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  • Almeida Ñauñay, Andrés Felipe

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Graduated in Agronomic Engineering and Agri-Environmental Engineering by the Technical University of Madrid. He has a PhD in Complex Systems. He has developed his professional career in the implementation of remote sensing techniques in agriculture.
    In the same field of study, he has worked on different applications: bird’s population monitoring in the agricultural environment or water stress estimation of hedgerow olive orchards. Currently, his work focus on the study of vegetation indices time-series obtained from Mediterranean pasture grasslands.

    Department: Matemática Aplicada
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Remote sensing, vegetation indices, time series.

    Phone: 910671386
    E-mail: af.almeida@upm.es


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  • Almendros, Patricia

    Contracted Professor Doctor


    P.hD in Agricultural Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (2013). Research and teaching in the area of Edophology and Agricultural Chemistry.

    I have participated in different Research Projects on the effects of applying ZnO nanoparticles on agricultural ecosystems; the effects of fertilising with Zn and Cu chelates on the growth and food quality of different crops and its residual effect on the soil; or the effect of combined Zn-N fertilisation on cereals. I have also collaborated in other projects, studying the effect of crop captures on nitrate leaching, nitrogen use efficiency, soil quality, or the absorption and toxicity of metals from mixtures of metals in aquatic and terrestrial systems.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Speciation; Nanotechnology; Nanoparticles; Soil analysis; Soil chemistry; Vegetal Nutricion; Forage crop; Horticulture; Chemical fertilizer; Organic fertilizer; Agricultural product; Soil fertilizer; Soil contamination

    Phone: 910671102
    E-mail: p.almendros@upm.es


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  • Arbonès Domingo, Gabriel

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Double degree in Business Management and Finance with a Master in Bioeconomy (Universität Hohenheim, Germany). He has worked as an environmental consultant in Latin America and in research projects in Germany and Spain focused on agriculture and climate change. Currently pursuing a PhD in Water Management (Observatorio del Agua de la Fundación Botín).

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Observatorio del Agua de la Fundación Botín
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Lines of research: Bioeconomy, Agricultural Economics, Water Management, Water Footprint, Irrigation Techniques, Water Quality.

    E-mail: gabriel.arbones@upm.es


  • Arce Martínez, Augusto

    University Professor


    Has participated in 19 R&D projects financed in public calls, two of which are European. He has also collaborated in 6 projects with companies, as principal investigator in four of them. As a result of these research works, he has participated in the publication of fourty-five publications in books and national and foreign journals (25 included in the SCI, 10 of which Q1) including:

    Biological Wastes, Biomass, Environmental Technology Letters, Bioresource Technology, Agriculture Mediterranea, plant and soil, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Nutrient Cycling and Agroecosystem, Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, Scientia Agricola, Scientia horticulturae, Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, Agricultural Water Management, European Journal of Soil Science, Biosystems Engineering.

    He has participated in writing three books. Los residuos y sus riesgos para la salud. Naturación Urbana: Cubiertas ecológicas y mejora ambiental. Iniciación a la Ingeniería Agronómica.

    A COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action member “Drylands facing change: interdisciplinary research on climate change, food insecurity, political instability” 2016.

    Secretary of the UPM’s own Master’s Degree: Integral Water Cycle: Resource Planning, Quality, and Treatments.

    Director of the Fertiberia Chair of Agro-environmental Studies.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Fertilization with organic waste, denitrification, emissions of reactive gases, greenhouse gases, nitrogen balance, leaching, contamination of aquifers

    Phone: 910671105
    E-mail: augusto.arce@upm.es


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  • Atencia Payares, Luz Karime

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Graduated in Agricultural Engineering. Master’s Degree in Strategies and Technologies for Development (UPM, UCM and itdUPM). Development of precision agriculture projects based on remote sensing with drones and satellites. Engineer at Unmanned Technical Works (UTW).

    Department: Agricultural production
    Research Group: Agroenergética
    School / Faculty: ETSIAAB
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Precision agriculture, deficit irrigation, drones, spectral images, satellites, sustainability, water potential, remote sensing.

    E-mail: lk.atencia@alumnos.upm.es


  • Baeza, Pilar

    University Professor


    Pilar Baeza obtained her Ph.D. in Viticulture with her work “Tempranillo performance (Vitis vinifera L) under four Irrigation Training Systems.” The results helped establish the criteria and thresholds to decide the best training systems for commercial vineyards in warm climates.

    She has also been involved in several research lines on irrigation (quantity and timing of the irrigation), whose results have been taken into account in developing the Irrigation Regulation for the DO Vinos de Madrid. Another research line has been on studying the agronomic response of varieties for their adaptation to warm climate. Lately, she has addressed the lack of sustainability in Spanish vine growing by proposing minimal pruning to increase water efficiency and sustainability in warm areas while keeping must composition unaltered. This involves changing the vineyard management paradigm, in aspects such as higher yields, higher water use, and more sophisticated technology, resulting in higher sustainability.

    Currently, she is leading a study on minority cultivars in warm climates. She is also focused on precision viticulture to increase plant water status accuracy by increasing sample size and obtaining fast information with thermal and multispectral images. Results are not conclusive but are promising. She is also a vineyard consultant for private and public companies.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Viticultura
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Viticultura, relaciones hídricas, sistemas de conducción, material vegetal, viticultura de precisión

    Phone: 91 0671116
    E-mail: pilar.baeza@upm.es


  • Ballesteros Olza, Mario

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Mario Ballesteros has a PhD in Economics and Business from the UNED, a Master’s degree in Integrated Water Management from the University of Zaragoza and a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Alcalá. Currently, he is part of the research team of the RECLAMO project, focused on the use of reclaimed water for agricultural irrigation. In addition, he has participated in different European and national projects related to the implementation of the DMA in Spain, drought and flood risk management, investments in the urban water cycle and the water and health nexus in cities.

    Department:
    Research Group: Proyecto RECLAMO
    School / Faculty:
    Organisation: CEIGRAM-UPM
    Lines of research: Reuse of reclaimed water in agriculture.

    E-mail: mario.ballesteros@upm.es


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  • Bardají, Isabel

    Catedrática de Universidad


    Isabel Bardají, is Professor of Agricultural Economics and Policy at the UPM and Director of CEIGRAM (Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks). She leads the Research Group of Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources Economics. She has more than 30 years of research experience focusing mostly on the analysis of Agricultural Policy and risk management. Has published more than 50 papers or book chapters, many of them in journals included in the JCR. She has participated, as researcher and / or principal investigator in more than 20 competitive national and international projects, and in more than 30 relevant contracts with public institutions. “

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: agricultural policy, rural development, agricultural markets, risk management

    Phone: +34910671375 / +34910670892
    Skype: Isabel.bardaji
    E-mail: isabel.bardaji@upm.es


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  • Blanco Gutiérrez, Irene

    University Professor


    She is Associate Professor of agricultural economics and policy at UPM and Senior Researcher at CEIGRAM. BA in Agricultural Engineering, she earned a MSc in Economics and Management of Agricultural and Rural Development at the University of Montpellier (France) and a MSc in Policy and Public Choice in the Agri-Food Sector at the CIHEAM (France). She was awarded a European PhD in Agriculture and Natural Resource Economics at the UPM. Her research focuses on the intersection of agricultural and environmental economics with a special emphasis on water economics and the role of policy instruments in irrigation water management. She has participated in numerous Spanish and European research projects (Newater, Scenes, Mediation, Medpro, Robin, Protein2Food, MadForWater), and has been reviewer of H2020 projects for the European Commission. She is member of the management committee of the Action COST ‘Drylands for Change‘. Her work has primarily been in Europe and the Mediterranean region (North Africa countries), but she has also worked in Latin America.

