Pere Casals

Dr. Pere Casals Tortras. Certification of scientific productivity and science and transfer activity for the program I3 (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación) Specialist in plant and soil relationships in agrosilvopastoral systems. With a background in plant and soil sciences, I have a PhD in the University of Barcelona addressing plant and soil N dynamics after prescribed … Read more

Jamal Alrefai

 Ph.D. Chimie, Université de Strasbourg. Actualment al Petrochemicals Research Institute, KACST. Forein researcher visitor (November 2012), working on the project ‘Production of Low Modified Natural Polymers with Unique Properties”

Jordi Garcia-Pausas

Jordi Garcia-Pausas. PhD. Research Scientist specialized in soil C and N stocks and dynamics in grasslands. Working on priming effects in different soil C and nutrient scenarios. Selected Papers: Garcia-Pausas J, Romanyà J, Montané F, Ríos A, Taull M., Rovira P, Casals P, 2017. Are soil carbon stocks in mountain grasslands compromised by land-use changes?. … Read more

Luis Lopez-Sangil

Luis Lopez Sangil.  PhD. Current address: Dprt. of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University (UK) His research in the CTFC focused on the soil carbon stabilization in Mediterranean agroecosystems and the interactions of  organic matter with the microbial and the mineral components in soils. Currently working on the functional fractionation of the mineral-stabilized SOM. Selected papers: … Read more

Ana Isabel Ríos

Ana I. Ríos Barenys. Master’s Degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management (Autonomous University of Barcelona). She is a plant ecologist interested in plant biodiversity conservation, mostly focusing on endangered or invasive plant species. Skills using georeferenced plant databases. Selected papers: Oliver X, Ríos AI, Casals P, 2010. Metodología en la priorización cualitativa de taxones amenazados … Read more

Pere Rovira

Pere Rovira Castella PhD. Research Scientist with expertise in soil nutrients and organic matter dynamics. Expertise in physical and chemical fractionation of soil organic matter, and biochemical characterization of the obtained fractions.  Involved in projects devoted to the quantification of soil C stocks at the whole-country level.  Selected Papers: Rovira P, Rovira R, 2010. Mathematical … Read more

Aida Sala Carmona

Student of Environmental Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra. Research grant: september 2012 – february 2013. Aida Sala will collaborate in the finishing of the CRONOPROT project, in which the changes in soils due to land use changes, more specifically the conversion of agricultural to forest soils, as a result of land abandonment and replacement … Read more

Marc Taüll

Marc Taüll Taüll. Master’s Degree in European Forestry (University of Lleida). Specialist on silvopastoralism. He is interested on the definition of opportunities and threats for the sustainability of agro-silvo-pastoral systems. Skills on forest and rangeland resources assessment and management, with expertise in Mediterranean and alpine regions and in El Salvador and Syria pastoral systems. Selected … Read more

Francesc Montané

Francesc Montané Caminal. PhD. Current address: Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology,  University of Oklahoma, USA His research focuses on global change-induced changes in structure and function of ecosystems, including C sequestration and spatial patterns. Selected papers: Montané F, Romanyà J, Rovira P, Casals P 2013. Mixtures with grass litter may hasten shrub litter decomposition after … Read more

Teresa Valor

Dra. Teresa Valor Ibars. PhD. Research Scientist working to contribute to the understanding of management-driven mechanisms determining forest composition, structure and dynamics. Her PhD focuses on the study of the short and medium term effects of prescribed burning on Mediterranean pines. Specifically, she aims to understand the mechanisms driven by fire that affects the primary and secondary metabolism … Read more