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Javier Martínez López


Javier Martínez López My research focuses on developing open source interoperable socio-ecological spatio-dynamic models and web services in relation to terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and their services. I am also especially interested in implicitly or explicitly adding the panarchy and resilience conceps to those models.

Short CV

Javier Martínez-López is a Biologist with a MSc on Freshwater Ecosystems Management and Assessment (University of Murcia, Spain) and a second MSc on Environmental Engineering and Consulting (EOI - Escuela de Organizacion Industrial, Spain).

In 2014 he received his PhD in Ecology on the topic "Modelling and establishment of plant indicators of ecological status for semiarid mediterranean saline wetlands" from the Ecology and Hydrology department of the University of Murcia (Spain).

His main research topics are landscape ecology, remote sensing, ecosystem services and spatio-temporal ecosystem modeling using several open source programming languages, such as R, Python and GRASS GIS.

He worked on several projects at the Ecology and Hydrology department of the University of Murcia (Spain), such as the 'Integrated Modelling for the Sustainable Management of the Mar Menor lagoon', the 'Application of the European Water Framework and the Natura 2000 Network on the Segura Basin' and the 'Millenium Ecosystem Asessment in Spain'. He has also been coordinating several international environmental projects as a project manager at ttz-Bremerhaven (Germany).

He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission working in Ispra (Italy) on the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas developing spatial biophysical habitat models and indicators for monitoring the state and pressures of protected areas globally.

Journal Articles

  • 2016
  • Almagro, M.;Martinez-Lopez, J.; Maestre, F.T.;Rey, A. 2016. The Contribution of Photodegradation to Litter Decomposition in Semiarid Mediterranean Grasslands Depends on its Interaction with Local Humidity Conditions, Litter Quality and Position. ECOSYSTEMS. 1-16. DOI (10.1007/s10021-016-0036-5).
  • Brink, Andreas B.; Martínez-López, Javier; Szantoi, Zoltan; Moreno-Atencia, Pablo; Lupi, Andrea; Bastin, Lucy; Dubois, Grégoire. 2016. Indicators for Assessing Habitat Values and Pressures for Protected Areas—An Integrated Habitat and Land Cover Change Approach for the Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania. Remote Sensing. 8. (10) 862. DOI (10.3390/rs8100862).
  • Martínez-López, J.; Bertzky, B.; Bonet-García, F.J.; Bastin, L.; Dubois, G. 2016. Biophysical Characterization of Protected Areas Globally through Optimized Image Segmentation and Classification. Remote Sensing. 8. (9) 780. DOI (10.3390/rs8090780).

Conference Proceedings

  • 2016
  • C3 - Spatio-Temporal Modelling and Integration, presented at the 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs), organized by CNRS, Toulouse, France, Jul, 2016
  • Remote sensing and citizen science in support to biodiversity conservation. The case of DOPA, a Digital Observatory for Protected Areas, presented at the ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016, organized by European Space Agency, Prague, Czech Republic, May, 2016
  • 2015
  • eHabitat+: An open source tool for modelling functional habitat types in and around protected areas, presented at the BES Annual Meeting, organized by University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Dec, 2015
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