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Economy, agrarian policy, natural resource management, mitigation and adaptation to climate change

    Phone: 910670914
    Skype: blancogi
    E-mail: irene.blanco@upm.es


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  • Blanco, Maria

    Profesora Titular de Universidad


    Professor of agricultural and resource economics at UPM and senior researcher at CEIGRAM, with extensive experience in bioeconomic analysis. Senior researcher at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in the period 2008-2010. Her research activity focuses on the economic analysis of public policies and, especially, on the analysis of agriculture-environment linkages and their implications on sustainability. With extensive international experience in the development and application of bioeconomic models (see CAPRI), she contributes to international modelling consortia and collaborates assiduously with national and international organizations (MAPA, European Commission, OECD, …) in the areas of policy impact assessment, circular bioeconomy and water-energy-food-ecosystems nexus. Its vocation is to make frontier research in agri-environmental economics compatible with the strategic development of bioeconomic models that contribute to designing policies and strategies for the transition towards sustainability.

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: circular bioeconomy, agro-economic models, evaluation of public policies, energy-water-food-ecosystems nexus

    Phone: +34 910670893
    Skype: maria.blanco
    E-mail: maria.blanco@upm.es


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  • Briz de Felipe, Teresa

    Contracted Professor Doctor


    Teresa Briz has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering and is a professor at the Technical University of Madrid. She teaches subjects related to Agricultural Marketing in several courses and degrees at the UPM.

    She has participated in several research projects and has taught internationally and nationally (in different countries from the European Union, USA, and developing countries). Her interests are related to studying the food product value chain, consumer preferences, the environment, and organic products.

    Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
    Research Group: Innovación y Gestión Empresarial
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agraria, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Value chain, consumer, ecological products

    Phone: 91 0670915
    E-mail: teresa.briz@upm.es


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  • Bustos Huete, Carlos

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Graduated in Agronomic Engineering and completing my double degree masters in MSc. Agronomic Engineering and MSc. Precision Farming of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

    Currently, I am working at John Deere Parla Innovation Center for High-Value Crops with the aim to develop and validate solutions and technology and bring added-value to the entire production system. At the same time, according to the collaboration agreement between John Deere and UPM, I am initiating my PhD studying the impact of precision fertilization in super-high-density olive orchards, considering the adoption of precision farming techniques for guaranteeing intensification and sustainability.

     

     

    Department: Agricultural Production
    Research Group: Agroenergetic
    School / Faculty: ETSIAAB
    Organisation: Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
    Lines of research: Precision Farming, remote sensing, precision fertilization, soil mapping, proximal sensing, oliviculture

    Phone: 619488493
    E-mail: c.bustosh@alumnos.upm.es


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  • Castejón Torralba, Elena

    Postgraduate non-doctoral graduate


    Graduate in Agro-environmental Engineering from the UPM. I am currently studying for a Master’s program in Agronomic Engineering.

    During my stay at CEIGRAM I will collaborate as an intern in the European project PRISMA, for the management of drought risk in agro-pastoral systems in West Africa.

     

    Department: Agricultural Economics, Statistics and Business Management
    Research Group: Agricultural Economics and Natural Resource Management
    School / Faculty: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
    Lines of research: drought, agricultural insurance, remote sensing.

    E-mail: e.castejon@alumnos.upm.es


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  • Centeno Muñoz, Ana

    University Professor


    My research is based on the agronomic study of fruit trees, especially grapevine, olive, and pistachio ones. In these species I have studied the water relations to optimise water use to achieve high productivity and good fruit quality by measuring the tree’s physiological parameters and determining the soil’s water content. I have carried out fertilisation trials on grapevine and olive trees to study its effects. I have also studied parameters to characterise the hedge of these two species.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: AgSystems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Hydric relations, characterization of olive plantations in hedge, fertilization

    Phone: 910671026
    E-mail: ana.centeno@upm.es


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  • Consuegra Acero, Alberto José

    Postgraduate non-doctoral graduate


    Graduated from the School of Engineering as an Agricultural Engineer, graduated in Agricultural Engineering in the specialty of horticulture and gardening from the University of Almeria (UAL). Worker with a high degree of commitment in the activity to perform, as well as a great interest in the quality of work and learn new techniques and methods of work. Willing to work in a team, excited to participate in the improvement and strengthening of the agronomic sector.

    Department: Agricultural Production. CEIGRAM
    Research Group: Viticultura
    School / Faculty: ETSIAAB
    Organisation: Polytechnic University of Madrid
    Lines of research: Viticulture, Yield prediction

    E-mail: alberto.consuegra.acero@upm.es


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  • Cuevas Lara, Blanca

    Postgraduate non-doctoral graduate


    Graduate in Agro-environmental Engineering and completing the qualifying Master’s degree in Agronomic Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). Both degrees with two Erasmus scholarships.

    I work as an environmental technician in the company ENTEC, with functions of environmental assessment, reporting and technical advice.

    Currently working at CEIGRAM in the ANDROMEDA project: Advanced and novel hydrology models based on enhanced data collection, analysis, and prediction. Research functions applying knowledge in data collection and analysis, Geographic Information Systems and programming.

    Department: Agroforestry Engineering
    Research Group: Hydraulics, hydrology and irrigation and ANDROMEDA
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Interpolation, hydrology, artificial intelligence, storms, conductivity, runoff.

    Phone: +34 608948440
    Skype: blancurri4
    E-mail: blanca.cuevas.lara@alumnos.upm.es


  • De la Fuente Lloreda, Mario

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    PhD. Agronomy Science (UPM). Manager of Spanish Wine Technology Platform (PTV), national entity for boosting innovation projects (R&D) in the vitivinicultural sector. Management of the Technical Commission of the PTV and its working groups at the national level. Representation (official acts) for the PTV at the international level. Member of the international jury of international wine contest, stakeholder member for European and international project committees in viticulture and winemaking.

    He participates as an assistant lecturer in several programs and Master in Viticulture and Oenology (ULE, UFM and UPM) and he was a former professor at the UCAV.

    Currently, he is a member of the Spanish Delegation of the OIV as an expert in Viticulture and has the institutional position of President of the Working Group for the Protection of the Vine and Viticultural Techniques (PROTEC) of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). Member of the CST of the French Institute of Vine and Wine (IFV) and editor-technical scientific collaborator of the International Viticulture and Enology Society (IVES).

    Department: Producción Agraria-Viticultura
    Research Group: Grupo de Investigación en Viticultura UPM
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
    Lines of research: vineyard management systems, water relations and physiology of the vine, nutrition of the vine.

    Skype: mariodelafuentelloreda
    E-mail: mario.delafuente@upm.es


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  • Estefanía Salazar, Enrique

    Predoctoral Researcher


    I have a degree in Agricultural Engineering and Science with a Double Master’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources Economics from the UPM. Currently, I am a PhD student in Agro-environmental Technology for Sustainable Agriculture program at UPM. My PhD Thesis deals with the adoption of new technologies for environmental risk management in agro-pastoral areas of West Africa. The main focus of the research is the development of an index based agricultural insurance for the area.

    Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
    Research Group: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Agricultural and environmental risk management, agricultural insurance, bioenergy

    Skype: enrique.estefania
    E-mail: enrique.esalazar@upm.es


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  • Esteve, Paloma

    Assistant Professor Doctor


    Paloma Esteve is a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Statistics and Business Management at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), and a researcher at the The Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM). She is an agricultural engineer and Doctor in Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics from the UPM (2013). She has participated in national and European research projects from the European Commission’s Research Framework Program.

    Her research has been developed in the field of agricultural and water economics, where she has worked on the development of hydro-economic models, vulnerability and analysis of adaptation to climate change, evaluation of agricultural and water policies, and participatory modelling, in Europe and developing countries in the Mediterranean and Latin American regions.

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Agricultural economics, water economics, adaptation to climate change, development of scenarios

    Phone: 910670896
    E-mail: paloma.esteve@upm.es


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  • Gabriel, José Luis

    Asociated Researcher (CSIC - INIA)


    Agricultural engineer and PhD by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. I have a permanent position as main researcher at the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) since 2017, but I have another 12 years of experience at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of Florida (USA, 2010) and Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium, 2012-2013).

    My research lines have dealt with Sustainable agricultural systems, focusing on soil quality and carbon sequestration, water and nitrogen use efficiency and cover crops use in order to increase crop yield but reducing contamination problems, based on the use of field experiments proximal/remote sensors and simulation models. I have participated in 5 national projects (1 of them as IP), 4 European (1 of them as IP), 2 regional, and several internal projects and contracts with private companies as Fertiberia, EuroChem, Yara…

    I am author of 30 SCI publications (Most of them in the Q1), editor of one book, more than 20 book chapters, 30 international communications, 10 nationals and some divulgation articles in stakeholder magazines. Moreover, I have been prized by the Fertiberia Company and by the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid for my PhD and by the SECH (Spanish Society for Horticultural Sciences) for my trajectory.

