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de la Fuente, B., Bertzky B., Delli D., et al. (2020). Built-up areas within and around protected areas: Global patterns and 40-year trends. Global Ecology and Conservation, 24, e01291. Read it here

Ward, M., Saura, S., Williams, B. et al. (2020). Just ten percent of the global terrestrial protected area network is structurally connected via intact land. Nature Communications 11, 4563. Read it here.

de la Fuente B., Weynants M., Bertzky B., Delli G., Mandrici A., Garcia Bendito E., Dubois, G. (2020) Land productivity dynamics in and around protected areas globally from 1999 to 2013. PLoS ONE, 15(8): e0224958. Read it here.

Jones N., Graziano M., Dimitrakopoulos P.G. (2020) Social impacts of European Protected Areas and policy recommendations. (2020) Environmental Science & Policy,112: 134-140 Read it here.

Gannon, P., Dubois, G., Dudley, N., Ervin, J., Ferrier, S., Gidda, S., MacKinnon, K., Richardson, K., Schmidt, M., Seyoum-Edjigu, E., Shestakov, A. (2019). Editorial Essay: An update on progress towards Aichi biodiversity target 11. Parks, 25: 7-18 Read it here.

Saura, S., Bertzky, B., Bastin, L. Battistella, Mandrici, A., Dubois, G. (2019). Global trends in protected area connectivity from 2010 to 2018 . Biological Conservation, 238: 108183. Read it here.

Bastin L, Gorelick N, Saura S, Bertzky B, Dubois G, Fortin M-J, et al. (2019) Inland surface waters in protected areas globally: Current coverage and 30-year trends. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210496. Read it here.

Saura, S., Bertzky, B., Bastin, L. Battistella, Mandrici, A., Dubois, G. (2018). Protected area connectivity: shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities.Biological Conservation, 219: 53-67 Read it here.

Herrera, L.P., Sabatino, M.C., Jaimes, F.R., Saura, S. (2017). Landscape connectivity and the role of small habitat patches as steppingstones: an assessment of the grassland biome in Southern Pampa, Argentina. Biodiversity and Conservation. Read it here.

Pettorelli, N., Schulte to Bühne, H., Tulloch, A., Dubois, G., Macinnis-Ng, C., Queirós A.M., Keith, D.A., Wegmann, M., Schrodt, F., Stellmes, M., Sonnenschein, R., Geller, G.N., Roy, S., Somers, B., Murray, N., Bland, L., Geijzendorffer, I., Kerr, J.T., Broszeit, S., Leitão, P.J., Duncan, C., El Serafy, G., He, K.S., Blanchard, J.L., Lucas, R., Mairota, P., Webb, T.J., Nicholson, E. (2017). Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: opportunities, challenges and way forward. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. Read it here.

Kissling, W. D., J. A. Ahumada, A. Bowser, M. Fernandez, N. Fernández, E. A. García, R. P. Guralnick, N. J. B. Isaac, S. Kelling, W. Los, L. McRae, J.-B. Mihoub, M. Obst, M. Santamaria, A.K. Skidmore, K. J. Williams, D. Agosti, D. Amariles, C. Arvanitidis, L. Bastin, F. De Leo, W. Egloff, J. Elith, D. Hobern, D. Martin, H. M. Pereira, G. Pesole, J. Peterseil, H. Saarenmaa, D. Schigel, D. S. Schmeller, N. Segata, E. Turak, P. F. Uhlir, B. Wee, A. R. Hardisty (2017). Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale.Biological Reviews. Read it here.

Gross, D., Achard, F., Dubois, G., Brink, A., Prins, H. (2017) Uncertainties in tree cover maps of Sub-Saharan Africa and their implications for measuring progress towards CBD Aichi Targets. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. Read it here.

Schägner, J.P., J. Maes, L. Brander, M.-L. Paracchini, V. Hartje, G. Dubois (2017). Monitoring recreation across European nature areas: A geo-database of visitor counts, a review of literature and a call for a visitor counting reporting standard. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 18:44-55. Read it here.

Allan, J. R., Venter, O., Maxwell, S., Bertzky, B., Jones, K., Shi, Y., Watson, J.E.M (2017). Recent increases in human pressure and forest loss threaten many Natural World Heritage Sites. Biological Conservation, 206: 47-55. Read it here.

Saura, S., L. Bastin, L. Battistella, A. Mandrici, G. Dubois (2017). Protected areas in the world’s ecoregions: how well connected are they? Ecological Indicators 76: 144-158 Read it here.

