Adaptive inference mode "on"


Méndez, P.F., Fajardo-Ortiz, D., and Holzer, J.M. 2022. Disrupting the governance of social-ecological rigidity traps: Can pluralism foster change towards sustainability? Advances in Ecological Research, 66, 243-291.

Méndez, P.F. 2021. Blue uncertainty: Warding off systemic risks in the Anthropocene – Lessons from COVID-19. Earth System Governance, 7C, 100101.

Moreno-Llorca, R., Méndez, P.F., Ros-Candeira, A., Alcaraz-Segura, D., Santamaría, L., Ramos-Ridao, A.F., Revilla, E., Bonet-García, F.J., and Vaz, A.S. 2020. Evaluating tourist profiles and nature-based experiences in Biosphere Reserves using Flickr: Matches and mismatches between online social surveys and photo content analysis. Science of the Total Environment, 737, 140067.

Vaz, A.S., Moreno-Llorca, R., Gonçalves, J.F., Vicente, J.R., Méndez, P.F., Revilla, E., Santamaría. L., Bonet-García, F.J., Honrado, J.P., and Alcaraz-Segura, D. 2020. Digital conservation in biosphere reserves: Earth observations, social media, and nature’s cultural contributions to people. Conservation Letters, e12704.

Holzer, J., Adamescu, C. M., Cazacu, C., Diaz-Delgado, R., Dick, J., Méndez, P.F., Santamaría, L. and Orenstein D., 2019. Evaluating transdisciplinary science to open research-implementation spaces in European social-ecological systems. Biological Conservation, 238, 108228.

Méndez, P.F., Amezaga, J.M. and Santamaría, L., 2019. Explaining path dependent rigidity traps: increasing returns, power, discourses and entrepreneurship intertwined in social-ecological systems. Ecology & Society, 24(2), 30.

Fernández-Méndez, R., Rodríguez-Villar, S., Méndez, P.F., Windle, R. and Adams, G.G., 2018. Methodology for the analysis and comparison of protocols for glycaemic control in intensive care. Jour. Eval. Clinic. Prac., 1, 9.

Lumbierres, M., Méndez, P.F., Bustamante, J., Soriguer, R. and Santamaría, L., 2017. Modeling biomass production in seasonal wetlands using MODIS NDVI Land Surface Phenology. Remote Sensing, 9, 392.

Schindler, S., Livoreil, B., Sousa Pinto, I., Araujo, R., Zulka, K.P., Pullin, A.S., Santamaria, L., Kropik, M., Méndez, P.F. and Wrbka, T., 2016. The network Biodiversity Knowledge in practice: Insights from three trial assessments. Biodiversity and Conservation, 25(7), pp.1301-1318.

Méndez, P.F., Isendahl, N., Amezaga, J.M. and Santamaría, L., 2012. Facilitating transitional processes in rigid institutional regimes for water management and wetland conservation - Experience from the Guadalquivir Estuary. Ecology & Society, 17(1), 26. (Erratum: "self-enforcement" should read "self-reinforcement" in every instance referring to path dependence mechanisms)

Santamaría, L. and Méndez, P.F., 2012. Evolution in biodiversity policy – Current gaps and future needs. Evolutionary Applications, 5(2), pp.202-218.


Méndez, P.F., Clement, F., Palau-Salvador, G., Díaz-Delgado, R. and Villamayor-Tomas, S., 2021. Understanding the governance of sustainability pathways: Hydraulic megaprojects, social-ecological traps, and power in networks of action situations.

Méndez, P.F. Blue uncertainty: Warding off systemic risks in the Anthropocene – Lessons from COVID-19. June 17.

Books and chapters

El Serafy, G., Poursanidis, D., Méndez, P.F. and Provenzale, A., 2022. A bird’s view of monitoring and management of marine and coastal protected areas. In Kavvada, A., Cripe, D., Friedl, L. (editors). Earth Observation applications and global policy frameworks. American Geophysical Union. Wiley, pp. 43-66. Accepted, available September 2022

Brodnik, C., Keesman, S., Méndez, P.F., Penna, C. and Terrazas, P. 2022. MOTION Handbook - Developing a Transformative Theory of Change. Edited by Alvial-Palavicino, C., Matti, C. and Witte, J. Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium.

Consoli, D., Díaz-Delgado, R., Fernández-Esquinas, P., Fernández-Méndez, P., Marques, P. Monsonís-Paya, I., Oteros-Rozas, E., Perruchas, F., Segura, S., and Woolley., R., 2021. Science, innovation, and knowledge for sustainable models of development. In Moyano-Estrada, E. and García-Azcárate, T. (editors). New foundations for a sustainable global society. Spanish National Research Council: Madrid.

Non-refereed publications

Méndez, P.F., Pulido-Bosch, A., 1998. [The aquifer of Guadix and its hydraulic relationship with the iron mines of Alquife (Granada).] Research Bulletin of the Pedro Suárez Institute, 11, pp.25-45. (In Spanish). Available here: link to publication

PhD Thesis

Méndez, P.F., 2014. Facilitating transitions towards adaptive governance and management in estuarine socio-ecosystems: Institutional analysis and action research in the Doñana region. PhD Thesis, University of the Balearic Islands. Available here: link to the thesis

Sample of technical documents

Méndez, P.F., Terrazas, P., Molas-Gallart, J. and Boni, A., 2021. Adaptive Cities Through Integrated Nature-Based Solutions - A guide to the Transformative Theory of Change. A work developed for EIT Climate-KIC`s project ACT on NBS. MOTION Project. Available here: link to document

Gosal, A., Arenas-Castro, S., Bonet, F. et al., 2018. Assessment of status and evolution of ecosystem service indicators. H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL Project Report. Available here: link to report

Santamaría, L., Méndez, P.F. and Sousa-Pinto, I., 2013. Adaptive Management of European Kelp Forests. Recommendations of a workshop held in Porto (Portugal) on May 8-9th 2013, in the framework of FP7 Project Biodiversity Knowledge. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3776.8088. Available here: link to policy brief

Méndez, P.F., Santamaría, L., Amezaga, J.M. and Hearns, G., 2010. Adaptive strategies for natural resources and ecosystems management in Canada. Opportunities and constraints for implementation in Europe. Technical report prepared for the International Council for Canadian Studies. Available here: link to publication

Méndez, P.F., Basterretxea, G. and Santamaría, L., 2009. [Methodology and expert diagnostic. Chapters 3 and 4.2. in IMEDEA: Urban environmental quality and global change. Strategic guidance on environmental sustainability for the Playa de Palma Project.] (In Spanish). Available here: link to publication

Méndez, P.F., 2009. [Interdisciplinary diagnostic of problems and strategic assessment of the Playa de Palma System.] Technical report prepared for the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (Spanish Research Council). (In Spanish). Available upon request

Isendahl, N. and Méndez, P.F., 2008. [Water Management uncertainties in the Guadalquivir estuary.] Technical report. NeWater Project. 6th Framework Program EU. (In Spanish). Available here: link to report

Méndez, P.F., Santamaría, L., Amezaga, J., Hearns, G. and Isendahl, N., 2008. [Integration of management and research in the Doñana marshes: Innovative strategies and adaptive Management.] Laboratory of Spatial Ecology, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies. Policy Brief ILSE-NREM-001. (In Spanish). Available here: link to policy brief

Méndez, P.F., 2004. Habitat suitability study for the Bewick's swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii ssp.) during its wintering stage in the Netherlands. Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). Available here: link to report