    Department: Medio Ambiente y Agronomía
    Research Group: Agronomía
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    Organisation: INIA (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria)
    Lines of research: Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Nitrogen, Water, Soil Management, Remote Sensing, Modeling, Climate Change, Cover Crops

    Phone: 913471480
    Skype: gabriel.jose@inia.es
    E-mail: gabriel.jose@inia.es


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  • Galea Reboloso, Carmen Mª

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Graduated in Biology, with a master’s degree in Environmental Management and Biodiversity from the University of Córdoba, I have experience studying distribution patterns of plant biodiversity modelling and evaluating the impact of climate change on nature conservation through ecoinformatics tools.

    Currently, I am starting my research career at the UPM through the AgroGreen-SUDOE project, with which it is intended to evaluate the effects of the agricultural industry on the environment, mainly based on fertilization and irrigation, and to promote new practices to improve sustainability in the agri-food sector in the southwest Mediterranean.

    Department: Depto. de Química y Tecnología de los Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de Agroecosistemas por Prácticas Agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: sustainable agriculture, agroecology, natural resources, predictive models, land use, agri-food systems, Mediterranean region.

    E-mail: c.galea@upm.es


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  • García Azcárate, Tomás

    Associate Researcher. CSIC


    CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) researcher since 1986, European official in the Directorate General for Agriculture (1986-2015), member of the two Buckwell groups, member of the French Academy of Agriculture and the Academia dei Georgogilli, Spanish agricultural merit, and Official of the French agricultural merit. Cajamar ADN-Agro. Member of the Scientific Council of the Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Agrobiosciences Mission of the French INRA (National Institute of Agricultural Research). He is currently the Vice-Director of the Institute of Economics, Geography, and Demography.

    Department:
    Research Group: Economia y política agraria
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    Organisation:
    Lines of research: Analysis of agricultural markets and public agricultural, food, territorial and rural policies, both in Spain and in the Community or in third countries.

    Phone: +34.91.602.23.82
    Skype: Tomas Garcia Azcarate
    E-mail: tomasgarciaazcarate@gmail.com


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  • García Gutiérrez, Sandra

    FPI Predoctoral Researcher


    Graduated in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in 2013 and Masters in Agricultural Chemistry and new foods from the UAM in 2014.

    My work experience began in the Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Bromatology of the UAM between 2014-2015, as part of a project on phytoremediation of mining environments contaminated with metals. The following two years I worked as a research assistant in the ecotoxicology group belonging to the environmental department of INIA in a project on the effect of ZnO nanoparticles on agricultural ecosystems. During 2018 I worked providing technical support to the official diagnostic laboratory of plant health of the Community of Madrid, located in the IMIDRA to analyse field plant samples in response to the emergency actions for the outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa.

    I am currently doing my PhD within the Agri-environmental Technology for Sustainable Agriculture programme at ETSIAAB-UPM as a member of the COAPA group. My research focuses on assessing the mitigation potential of greenhouse gases, especially N2O, through the implementation of different conservation agriculture practices, as well as the use of nitrification inhibitors in agricultural systems in Mediterranean climates. In addition, by using isotopic tracing techniques we study how these practices affect the main N transformation processes in the soil, as well as the N use efficiency by crops.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Agricultural soils, tillage, nitrogen fertilizers, irrigation, nitrification inhibitors, urease inhibitors, greenhouse gases; N2O, CO2, CH4, Reactive N, NOx, NH3, 15N, Nitrification, Denitrification

    Phone: 91 0671121
    E-mail: sandra.garcia@upm.es


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  • García Marco, Sonia

    University Professor


    Graduated in Chemistry (specialisation in Agricultural Chemistry) from the UAM in 1999 and Ph.D. from the Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Chemistry Program at the UAM in December 2005.

    My teaching and research career are being developed in Edaphology and Agricultural Chemistry. I currently work as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Food Technology at the ETSIAAB-UPM, participating in competitive research projects and contracts with companies, which are related to the study of strategies to mitigate greenhouse gases and N-reactive in agricultural systems.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de Agrosistemas por Prácticas Agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: agricultural soils, tillage, nitrogen fertilizers, irrigation, nitrification inhibitors, urease activity inhibitors, greenhouse gases; N2O, CO2, CH4, Reactive N, NOx, NH3, 15N, Nitrification, Denitrification

    Phone: 910671136
    E-mail: sonia.garcia@upm.es


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  • Garde Cabellos, Sofía

    Postgraduate Non-Doctorate Researcher


    Graduated in Agro-environmental Engineering and Master’s student in Agro-environmental Technology for Sustainable Agriculture, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

    Before finishing my degree studies, I worked as a Fellow in the national project AgroSceNA-UP (CEIGRAM), focused on mitigating nitrous oxide emissions through fertilization management in Mediterranean cropping systems and as a member of the Organizing Committee of the XXI International Nitrogen Workshop.

    I am currently working on the AGUAGRADA project, evaluating water demand for agricultural use for adaptation to climate change.

    Department: Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM)
    Research Group: AGUAGRADA
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Technical University of Madrid
    Lines of research: agri-food systems, adaptation to CC, monitoring, modeling, water demand.

    E-mail: sofia.garde.cabellos@gmail.com


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  • Garrido, Alberto

    Catedrático de Universidad


    Professor of Agricultural Policy and Natural Resource Economics and Vice-Rector of Quality and Efficiency at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Has a Bachelor Degree (with MSc recognition) in Agricultural Engineering (1989), a Master’s of Science in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis (1992) and a Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Economics from the UPM (1996). Was a visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2005-2006).

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Economics of Natural Resources and Water, Risk Management in Agriculture and Agricultural Insurance, Agricultural Policy, Sustainability of production and water footprint, Price volatility and agricultural markets

    Phone: 34 91 0670169
    Skype: garridoalberto
    E-mail: alberto.garrido@upm.es


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  • Gómez del Campo, María

    University Professor


    Maria has been a professor at the UPM since 2001. She teaches the cultivation of fruit and olive trees and directs the UPM Expert Olive Growing Course.

    In her doctoral thesis (1998), she evaluated the response of vine varieties to water availability. While working at the University of Seville (1997-2001), she specialised in cultivating olive trees.  Her research activity focuses on developing irrigation strategies and the olive grove; she leads an interdisciplinary group on precision irrigation of fruit trees.

    Her research results have been published in scientific articles and conferences. They have been transferred to the sector in national journals and conferences. The contracts that have been signed guarantee its intense activity with companies.

    Department: Producción agraria
    Research Group: Agroenergética
    School / Faculty: ETSIAAB
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Olive tree irrigation, Olive grove design, Olive grove insurance and Olive tree physiology.

    Phone: 910671045
    E-mail: maria.gomezdelcampo@upm.es


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  • González Rosell, Adrián

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Pre-doctoral researcher (TAPAS) from the Technical University of Madrid, with a Master’s Degree in Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources Economics (UPM).

    He has experience evaluating rural development programs through continuous assessment of Castilla and Leon’s rural development programme (2014-2020). He also has experience analysing the water, energy, and food nexus, and circular bio-economy due to his participation in the H2020 SIM4NEXUS Project. Also, he has worked as an analyst in the Peruvian Economic and Trade Office in Spain.

    His motivation is to promote the transition to sustainability through research in circular bioeconomy, analysing agricultural and rural development policies compatible with the nexus.

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Agrarian Policy and Rural Development, Water-energy-food nexus, Circular bioeconomy.

    E-mail: adrianhumberto.gonzalezrosell@upm.es


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  • Gonzalez, Demetrio

    University Professor


    Ph.D in Chemical Sciences from the UPM in 2006 (Distinction Cum Laude). Interim University Professor (2007-2017) and tenured since 2017. Member of the Research Group “Heavy Metals in the Agricultural Environment” of the UPM (2007-2014) and since 2014 a member of the group “Contamination of Agroecosystems by Agricultural Practices.”

