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Elena Ojea


Former BC3 researcher

Elena Ojea

Main Research Field:
the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Was employee in BC3 from 07/01/2009 to 24/05/2016

Journal Articles

  • 2018
  • Pettinotti L., de Ayala A., Ojea E. 2018. Benefits from water related ecosystem services in Africa and climate change. Ecological Economics. 149. 294-305. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.03.021).
  • 2017
  • Ojea,E., Pearlman, L., Gaines,S.D., Lester, S.E. 2017. Fisheries regulatory regimes and resilience to climate change. AMBIO. 46. (4) 399-412. DOI (10.1007/s13280-016-0850-1).
  • 2015
  • Ojea, E. 2015. Challenges for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation into the International Climate Agenda. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 14. 41-48. DOI (10.1016/j.cosust.2015.03.006).
  • Ojea, E. and Martin-Ortega, J. 2015. Understanding the economic value of water ecosystem services from tropical forests: A systematic review for South and Central America. Journal of Forest Economics. DOI (10.1016/j.jfe.2015.02.001).
  • Ojea, E., Loureiro, M. and Barrio, M. 2015. (Forthcoming). Ecosystem Services and REDD: Estimating the Benefits of Non-Carbon Services in Worldwide Forests. World Development. DOI (10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.10.002).
  • 2014
  • Martin-Ortega,J.,Ojea,E. and Roux,C. 2014. Payments for Water Ecosystem Services in Latin America: A literature review and conceptual model. Ecosystem Services . 6. 122-132. DOI (10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.09.008).
  • 2012
  • Martin-Ortega, J; Brouwer, R; Ojea, E; Berbel, J. 2012. Benefit transfer and spatial heterogeneity of preferences for water quality improvements. Journal Of Environmental Management. 106. 22 - 29. DOI (10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.03.031).
  • Ojea, E. R. K. Ghosh, B. Agrawal, P.K. Joshi and A. Markandya. 2012. Setting targets for costing ecosystem adaptation. International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics. 24. (1) 27 - 45.
  • Ojea, E; Ghosh, RK; Agrawal, BB; Joshi, PK. 2012. Costing adaptation to climate change impacts in forest ecosystems A case study with experiences from India. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. 4. (3) 323 - 341. DOI (10.1108/17568691211248757).
  • Ojea, E; Martin-Ortega, J; Chiabai, A. 2012. Defining and classifying ecosystem services for economic valuation: the case of forest water services. Environmental Science & Policy. 19-20. 01/01/2015. DOI (10.1016/j.envsci.2012.02.002).
  • Ojea, E; Ruiz-Benito, P; Markandya, A; Zavala, MA. 2012. Wood provisioning in Mediterranean forests: A bottom-up spatial valuation approach. Forest Policy And Economics. 20. 78 - 88. DOI (10.1016/j.forpol.2012.03.003).
  • 2011
  • Ojea, E; Loureiro, ML. 2011. Identifying the scope effect on a meta-analysis of biodiversity valuation studies. Resource And Energy Economics. 33. (3) 706 - 724. DOI (10.1016/j.reseneeco.2011.03.002).
  • 2010
  • Ojea, E; Loureiro, ML. 2010. Valuing the recovery of overexploited fish stocks in the context of existence and option values. Marine Policy. 34. (3) 514 - 521. DOI (10.1016/j.marpol.2009.10.007).
  • Ojea, E; Nunes, PALD; Loureiro, ML. 2010. Mapping Biodiversity Indicators and Assessing Biodiversity Values in Global Forests. Environmental & Resource Economics. 47. (3) 329 - 347. DOI (10.1007/s10640-010-9381-6).
  • 2009
  • Ojea, E. and M.L. Loureiro. 2009. Valuation of Wildlife: Revising Some Additional Considerations for Scope Tests. Contemporary Economic Policy. 27. (2) 236 - 250. DOI (10.1111/j.1465-7287.2008.00129.x).
  • 2008
  • M.L. Loureiro and E. Ojea. 2008. Valuing Local Endangered Species with Abundant Biological Substitutes. Ecological Economics. 68. 362-369.
  • 2007
  • Ojea, E. and M.L. Loureiro. 2007. Altruistic, Egoistic and Biospheric Values in Willingness to pay (WTP) for Wildlife. Ecological Economics. 63. 807- 814.
  • 2006
  • Loureiro, M.L., A. Ribas, E. López and E. Ojea. 2006. Estimated costs and admissible claims linked to the Prestige oil spill. Ecological Economics. 59. 48- 63.

