I integrate quantitative analysis, remote sensing and GIS to understand the underlying metabolic processes giving rise to the particular spatial structure of socio-ecological systems, and its links to ecological and economic functions, from local to global scales. I have proposed technomass as an indicator to measure urbanisation as a continuous spatiotemporal process; ascertain its impacts on ecological process; understand the spatio temporality of urban metabolism; and built a bridge towards urban planning & design. I have concentrated my empirical research on the science of ecosystem services, with an emphasis on urban ecosystems and spatially explicit valuation and indicators. I am Associate Editor of Ecosystem Services (Elsevier) and SPRINGER book series editor (Ecosystem Services Landscape and Spatial Planning Perspectives).
Telecoupling of land use systems, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems, Urban-rural interactions, Land use and conflict
The authors found a homogenization trend of urban form. Most cities became transitional, between compact and fragmented patterns, and similar urban forms were found independently of city size and geographical location. Small to mid-sized cities were the most dynamic in expansion and urban form change.
After a fruitful discussion on Teaching Ecosystem Service at the 10th ESP Conference, Nodal Office Coordinator Marcin Spyra and colleagues are seeking to enrich the pool of answers and get wider responses by making a second round of the survey available. This survey will allow to analyze the state of the art on Teaching Ecosystem Service, so further steps can be identified.