    I have participated in 7 research projects and published 23 research papers (15 in Q1) and four popular scientific articles. I have also contributed to 23 publications in congresses. I now have two six-year and two five-year terms.

    My research work has been developed in the study of micronutrients (Zn and Cu) in soils and crops in incubation, greenhouse, and field experiments. I have carried out mobility studies (leaching) and the distribution of these micronutrients in different soil fractions and distribution and translocation in other parts of the plant. Currently, our research line is on the study of the effect of ZnO nanoparticles on soils and crops under the most realistic conditions possible (greenhouse, field). We also intend to extend the study to interactions with other nutrients and/or contaminants in agricultural systems.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de Agroecosistemas por Prácticas Agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Micronutrients, zinc, copper, bioavailability, nanoparticles

    Phone: 910671118
    E-mail: demetrio.gonzalez@upm.es


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  • Guardia, Guillermo

    Profesor Ayudante Doctor


    My area of knowledge and research is related to agricultural systems and mitigation of greenhouse gas (nitrous oxide, N2O, carbon dioxide, CO2, methane, CH4), nitric oxide (NO) and ammonia (NH3) emissions. We have also assessed the effect of the mitigation practices on crop yield and quality. We have studied the use of different fertilizers (including nitrification and/or urease inhibitors), fertilization timing and rate, Conservation Agriculture practices (Conservation tillage and cover cropping), crop rotations and irrigation systems (including the interaction between irrigation and fertilization), as well as the interaction of nitrogen (N) with micronutrients such as zinc (Zn).

    Merits: Best Academic Record Award (151st year Agronomic Engineers ETSIAAB UPM). 16 papers JCR. h-index: 10. Participation in 5 and 8 projects in competitive and non-competitive (two of them as co-IP) calls, respectively. Top Reviewer Award (2018, PUBLONS). UPM Doctoral Thesis Award (2017).

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Grupo COAPA
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Pollution of agricultural origin; Greenhouse effect; Agriculture

    Phone: 910671162
    E-mail: guillermo.guardia@upm.es


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  • Hernández Díaz-Ambrona, Carlos Gregorio

    Profesor Titular de Universidad


    Professor of Agronomy and Crop ecology. PhD Agricultural engineering from Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Post-doctoral at University of Melbourne (Australia), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (France), and Assistant professor of Sustainable agriculture at Zamorano University (Honduras). Director of the Master program Strategies and Technologies for Development: Cooperation in a Changing World. General Secretary of the Innovation and Technology for Development Centre (itdUPM). Editor in chief at Spanish Journal of Agrosocial and Fishery Studies. Research on crop modeling and climate change, created software’s: DEHESA Model (agroforestry simulation model), and MOCA Model of cOffee Crop under Agroforestry.

    Department: Departamento de Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios (AgSystems)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Climate change and agriculture Dehesas and other agroforestry systems, Sustainable management of natural resources, Modeling of agro-ecological systems, Modeling of agro-ecological systems for their sustainable management in Central America, Simulation and modeling through system dynamics, Vulnerability of rural livelihoods

    Phone: 34 91 06 71051
    Skype: chernandez2005
    E-mail: carlosgregorio.hernandez@upm.es


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  • Hernández Montes, Esther

    Contracted Professor Doctor


    After finalizing her Agricultural Engineering and Master studies in the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), she completed a PhD at the University of Balearic Islands (Spain), where she studied carbon and water balances in grapevines considering environmental and genetic variations. During her postdoctoral experience at the University of Bologna (Italy), Washington State University (USA) and Balearic Islands University (Spain) she studied the effect of climate change on plant physiology and fruit maturation, focusing on the effect of water deficit and high temperatures. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Horticulture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and she continues to focus her research career on the study of different management practices as adaptation and mitigation strategies under climate change conditions.

    Department: Agricultural Production
    Research Group: AgSystems
    School / Faculty: ETSIAAB
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: plant ecophysiology, water relations, carbon balance, abiotic stress, management techniques under climate change conditions

    Phone: +34 910671183
    E-mail: esther.hmontes@upm.es


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  • Iglesias Díez, Susana Mª

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Graduated in Agro-environmental Engineering, currently finishing a Master’s Degree in Agronomic Engineering.

    I have worked as an intern at the Center for Innovation in Technology for Human Development (ITD) of the Technical University of Madrid, and I have also been engaged in a project of the Shire Alliance, whose aim is to achieve energy solutions to refugee camps located in Ethiopia.

    I am currently starting my career as a researcher in the MORFEO project, being part of the COAPA research group in the chemistry and food technology department of the ETSIAAB (UPM). The line of the project which is being followed, is based on the management of organic fertilizers for the mitigation of nitrous and nitric oxide emissions in Mediterranean farming systems.

    Department: Chemistry and Food Technology Department
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Agricultural pollution, nitrogen fertilizers, greenhouse gas emissions

    E-mail: susana.igldiez@upm.es


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  • Iglesias Martínez, Eva

    University Professor


    Eva Iglesias is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Statistics, and Business Management at the Technical University of Madrid.

    She has advised and directed projects for the World Bank, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several European and Latin American governments.

    Her specialisations are in agricultural policy and environmental economics, focusing on water management, risk analysis, indexed agricultural insurance, and has recently focused her work on bioenergy and sustainable rural development studies.

    She is a researcher at The Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM) and the Centre for Innovation and Technology for Human Development (CITDH-UPM). From 2012-2015 she was the Deputy Director of Quality Affairs and Academic Organisation in the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering, Food and Biosystems. She is currently the Vicepresident of the Spanish Association of Agricultural Economy.

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Agricultural policy and environmental economics, agricultural and environmental risk management, water economics, droughts, bioenergy, sustainable rural development

    Phone: (+34) 91 30670901/(+34) 91 30671372
    Skype: eva.iglesias@upm.es
    E-mail: eva.iglesias@upm.es


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  • Iglesias, Ana

    University Professor


    Ana Iglesias is a Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at the UPM. She is also a member of the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Risks of the UPM. Her research focuses on the interactions between global change, agriculture, and natural resources. She currently leads several EU projects related to environmental policy. Her work has been published in over two hundred papers and she has been contributing author to the IPCC since 1995. Since 2016 is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA).

    Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
    Research Group: UPM Water
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Environmental economics and policy, climate change, development

    Skype: ana.upm
    E-mail: ana.iglesias@upm.es


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  • Jewell, Kyle Luca

    Pre-doctoral Researcher


    Kyle Luca Jewell holds BSc in Environmental Sciences and International Development obtained at the University of East Anglia (UK) in 2020, and an MSc in International Land and Water Management obtained at Wageningen University and Research (the Netherlands) in 2023. Currently, he is a researcher and project manager for TransWILD Spain, as well as a PhD candidate for the TAPAS doctoral programme at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

    He has conducted extensive research and fieldwork across Europe, Africa and Latin America, touching upon several topics ranging from land degradation and soil erosion modelling to environmental governance, land rights, and traditional agricultural landscapes. More recently, his research has focussed upon rural abandonment and pastoralism in Southern Europe.

    Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
    Research Group: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Rural Development; Land Abandonment; Cultural Landscapes; Rural Sociology; Traditional Agricultural Landscapes and Practices; Land Degradation; Extensive Pastoralism; Sustainable Agriculture; Environmental Governance and Policy; Biodiversity Conservation; Wildlife Management.

    E-mail: kyle.jewell@upm.es


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  • Jiménez-Aguirre, Mª Teresa

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Agricultural engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (2007), PhD in Agrarian and Natural Environment Sciences, University of Zaragoza, and Master in Hydrology (Hydrographic Studies Center- CEDEX)

    Specialized in water use evaluation from the agricultural systems, irrigation return flows monitoring and their environmental impact. By an FPI-2011 fellowship, I wrote my doctoral thesis “Impacto de la modernización del regado sobre la cantidad y calidad de los flujos de retorno” developed in the Agri-Food Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA) in Zaragoza. The modernization of an irrigation system is evaluated by the thesis from an agricultural and environmental point of view, it also includes a soil map production for hydrologic characterization and future models.

