185 doi:10.​1007/​s10113-015-0887-x.
  • Iniesta-Arandia I., García del Amo D., García-Nieto A.P., Piñeiro C., Montes C., Martín-López B. (2015). Factors influencing local ecological knowledge maintenance in Mediterranean watersheds: insights for environmental policies. AMBIO 44: 285-296.
  • García-Nieto A.P., Quintas-Soriano, C., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Montes, C., Martín-López, B. (2015). Collaborative mapping of ecosystem services: The role of stakeholders׳ profiles. Ecosystem Services 13: 141-152.
  • Castro AJ, Vaughn CC, Julian JP, García-Llorente M (2015) Social demand for ecosystem services and implications for watershed management. Journal of the American Water Resources. Association (JAWRA) 1-13. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12379.
  • García-Llorente M, Iniesta-Arandia I, Willaarts B, Harrison PA, Berry P, Bayo MM, Castro AJ, Aguilera PA, Montes C, Martín-López B (2015) Biophysical and socio-cultural factors underlying spatial tradeoffs of ecosystem services in semiarid watersheds. Ecology & Society 20 (3):39. DOI:
  • Velasco D, García-Llorente M, Alonso B, Dolera A, Palomo I, Iniesta-Arandia I,Martín-López (2015) Biodiversity conservation research challenges in the 21st century: A review of publishing trends in 2000 and 2011. Environmental Science and Policy 54:90-96.
  • Oteros-Rozas, E., B. Martín-López, T. Daw, E. Bohensky, J. Butler, R. Hill, J. Martin-Ortega, A. Quinlan, F. Ravera, I. Ruiz-Mallén, M. Thyresson, J. Mistry, I. Palomo, G. Peterson, T. Plieninger, K. Waylen, D. Beach, I. Bohnet, M. Hamann, J. Hanspach, K. Hubacek, S. Lavorel, and S. Vilardy. 2015. Participatory scenario-planning in place-based social-ecological research: insights and experiences from 23 case studies. Ecology and Society 20(4):32.
  • Delgado-Serrano, M. M., E. Oteros-Rozas, P. Vanwildemeersch, C. Ortíz-Guerrero, S. London, and R. Escalante. 2015. Local perceptions on social-ecological dynamics in latin america in three community-based natural resource management systems. Ecology and Society 20(4).
  • Plieninger, T., C. Bieling, N. Fagerholm, A. Byg, T. Hartel, P. Hurley, C. A. López-Santiago, N. Nagabhatla, E. Oteros-Rozas, C. M. Raymond, D. van der Horst, and L. Huntsinger. 2015. The role of cultural ecosystem services in landscape management and planning. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 14: 28-33.
  • Plieninger, T., T. Hartel, B. Martín-López, G. Beaufoy, E. Bergmeier, K. Kirby, M. J. Montero, G. Moreno, E. Oteros-Rozas, and J. Van Uytvanck. 2015c. Wood-pastures of Europe: Geographic coverage, social-ecological values, conservation management, and policy implications. Biological Conservation 190.