Book chapters

  • 2017
  • Ojea, E., Pascual, M., March, D., Bitetto, I., Meli, P., Breil, M., Claudet, J.,Markandya, A. 2017. Socioeconomic Impacts of Networks of Marine Protected Areas. Management of Marine Protected Areas. Chichester, UK. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 103-124. ISBN 978-1-119-07580-6 978-1-119-07577-6. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781119075806.ch6/summary;jsessionid=8B9B03D80BE6F9577A5310FECFAB0F3C.f03t04).
  • 2014
  • Elena Ojea. 2014. Ecosystem Based Adaptation. Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation. 1st ed. UK. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415633116.
  • 2011
  • Ruiz-Benito, P. M.A. Zavala, E. Ojea et al. 2011. Los ecosistemas forestales. Biodiversidad en España. Base de la Sostenibilidad ante el cambio Global. Madrid. Observatorio de la Sostenibilidad en España (OSE). ISBN 978-84-8476-433-5.
  • 2010
  • Elena Ojea, Ranjan K. Ghosh, Bharat B. Agrawal and P.K. Joshi. 2010. Forest Ecosystems. Costs of Adaptation to Climate Change in India. New Delhi, India. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). ISBN 8179933881.

Other Publications

  • 2013
  • Pascual, U., Garmendia., Phelps, J., Ojea, E. 2013. Leveraging global climate finance for sustainable forests: Opportunities and conditions for successful foreign aid to the forestry sector.
  • 2009
  • Elena Ojea, Paulo A.L.D. Nunes and Maria L. Loureiro. 2009. Mapping of Forest Biodiversity Values: A Plural Perspective. FEEM Working Papers. [04-2009]. 31.

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

Conference Proceedings

  • 2014
  • Fisheries management and resilience to climate change: building a socio-ecological approach, presented at the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference , organized by UNESCO, Barcelona, Spain, Nov, 2014
  • Forests in REDD+: estimating non-carbon benefits from forest ecosystem services, presented at the 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics , organized by Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, Jun, 2014
  • Forests in REDD+: Estimating Non-Carbon Benefits from Forest Ecosystem Services, presented at the Workshop on Environmental and Development Economics in Latin America, organized by UNAM, Mexico City, Oct, 2014
  • 2012
  • Payment for Water Ecosystem Services in Latin America: a quantitative Review, presented at the TEEB Conference, organized by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Mar, 2012
  • Economic losses on water and recreation services in tropical forests due to climate change, presented at the TEEB Conference, organized by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Mar, 2012
  • 2011
  • Wood provisioning in Mediterranean Forests: A bottom up spatial valuation approach, presented at the 18th Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, held in Rome in July 2011., organized by Rome (Italy), Jul, 2011
  • Valuation of ecosystem services in Mediterranean forests, presented at the The 2-day conference was organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) with the support of the University of Greifswald and in co-operation with the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA). It set out to meet a growing demand for sharing knowledge and experiences in the field of biodiversity and climate change in Europe. Taking a transdisciplinary perspective, the aim of the conference was to bring scientists, conservation practitioners and policymakers together in order to improve both the integration of research outputs into practical conservation projects, and the identification of further research needs. , organized by Bonn (Germany), Apr, 2011
  • 2010
  • Classifying Ecosystem Services for Economic Valuation: The case of forest water services, presented at the 12th Annual BIOECON Conference "From the Wealth of Nations to the Wealth of Nature: Rethinking Economic Growth" Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli - Venice, Italy September 27-28, 2010 hosted by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in association with the Basque Centre for Climate Change, Conservation International, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the United Nations Environment Programme , organized by Venice, Sep, 2010
  • Estimating the Costs of Adaptation to Climate Change in Ecosystems: Methodological and Practical Challenges, presented at the Fourth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, organized by WCERE/Montreal, Jul, 2010
  • European Meeting on Agroforest systems as sinks of greenhouse gases, presented at the , organized by , 2010
  • 2009
  • Towards a methodology for the costs of ecosystem adaptation: forest ecosystems in India, presented at the 11th Annual BIOECON Conference: Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON)., organized by Venice, Sep, 2009
  • "Developing ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change - why, what and how", presented at the “This workshop, where Dr. Elena Ojea has participated as a speaker, aimed to develop a collection of case studies on adaptation practices for biodiversity and ecosystem functions which also have multiple benefits for other sectors. The objective of this c, organized by Vilm Island, Jun, 2009
  • Mapping of Forest Biodiversity Values: A Plural Perspective, presented at the 17th Annual Conference of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE). , organized by EAERE/Amsterdam, Jun, 2009
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