    At present, I am developing my activity at CEIGRAM, taking part in the AGUGRADA project (Evaluando la demanda de AGUA para uso AGRario para la ADAPTACIÓN al cambio climático) setting up a SWAT hydrologic model capable of quantifying the agrarian water demand under different climate change scenarios.

    Department: Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM)
    Research Group:
    School / Faculty: Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering, Food, and Biosystems (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
    Lines of research: Water Balance; Hydrologic modelling; Adaptation to climate change; Hydrology and water quality; Irrigation return flows.

    E-mail: mt.jimenez@upm.es


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  • Juzgado García-Aranda, Jorge

    Investigador Postgraduado no doctor


    Prior to completing my undergraduate studies, I worked as an Intern at Industrias Lácteas Castellano Leonesas under the Reny Picot brand, supporting tasks related to quality control, administration, and technical assistance in the production process.

    During my final year pursuing the Enabling Master’s Degree in Agronomic Engineering, I worked as a Consulting Assistant on international R&D projects, funded by European Structural Funds, for the company Artica Ingeniería e Innovación S.L.

    I am currently working as an R&D Technician on a collaborative scholarship with a private company, assisting in the execution of an R&D project

    Department: Department of Agricultural Production
    Research Group:
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Agrícola y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
    Lines of research: Agricultural production, herbicides, crop rotation, horticulture, greenhouses

    Phone: 673 894 954
    E-mail: j.juzgado@alumnos.upm.es


  • Lassaletta, Luis

    Associate Professor. I3 Programme


    PhD in biological sciences by Universidad Complutense de Madrid is focussed in the study of the sustainability of agricultural systems and their relationship with the nutrient biogeochemical cycles and greenhouse gas emissions. After his PhD he worked as coordinator of the Ecocampus Office at Universidad de Alcalá. After that he moved to France and the Netherlands where he worked at Sorbonne Université, CNRS and the Netherlands Environmental Agency (PBL) for almost 8 years. In 2018 he joined AgSystems, the research group led by Prof. Miguel Quemada, at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid as Ramón y Cajal fellow.

    He is still working at the global scale and today also studies the particularities of the Mediterranean agroecosystems with respect nutrient management, pollution and climate change by means of modelling and budgeting approaches. He is an expert of the European Nitrogen Experts Panel (EUNEP) and the European Commission Knowledge Hub on water and agriculture. He leads the task on nitrogen use efficiency of the global project of United Nations Towards INMS.

    His H-index is 35 (WoS) publishing 69 JCR papers, being several of them “highly cited” or in “high-profile” journals like Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability and Nature Food. He is guest editor and associate editor in several impact journals.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios, AgSystems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Efficiency in the use of nitrogen; sustainable agriculture; agricultural and livestock systems; Emissions of greenhouse gases; nitrate leaching; Mediterranean region; global approach; historical trajectories and future scenarios

    Skype: luigilc1
    E-mail: luis.lassaletta@upm.es


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  • Lissarrague, José Ramón

    University Professor


    Professor of Viticulture in the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering, Food and Biosystems at the Technical University of Madrid.

    He is the researcher in charge of the Viticulture Research Group and the Viticulture laboratory at the UPM.

    Director and Professor of Viticulture in the Master of Viticulture and Enology, Technical University of Madrid.

    Professor of Viticulture at EMAVE (European Master’s in Viticulture and Enology): Master Degree taught by the consortium of universities Montpellier Supagro, Enita de Bordeaux, Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Fachbereich Geisenheim, Justus-liebig-universität Huyesen, Università Degli Studi Di Torino, Facoltà di Sgraria, Università Degli Studi di Padova, Facoltà di Agraria, Università Degli Studi di Udine, Università Degli Studi di Verona, Universidade Técnica de Lisboã and the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering, Food and Biosystems (UPM)

    He collaborates as a professor of Viticulture in courses and seminars organised by various national and international organisations and companies.

    Director of the Consultancy Firm Gestión Integral de Viticultura LTD. (GIVITI).

    Coordinator of Viticulture and a member of the la Plataforma Tecnológica del Vino.

    Collaborator in Wine Markets and their Distribution.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Viticultura
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Wine zoning, water relations, soil maintenance, vine nutrition, conduction and pruning systems, variety and clone studies

    Phone: 910671057
    E-mail: joseramon.lissarrague@upm.es


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  • Lizaso, Jon I.

    Contracted Professor Doctor


    Jon I. Lizaso has professional degrees from three different universities: Central University of Venezuela (Agricultural engineering), The University of The Andes (Magister S Scientiarum), and Michigan State University (Ph.D.).

    He researches Crop Systems and Crop Modelling. His research focuses on improving the understanding of the processes and impact of stresses on a crop field, incorporating his understanding into simulation models, mainly for corn and potatoes. He works with the DSSAT model system (https://dssat.net/), where he has developed the IXIM model, one of the two maize models available.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios, AgSystems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Water and nitrogen cycle in agricultural systems, effect of stresses in cropping systems, modeling of cropping systems

    Phone: +34 910671058
    E-mail: jon.lizaso@upm.es


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  • Martín Sotoca, Juan José

    Assistant Professor Doctor


    Telecommunications Engineer (UPM in 1998) and PhD in Complex Systems (UPM in 2017), I am currently an assistant PhD professor at the E.T.S.I.S.I (UPM). My teaching activity is linked to the area of Mathematics (calculus, algebra and statistics) and began at the European University of Madrid in 2017. My research activity is linked from the beginning to the techniques of segmentation and classification of digital images, mainly in applications for agriculture.

    Department: Department of Applied Mathematics
    Research Group: Complex Systems Group
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Statistical analysis, fractal analysis, complex systems and agricultural datascience.

    E-mail: juan.martin.sotoca@upm.es


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  • Mínguez Tudela, María Inés

    Catedrática de Universidad


    Inés Mínguez is Full Professor of Agronomy and Crop Physiology since 1991 at the ETSIAAB of the Technical University of Madrid. She has previously worked in the University of Córdoba. She has enjoyed sabbatical years in the UK at The Grassland Research Institute, and in Australia at The University of Melbourne and at the Crop Research Institute (SmartFarm), Horsham, where she has developed strong links with low-input farmers. Her research areas are water use, water use efficiency in crops, rainfed systems and has published scientific work on legume crops, rainfed systems’ rotations and sustainability, and climate change effects and adaptation in cropping systems. Her interests focus currently on new cropping systems such as intercropping (H2020 DIVERSify Project). She has held administrative and research as positions such as Seconded National Expert at DG-RTD, Deputy Vice-Rector Dean for Research, Development, and Innovation at UPM, Director of CEIGRAM, Advisor to the Ministry of Science and Innovation for International Programmes and EU Programmes.

    Department: Departament of Agricultural Production
    Research Group: AgSystems. Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas ETSIAAB
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Rainfed cropping systems, water use, legumes, Climate change adaptations

    Phone: +34 910671066
    Skype: inesmingueztudela
    E-mail: ines.minguez@upm.es


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  • Molina Sánchez, Iñigo

    Profesor Titular de Universidad


    Iñigo Molina received the Ph.D. from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, in 2010. He is currently Associate Professor in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and teaches remote sensing lectures in the Engineering Degree programs in Geomatics, Geospatial Information Technologies, as well as in the Master’s Degree in Geodetic Engineering and Cartography. His main research interest are Remote Sensing, Change Detection, analysis of biophysical variables, both in the optical and microwave domains, SAR interferometry (INSAR), Radargrammetry, as well as GNSS Reflectometry or GNSS -R.

    Department: Ingeniería Topográfica y Cartografía
    Research Group: Geovisualización, Espacios Singulares y Patrimonio - GESyP
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros en Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Technological innovation in agriculture (Remote Sensing and Data Science). Instrumental group to support others. Remote sensing, Geodesy, Geomatics

    Phone: +34910673951
    E-mail: inigo.molina@upm.es


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  • Monistrol Arcas, Alba

    Postgraduate non-doctoral graduate


    Graduated in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, specialized in Atmospheric and Earth Physics. Over time my interests changed, focusing on the rural and agricultural environment. After my master’s degree in agro-environmental technologies for sustainable agriculture at the UPM, I’ve joined the research group in The Pollution of Agroecosystems by Agricultural Practices at the same University.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: GHG emission, nitrogen fertilizer, cropping systems.