Dubois, G., Bastin, L., Bertzky, B., Mandrici, B., Conti, M., Saura, S., Cottam, A., Battistella, L., Martínez-López, J., Boni, M., Graziano, M. (2016). Integrating multiple spatial datasets to assess protected areas: Lessons learnt from the Digital Observatory for Protected Area (DOPA). International Journal of Geo-Information. Read it here.

Santini, L., S. Saura, C. Rondinini (2016) Composite network approach for assessing multi-species connectivity: An application to road defragmentation prioritisation. PlosOne. Read it here.

Brink, A., J. Martínez-López, Z. Szantoi, P. Moreno-Atencia, A. Lupi, L. Bastin, G. Dubois (2016). Indicators for assessing habitat values, pressures and threats for protected areas – an integrated habitat and land cover change approach for the Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania. Remote Sensing. Read it here.

Martínez-López, J., B. Bertzky, F. J. Bonet-García, L. Bastin, G. Dubois (2016). Biophysical characterization of protected areas globally through optimized image segmentation and classification. Remote Sensing. Read it here.

Stropp, J., R. J. Ladle, A. C. M. Malhado, J. Hortal, J. Gaffuri, W. H. Temperley, J. O. Skøien and P. Mayaux (2016). Mapping ignorance: 300 years of collecting flowering plants in Africa. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Read it here.

Pettorelli, N., Wegmann, M., Skidmore, A., Mücher, S., Dawson, T. P., Fernandez, M., Lucas, R., Schaepman, M. E., Wang, T., O'Connor, B., Jongman, R. H.G., Kempeneers, P., Sonnenschein, R., Leidner, A. K., Böhm, M., He, K. S., Nagendra, H., Dubois, G., Fatoyinbo, T., Hansen, M. C., Paganini, M., de Klerk, H. M., Asner, G. P., Kerr, J. T., Estes, A. B., Schmeller, D. S., Heiden, U., Rocchini, D., Pereira, H. M., Turak, E., Fernandez, N., Lausch, A., Cho, M. A., Alcaraz-Segura, D., McGeoch, M. A., Turner, W., Mueller, A., St-Louis, V., Penner, J., Vihervaara, P., Belward, A., Reyers, B., Geller, G. N. (2016). Framing the concept of satellite remote sensing essential biodiversity variables: challenges and future directions. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. Read it here.

Pettorelli, N., Wegmann, M., Gurney, L., Dubois, G. (2016). Monitoring Protected Areas from Space. In: “Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity?" L. Joppa, J. Baillie and J. Robinson (Eds). John Wiley & Sons. pp. 242-258

Milam, A., S. Kenney, D. Juffe-Bignoli, B. Bertzky, C. Corrigan, B. MacSharry, N. D. Burgess and N. Kingston. (2016). Maintaining a Global Data Set on Protected Areas. In: “Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity?" L. Joppa, J. Baillie and J. Robinson (Eds). John Wiley & Sons. pp. 81-101

Butchart, S. et al. (2015). Shortfalls and solutions for meeting national and global conservation area targets. Conservation Letters. Read it here.

Clerici, M. B. Combal, J.F. Pekel, G. Dubois, J. van't Klooster, J.O. Skøien, E. Bartholomé (2013). The eStation, an Earth Observation processing service in support to ecological monitoring. Ecological Informatics. Read it here.

Dubois, G., M. Schulz, J. Skøien, L. Bastin, S. Peedell (2013). eHabitat, a multi-purpose Web Processing Service for ecological modeling. Environmental Modelling & Software. Read it here.

Skøien, J., M. Schulz, G. Dubois, I. Fisher, M. Balman, I. May, É. Ó Tuama (2013). Climate change in biomes of Important Bird Areas – results from a WPS application. Ecological Informatics. Read it here.

Bastin, L., G. Buchanan, A. Beresford, J-F Pekel, G. Dubois (2013). Open-source mapping and services for Web-based land cover validation. Ecological Informatics. Read it here.

Dubois, G., M. Clerici, J.F. Pekel, A. Brink, I. Palumbo, D. Gross, S. Peedell, D. Simonetti, M. Punga (2011). On the contribution of remote sensing to DOPA, a Digital Observatory for Protected Areas. In: "Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment", April 10-15, 2011, Sydney, Australia [View pdf]

Pearlman, J., Craglia, M., Bertrand, F., Nativi, S., Gaigalas, G., Dubois. G., Niemeyer, S., Fritz., S. (2011) EuroGEOSS: an interdisciplinary approach to research and applications for forestry, biodiversity and drought. In: "Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment", April 10-15, 2011, Sydney, Australia [View pdf]


