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Idaho State University
Cristina Quintas Soriano

Cristina Quintas Soriano, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: Life Sciences 420

(208) 282-3914



2016, Ph.D. Applied and Environmental Sciences, University of Almería, Almería, Spain
2012, M.S. Assessment of Global Change, University of Almería, Almería, Spain
2011, B.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Almería, Almería, Spain

2016-2017, Postdoctoral fellow, Social-ecological Systems and Ecosystem Service Evaluation, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Biographical sketch

Cristina Quintas Soriano is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Idaho State University (ISU). Her main research area is focused on the study of the links between ecosystems and human wellbeing using a multidisciplinary approach for the analysis of ecosystem services considering different dimensions of valuation. She is now involved in the MILES program and the PECS project, working on ecosystem services across different social-ecological systems in Spain, Oklahoma, and Idaho.

Selected publications

Quintas-Soriano, C., Castro, A. J., Castro, H., García-Llorente, M. 2016. Expansion of greenhouse horticulture in Spain leads to compromise with conservation. Science for Environment Policy. European Commission's Directorate-General.

Quintas-Soriano, C., Castro, A. J., Castro, H., García-Llorente, M. 2016. Impacts of land use change on ecosystem services and implications for human well-being in Spanish drylands. Land Use Policy 54:534–548

García-Llorente, M., Castro, A.J., Quintas-Soriano, C., Montes, C., Martín-López, B. 2016. The value of time in biological conservation and supplied ecosystem services: A willingness to give up time exercise. Journal of Arid Environments 124:13-21

Quintas-Soriano, C., Martín-López, B., Santos-Martín, F., Benayas, J., Montes, C., García-Llorente, M. 2016. Ecosystem services values in Spain: A meta-analysis. Environmental Science and Policy 55:186-195

Quintas-Soriano, C., Castro, A.J., García-Llorente, M., Cabello, J., Castro, H. 2014. From supply to social demand: a landscape-scale analysis of the water regulation service. Landscape Ecology 29:1069-1082

García-Nieto, A.P., Quintas-Soriano, C., García-Llorente, M., Palomo, I., Montes, C., Martín-López, B. 2014. Collaborative mapping of ecosystem services: the role of stakeholders’ profiles. Ecosystem Services 13:141–152