    E-mail: a.marcas@upm.es


  • Moratiel, Rubén

    University Professor


    Associate Professor. He has combined teaching and research work with external professional activities such as the Technical Manager of Fungicides for Spain and Portugal in the Agrochemical Multinational Syngenta (2012-2015) and as Director of R & D (2006-2007) in the company Cyroprotector & Biotechnologies with a Torres Quevedo contract.

    He is currently directing several studies and R&D projects linked to private companies. His line of work is mainly focused on biometeorology, and more specifically, on the relationship of plants to low temperatures, evapotranspiration, and energy balances in crops.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios, AgSystems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Evapotranspiration, water production ratio

    Phone: +34 910671071
    E-mail: ruben.moratiel@upm.es


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  • Obrador, Ana

    University Professor


    PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the UPM. Her research focuses on the study of the efficient use of agricultural inputs to identify sustainable farming practices (effects on crop production and quality, residual effect and potential polluting of soils and waters): evaluation of commercial micro fertilizers (Zn and Cu), recovery of organic waste in agriculture, and currently the study of the potential use of Zn nano fertilizers for improving agricultural production and nutrient use efficiencies.

    Four recognised six-year periods. Scientific publications: 35 articles in WOS (22 in Q1). Informative articles in non-indexed journals, several book chapters, and 43 papers presented at national/international congresses. Participation in 13 publicly funded research projects and several collaborative research contracts with companies. Expert at the The National Agency for Evaluation and Forecasting (ANEP) in Agriculture and Earth Sciences. A reviewer for scientific journals (Geoderma, Science of the Total Environment, Plant and Soil, Journal of Environmental Management, etc.). Associate editor of INIA monographs (Environmental Series). Member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Committee of Experts on Fertilisation. Participant in the public-private research consortium AGRISOST.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de Agroecosistemas por Prácticas Agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Speciation of metals, micronutrients, zinc, biofortification of crops with micronutrients, nanofertilizers, organic residues, contamination of agro-ecosystems

    Phone: 910671129
    E-mail: ana.obrador@upm.es


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  • Padrino Zapata, Carlos

    Postgraduate non-doctoral graduate


    Graduated in Agricultural Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and student of the Master in Precision Agriculture at the same university.

    He has worked as a GIS technician in the cleaning and gardening service INTERBLOQUES of the Madrid City Council.

    Currently, he is researching on the sensitivity of Mediterranean grasslands to drought and heat waves through the application and evaluation of evapotranspiration models using remote sensing.

     

    Department:
    Research Group:
    School / Faculty: Higher Technical School of Agronomy, Food and Biosystems Engineering (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Technical University of Madrid.
    Lines of research: Remote sensing, time series analysis of vegetation indices.

    E-mail: carlos.padrino.zapata@alumnos.upm.com


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  • Palacios Orueta, Alicia

    University Professor


    Alicia Palacios Orueta has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid and an MSc. and Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of California at Davis (UC Davis). She is an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Madrid.

    In recent years her research has focused on developing new spectral indices and applying statistical analysis of remote sensing time series in a geographical context.

    She has extensive international experience, with stays in reference centres abroad. She has directed six PhDs and is currently directing 4. She has also directed numerous end of degree projects as well as end of Master projects.

    Department: Departamento de Ingenieria y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
    Research Group: Grupo de Observación de la Tierra para la Dinámica Cuantitativa de la Biosfera
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Montes Forestal y del Medio natural
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Development of remote sensing methodologies for monitoring the Biosphere

    Phone: +34 910671745
    E-mail: alicia.palacios@upm.es


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  • Peco, Jesús D.

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Biologist from the University of Alcalá (UAH-2015) with a Master’s degree in Oenology, Viticulture and Wine Marketing from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM-2016). I obtained my PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences carrying out my work as a researcher at the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineers of Ciudad Real (UCLM), School of Mining and Industrial Engineering of Almadén (UCLM), Estación Experimental del Zaidín of Granada (CSIC) and Le Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (Orleans, France). I currently enjoy a postdoctoral contract Margarita Salas.

    My research has focused on the study of tolerance mechanisms against oxidative stress produced by different stresses in plants, collaborating in agricultural projects and phytoremediation technologies of mining lands. Additionally, I also collaborate in research on the evaluation of soil quality through the use of biological indicators.

    Department: Producción vegetal
    Research Group: Sistemas agrarios (AgSystems)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos de Ciudad Real
    Organisation: Universidad Castilla-La Mancha
    Lines of research: Plant physiology, oxidative stress, organic farming. environmental pollution, soil quality.

    E-mail: jesusdaniel.peco@uclm.es


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  • Pérez López, David

    University Professor


    My research has centred on the physiological study of fruit trees, with special emphasis on olive and pistachio trees and their water relationships. In this sense, I have worked on optimising Controlled Deficit Irrigation (CDI) and biosensors for irrigation programming. Strategies that seek the sustainability of the system and the improvement in the quality of production. I have researched the fruit’s morphological development in both olive and pistachio trees to optimise the CDI.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: AgSystem
    School / Faculty: ETSIAAB
    Organisation: UPM
    Lines of research: Physiology of fruit trees, olive, pistachio, water relations, biosensors, irrigation, sustainability

    Phone: 910671099
    E-mail: david.perezl@upm.es


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  • Quemada Saenz-Badillos, Miguel

    University Professor


    University Professor in the Department of Agricultural Production at the Technical University of Madrid since 2008.

    In the last 20 years, his research lines have focused on developing strategies based on water and nitrogen management that allow for the mantainence of the sustainability of farming systems in current and future conditions. He has coordinated several national and international projects and participated in numerous agreements with fertiliser companies ( EurochemAgro, YARA, etc.) and Agri-Food companies (PEPSICO, ECCYSA). He was the coordinator of the SIRENA Network of Scientific Excellence and has participated as an expert on different national and international scientific panels, such as the European Panel of Experts on Nitrogen (EUNEP).

    Professor Quemada has a h-index WoS rating of 42 and has published 45 SCI articles since 2013, 92% of which have been published in Q1 journals.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios, AgSystems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Water and nitrogen cycle in agricultural systems, modeling of agricultural systems, application and decomposition of organic waste to the soil

    Phone: +34 910671079
    E-mail: miguel.quemada@upm.es


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  • Recio, Jaime

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Industrial engineer and PhD. I am a researcher at UPM, where we manage and carry out National and European projects not only for the National government but also for companies (EuroChem Agro GmbH, Fertiberia, etc). We use state of the art methods, taking advantage of Big data techniques, to research on mitigation of GHG and other pollutants (NOx, NH3, etc) emissions, with experimental trials under real conditions. I have developed a highly analytical and statistical approach and great skills on programming languages and database science. Also, I am a chemistry teacher of the agronomy engineer school, ETSIAAB (UPM).

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Nitric oxide, nitrous oxide, automatic chamber measurements, ammonia volatilization nitrification inhibitors, urease inhibitors

    Phone: 910671163
    Skype: recio.huetos
    E-mail: jaime.recio@upm.es


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  • Recuero Pavón, Laura

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Laura Recuero is a forestry engineer at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Her research line is focused on remote sensing time series analysis to assess vegetation dynamics.

    Department: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
    Research Group: Grupo de Observación de la Tierra para la Dinámica Cuantitativa de la Biosfera
    School / Faculty: ETSI de Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: vegetation phenology, time series analysis, development of vegetation indices.

    E-mail: laura.recuero@upm.es


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  • Riba Palou, Arnau

    postgraduate non-doctoral researcher


    I had the opportunity to work as an associate researcher at the University of Girona during my final year of studies. I focused on conducting research for my thesis, which centred around the development and implementation of a smart automatic surface irrigation system in maize cultivation. The primary objective of the project was to investigate the advantages of utilizing such technology, particularly in terms of water usage efficiency, and to quantify the reduction in water consumption compared to traditional surface irrigation methods.