  • Ravera F., Tarrasón D. and Espelta J.M. (2014) Land use change trajectories, conservation status and social value of dry forests in Nicaragua. Environmental Conservation 42 (1): 1-11.
  • Ravera F., Tarrasón D., Siciliano G. (2014). Rural change and multidimensional analysis of farm’s vulnerability: a case study in a protected area of semi-arid Nicaragua. Environment, Development and Sustainability 16 – 4: 811 – 820
  • Quintas-Soriano, C., Castro, A.J., García-Llorente, M., Cabello, J., Castro, H. 2014. From supply to social demand: a landscape-scale analysis of the water regulation service. Landscape Ecology 29:1069-1082.
  • Mingorría, S., Gamboa, G., Martín-López, B and Corbera, E. 2014. The oil palm bomb: Socioeconomic-implications for Q’eqchi’ communities in the Polochic valley, Guatemala. Environment Development and Sustainability, 16(4), 841-871.
  • Ravera, F., Scheidel, A., Dell’Angelo, J., Gamboa, G., Serrano, T., Mingorría, S., Cabello, V., Arizpe, N. and Ariza, P. 2014. Pathways of rural change: An integrated assessment of the metabolic patterns of emerging ruralities. Environment, development and sustainability, 16(4), 811-820.
  • Seoane, J., Carmona, C.P., Delaplace, C., Flores, O., Hevia, V., Pascual, V., Peco, B., Rota, C., Azcárate, F.M. Hormigas montañeras: una perspectiva nueva para las hormigas de la Sierra de Guadarrama. Iberomyrmex 6:14.
  • Castro AJ, Verburg PH, Martín-López B, García-Llorente M, Vaughn CC, Cabello J (2014) Ecosystem service trade-offs from the supply to the demand-side: a landscape-scale spatial analysis. Landscape and Urban Planning 132:102-110.
  • Harrison PA, Berry PM, Simpson G, Haslett JR, Blicharska M, Bucur M, Dunford R, Egoh B, García-Llorente M, Geamana N, Geertsema W, Lommelen E, Meiresonne L, Turkelboom F (2014) Linkages between biodiversity attributes and ecosystem services: A systematic review. Ecosystem Services 9: 191-203.
  • Iniesta-Arandia I, García-Llorente M, Martín-López B, Aguilera PA, Montes C (2014) Socio-cultural valuation of ecosystem services: uncovering the links between values, drivers of change, and human well-being. Ecological Economics 108: 36-48.
  • Martín-López B, Gómez-Baggethun E, García-Llorente M, Montes C (2014) Trade-offs across value-domains in ecosystem services assessment. Ecological Indicators 37A: 220-228.
  • Palomo I, Montes C, Martín-López B, González JA, García-Llorente M, Alcorlo P, García C (2014) Incorporating the social-ecological approach in protected areas in the Anthropocene. BioScience 64(3): 181-191.
  • Quintas-Soriano C, Castro AJ, García-Llorente M, Cabello J, Castro H (2014) From supply to social demand: a landscape-scale analysis of the water regulation service. Landscape Ecology 132:102-110.
  • Oteros-Rozas, E., B. Martín-López, J. a. González, T. Plieninger, C. a. López, and C. Montes. 2014. Socio-cultural valuation of ecosystem services in a transhumance social-ecological network. Regional Environmental Change 14(4):12691289.
  • Hernández-Morcillo, M., J. Hoberg, E. Oteros-Rozas, T. Plieninger, E. Gómez-Baggethun, and V. Reyes-García. 2014. Traditional ecological knowledge in Europe: Status Quo and insights for the environmental policy agenda. Environment 56(1).
  • Rodríguez-Ortega, T., E. Oteros-Rozas, R. Ripoll-Bosch, M. Tichit, B. Martín-López, and A. Bernués. 2014. Applying the ecosystem services framework to pasture-based livestock farming systems in Europe. Animal 8(8).
  • Villamor, G. B., I. Palomo, C. A. L. Santiago, E. Oteros-Rozas, and J. Hill. 2014. Assessing stakeholders’ perceptions and values towards social-ecological systems using participatory methods. Ecological Processes 3(1).
  • César A. López Santiago; Elisa Oteros Rozas; Berta Martín López; Tobias Plieninger; Esther González; José A. González Nóvoa 2014. Using visual stimuli to explore the social perceptions of ecosystem services in cultural landscapes: the case of transhumance in Mediterranean Spain. Ecology and Society 19 – 2, pp. 27.
  • Oteros-Rozas, E., B. Martín-López, C. a. López, I. Palomo, and J. a. González. 2013. Envisioning the future of transhumant pastoralism through participatory scenario planning: a case study in Spain. The Rangeland Journal 35(3):251.
  • Sandra Vilardy; José A. González; Berta Martín López; Elisa Oteros Rozas; Carlos Montes Del Olmo. Los servicios de los ecosistemas de la Reserva de Biosfera Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta.Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica. 19, pp. 66 – 83. 2012.



  • C. J. Lundquist; H. M. Pereira; R. Alkemade; E. den Belder; S. Carvalho Ribeiro; K. Davies; A. Greenaway; J. Hauck; S. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen; H. Kim; N. King; T. Lazarova; L. Pereira; G. Peterson; F. Ravera; et al. 2018. Visions for nature and nature’s contributions to people for the 21st century.


  • Gamboa, G., Mingorría, S., Di Masso, M., Giampietro, M. 2017. Local, mixed and global organic tomato supply chains: some learned lessons from a real-world case study. Franková, E., Hass, W., Singh, S.J. Socio-metabolic perspectives on sustainability of local food systems. Human-Environment Interaction series. Springer.
  • Hubacek K, Ravera Federica, Prell C., Tarrasón D. Participatory modelling in environmental decision-making. AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography. Wiley (DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0293).
  • Oteros-Rozas, E., K. Rüde, and I. Díaz-Reviriego. 2017b. ¿Who learns from whom? Social networks of knowledge exchange between new and local pastoralists. THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND CHALLENGES FOR AGRICULTURE IN THE 21st CENTURY: Debates about who, how and with what social, economic and ecological implications we will feed the world.

Presentations and talks

  • Irene Iniesta-Arandia, Federica Ravera, Elisa Oteros-Rozas, Sara Mingorría, Marina García-Llorente, Cristina Quintas, Ana Paula García-Nieto and Violeta Hevia. 2019. How can researchers play a role in transformation within the current neoliberal academic environment? Leverage Points Conference 2019.
  • Elisa Oteros-Rozas, Irene Iniesta-Arandia, Sara Mingorria, Marina García-Llorente, Federica Ravera, Ana Paula García-Nieto, Violeta Hevia, Cristina Quintas-Soriano and Fractal Collective. Feminist women collective as leverage point for sustainability transformations. Leverage Points Conference 2019.

Outreach materials

Educational materials

  • Pedagogical guide “Transcultural expressions of the environmental justice movement”. Educational pilot plan at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Authors: Sara Mingorría and María Heras.
    Available here

Audiovisual materials

  • Informative videos about the project “Transcultural expressions of the environmental justice movement”:Short version here.

    Long version here.