Reports

UNEP-WCMC and IUCN (2016). Protected Planet Report 2016. UNEP-WCMC and IUCN: Cambridge UK and Gland, Switzerland. 71 p. [View pdf]

Dubois, G., Bastin, L., Martinez Lopez J., Cottam, A., Temperley, H., Bertzky, B., Graziano, M. (2015). The Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) Explorer 1.0. EUR 27162 EN. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 53 p. [Download pdf in EN | ES ]

Juffe-Bignoli, D., Burgess, N.D., Bingham, H., Belle, E.M.S., de Lima, M.G., Deguignet, M., Bertzky, B., Milam, A.N., Martinez-Lopez, J., Lewis, E., Eassom, A., Wicander, S., Geldmann, J., van Soesbergen, A., Arnell, A.P., O’Connor, B., Park, S., Shi, Y.N., Danks, F.S., MacSharry, B., Kingston, N. (2014). Protected Planet Report 2014 . UNEP-WCMC: Cambridge,UK. [View pdf]

Hobern, D., Apostolico, A., Arnaud, E., Bello, J. C., Canhos, D., Dubois, G., Field, D., García, E. A., Hardisty, A., et al. (2013). Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook: Delivering Biodiversity Knowledge in the Information Age. GBIF Secretariat. 44 pp. [View pdf]

Dubois, G, M. Schulz, J. Skøien, A. Cottam, W. Temperley, M. Clerici, E. Drakou, J. van’t Klooster, B. Verbeeck, I. Palumbo, P. Derycke, J-F. Pekel, J. Martínez-López, S. Peedell, P. Mayaux (2013). An introduction to the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) and the DOPA Explorer (Beta). EUR 26207 EN Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg 72 p. [View pdf]

Hartley, A., A. Nelson, P. Mayaux, and JM. Grégoire (2007). The Assessment of African Protected Areas.EUR 22780 EN, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. 77 pp. [View pdf]


Conferences

Bastin, L., Mandrici, A., Battistella, L., Dubois, G. (2017). Processing Conservation Indicators with Open Source Tools: Lessons Learned from the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas. In: Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings: Vol. 17 , Article 14. August 14-19, 2017, Boston, MA, USA. [View pdf]

Martínez-López J., Bastin L., Dubois G. (2015) eHabitat+: Modelling habitat functional types in protected areas globally. International Association for Landscape Ecology's 2015 World Congress, Portland (Oregon, USA), 5 - 9 July 2015. [View pdf]

J., Skøien, Dubois G. (2014). eHabitat: Large scale modelling of habitat types and similarities for conservation and management of protected areas. In: "International Workshop on Remote Sensing and GIS for Monitoring of Habitat Quality", pp. 143-146, Norbert Pfeifer and András Zlinszky (Eds), 24-25 Sept, Vienna, Austria. [View pdf]

Bertzky, B. (2015) The Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA): Supporting decision making, planning and reporting on protected areas. Presented at the GIZ / KfW / BfN Workshop “Protected Area Management and Governance: Linking Policy and Practice”, August 9-14, 2015, Isle of Vilm, Germany.

Bastin, L., G. Dubois, J. Martínez-López, A. Cottam, W. Temperley, B. Bertzky, M. Graziano (2015) DOPA Explorer 1.0: A web based tool for assessing protected areas at the global scale. Presented at the 3rd Conference on “Spatial Ecology and Conservation” (SEC3), July 13-15, 2015, Bristol, UK.

Den Braber, B., L. Battistella, B. Bertzky, G. Dubois (2015) Mapping biodiversity conservation projects: Who is doing what where? Presented at the 3rd Conference on “Spatial Ecology and Conservation” (SEC3), July 13-15, 2015, Bristol, UK.

Peedell, S., G. Dubois, A. Cottam, M. Schulz (2012). Last chance to see? – what is the role of SDI’s in the race to halt biodiversity loss? In: "Global Geospatial Conference 2012 - Spatially Enabling Government, Industry and Citizens", May 14-17, 2012, Québec City, Canada. [View pdf]

Dubois, G., M. Clerici, J.F. Pekel, A. Brink, I. Palumbo, D. Gross, S. Peedell, D. Simonetti, M. Punga (2011). On the contribution of remote sensing to DOPA, a Digital Observatory for Protected Areas. In: "Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment", April 10-15, 2011, Sydney, Australia [View pdf]

Pearlman, J., Craglia, M., Bertrand, F., Nativi, S., Gaigalas, G., Dubois. G., Niemeyer, S., Fritz., S. (2011) EuroGEOSS: an interdisciplinary approach to research and applications for forestry, biodiversity and drought. In: "Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment", April 10-15, 2011, Sydney, Australia [View pdf]


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