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Independent experts nominated by country party

Juan Puigdefabregas

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Discipline of Expertise
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Natural Resource Management
Job function
Professor Emeritus
Telephone number
0034 60 9576913
Work experience
1993-94 Spanish governmental Expert at the IPCC 2nd Assessment Report on Climat Change: _x000D_
•Principal Lead Author en el Grupo de Trabajo II, Capítulo Climate Change effects on Shrublands and Grasslands._x000D_
•Contributing Author en el Grupo de Trabajo II, Capítulo Climate Change, Drought and Desertification_x000D_
1995. Scientific Adviser to the Spainsh Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Spanish Delegation at the VII Conference to Negotiate the Desertification Convention . Nairob (Kenya);_x000D_
1997-2000. Chair of the Spanish Committee of the “International Geo-Biosphere Program” (IGBP);_x000D_
2003. Participation as lead autor to the report Millennium 2000:_x000D_
Safriel, U., Z. Adeel, D. Niemeijer, J. Puigdefabregas, R. White, R. Lal, M. Winslow, J. Ziedler, S. Pronce, E. Archer & C. King. 2003. Dryland Systems. In Reid, W., H. Money, D. Suzuki, R. Watson (eds.). Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Current state and trends. Millennium Assessment Series, Vol1, Chap 22, 623-662. World Resource Institute, Washington DC, USA;_x000D_
2010-2011. Member of the Expert Panel for the Millennium Ecosystem Evaluation in Spain: Lead author for the chapter on Arid Zone ecosystems;_x000D_
2012-2013. Member of the UNCCD ad hoc Advisory Group of Experts (AGTE) on Impact Indicators Refinement;_x000D_
Aeas of specialization: 1. Ecology 2. Geomorphology; 3 Land resources Managment 4. Hydrology
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
PhD in Forest Ecology, Navarra, 1981_x000D_
Graduated in Biology, Navarr, 1974
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Puigdefabregas, J. 1995. Desertification: Stress beyond resilience, exploring a unifying process structure. Ambio 24 (5): 311-313 _x000D_
2. Puigdefabregas, J.. 1998. Ecological impacts of global change on drylands and their implications on desertification. Land Degradation and Rehabilitation 9 :393-406 _x000D_
3. Puigdefabregas, J. 2005. The role of vegetation patterns in structuring runoff and sediment flux in drylands. Earth Surface Proceses and Landforms, 30, 133-147_x000D_
4. Gabriel del Barrio, Juan Puigdefabregas, Maria E. Sanjuan, Marion Stellmes, Alberto Ruiz, 2010. Assessment and monitoring of land condition in the Iberian Peninsula, 1989–2000. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 1817–1832_x000D_
5. Ibañez J, Papanastasis V, Martinez Valderrama J, Evangelou C, Puigdefabregas J. 2012. A multidisciplinary model for assessing degradation in Mediterranean rangelands. Land Degradation and Development. Wiley: DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2165
Other activities
1. 1996-2000. Member of the Commission “Geomorphology and Environmental Change” (GERTEof the International Geographic Union ; _x000D_
4. 2014 – Member of the editorial panel of ISRN open access journal
Officer Cross of the Isabel la Catolica Order. Madrid, 28 June 1996. For his contribution to the civil society in the knowledge, prevention and mitigation of desertification.
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Carr. Sacramento s/n, 04120 La Cañada de San Urbano
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