More than 120 ICTA-UAB researchers addressed environmental challenges at a symposium, especially those arising from global and...

The Institut of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) organized its 1st Spring Symposium with the aim of addressing some of the main environmental and sustainability challenges.

Call for 2 Post-doc Fellowships for Climate Change Research

Call for 2 Post-doc Fellowships for Climate Change Research.

Spain: Industry sides with science

Organizations of the industry, and associations connected to R+D+i express their support towards research, backing the petition of the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu alliance (SOMMa) which advocates in favour of the political class acting to clear the administrative problems currently affecting science in Spain.

Low-carbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought

A new study by ICTA-UAB analyzes the impacts on lifestyles of substituting fossil fuels for cleaner energies.

Are Farmers Who Belong to Local User Associations Better Adapted to Climate Change?

Droughts, floods and high temperatures derived from climate change are not the only threats that farmers with irrigated crops must face.

Se prevén niveles de polen altos para esta primavera

 Investigadores de la Red Aerobiològica de Catalunya del ICTA-UAB y del Departamento de Biología Animal, Biología Vegetal y Ecología de la UAB han presentado hoy las previsiones de los niveles de polen y esporas en la atmósfera en Catalunya para la primavera y el verano.

Climate Change Threatens World's Largest Seagrass Carbon Stores

Shark Bay seagrass carbon storage hotspot suffers alarming losses after a devastating marine heat wave, according to a study led by ICTA-UAB researchers.

Amazon's indigenous people hunt animals feeding in areas contaminated by oil spills

A study by the ICTA-UAB and the UAB Department of Animal Health and Anatomy demonstrates that the main species hunted by the indigenous popoulations of the Peruvian Amazon ingest water and soil contaminated with hidrocarbons and heavy metals.

The new Planttes app warns of allergy risks in different urban areas

The Planttes application is a citizen science project which aims to encourage people to identify and locate on a map the existence of allergy-causing plants and indicate their phenological state.

Global climate treaty easier to negotiate if guided by Human Development Index

A study by ICTA-UAB concludes that agreements against climate change would be more attractive to rich countries if they were analyzed taking into account the Human Development Index, instead of GDP.

1ST ICTA-UAB SPRING SYMPOSIUM

1ST ICTA-UAB SPRING SYMPOSIUM.

New Project to Link Extreme Weather Events, Atmospheric Biodiversity and Human Health

A new ICTA-UAB project led by researcher Jordina Belmonte will study the effects of extreme meteorological events on the biological biodiversity present in the atmosphere in order to predict changes in the environment and possible affectations on human health.

Bolivian Amazon on road to deforestation

Amazon biodiversity hotspot to suffer even more “alarming” losses after contentious law passed, according to a study involving ICTA-UAB researchers.

ICTA-UAB’s success: five ERC grants in two years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded five European Research Council (ERC) grants in two years, which is about ten per cent of all ERC grants arriving in Catalonia over the period from the end of 2015 to the end of 2017.

Scientists Alert of Swift Degradation of Marine Ecosystems and Grave Consequences for the Planet

A book edited by researchers from the ICTA-UAB, the UB, the CNRS and the IEO addresses the concept of "animal forest" and highlights the importance of the role seas and oceans have in combating climate change.

ICTA-UAB researcher Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

ICREA researcher at ICTA-UAB Victoria Reyes- García has been graced with a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for the development of a project aimed at bringing insights from local knowledge to climate change research.

Research to study the health effects of forests

The ICTA-UAB, CREAF and the "la Caixa" Bank Foundation recently presented the project "Healthy Forests for a Healthy Society".

Launch of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence

​ The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence.

Green gentrification can limit the favourable effects of green areas on health

A scientific research conducted by ICTA-UAB and IMIM suggests that more socially disadvantaged neighbours do not benefit equally from the effects newly created green areas have on health.

EJAtlas Includes 2,100 Case Studies on Socio-Environmental Conflicts Around the World

The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), created by researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), currently includes 2,100 cases of ecological distribution conflicts identified in different parts of the world.

Ice age thermostat prevented extreme climate cooling

During the ice ages, an unidentified regulatory mechanism prevented atmospheric CO2 concentrations from falling below a level that could have led to runaway cooling, reports a study conducted by researchers of the ICTA-UAB and published online in Nature Geoscience this week.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
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Johannes Langemeyer
Johannes Langemeyer

Johannes, PhD, is working at ICTA (UAB) as a post-doc researcher in international research collaborations and as an environmental auditor and policy consultant. He was trained as a geographer at the Humboldt University, Berlin. He further holds an MSc in European Master in Environmental Studies (MSc) from Univeridad de Aveiro, TU-Hamburg, Aaalborg University and UAB. He completed his doctorate studies on urban ecosystem services under a joint supervision agreement (cotutela) between ICTA and the Stockholm Resilience Centre and defended his doctorate thesis at Stockholm University in 2015. 

