DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY. UNIVERSITY OF GIRONA
Dr. Josep Vila Subirós is Professor of Geography at the University of Girona (UdG) located in Girona (Spain) Area: Physical Geography. Degree in Geography from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, 1993) and a PhD in Geography from the University of Baarcelona (UB, 2000). Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Girona (Girona) from 1997. He is a member of the research group "Environment and Geographic Information Technologies" ( http://web2.udg.edu/aigua) affiliated to the Institute of the Environment University of Girona ( http://www.udg.edu/ima) and the research group "Water, land and sustainability." Since 2008 until 2016 was the director of the Institute for the Environment (IMA-Girona). His research has focused on the analysis and development of landscape with special attention to the processes of abandonment and landscape transformation in the Mediterranean biome. A theoretical and methodological reference flow was developed from the approach of landscape ecology. Much research has also focused on the context of protected areas and their management and monitoring. From June 2016 until nowadays he is the director of the Campus of Cultural and Natural Heritatge at the UdG: http://www2.udg.edu/campuspatrimoni/Inici/tabid/24235/Default.aspx List of main publications last 5 years: VILA SUBIRÓS, Josep; RODRÍGUEZ-CARRERAS, Roser; VARGA, Diego; RIBAS, Anna; ÚBEDA, Xavier; ASPERÓ, Francesc; LLAUSÀS, Albert; OUTEIRO, Luís (2016), "Stakeholder perceptions of landscape change in the Mediterranean mountains of the northeastern iberian peninsula", Land Degradation & Development, 27: 1354 – 1365. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2337 PADULLÉS, Josep; KIRKPATRICK, James B.; VILA, Josep (2016), "Do Water Requirements of Mediterranean Gardens relate to Socio-economic and Demographic factors?", Urban Water Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2016.1173219 PADULLÉS, Josep; VILA SUBIRÓS, Josep; BARRIOCANAL, Carles (2016), "Floristic and structural differentiation between gardens of primary and secondary residences in the Costa Brava (Catalonia, Spain)", Urban Ecosystems, 19(1), pp. 505-521. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-015-0496-y PADULLÉS, Josep; VILA SUBIRÓS, Josep; BARRIOCANAL, Carles (2015), "Propagule Pressure from Invasive Plant Species in Gardens in Low-Density Suburban Areas of the Costa Brava (Spain)", Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 14 (4), pp. 941–951. PADULLÉS, J.; VILA, J.; BARRIOCANAL, C. (2014), "Maintenance, Modifications, and Water Use in Private Gardens of Alt Empordà, Spain", HortTechnology, 24 (3), pp. 374-383. COHEN, Marianne; REY, Freddy; UBEDA, Xavier; VILA SUBIRÓS, Josep (2013), "Paysages et érosion dans les montagnes méditerranéennes. Une comparaison entre France, Espagne et Italie", en LUGINBÜHL, Yves & TERRASON, Daniel, Paysage et développement durable, França, Editons Quae, pp. 50 - 59. COHEN, Marianne; VARGA, Diego; VILA, Josep; BARRASAUD, E. (2011), "A multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approach to monitor landscape dynamics: a case study in the Catalan pre-Pyrenees (Spain)", Geographical Journal, volum 177, núm. 1, pp. 79-91.