    In the summer of 2023, I engaged in practical experience within a vineyard setting at Eccocowine, located in Girona. This opportunity was facilitated through a collaboration grant with the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Furthermore, I have been involved in several field tasks with the Forest Management Service of Catalonia, participating in collaborative efforts during the years 2019 and 2021.

    Department: CEIGRAM
    Research Group: CEIGRAM
    School / Faculty: Higher Technical School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
    Lines of research: Modelling, agriculture of precision, RPAS, AI

    E-mail: arnau.riba@alumnos.upm.es


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  • Rivas Tabares, David

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    “Agricultural Engineer from the National University of Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia), Master’s Degree in Hydrology and Water Resource Management from the UAH and URJC and PhD in Agri-Environmental Technology for Sustainable Agriculture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain (2020).

    During his training as an engineer, he has participated in research projects at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Mississippi State University MSU (Starkville, Mississippi): developing a modelling software tool of soil infiltration, evaluation of BMP’s strategies in agricultural areas and modelling of agricultural watersheds. During his professional development, he has designed irrigation projects in South America (Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile) in agricultural areas (> 100,000 ha) and irrigation in gold and copper leaching piles. He was a professor of the courses: Irrigation and Drainage, Hydraulics of pipes and open channels, climatology and agricultural mechanization at the University of Applied and Environmental Sciences UDCA (Bogotá, Colombia).

    During his postgraduate training, he carried out his project entitled “Preliminary modeling of the CEGA-ERESMA-ADAJA management system by means of SWAT model” doing part of the work that he developed at the IMDEA Agua Institute and at CEIGRAM for the European project “Towards multifunctional agricultural landscapes in Europe: Assessing and governing synergies between biodiversity and ecosystem services (TALE) “of the JOINT BIODIVERSA / FACCE-JPI 2013-2014 call”.

    Department: Matemática aplicada
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Hydrological modeling, agricultural remote sensing, digital edaphological maps, crop modeling and climate analysis

    Phone: +34 9106 71390
    Skype: david_rivas87
    E-mail: davidandres.rivas@upm.es


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  • Rodríguez Pérez, Rocío

    Laboratory technician


    I am a laboratory technician in Analysis and Quality Control and a graduate in Environmental Sciences.

    I currently collaborate as a laboratory technician and research assistant in the COAPA group, which focuses on strategies for mitigating greenhouse gases from agricultural practices, working in the above-mentioned research lines.

    I previously collaborated in CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) in the area of Environment, working with the conservation and recovery of contaminated soil unit, participating in analysis activities and characterisation of soil, monitoring of field and greenhouse test, and doing additional training in ISO 17025.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Analytical determinations, gas chromatograph management, flow injection systems management, soil and water sampling and leachate, physical-chemical characterization of soils, field and greenhouse sampling, equipment maintenance and calibration

    Phone: 910671165
    E-mail: rocio.rodriguezp@upm.es


  • Ruiz Ramos, Margarita

    Catedrática de Universidad


    Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering (European Doctorate) from the Technical University of Madrid. Author or co-author of over 40 publications in indexed journals, including articles in PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Science Advances Global Change Biology, etc.

    Leader and participant in numerous national and international projects. Coordinating the Spanish participation in the MACSUR project “Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security,” in which more than 70 institutions participate from 18 countries. Guest speaker at scientific meetings organised by agricultural research organizations, such as the INIA or the French INRA.

    PROMETEO researcher selected by the Government of Ecuador in 2014. Manager in collaboration with the EIT Climate-KIC of a summer school at UPM for young entrepreneurs on “nature-based-solutions” and climate services. Scientific collaborator at the State Research Agency.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios, AgSystems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Adaptation to climate change, uncertainty, damage to crops due to extreme events, modeling

    Skype: margarr11
    E-mail: margarita.ruiz.ramos@upm.es


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  • Saa-Requejo, Antonio

    University Professor


    As an engineer doctor, I combine Spanish and European research projects with research contracts for companies or official bodies. I have done important work in the study of agricultural risks related to climatology and hydrology. I study agronomic problems with complex mathematical tools (eg, fractality) and advanced field procedures (such as image analysis). I work with multidisciplinary teams. Three six-year research terms, the last one granted on 06/13/2016 (a new one will be requested this year).

    Department: Agricultural production
    Research Group: Resource valuation
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Climatic risks. Agricultural insurance. Fractal modeling.

    Skype: antonio_upm
    E-mail: antonio.saa@upm.es


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  • Sáenz Flores, César

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Agricultural Engineer with a Master in Climate Change (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral) and a Master in Agro-Environmental Technology for Sustainable Agriculture (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). He is currently doing an Industrial Doctorate with Quasar Science Resources.

    My research focuses on remote sensing as a tool to obtain time series at different spatial and temporal resolutions, for the analysis of different spectral indices.

    Department: Departamento de Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
    Research Group: Group on Earth Observation for the Quantitative Biosphere Dynamics
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Remote sensing, time series analysis, climate change, vegetation phenology.

    E-mail: cesar.saenzf@alumnos.upm.es


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  • Sánchez-Martín, Laura

    University Professor


    I graduated in Chemistry in 2001 from the UAM. I interned in the Department of animal production at the UCM; on research projects related to the contamination and proliferation of microalgae in natural areas. In 2008, I received my Ph.D. in Science from the UPM, with studies in N2O mitigation from agrosystems.

    I currently continue to research the effects of agricultural practices on greenhouse gas and reactive nitrogen emissions as a University Professor and member of the COAPA group through various public and privately funded projects.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de los Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Agrosystem pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, reactive nitrogen, agricultural practices, mitigation

    Phone: 91 0671140
    E-mail: laura.sanchez@upm.es


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  • Sanz Cobeña, Alberto

    University Professor


    My research activity, in addition to being focused on the study and analysis of mitigation strategies for N losses associated with agricultural production under real field conditions, is focused on an exercise of increasing scales, both temporal and spatial. The use of process models, together with the experimental data obtained during my research activity, is allowing estimates of agro-environmental impacts, in the medium and long term, in various agricultural systems and under different management strategies.

    In addition, I have sought a more integrated vision of a complex problem such as GHG emissions in the agri-food system and other nitrogenous compounds and their mitigation. Without abandoning the generation of quality empirical data at the plot scale, I have led other studies focused on the provincial, hydrographic basin, national and large region (Mediterranean) levels. I have delved into methodologies such as meta-analysis, modeling and nutrient balances. In addition, I am especially interested in the impact that changes in habits, both in production and consumption, can produce on the increase in the sustainability of agri-food systems, at different scales. As a result of this work, I have published 60 contributions in JCR journals, with a WoS h-index of 27 and 2261 citations according to Web of Science (February 2022). Accredited by ANECA as University Professor (January 2022, RD 415/2015).

    Since 2009 I have participated in 20 competitive research projects at national and international level. In recent years I have been the Principal Investigator of three competitive projects with the aim of studying and proposing management strategies for agroecosystems that lead to lower agro-environmental impacts. I highlight the European project AgroGreen-SUDOE (https://agrogreensudoe.org/) of which I am IP. I have participated in 14 research contracts with companies in the sector (coordinating 8 of them). My research activity through international projects and research stays has woven a dense international research network with groups from more than 10 countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, Kenya, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, Germany, Netherlands and China). Active member of international initiatives linked to my field of work such as “The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases” and the global initiative “INMS: Towards the Establishment of an International Nitrogen Management System”. IPCC Reviewer. Passionate about the scientific dissemination of science to society.

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Nitrogen fertilization, GHG mitigation, Mediterranean region, crop management, agri-food systems, sustainable agriculture

    Phone: 910671141
    Skype: alberto sanz cobeña
    E-mail: a.sanz@upm.es


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  • Sanz Sancho, Ernesto

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    A biologist with experience in botany, ecology, fieldwork, and geographic information systems (GIS). Great capacity for analysis, coordination of different tasks, experimental design, used to working in a team, and adaptable to new environments.

    I have mainly carried out my work on vegetation analysis with statistical methods, spatial analysis, and species distribution models, which make it faster to learn and achieve objectives—significant education experience in biological and geological sciences.