Research Interests
My work focusses on the interaction and interlinkage between humans and nature. This includes a better understanding of the benefits nature provides to people as triggers of environmental stewardship. It also includes considerations of justice and equity in ecosystem services provided to current and future generations and societal groups within them. I am motivated by work that has practical implications and triggers change for this I am closely interacting with policy, planning, corporate and civic action groups at multiple scales and across different environments (including cities, agricultural landscapes and wetlands). 

Publications

  • Langemeyer J. & Gómez-Baggethun, E. (2018). Urban biodiversity and ecosystem services. In Ossola, A. & Niemelä, J. (ed.) Urban Biodiversity - From Research to Practice. Routledge, Oxon and New York, pp 36-53. ISBN 978-1-138-22438-4.
     
  • Calvet-Mir, L., March, H., Camps Calvet, M., Langemeyer, J., Gómez Baggethun, E. (2017). In Tendero (ed.) Sembrant vida a les ciutats: Beneficis socials I ambientals dels horts urbans de Barcelona. In La ciutat agrària. Agricultura urbana i sobirania alimentària. Icaria. (Book chapter) Available online: https://arrandeterrablog.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/agricultura-urbana-cat_def.pdf 
     
  • Langemeyer J. (2017) Die Bedeutung von urbanen Gärten für den Erhalt von Ökosystemleistungen. Deutscher Ökosystemleistungs-Blog. Available online: http://www.esp-de.de/category/blog/
     
  • Elmqvist T., Gómez-Baggethun E., Langemeyer J. (2016). Ecosystem Services from Green Infrastructure in Cities. In: Potschin, M., Haines-Young, R., Fish, R. and Turner, R.K. (eds) Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services. Routledge, London and New York, pp 452-468. ISBN 978-1-138-02508-0. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138025080
     
  • Langemeyer J., Latkowska M.J., Gomez-Baggethun E., Voigt A., Calvet-Mir L., Pourias J., Camps-Calvet M., Orsini F., Breuste J., Artmann M., Jokinen A., Béchet B., Brito da Luz, P., Hursthouse A., Stępień M.P. and Baležentiene L., Ecosystem services from urban gardens. In: Bell, S., et al., (Eds.) Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe, Routledge; London. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138921092
     
  • Voigt A, Leitão T, Béchet B, Christ Y, Heller A, Hursthouse A, Jokinen A, Kylvik M, Brito da Luz P, Langemeyer J, Latkowska M (2016). Lessons learned: Indicators and best practices for an environemental friendly garden. In Bell, S. (ed.) Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe. Routledge, London.
     
  • Langemeyer, J. (2015). Urban Ecosystem Services. The Value of Green Spaces in Cities. PhD-Thesis, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Stockholm University. ISBN 978-91-7649-290-1.
     
  • Langemeyer, J. (2015). Socio-cultural values of urban ecosystem services. In: Nuss-Girona, S. & Castañer, M. (Eds.) Ecosystem Services: concepts, methodologies and instruments for research and applied use. Documenta Universitaria, Girona, pp 113-125. ISBN 978-84-9984-308-7.
     
  • Saarikoski H; Barton DN; Mustajoki J; Keune H; Gomez-Baggethun E, Langemeyer J (2015): Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in ecosystem service valuation. In: Potschin, M. and K. Jax (eds): OpenNESS Ecosystem Service Reference Book. EC FP7 Grant Agreement no. 308428. Available via: www.openness-project.eu/library/reference-book

Media mentions

El Pais – Alter consumismo. Los otros parques. Beneficios sociales y ambientales de los huertos urbanos. 2017/09/12. https://elpais.com/elpais/2017/09/11/alterconsumismo/1505134224_029171.html
RNE - Vida verde – beneficios del huerto urbano. 2017/07/29. http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/vida-verde/vida-verde-beneficios-del-huerto-urbano-29-07-17/4141121/
RTVE - Sembrar vida en las ciudades. http://blog.rtve.es/vidaverde/2017/07/sembrar-vida-en-las-ciudades.html

Current Projects
 
BiodivERsA ENABLE http://projectenable.eu/
H2020 NATURVATION http://naturvation.eu/
Website: www.BCNUEJ.org

 

Johannes Langemeyer
Email UAB: Johannes.Langemeyer@uab.cat
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