Staff / Landscape dynamics and biodiversity
Pla Montferrer, Magda
Biodiversity and landscape ecology
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Magda Pla studied Biology in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a GIS and Remote sensing in Master in Institut d'Estudis Espaials de Catalunya (IEEC).    

She started her professional career in 2002 as a technician in the Department of Geography at UAB. On October 2005 she started her relationship with the Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology Lab led by Dr.Lluís Brotons into the CTFC. Her current work focuses on analyze and quantify lanscape changes produced by perturbations as fire and other damages by means of remote sensing imagery. She is also involved in the generation of several GIS products related to biodivesrity conservation and management.

Otsu, K., Pla, M., Vayreda, J., Brotons, L.,2018. Calibrating the severity of Forest Defoliation by Pine Porcessionary Moth with Landsat and UAV imagery. Sensors 18(10), 3278; doi: 10.3390/s18103278. 

Pla, M., Duane, A., Brotons, L. 2017. Potential of UAV images as ground-truth data for burn severity classification of Landsat imagery: approaches to an useful product for post-fire management. Revista de Teledetección 49, 91-102

Clavero,M., Ninyerola, M., Hermoso, V., Filipe, A., Pla, M., Villero, D., Brotons, L., Delibes, M. 2017. Historical citizen science to understand and predict climate driven trout decline. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20161979.

Villero, D., Pla, M., Camps, D., Ruiz-Olmo, J., Brotons, L. 2016. Integrating species distribution modelling into decision-making to inform conservation actions. Biodivers Conserv. DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1243-2

Doblas-Miranda, E., Rovira, P., Brotons, L., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Retana, J., Pla,  M. and Vayreda, J. 2013. Soil carbon stocks and their variability across the forests, shrublands and grasslands of peninsular Spain. Biogeosciences; 10:8353–8361.

Bécares, J., Pla, M., Brotons, L., Bota. 2010. Distribució i identificació de zones òptimes per a la Ganga Pterocles alchata a Catalunya durant el període reproductor. Revista Catalana d'Ornitologia. Vol. 26:9-21.

Brotons, L., Herrando, S. , Pla, M. 2007. Updating bird species distributions at large spatial scales: applications of habitat modelling to data from long-term monitoring programs. Diversity &  Distributions,13:276-288.

Cristobal, J.,  Ninyerola, M., Pons, X., Pla, M. 2006. Improving Air Temperature Modelization by Means of Remote Sensing Variables. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2006. IGARSS 2006. IEEE International Conference