Mistral Van Oudenhove

Mistral van Oudenhove

PhD candidate

PhD Research Topic

Evaluation of soil conservation on different scales: the impact of regenerative agriculture in the provisioning of Ecosystem Services within the CAP framework.

The focus of my PhD aims at analyzing the provision of Ecosystem Services by adoption of regenerative agriculture, and how European or national measures trickle down to their implementation and effectiveness in crop fields. The key aspect of my research is to assess the viability of regenerative agriculture as a solution to soil degradation maintaining economic sense and social consent through science.

Integrated evaluation of regenerative agriculture practices in the provisioning of Ecosystem Services (Master thesis)


Geography and land planning, University of Murcia

MSc in Analysis, Conservation and Restoration of Physical and Biotic Components of Habitats, University of Jaen

Research interest

  • Sustainable land management practices.
  • GIS land monitoring.
  • Socio-economic impacts of agriculture.

Selected publications

Van Oudenhove, M., Martínez-Mena, M., Almagro, M., Díaz-Pereira, E., Carrillo, E., de Vente, J., Fernández Soler, C., Boix-Fayos, C., (2023). The impact of regenerative agriculture in provisioning Ecosystem Services: an example in southeast Spain. XIV International Scientific Agriculture Symposium. Jahorina mountain (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Van Oudenhove, M., Pérez-Cutillas, P., Boix-Fayos, C., (2024). Soil conservation within the CAP: two decades of public spending for soil conservation in Spain. Centennial Celebration and Congress of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Florence (Italy).