Refereed scientific journals (WoK, SCOPUS)

Correlation Analysis Between Urban Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Based on Urban Metabolism Theory. A Case Study of Two Cities in Germany Suri, D Daixin, L Inostroza, Urban and Rural Planning 1, 21-30

Erfassung und Bewertung von Waldleistungen. A Bernasconi, C Dirac, V Griess, R de Groot, L Inostroza, Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Forstwesen 173 (6), 284-287

Airsheds, watersheds and more–The flows that drive intra-extra-urban connections, and their implications for nature-based solutions (NBS). L Jones, S Reis, M Hutchins, J Miller, B He, I Seifert-Dähnn, CY Xu, … Nature-Based Solutions 2, 100040

Too hot to handle? On the cooling capacity of urban green spaces in a Neotropical Mexican city. Lemoine-Rodriguez, R., Inostroza, L., Falfan, I., & MacGregor-Fors, I. (2022). Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 127633.

Does urban climate follow urban form? Analysing intraurban LST trajectories versus urban form trends in 3 cities with different background climates. Lemoine-Rodríguez, R., Inostroza, L. and Zepp, H., 2022. Science of The Total Environment830, p.154570.

Planificacion de sistemas urbanos sostenibles y resilientes al cambio climatico: el caso de las ciudades del sur de Chile.  Rozas-Vásquez D, de la Barrera F., In: Rojo-Mendoza F, Escalona-Ulloa M, Olea-Peñaloza J, Rozas-Vasquez D (eds …

The varying roles of ecosystem services in poverty alleviation among rural households in urbanizing watersheds. Yin, D., Huang, Q., He, C., Hua, X., Liao, C., Inostroza, L., Zhang, L. and Bai, Y., 2022. Landscape Ecology, 37(6), pp.1673-1692.

Intraurban heterogeneity of space-time land surface temperature trends in six climate-diverse cities. Lemoine-Rodríguez, R., Inostroza, L. and Zepp, H., 2022. Science of The Total Environment, 804, p.150037.

China’s Ecosystem Services Planning: Will Shanghai Lead the Way? Zepp, H., Falke, M., Guenther, F., Gruenhagen, L., Inostroza, L., Zhou, W., Huang, Q., Dong, N., 2021. Erdkunde 75, 271–293.

The role of spatial planning in land change: An assessment of urban planning and nature conservation efficiency at the southeastern coast of Brazil. Daunt ABP, Inostroza L, Hersperger AM 2021 Land use policy 105771.

Who Pays the Bill? Assessing Ecosystem Services Losses in an Urban Planning Context. Zepp, H., Inostroza, L., 2021. Land 10, 369.

Does Building Development in Dhaka Comply Land Use Zoning? Analysis Using Night-time Light and Digital Building Heights. Rahman M., Avtar R., Ahmed S., Inostroza L., Misra P., Kumar P., Takeuchi W., Surjan A., Saito O., Sustainability Science (Springer) in press.

The metabolic urban network: Urbanisation as hierarchically ordered space of flows, Inostroza L., Zepp H., Cities, Volume 109, February 2021, 103029
The global homogenization of urban form . An assessment of 194 cities across time, Lemoine-rodríguez, R., Inostroza, L. and Zepp, H. (2020)
Landscape and Urban Planning, 204(September), p. 103949.
Linking ecosystem services and subjective well-being in rapidly urbanizing watersheds: Insights from a multilevel linear model, Q Huang, D Yin, C He, J Yan, Z Liu, S Meng, Q Ren, R Zhao, L Inostroza, Ecosystem Services 43, 101106

Zepp, H., Inostroza, L., Sutcliffe, R., Ahmed, S., Moebus, S., 2018. Neighbourhood Environmental Contribution and Health. A novel indicator integrating urban form and urban green. Chang. Adapt. Socio-Ecological Syst. 4, 46–51.

Hossu, C., Ioja, I.-C., Onose, D.A., Nita, M.R., Popa, A.-M., Talaba, O., Inostroza, L., 2019. Ecosystem services appreciation of urban lakes in Romania. Synergies and trade-offs between multiple users. Ecosyst. Serv. 37, 100937.

Artmann, M., Inostroza, L. and Fan, P. (2019) ‘Urban sprawl, compact urban development and green cities. How much do we know, how much do we agree?’, Ecological Indicators, 96(SI Sprawl compact indicators), pp. 3–9. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.10.059.

