Willaarts, Bárbara

Mobile phone: + 34659 91 31 71
Fax:  +34 91 452 48 18
Skype: bwillaarts


Present professional position

Post Doctoral Researcher

Research areas

Biophysical modeling of water, carbon, biodiversity and land use changes

Ecosystem Services trade-off analysis

Impact policy assessment

Sustainability of food production

Environmental impacts linked to agricultural globalization

Integrated Water and Land Resources Management

 Education

2010- PhD in Environmental Planning. Plant Biology and Ecology Department. Universidad de Almería, Spain. Thesis title: “Land Use Trends in Mediterranean Agroecosystems. Water and carbon functional changes and implications for ecosystem services supply”
2003- MSc Environmental Sciences. Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Thesis title: “ Ecological and socioeconomic assessment of the ecosystem services supplied by Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, Spain”
2001- Degree in Biology. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. Specialization: Environmental Biology

Publications (research papers, books, conferences)

LATEST PEER REVIEW

Novo, P., Dumont. A., Willaarts, B.A., López-Gunn E (2015).  “More cash and jobs per illegal drop? The legal and illegal water footprint of the Western Mancha Aquifer (Spain)”. Accepted for publication in Environmental Science and Policy (in press).

Willaarts, B.A., Oyonarte, C., Muñoz-Rojas, M., Ibáñez, J., Aguilera P. (under review). Environmental Factors Controlling Soil Organic Carbon Stocks In Two Contrasting Mediterranean-Climate Areas. Submitted to Land Degradation and Development.

García-Llorente,M., Iniesta-Arandia, I., Willaarts,B.A., Harrison, P.A., Berry, P. Bayo, M.M., Castro, AJ., Montes, C., Martín-López B. (2015). Biophysical and socio-cultural factors underlying spatial trade-offs of ecosystem services in semiarid watersheds. Ecology and Society (in press).

Flachsbarth, I., Willaarts, B.A., Xie, H., Pitois, G., Mueller, N., Ringler, C., Garrido A. (2015). The Role of Latin America’s Land and Water Resources for Global Food Security: Environmental Trade-Offs of Future Food Production Pathways. Plos ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0116733

Salmoral, G.. Willaarts, B.A, Troch, P., Garrido (2014). Drivers influencing streamflow changes in the Upper Turia Basin, Spain. Science of the Total Environment 503-504: 258-268.

López-Gunn, E., Willaarts, B.A., Rica, M., Corominas, J. and R. Llamas (2013). The Spanish water “pressure cooker”: Threading the interplay between resource resilient water governance outcomes by strengthening the robustness of water governance processes. International Journal of Water Governance 1:13-4.

Willaarts, B.A; Volk, M; Aguilera, P. (2012). Assessing the ecosystem services supplied by freshwater flows in Mediterranean Agroecosystems. Agricultural Water Management 105:21-31.

Martín-López, B; Iniesta-Arandia, I; García-Llorente, M; Palomo, I; Gómez-Baggethun, E; Willaarts, B.A; González, A; Santos-Martín, F; Onaindia, M; López-Santiago; Montes, C. (2012). Uncovering ecosystem services bundles through social preferences: Experimental evidence from Spain. PloS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038970.

Rescia, A; Willaarts, BA; Schmitz, MF; Aguilera, P (2011). Changes in land uses and management in two Nature Reserves in Spain: Evaluating the social–ecological resilience of cultural landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning 98:26-35.

 BOOKS

Willaarts, B, Garrido, A., Llamas M.R (2014) (eds). Water for food security and well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean region: Social and Environmental Implications for a globalized economy. Earthscan, forthcoming. ISBN 978-0-415-71368-9.

Willaarts, B.A., Garrido A., Soriano, B., Molano M and Fedorova O. (2014). Tracking Progress and Links between Water and Food Security in Latin America and the Caribbean. In: Willaarts, B, Garrido, A., Llamas M.R (2014) (eds). Water for food security and Human wellbeing in Latin America and the Caribbean region: Social and Environmental Implications for a globalized economy. Earthscan, forthcoming. ISBN 978-0-415-71368-9

Willaarts, B.A, Salmoral G., Farinaci J. Sanz M. (2014). Trends in Land Use and Ecosystem Services in Latin America. In: Willaarts, B, Garrido, A., Llamas M.R (2014) (eds). Water for food security and Human wellbeing in Latin America and the Caribbean region: Social and Environmental Implications for a globalized economy. Earthscan, forthcoming. ISBN 978-0-415-71368-9

Willaarts, B.A., Fedorova O., Arévalo, D., de la Mora, G., Echeverria, M., López Gunn, E., Phumpiu Chang P. (2014). Legal framework and economic incentives for managing ecosystem services in Latin America. In: Willaarts, B, Garrido, A., Llamas M.R (2014) (eds). Water for food security and Human wellbeing in Latin America and the Caribbean region: Social and Environmental Implications for a globalized economy. Earthscan, forthcoming. ISBN 978-0-415-71368-9.

Willaarts, B. A., Ballesteros, M., & Hernández-Mora, N. (2014). Ten years of the Water Framework Directive in Spain: An overview of the ecological and chemical status of surface water bodies. Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century: Revisiting the paradigm, 99.

Willaarts, B. (2012). Linking land management to water planning: Estimating Spanish forest water consumption. In. Stefano and Llamas (eds). Water, Agriculture and the Environment: can we square the circle? Taylor and Francis (online available September 2012)

Garrido, A; Willaarts, B; rey, L; López-Gunn, E. (2012). Climate Variability and Change in Spain In. Stefano and Llamas (eds). Water, Agriculture and the Environment: can we square the circle? Taylor and Francis (online available September 2012)

López-Guun, E; Willaarts, B; Dumont, A; Martínez Santos, P (2012). What means water and food Security in Spain In. Stefano and Llamas (eds). Water, Agriculture and the Environment: can we square the circle? Taylor and Francis (online available September 2012)

Participation in research projects

  • Towards multifunctional agricultural landscapes in Europe: Assessing and governing synergies between food production, biodiversity, and ecosystem services (2015-2017). Biodiversa-FACCE JPI. Funded by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain. Budget: 140,000 €.
  • Water-Energy-Land Nexus in Spain (2014-2015). Funded: Fundación El Canal. Budget: 30,000 €.
  • The nexus between water and Food Security in Latin America (2011-2013). Funded by: Water Observatory-Botin Foundation, Spain. Budget: 500,000 €
  • Managing Protected Areas: Ecosystem Services Mapping as a tool for environmental planning in a Changing World (2009-2012). Funded by: Ministry of Environment, Spain. Budget: 350,000 €
  • Functional diversity and human wellbeing: Modeling the links between ecosystem services and socio-economic capital in semi-arid watersheds of Southern Spain (2009-2012). Funded by: Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain (P08-RNM-03945). Budget: 300,000 €
  • Implementing the Water Framework Directive in Spanish River Basins of Southern Spain (2009-2011). Funded by: EGMASA, Spain (NET-865290). Budget: 250,000 €