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Javier Martínez López


Former BC3 researcher . Current BC3 Associate Researcher

Javier Martínez López

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Was employee in BC3 from 2015-09-07 to 2018-07-31

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

  • 2020
  • Kleemann, J., Schröter, M., Bagstad, K.J., Kuhlicke, C., Kastner, T., Fridman, D., Schulp, C.J.E., Wolff, S., Martínez-López, J., Koellner, T., Arnhold, S., Martín-López, B., Marques, A., Lopez-Hoffman, L., Liu, J., Kissinger, M., Guerra, C.A., Bonn, A. 2020. Quantifying interregional flows of multiple ecosystem services – A case study for Germany. Global Environmental Change. 61. DOI (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102051).
  • Willcock, S., Hooftman, D.A.P., Blanchard, R., Dawson, T.P., Hickler, T., Lindeskog, M., Martinez-Lopez, J., Reyers, B., Watts, S.M., Eigenbrod, F., Bullock, J.M. 2020. Ensembles of ecosystem service models can improve accuracy and indicate uncertainty. Science of the Total Environment. 747. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141006).
  • 2019
  • Barbosa, A., Martín, B., Hermoso, V., Arévalo-Torres, J., Barbière, J., Martínez-López, J., Domisch, S., Langhans, S.D., Balbi, S., Villa, F., Delacámara, G., Teixeira, H., Nogueira, A.J.A., Lillebø, A.I., Gil-Jiménez, Y., McDonald, H., Iglesias-Campos, A. 2019. Cost-effective restoration and conservation planning in Green and Blue Infrastructure designs. A case study on the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean: Andalusia (Spain) – Morocco. Science of the Total Environment. 652. 1463-1473-1473. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.416).
  • Domisch, S., Kakouei, K., Martínez-López, J., Bagstad, K.J., Magrach, A., Balbi, S., Villa, F., Funk, A., Hein, T., Borgwardt, F., Hermoso, V., Jähnig, S.C., Langhans, S.D. 2019. Social equity shapes zone-selection: Balancing aquatic biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services delivery in the transboundaryDanube River Basin. Science of the Total Environment. 656. 797-807-807. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.348).
  • Funk, A., Martínez-López, J., Borgwardt, F., Trauner, D., Bagstad, K.J., Balbi, S., Magrach, A., Villa, F., Hein, T. 2019. Identification of conservation and restoration priority areas in the Danube River based on the multi-functionality of river-floodplain systems. Science of the Total Environment. 654. 763-777-777. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.322).
  • Langhans, S.D., Domisch, S., Balbi, S., Delacámara, G., Hermoso, V., Kuemmerlen, M., Martin, R., Martínez-López, J., Vermeiren, P., Villa, F., Jähnig, S.C. 2019. Combining eight research areas to foster the uptake of ecosystem-based management in fresh waters. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 29. (7) 1161-1173-1173. DOI (10.1002/aqc.3012).
  • Lillebø, A.I., Teixeira, H., Morgado, M., Martínez-López, J., Marhubi, A., Delacámara, G., Strosser, P., Nogueira, A.J.A. 2019. Ecosystem-based management planning across aquatic realms at the Ria de Aveiro Natura 2000 territory. Science of the Total Environment. 650. 1898-1912-1912. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.317).
  • Martínez-López, J., Bagstad, K.J., Balbi, S., Magrach, A., Voigt, B., Athanasiadis, I., Pascual, M., Willcock, S., Villa, F. 2019. Towards globally customizable ecosystem service models. Science of the Total Environment. 650. 2325-2336-2336. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.371).
