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David Rodríguez

Senior researcher

David Rodríguez

Senior researcher


davidrr@uma.es

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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

In: 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

In: 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

Socioeconomic impacts of small conserved sites on rural communities in Madagascar

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Knecht, N.; Llopis, J. C.; Heriarivo, R. A.; Rakotoarison, H.; Andriamampionomanjaka, V.; Navarro-Jurado, E.; Randriamamonjy, V.

Socioeconomic impacts of small conserved sites on rural communities in Madagascar Journal Article

In: Environmental Development, pp. 100965, 2024, ISSN: 2211-4645.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Ecosystem services, Environmental conservation

Long-term assessment of the effectiveness of coastal protection regulations in conserving natural habitats in Spain

Martorell-Guerrero, G.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; García-Millán, V. E.

Long-term assessment of the effectiveness of coastal protection regulations in conserving natural habitats in Spain Journal Article

In: Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 239, 2023.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Geotechnology, Land and soil, Pressures, Tourism

Governance and Conservation Effectiveness in Protected Areas and Indigenous and Locally Managed Areas

Zhang, Yin; West, Paige; Thakholi, Lerato; Suryawanshi, Kulbhushansingh; Supuma, Miriam; Straub, Dakota; Sithole, Samantha S.; Sharma, Roshan; Schleicher, Judith; Ruli, Ben; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Rasmussen, Mattias Borg; Ramenzoni, Victoria C.; Qin, Siyu; Pugley, Deborah Delgado; Palfrey, Rachel; Oldekop, Johan; Nuesiri, Emmanuel O.; Nguyen, Van Hai Thi; Ndam, Nouhou; Mungai, Catherine; Milne, Sarah; Mabele, Mathew Bukhi; Lucitante, Sadie; Lucitante, Hugo; Liljeblad, Jonathan; Kiwango, Wilhelm Andrew; Kik, Alfred; Jones, Nikoleta; Johnson, Melissa; Jarrett, Christopher; James, Rachel Sapery; Holmes, George; Gibson, Lydia N.; Ghoddousi, Arash; Geldmann, Jonas; Gebara, Maria Fernanda; Edwards, Thera; Dressler, Wolfram H.; Douglas, Leo R.; Dimitrakopoulos, Panayiotis G.; Davidov, Veronica; Compaoré-Sawadogo, Eveline M. F. W.; Collins, Yolanda Ariadne; Cepek, Michael; Burow, Paul Berne; Brockington, Dan; Balinga, Michael Philippe Bessike; Austin, Beau J.; Astuti, Rini; Ampumuza, Christine; Agyei, Frank Kwaku

Governance and Conservation Effectiveness in Protected Areas and Indigenous and Locally Managed Areas Journal Article

In: Annual Review of Environment and Resources, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 559-588, 2023.

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

Identification of Priority Forest Conservation Areas for Critically Endangered Lemur Species of Madagascar

García-Millán, V. E.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Oncina, A. Martín; Andrianarimisa, A.; Randriamiharisoa, L. O.; Martorell-Guerrero, G.; Bóveda, A.; Abdul-Malak, D.

Identification of Priority Forest Conservation Areas for Critically Endangered Lemur Species of Madagascar Journal Article

In: Land, vol. 11, iss. 9, no. 1455, 2022.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Forest, Geotechnology, Protected areas

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

In: Journal for Nature Conservation, vol. 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

In: Science of The Total Environment, vol. 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

In: Ecological Indicators, vol. 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

In: SDRP Journal of Earth Sciences & Environmental Studies, vol. 4, no. 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

In: Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 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

In: Ambio, vol. 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, A. R. Salvo

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

In: Land Degradation & Development , vol. 30, no. 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

In: Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 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

In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, vol. 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

In: Sustainability , vol. 10, no. 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

In: Regional Environmental Change, vol. 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

In: Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 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

In: Endangered Species Research, vol. 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

In: Marine Policy, vol. 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

In: Applied Geography, vol. 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

In: Marine Policy, vol. 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, J María; Abdul-Malak, D.

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

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin , vol. 110, no. 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

In: Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 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

In: Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 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

In: Marine Policy, vol. 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

In: Marine Policy, vol. 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

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 101, pp. 288-295, 2015.

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

Technical Reports

Pathways to coexistence between large cetaceans and maritime transport in the north-western Mediterranean region: Collision risk between ships and whales within the proposed north-western Mediterranean PSSA, including the Pelagos Sanctuary

Fortuna, C.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Abdul-Malak, D.; Podestà, M.; Panigada, S.

Pathways to coexistence between large cetaceans and maritime transport in the north-western Mediterranean region: Collision risk between ships and whales within the proposed north-western Mediterranean PSSA, including the Pelagos Sanctuary Technical Report

2022.

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

An assessment of marine biodiversity protection in the Mediterranean Sea: A threatened global biodiversity hotspot

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Abdul-Malak, D.

An assessment of marine biodiversity protection in the Mediterranean Sea: A threatened global biodiversity hotspot Technical Report

2022.

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

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

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