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  • Joris de Vente

    Senior researcher

    I am senior researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS-CSIC), where I perform interdisciplinary research on environmental change and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) from local to regional scales. I work on applied research in the context of climate change (adaptation and mitigation) and land degradation (prevention and restoration) in close collaboration with stakeholders. I study SLM to increase water security and ecosystems resilience to land degradation and climate change and other ecosystem services. I combine (participatory) field monitoring, modelling, and socio-ecological systems analysis to identify barriers and motivators for implementation of SLM, building on collaboration between public, private and business initiatives. I am closely involved in the initiation, monitoring and assessment of several large-scale land restoration initiatives, including regenerative agriculture, reforestations, and ecological restoration of a coastal lagoon. I was member of the Science-Policy Interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) (2014 to 2017), and coordinating lead author of a SPI-UNCCD report on SLM for climate change adaptation and mitigation. I am currently associate editor for Land Degradation & Development and editorial board member for 'Water'.
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