  • Martínez-López, J., Teixeira, H., Morgado, M., Almagro, M., Sousa, A.I., Villa, F., Balbi, S., Genua-Olmedo, A., Nogueira, A.J.A., Lillebø, A.I. 2019. Participatory coastal management through elicitation of ecosystem service preferences and modelling driven by “coastal squeeze”. Science of the Total Environment. 652. 1113-1128-1128. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.309).
  • Schuwirth, N., Borgwardt, F., Domisch, S., Friedrichs, M., Kattwinkel, M., Kneis, D., Kuemmerlen, M., Langhans, S.D., Martínez-López, J., Vermeiren, P. 2019. How to make ecological models useful for environmental management. Ecological Modelling. 411. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108784).
  • Willcock, S., Hooftman, D.A.P., Balbi, S., Blanchard, R., Dawson, T.P., O’Farrell, P.J., Hickler, T., Hudson, M.D., Lindeskog, M., Martinez-Lopez, J., Mulligan, M., Reyers, B., Shackleton, C., Sitas, N., Villa, F., Watts, S.M., Eigenbrod, F., Bullock, J.M. 2019. A Continental-Scale Validation of Ecosystem Service Models. Ecosystems. 22. (8) 1902-1917-1917. DOI (10.1007/s10021-019-00380-y).
  • 2018
  • Buchanan, G.M., Beresford, A.E., Hebblewhite, M., Escobedo, F.J., De Klerk, H.M., Donald, P.F., Escribano, P., Koh, L.P., Martínez-López, J., Pettorelli, N., Skidmore, A.K., Szantoi, Z., Tabor, K., Wegmann, M., Wich, S. 2018. Free satellite data key to conservation. Science. 361. (6398) 139-140-140. DOI (10.1126/science.aau2650).
  • Cabello, J., Mairota, P., Alcaraz-Segura, D., Arenas-Castro, S., Escribano, P., Leitão, P.J., Martínez-López, J., Regos, A., Requena-Mullor, J.M. 2018. Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: Opportunities and challenges for reporting obligations of the EU habitat directive. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). 2018-July. 6604-6607. DOI (10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8517296).
  • Kolosz, B.W., Athanasiadis, I.N., Cadisch, G., Dawson, T.P., Giupponi, C., Honzák, M., Martinez-Lopez, J., Marvuglia, A., Mojtahed, V., Ogutu, K.B.Z., Van Delden, H., Villa, F., Balbi, S. 2018. Conceptual advancement of socio-ecological modelling of ecosystem services for re-evaluating Brownfield land. Ecosystem Services. 33. 29-39-39. DOI (10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.08.003).
  • Qi, M., Sun, T., Xue, S.F., Yang, W., Shao, D.D., Martínez-López, J. 2018. Competitive ability, stress tolerance and plant interactions along stress gradients. Ecology. 99. (4) 848-857-857. DOI (10.1002/ecy.2147).
  • Signorello, G., Prato, C., Marzo, A., Ientile, R., Cucuzza, G., Sciandrello, S., Martínez-López, J., Balbi, S., Villa, F. 2018. Are protected areas covering important biodiversity sites? An assessment of the nature protection network in Sicily (Italy). Land Use Policy. 78. 593-602-602. DOI (10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.07.032).
  • Willcock, S., Martínez-López, J., Hooftman, D.A.P., Bagstad, K.J., Balbi, S., Marzo, A., Prato, C., Sciandrello, S., Signorello, G., Voigt, B., Villa, F., Bullock, J.M., Athanasiadis, I.N. 2018. Machine learning for ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services. 33. 165-174-174. DOI (10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.04.004).
  • 2017
  • Almagro, M., Martínez-López, J., Maestre, F.T., Rey, A. 2017. The Contribution of Photodegradation to Litter Decomposition in Semiarid Mediterranean Grasslands Depends on its Interaction with Local Humidity Conditions, Litter Quality and Position. Ecosystems. 20. (3) 527-542-542. DOI (10.1007/s10021-016-0036-5).
