3) the assessment of Net Primary Product2) the socioeconomic value of ecosystem services in arid landsI am preparing four issues related to: 1) the landscape relationship between ecosystem services and stakeholdersIn the framework of my PhD research
My name is Antonio Castro Martínez and I’m a young Spanish researcher. I’m currently working on the final stage of my PhD thesis, within a doctorate program on Arid Lands Ecology. I am doing my research work at the Regional Ecosystem and Biodiversity Analysis Laboratory (LAREB) of University of Almeria, and the Social-Ecological Systems Laboratory of Autonomous University of Madrid. In concrete, my research focuses on the biophysical and socio-economic valuation of ecosystem services. I look for the links between ecosystem functioning, social perceptions, ecosystem services providers units and services beneficiaries. My doctoral thesis supervisors are Javier Cabello, professor of University of Almeria and scientific coordinator of Andalusian Center for the Monitoring and Assessment of Global Change (CAESCG), and Carlos Montes, professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, and coordinator of Spain Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. I also collaborate with Jose Paruelo, principal researcher of CONICET (Argentina) and Berta Martín-López, postdoctoral researcher at the Autonomous University of Madrid.