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David Rodríguez

Senior researcher

David Rodríguez

Senior researcher


davidrr@uma.es

+34 951 953 102



David Rodríguez-Rodríguez holds a European-mention PhD in Conservation Biology, an MSc in Ecological Restoration, two BScs: in Biology and in Environmental Sciences, and one University Specialist Degree in GIS and Remote Sensing.

He is author of 37 indexed articles, 6 books and 4 book chapters on territorial sustainability and biodiversity conservation.

Currently, he works as a Senior Researcher on Biodiversity Conservation and Management at the European Topic Centre, University of Malaga. His work and research interests include: protected area effectiveness evaluation; sustainability assessments at different ecological and spatial scales; environmental and socioeconomic indicator development; impacts of environmental policies and regulations; territorial planning; environmental sociology; and ecological restoration.

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Books

Sostenibilidad y áreas protegidas en España. Naturaleza, población y economía

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J

Sostenibilidad y áreas protegidas en España. Naturaleza, población y economía Book

CSIC-Catarata, Madrid, 2019, ISBN: 978-84-00-10476-4.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Book Chapters

A Centennial Path Towards Sustainability in Spanish National Parks: Biodiversity Conservation and Socioeconomic Development (1918-2018)

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J

A Centennial Path Towards Sustainability in Spanish National Parks: Biodiversity Conservation and Socioeconomic Development (1918-2018) Book Chapter

Suratman, Mohd Nazip (Ed.): National Parks - Management and Conservation, Chapter 8, pp. 204-298, IntechOpen, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-78923-125-0.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Eficacia de las Áreas Protegidas de España como política de sostenibilidad territorial: el proyecto SOSTPARK

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J; López, I

Eficacia de las Áreas Protegidas de España como política de sostenibilidad territorial: el proyecto SOSTPARK Book Chapter

Políticas públicas y sociales: globalización, desigualdad y nuevas insurgencias, pp. 197-208, PRENSAS UNIVERSITARIAS DE ZARAGOZA, Zaragoza, 2018.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Journal Articles

Potential contribution of OECMs to international area-based conservation targets in a biodiversity rich country, Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D

Potential contribution of OECMs to international area-based conservation targets in a biodiversity rich country, Spain Journal Article

Journal for Nature Conservation, 62 , 2021.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Ecosystem, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Protected areas

Are protected areas good for the human species? Effects of protected areas on rural depopulation in Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Larrubia, R; Sinoga, J D

Are protected areas good for the human species? Effects of protected areas on rural depopulation in Spain Journal Article

Science of The Total Environment, 763 , 2021.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Ecosystem services, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Protected areas

Assessing the environmental effectiveness of the Spanish Marine Reserve Network using remote sensing

Merkohasanaj, M; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; García-Martínez, M C; Vargas-Yáñez, M; Abdul-Malak, D

Assessing the environmental effectiveness of the Spanish Marine Reserve Network using remote sensing Journal Article

Ecological Indicators, 107 , 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Marine protected areas, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Bridging the research-management gap in environmental conservation: A case study from Andalusia, southern Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Abdul-Malak, D; Schröder, C; McGlade, K; Pascual, D

Bridging the research-management gap in environmental conservation: A case study from Andalusia, southern Spain Journal Article

SDRP Journal of Earth Sciences & Environmental Studies, 4 (2), pp. 579-588, 2019, ISBN: 2472-6397 .

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Social and economic sustainability of multiple-use marine protected areas in Spain: A mixed methods, multi-scale study

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Merkohasanaj, M; López, I

Social and economic sustainability of multiple-use marine protected areas in Spain: A mixed methods, multi-scale study Journal Article

Ocean & Coastal Management, 171 , pp. 47-55, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Marine protected areas, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Socioeconomic effects of protected areas in Spain across spatial scales and protection levels

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; López, I

Socioeconomic effects of protected areas in Spain across spatial scales and protection levels Journal Article

Ambio, 49 , pp. 258–270, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Effect of protected area networks at reducing land development across inland and coastal areas and climatic condictions of a rapidly developing country, Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Sebastiao, J; Tierra, Salvo A R

Effect of protected area networks at reducing land development across inland and coastal areas and climatic condictions of a rapidly developing country, Spain Journal Article

Land Degradation & Development , 30 (8), pp. 991-1005, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Analysing subtle threats to conservation: a nineteen year assessment of fragmentation and isolation of Spanish protected areas

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J

Analysing subtle threats to conservation: a nineteen year assessment of fragmentation and isolation of Spanish protected areas Journal Article

Landscape and Urban Planning, 185 , pp. 107-116, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

A twenty year GIS-based assessment of environmental sustainability of land use changes in and around protected areas of a fast developing country: Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J; Echavarría, P

A twenty year GIS-based assessment of environmental sustainability of land use changes in and around protected areas of a fast developing country: Spain Journal Article

International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 74 , pp. 169-179, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

	Effects of Legal Designation and Management of a Multiple-Use Protected Area on Local Sustainability

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; López, I

Effects of Legal Designation and Management of a Multiple-Use Protected Area on Local Sustainability Journal Article

Sustainability , 10 (9), pp. 3176, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Effect of legal protection and management of protected areas at preventing land development: a Spanish case study

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J (Ed.)