  • Farinós-Celdrán, P., Robledano-Aymerich, F., Carreño, M.F., Martínez-López, J. 2017. Spatiotemporal Assessment of Littoral Waterbirds for Establishing Ecological Indicators of Mediterranean Coastal Lagoons. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 6 (8) DOI (10.3390/ijgi6080256).
  • Farinos-Celdran, P; Robledano-Aymerich, F; Carreno, MF; Martinez-Lopez, J. 2017. Spatiotemporal Assessment of Littoral Waterbirds for Establishing; Ecological Indicators of Mediterranean Coastal Lagoons. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 6 (8) DOI (10.3390/ijgi6080256).
  • Valatin, Gregory; Abildtrup, Jens; Accastello, Cristian; Al-Tawaha, Abdel Rahman; Andreucci, Maria-Beatrice; Atanasova, Silvia; Avdibegovic, Mersudin; Baksic, Nikolina; Banasik, Kazimierz; Barquin, Jose; Barstad, Johan; Bastakova, Viera; Becirovic, Dzenan; Begueria, Santiago; Bethers, Uldis; Bihunova, Maria; Blagojevic, Bosko; Bösch, Matthias; Bournaris, Thomas; Cao, Yiying; Carvalho-Santos, Claudia; Chikalanov, Alexander; Sá, Maria Cunha e; Czyzyk, Krzysztof; Daly, Hamed; Davies, Helen; Campo, Antonio Del; Groot, Rudolf de; Vreese, Rik De; Dostál, Tomáš; Mokaddem, Abdelmohssin El; Finér, Leena; Evans, Rhys; Fiquepron, Julien; Frac, Magdalena; Futter, Martyn; Garcia, Serge; Gatto, Paola; Geneletti, Davide; Gezik, Veronika; Giupponi, Carlo; González-Sanchís, María; Gordillo, Fernando; Gorriz, Elena; Grigorova, Yulia; Heinsoo, Katrin; Hochbichler, Eduard; Högbom, Lars; Image, Mike; Jacobsen, Jette; Japelj, Anže; Jelic, Sreten; Junk, Jürgen; Juhasz, Csaba; Kagalou, Ifigenia; Kelly-Quinn, Mary; Klamerus-Iwan, Anna; Kluvankova, Tatiana; Koeck, Roland; Konovska, Iskra; Ostoic, Silvija; Krc, Janez; Lavnyy, Vasyl; Leonardi, Alessandro; Libiete, Zane; Little, Declan; Porto, Antonio Lo; Loukas, Athanasios; Lyubenova, Mariyana; Maric, Bruno; Martínez-López, Javier; Martinez, Inazio; Maxim, Alexandru; Metslaid, Marek; Melvin, Alison; Costica, Mihai; Mincev, Ivan; Morkvenas, Zymantas; Nevenic, Radovan; Nisbet, Tom; O'hUallachain, Daire; Olschewski, Roland; Östberg, Johan; Oszust, Karolina; Ovando, Paola; Paletto, Alessandro; Parpan, Taras; Pettenella, Davide; Malovrh, Špela; Planinšek, Špela; Podlipná, Radka; Posavec, Stjepan; Potocki, Kristina; Prokofieva, Irina; Quinteiro, Paula; Radocz, Laszlo; Ristic, Ratko; Robert, Nicolas; Rugani, Benedetto; Sabanovic, Jelena; Sarvasova, Zuzana; Savoska, Snezana; Schleppi, Patrick; Schueler, Gebhard; Shannon, Margaret; Silgram, Martyn; Srdjevic, Bojan; Stefan, Gavril; Stijovic, Aleksandar; Strange, Niels; Tattari, Sirkka; Teofilovski, Aco;. 2017. PESFOR-W: Improving the design and environmental effectiveness of woodlands for water Payments for Ecosystem Services. Research Ideas And Outcomes. 3 DOI (10.3897/rio.3.e13828).
  • 2016
  • Brink, A.B., Martínez-López, J., Szantoi, Z., Moreno-Atencia, P., Lupi, A., Bastin, L., Dubois, G. 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) 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) DOI (10.3390/rs8090780).
  • Martínez-López, J., Naimi, B., Fernandez, J.M., Qi, M. 2016. Session C3: Spatio-temporal modeling and integration. Environmental Modelling and Software for Supporting a Sustainable Future, Proceedings - 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2016. 3 686.
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