Dr. Judit Lecina-Diaz

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Research interests

  • Ecosystem services
  • Disturbance dynamics
  • Fire ecology
  • Vulnerability and risk

Selected Publications

Lecina-Diaz J, Martínez-Vilalta J, Alvarez A, Vayreda J, Retana J. (2021) Assessing the Risk of Losing Forest Ecosystem Services Due to Wildfires. Ecosystems, 24, 1687–1701.  doi.org/10.1007/s10021-021-00611-1

Lecina-Diaz J, Martínez-Vilalta J, Alvarez A, Banqué M, Birkmann J, Feldmeyer D, Vayreda J, Retana J. (2021) Characterizing forest vulnerability and risk to climate change hazards  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 19 (2), 126-133. DOI: doi.org/10.1002/fee.2278

Lecina-Diaz J, Alvarez A, De Cáceres M, Herrando S, Vayreda J, Retana J (2019). Are protected areas preserving ecosystem services and biodiversity? Insights from Mediterranean forests and shrublands. Landscape Ecology, 34 (10), 2307-2321. DOI: doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00887-8    

Lecina-Diaz J, Alvarez A, Regos A, Drapeau P, Paquette A, Messier C, Retana J (2018). The positive carbon stocks-biodiversity relationship in forests: co-occurrence and drivers across five subclimates. Ecological Applications, 28 (6), 1481-1493. DOI: doi.org/10.1002/eap.1749

Lecina-Diaz J, Alvarez A, Retana J (2014). Extreme Fire Severity Patterns in Topographic, Convective and Wind-Driven Historical Wildfires of Mediterranean Pine Forests. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85127. DOI: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085127.


Since 2022 Postdoctoral researcher, Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management Group, Technical University Munich, Germany (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow)
2020-2021 Postdoctoral researcher, ECOCHANGE Group, InBIO/CIBIO (Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources), Vairão, Portugal (Bolsa de Investigação ICETA UPorto)
2015-2020 Doctoral researcher, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness Fellow)
2012-2013 Field and database technician, CREAF (Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre), Barcelona, Spain
2011-2012 Master of sciences in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
2006-2011 Bachelor of sciences in environmental sciences, University of Barcelona, Spain