Effect of legal protection and management of protected areas at preventing land development: a Spanish case study Journal Article

Regional Environmental Change, 18 , pp. 2483-2494, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Protected area effectiveness against land development in Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J

Protected area effectiveness against land development in Spain Journal Article

Journal of Environmental Management, 215 , pp. 345-357, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Representation and protection of the threatened biodiversity by the largest Spanish regional network of protected areas

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J

Representation and protection of the threatened biodiversity by the largest Spanish regional network of protected areas Journal Article

Endangered Species Research, 35 , pp. 125-139, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Ecosystem services, Pressures, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Rapid assessment of protection and ecological effectiveness of the Spanish Fishing Reserve Network

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D

Rapid assessment of protection and ecological effectiveness of the Spanish Fishing Reserve Network Journal Article

Marine Policy, 90 , pp. 29-36, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, SOSTPARK

Assessing recent environmental sustainability in the Spanish network of National Parks and their statutory peripheral areas

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Martínez-Vega, J

Assessing recent environmental sustainability in the Spanish network of National Parks and their statutory peripheral areas Journal Article

Applied Geography, 89 , pp. 22-31, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Achieving Blue Growth through maritime spatial planning: Offshore wind energy optimization and biodiversity conservation in Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Abdul-Malak, D; Soukissian, T; Sánchez-Espinosa, A

Achieving Blue Growth through maritime spatial planning: Offshore wind energy optimization and biodiversity conservation in Spain Journal Article

Marine Policy, 73 , pp. 8-14, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Blue Growth, Climate Change, Conservation and management, Pressures

Marine protected area design patterns in the Mediterranean Sea: Implications for conservation

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Rodríguez, J; Blanco, María J; Abdul-Malak, D

Marine protected area design patterns in the Mediterranean Sea: Implications for conservation Journal Article

Marine Pollution Bulletin , 110 (1), 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Protected areas

Development and testing of a new framework for rapidly assessing legal and managerial protection afforded by marine protected areas: Mediterranean Sea case study

Rodriguez-Rodriguez, D; J. Rodriguez, ; Abdul-Malak, D

Development and testing of a new framework for rapidly assessing legal and managerial protection afforded by marine protected areas: Mediterranean Sea case study Journal Article

Journal of Environmental Management, 167 , pp. 29-37, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Protected areas

Development and testing of a new framework for rapidly assessing legal and managerial protection afforded by marine protected areas: Mediterranean Sea case study

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Rodríguez, J; Abdul-Malak, D

Development and testing of a new framework for rapidly assessing legal and managerial protection afforded by marine protected areas: Mediterranean Sea case study Journal Article

Journal of Environmental Management, 167 , pp. 29-37, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Protected areas

Marine protected areas and fisheries restricted areas in the Mediterranean: assessing “actual” marine biodiversity protection coverage at multiple scales

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Rodríguez, J; Abdul-Malak, D; Nastasi, A; Hernández, P

Marine protected areas and fisheries restricted areas in the Mediterranean: assessing “actual” marine biodiversity protection coverage at multiple scales Journal Article

Marine Policy, 64 , pp. 24-30, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Protected areas

Marine protected areas and fisheries restricted areas in the Mediterranean: Assessing "actual" marine biodiversity protection coverage at multiple scales

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Rodríguez, J; Abdul-Malak, D; Hernandez, P

Marine protected areas and fisheries restricted areas in the Mediterranean: Assessing "actual" marine biodiversity protection coverage at multiple scales Journal Article

Marine Policy, 64 , pp. 24-30, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Protected areas

Cumulative pressures and low protection: a concerning blend for Mediterranean MPAs

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Schröder, C; Abdul-Malak, D; Rodríguez, J

Cumulative pressures and low protection: a concerning blend for Mediterranean MPAs Journal Article

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101 , pp. 288-295, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate Change, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures

Technical Reports

Report on the Regional Workshop on “other Effective Area-Based Conservation measures” in North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean: Identifying, advancing and reporting OECMs. Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations. Tunis, 10th-11th of February 2020.

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Meliane, I

Report on the Regional Workshop on “other Effective Area-Based Conservation measures” in North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean: Identifying, advancing and reporting OECMs. Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations. Tunis, 10th-11th of February 2020. Technical Report

2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Protected areas

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea

Gomei, M; Abdulla, A; Schröder, C; Yadav, S; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Abdul-Malak, D

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea Technical Report

2019.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures, Protected areas

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

An open database and spatial geoportal on current scientific knowledge related to marine litter and biodiversity interactions in the Mediterranean region ...
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A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

The project ENSERES (ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas) funded by the European Union under the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program ENI CBC Med, has kicked off in Malaga bringing together international organizations engaged in research, environmental protection, and public authorities ...
The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The new report developed by the ETC-UMA (University of Malaga), as partner of the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) has shed light on the role of healthy wetland habitats in the carbon cycle and the ...
Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

On World Nature Conservation Day, the ETC-UMA team wants to wish you a happy summer surrounded by nature and friends. Wherever you are, be part of the healthy ecosystem you want around you and have a positive impact. Here are ...
ETC-UMA leads the path towards better governance of the Adriatic- Ionian marine ecosystem

ETC-UMA leads the path towards better governance of the Adriatic- Ionian marine ecosystem

The Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) project co-funded by the Interreg Med programme and led by ETC-UMA has just finalised an online workshop on " Managing Transboundary priority areas: Towards a governance mechanism on the conservation of the South-Adriatic marine ecosystem" in ...
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