Ecology and management of silvopastoral systems

The group focuses on the study of structural patterns and functional relations between soil, plant and animals in order to contribute to a sustainable economic and ecologic management of agrosilvopastoral systems in a context of global change.

The group’s research interests include:

  • The analysis of the bottle necks for the economic and ecological sustainability of agrosilvopastoral systems.
  • The role of silvopastoral management on fire prevention or biodiversity conservation.
  • The effects of land-use change and management practices on plant-soil relationships.
  • The assessment of soil C sinks and their vulnerability in a context of climate and land use changes.
  • Physical and biochemical stabilization of soil organic matter and characterization of labile and stable C pools.