Inostroza, Luis, Zoé Hamstead, Marcin Spyra, and Salman Qureshi. 2019. “Beyond Urban – Rural Dichotomies : Measuring Urbanisation Degrees in Central European Landscapes Using the Technomass as an Explicit Indicator.” Ecological Indicators 96 (February 2018). Elsevier:466–76.

Wentz, E.A., York, A.M., Alberti, M., Conrow, L., Fischer, H., Inostroza, L., Jantz, C., Pickett, S.T., Seto, K.C. and Taubenböck, H., 2018. Six fundamental aspects for conceptualizing multidimensional urban form: A spatial mapping perspective. Landscape and Urban Planning, 179, pp.55-62.

Palme, M., Inostroza, L. and Salvati, A., 2018. Technomass and cooling demand in South America: a superlinear relationship?. Building Research & Information, 46(8), pp.864-880.

Inostroza, L., 2018. The circularity of the urban ecosystem material productivity: The transformation of biomass into technomass in Southern Patagonia. Sustainable Cities and Society, 39, pp.335-343.

Spyra, M., Inostroza, L., Hamerla, A. and Bondaruk, J., 2018. Ecosystem services deficits in cross-boundary landscapes: spatial mismatches between green and grey systems. Urban Ecosystems, pp.1-11.

Montoya-Tangarife, C., de la Barrera, F., Salazar, A. and Inostroza, L., 2017. Monitoring the effects of land cover change on the supply of ecosystem services in an urban region: A study of Santiago-Valparaíso, Chile. PloS one, 12(11).

Inostroza, L., König, H.J., Pickard, B. and Zhen, L., 2017. Putting ecosystem services into practice: Trade-off assessment tools, indicators and decision support systems. Ecosystem Services Volume 26, Part B, pp.303-305. DOI 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.07.004

Palme, M., Inostroza, L., Villacreses, G., Lobato, A. and Carrasco, C., 2017. Urban weather data and building models for the inclusion of the urban heat island effect in building performance simulation. Data in Brief, 14, pp.671-675.

M. Palme, G. Villacreses, L. Inostroza, A. Lobato, C. Carrasco, 2017. From urban climate to energy consumption. Enhancing building performance simulation by including the urban heat island effect. Energy & Buildings. Energy and Buildings, 145, pp.107-120. DOI 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.069

S.A. Mukul, M. Shawkat, I. Sohel, J. Herbohn, L. Inostroza, H. König., 2017. Integrating ecosystem services supply potential from future land-use in protected area management: A Bangladesh study. Ecosystem Services (ELSEVIER Q1, 2015 Impact Factor: 4.307)

Zewdie W., Csaplovics E. & Inostroza L., 2017. Monitoring ecosystem dynamics in northwestern Ethiopia using NDVI and climate variables to assess long term trends in dryland vegetation variability. Applied Geography, Volume 79, February 2017, Pp 167–178. DOI 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.12.019

Inostroza L., 2017. Informal urban development in Latin American urban peripheries. Spatial assessment in Bogotá, Lima and Santiago de Chile. Landscape and Urban Planning, 165, pp.267-279. DOI:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.03.021.  (Q1, Impact Factor 3.659).

Inostroza L., Palme M., de la Barrera F., 2016. A heat vulnerability index: spatial indexes for exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity for Santiago de Chile. PLOS one. (Q1, Impact Factor 3.263). DOI

Inostroza, L., Zasada, I. and König, H.J., 2016. Last of the wild revisited: assessing spatial patterns of human impact on landscapes in Southern Patagonia, Chile. Regional Environmental Change, pp.1-15. (Q2, Impact Factor 2.628).

La Rosa, D., Spyra, M. and Inostroza, L., 2016. Indicators of cultural ecosystem services for urban planning: a review. Ecological Indicators, 61, pp.74-89 (Q1, Impact Factor 3.444).

Inostroza L., 2015. El mito de pristinidad y los usos efectivos del territorio de la región de Magallanes, Patagonia Chilena: forestal, minería y acuicultura. Estudios Geográficos LXXVI (Enero-Junio), 141–175. (Q4).

Inostroza L. 2015. Review: The New Science of Cities, Michael Batty. EURE Vol. 41, núm. 122. (Q3, Impact Factor: 0.386).

Fürst C., Opdam P., Inostroza L., Luque S. 2014. Evaluating the role of ecosystem services in participatory land use planning: proposing a balanced score card. Landscape Ecology, June, 1-12 (Q1, Impact factor 3.5).

Inostroza L., 2014. Measuring urban ecosystem functions through ‘Technomass’ – a novel indicator to assess urban metabolism. Ecological Indicators, Volume 42, 10–19. (Q1, Impact Factor 3.444).

Inostroza L., Baur R., Csaplovics E., 2013. Urban sprawl and fragmentation in Latin America: a dynamic quantification and characterization of spatial patterns. Journal of Environmental Management, 115, 87–97. (Q1, Impact factor 3.131).

Conference proceedings (indexed SCOPUS/WoS)

Inostroza, L. (2019). Clustering Spatially Explicit Bundles of Ecosystem Services in A Central European Region Clustering Spatially Explicit Bundles of Ecosystem Services in A Central European Region. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (pp. 1–9).

Inostroza, L., & Barrera, F. de la. (2019). Ecosystem Services and Urbanisation. A Spatially Explicit Assessment in Upper Silesia, Central Europe. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (pp. 1–10).

Barrera, F. de la, Henriquez, C., Ruiz, V., & Inostroza, L. (2019). Urban Parks and Social Inequalities in the Access to Ecosystem Services in Santiago, Chile. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (pp. 1–10).

Salvati, A., Palme, M. and Inostroza, L., 2017, October. Key Parameters for Urban Heat Island Assessment in A Mediterranean Context: A Sensitivity Analysis Using the Urban Weather Generator Model. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 245, No. 8, p. 082055). IOP Publishing.
Calice, C., Clemente, C., Salvati, A., Palme, M. and Inostroza, L., 2017, October. Urban Heat Island Effect on the Energy Consumption of Institutional Buildings in Rome. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 245, No. 8, p. 082015). IOP Publishing.
Palme, M., Carrasco, C., Gálvez, M.Á. and Inostroza, L., 2017, October. Natural Ventilation: A Mitigation Strategy to Reduce Overheating In Buildings under Urban Heat Island Effect in South American Cities. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 245, No. 7, p. 072046). IOP Publishing.

Inostroza L., 2016. Measuring Urban Informality in Latin America. GIS Spatial Assessment of Informal Urban Development in Santiago de Chile. Procedia Engineering (ELSEVIER) Volume 161, 2016, Pages 1631–1638. DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.638

Inostroza L., Tábbita J.H., 2016. Informal urban development in the Greater Buenos Aires Area: A quantitative-spatial assessment based on households’ physical features using GIS and principal component analysis. Procedia Engineering (ELSEVIER) Volume 161, 2016, Pages 2138–2146. DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.806

Zimmermann E., Bracalenti L., Piacentini R., Inostroza L., 2016. Urban flood risk reduction by increasing green areas for adaptation to climate change. Procedia Engineering (ELSEVIER), Volume 161, 2016, Pages 2241–2246. DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.822


Biodiversity and Region: A Unitary System. The Paradigm Shift in 21st Century Urban Development. Inostroza, L. (2022). In M. A. Mejia & J. D. Amaya-Espinel (Eds.), BIODIVERCITIES BY 2030. Transforming Cities with Biodiversity (First edit, p. 431). Instituto de Investigaciones de Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt.

Planificacion de sistemas urbanos sostenibles y resilientes al cambio climatico: el caso de las ciudades del sur de Chile. Rozas-Vásquez D, Barrera F de la, Inostroza L (2022) In: Rojo-Mendoza F, Escalona-Ulloa M, Olea-Peñaloza J, Rozas-Vasquez D (eds) Las ciudades al sur del mundo. Urbanismo y vida urbana en Chile mas alla de la gran capital. RiL editores, Temuco, pp 361–386

Ecosystem Function, Inostroza, L., Zepp, H., Pickett, S.T.A., de Groot, R., 2020, in: Filho, W.L., Azul, A.M., Brandli, L., Salvia, A.L., Wall, T. (Eds.), Life on Land, Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, pp. 1–8.

Palme, M., Inostroza, L., Villacreses, G., Carrasco, C. and Lobato, A., 2019. Urban Climate in the South American Coastal Cities of Guayaquil, Lima, Antofagasta, and Valparaíso, and Its Impacts on the Energy Efficiency of Buildings. In Urban Climates in Latin America (pp. 33-62). Springer, Cham.

Inostroza L., 2016. “Climate change adaptation responses in Latin American urban areas. Challenges for Santiago de Chile and Lima”. In “Cambio climatico: leccciones de y para ciudades de America latina”, Nail Ed., Universidad Externado de Colombia, pp. 391-420, ISBN 978-958-772-479-0.

Inostroza L., 2013. “El metabolismo urbano: un sistema de apropiación de excedentes ecológicos. La transformación de la estepa patagónica en arquitectura burguesa”, en Palacios Barra, Alfredo; Sousa González, Eduardo y Cadena Vargas, Edel (ed.): Urban space, reconstruction and territorial reconfiguration. Hualpén, Chile: Universidad del Bío-Bío-Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México-Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, pp. 101-118. ISBN (13): 978-607-27-0180-9.

Inostroza L., 2012. Reivindicación histórica. Obras y proyectos en el confín del mundo. En: Construir bicentenarios latinoamericanos en la era de la globalización, Ediciones Infinito 2012, Gutman & Molinos Ed. pp. 193-206 ISBN 978-987-9393-71-0.

Inostroza L., (2009). La huella ecológica de Magallanes. En: Chile: del país urbano al país metropolitano, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 2009, Hidalgo + Arenas + DeMatos Ed., pp 439- 458 ISBN 978-956-14-1054-1.

Other scientific publications

Herbert, Matthias; Wende, Wolfgang; Mathey, Juliane; Otto, Andreas; Inostroza, Luis; Breuste, Jürgen; Artmann, Martina; Fürst, Christine; Spyra, Marcin. Urban Ecosystem Services and Biological Diversity. In: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES): Dresden Nexus Conference. State of the Nexus Approach 2015 – Management of Environmental Resources. Dresden: UNU-FLORES, 2015, S.40-42. DNC2015 Conference Report.

Inostroza L., 2014. Open spaces and urban ecosystem services. Cooling effect towards urban planning in South American cities. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, SI (June), pp.523–534.

Inostroza L. & Csaplovics E., 2014. Measuring climate change adaptation in Latin-America. Spatial indexes for exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity to urban heat islands in Lima and Santiago de Chile. Working paper, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Inostroza L., 2012. Patagonia: La antropización de un territorio natural. Monografía, Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística CIUR 83, julio/agosto 2012, 86 pp. I.S.S.N. (ed. imp.): 1886-6654, I.S.S.N. (edición digital): 2174-5099.

Inostroza L., Baur R., Csaplovics E., 2011. Urban sprawl and fragmentation in Latin America: A comparison with european cities. The myth of the diffuse Latin American city. Working paper, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Inostroza L., 2009. Humedal urbano en Punta Arenas: Sustentabilidad del proyecto parque ecológico Humedal Tres Puentes. Revista Urbano Nº 20, Vol. 12 Noviembre 2009, pp. 13-24 ISSN 0717-3997.

Inostroza L., 2008. Turismo en la Patagonia: una amenaza para la integridad ecológica del medio natural. Monografía. Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística CIUR 56, enero/febrero de 2008, 122 pp. I.S.S.N.: 1886-6654.

Inostroza L., 2008. La evolución del espacio social y urbano en la capital de la Patagonia chilena. Punta Arenas, Revista Urbano Nº17, Vol. 11 Mayo de 2008, pp. 15-25 ISSN 0717-3997.

Inostroza L., 2005. La Huella ecológica de Magallanes. Revista Urbano Nº11, Vol. 8 Julio de 2005, pp. 28-40 ISSN 0717-3997 edición impresa.

Inostroza L., 2002. Consideraciones sobre calidad de vida urbana en el proyecto Costanera del Estrecho de Magallanes, Revista Urbano Nº5, Vol 8 Agosto 2002, pp. 80-84 ISSN 0717-3997.

Habilitation Thesis

Technomass: Linking Urbanisation to the Metabolism of the Urban Ecosystem. Conceptualisation and Empirical Evidence

PhD Thesis

Inostroza L., (2011). Relaciones entre sociedad y naturaleza. Usos del territorio patagónico chileno: La paradoja del medio natural. Modelamiento SIG de patrones de uso y antropización del medio natural.