    Department: Matemática Aplicada
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Analysis of temporal / spatial series of vegetation indices in pasture areas

    Skype: ernesto.snz
    E-mail: ernesto.sanz@upm.es


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  • Soriano, Bárbara

    Hired Professor Doctor


    Hired Professor Doctor of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Statistics and Business Management. She has a doctorate in Agricultural Economics, a Master’s in Finance and a Master’s in Economic Growth and Sustainable Development and a researcher at the Research Center for Agricultural and Environmental Risk Management (CEIGRAM). She participates in lines of research on the resilience and sustainability of European agricultural systems and the design of rural development policies. She has previously participated in research projects on water and food security at an international level. She has experience in the application of quantitative and qualitative multi-stakeholder methodologies.

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Food security, sustainable development, agricultural policy, resilience of agricultural systems, agricultural risk management, co-creation processes with stakeholders

    Phone: 910671379
    Skype: barbarasoriano3
    E-mail: barbara.soriano@upm.es


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  • Sotés, Vicente

    Emeritus University Professor


    Dr. Agricultural Engineer by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1974). Emeritus Professor since 2018. Professor of Viticulture in the Master of Viticulture and Enology (Viteno) of the UPM since 1974.

    He has run more than 50 viticulture research projects in National, European and Latin American cooperation programs.

    He has authored more than 170 Academic publications and book chapters and translated 15 books on Viticulture and Fruit crops into Spanish. He has tutored 17 doctoral theses.

    Since 1991, he is member of the Official Spanish Delegation to the OIV. Chairman of the Winegrowing Environment and Climate Change SG (2007-2012). Chairman of the Viticulture Commission (2012-2015). Vice President of the OIV (2016- 2019).

    Department: Agricultural Production
    Research Group: Viticulture
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Varietal Characterization, Climate Change Adaptation and Winegrowing Zoning.

    E-mail: vicente.sotes@upm.es


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  • Sumpsi Viñas, José María

    Emeritus University Professor


    Ph.D Agricultural Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (1974). He has been a professor of Economics, Agricultural and Food Policy, Rural Development and Food Security in the ETSIAAB-UPM. He was the director of CEIGRAM-UPM from December 2016 to May 2019. He also promoted the idea of its creation together with the Minister of Agriculture between 2003 and 2004.

    He has advised different national governments in Latin America, Spain, Italy, and the EU Commission, a consultant for international agencies (FAO, BID, IICA) and advisory boards of international institutions and EU research projects. He has worked for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington as an expert in Rural Development. Between 2007 and 2011, he was Assistant Director-General of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department of FAO and Assistant Director-General of the Technical Cooperation Department of FAO.

    In 2019 he was appointed to the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), the science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

    He has supervised 6 doctoral theses (PhDs) and published more than 100 papers and 15 books on agricultural economy, agricultural reform policies, water management, agricultural policy, environmental economics, rural and territorial development, and international food markets’ volatility, and the world food crisis.

    Department: Economía agraria, Estadística y Gestión de empresas
    Research Group: Economía agraria y Gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Economics, Sociology, Food Security and Agrarian Policy.

    E-mail: josemaria.sumpsi@upm.es


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  • Tarquis, Ana María

    University Professor


    University Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the UPM.

    Her main scientific interest focuses on applying powerful mathematical tools in agriculture and the Environment to face problems differently and observe how much progress can be made. This has created an interdisciplinary approach to all of the issues she addresses. In this sense, besides applying traditional statistics and modelling, she has studied scaling laws in several soil and time-series studies, Barabasi networks, and machine learning techniques in image classification problems.

    Department: Matemática Aplicada
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronomía, Alimentaria y Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Image analysis, time series, geostatistics and datascience in agriculture and the environment

    Phone: 910671380
    E-mail: anamaria.tarquis@upm.es


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  • Urgilez-Clavijo, Andrea

    Predoctoral researcher


    I’m a Systems Engineer with a Master in Geographic Information Technologies, interested in applying technological, Geographical, and mathematical tools in Environmental Sciences. My work focuses on environmental modeling using spatial and remote sensing data. In recent years, I’ve focused on the analysis of land use and land cover changes, spatial assessment of ecosystem services, and fractal analysis of natural and human-induced processes. These analyzes have allowed me to make inferences about patterns and processes that occur on the Earth’s surface at different spatio-temporal scales.

    Department: Applied Mathematics
    Research Group: Complex Systems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Land Change Science, Geographic Information Science (GIS), Human/Environment Interactions, Landscape Ecology, Spatial ecosystem service assessments.


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  • Urquijo-Reguera, Julia

    Assistant Professor Doctor


    Julia Urquijo-Reguera is an Assistant Professor in the department of Agro-Engineering of the Technical School of Agronomic, Food and Biosystems. She holds a PhD Agricultural engineering from Technical University of Madrid (UPM) (2015) and a Masters’ Degree on Programme and Policy Evaluation at the UCM (2010-2012).

    Her specialization is related to climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, particularly drought, and on livelihoods and good agricultural practices assessment in developing countries, mainly in Latin American region. She also focusses her research interests in the promotion and measurement of sustainability and SDGs of the 2030 Agenda, through the design and development of evaluation methodologies and indicators’ systems.

    She has collaborated with several organizations at international and national level, like FAO, SEGIB, AECID, non-governmental organizations, local public administration, and private companies as a consultant, advisor or project manager.

    Department: Agroforestry Engineering
    Research Group: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios (AgSystems)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Sustainable development, adaptation to climate change, disaster risk reduction and management, drought vulnerability, resilience and impact assessment, indicators systems; good agricultural practices assessment, projects and policy evaluation.

    Phone: 91 067 0995
    E-mail: julia.urquijo@upm.es


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  • Usero Lara, Alberto

    Postgraduate non-doctoral graduate


    Graduate in Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, with a Master’s degree in Official Statistics and Social and Economic Indicators from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

    Experience in the production of official statistics of material flow accounts (MFA) elaborated by the National Institute of Statistics (INE): Collaboration in the production and dissemination, for the first time, of information related to the domestic processed output, as well as in the research of automation procedures for the improvement of the quality in the data published by the INE, related to physical imports and exports of materials.

    Experience in the areas of rural development, innovation and forestry policy at Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Specifically, support in tasks related to the Centralized Management Financial Instrument (IFGC) and the Training Program for Young Farmers (Programa CULTIVA).

     

    Department: Agricultural economics, statistic and Business management
    Research Group: Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources Management
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Data processing, agro-economic models, evaluation of agri-food policies


  • Valencia, José Luis

    tenured university professor


    Deputy Director of the School of Statistics (1989-1991)

    Director of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research II of the UCM (2009-2013)

    Claustral and Counselor of the Complutense University of Madrid (2018-present).

    Currently Professor of the Faculty of Statistical Studies. Department of Statistics and Data Science and associated with CEIGRAM.

    Department: Statistics and Data Science
    Research Group: Actuarial Science
    School / Faculty: Statistical Studies
    Organisation: Universidad Complutense
    Lines of research: Time Series, Multivariate Analysis, Multifractals, Wavelets, Big Data analysis.

    E-mail: joseval@estad.ucm.es


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  • Vallejo, Antonio

    Catedrático de Universidad


    Prof. Vallejo has been PI of 8 National projects focused on studying the effect of N use efficiency in crops systems. Additionally, I have also led 2 EU projects (IP of Spanish partner), several projects of Madrid Community and, since 2009 I am leading the Consortium Agrisost. During the last 10 years, I have obtained private funds from fertilizers enterprises (Fertiberia, Agrotain, EurochemAgro, Fertinagro, etc) via annuals contracts which has allowed us to improve our material equipment as well as the research team. From 1990, we have collaborated in projects evaluating N leaching under field experiment. His results along this period conclude that irrigation rate affected more to the NO3 leaching losses than the type of N. Since 2000, he has been working in the evaluation of N oxides emission from crop systems, deepening in the mechanism and processes which control these emissions. With the knowledge gained, it is possible to recommend strategies of mitigation based on agricultural practices. He has published 94 SCI papers, 73 in Q1, 7 en Q2, el resto en Q3 y Q4. His h index is 46 (Web Sci)

    Department: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
    Research Group: Contaminación de agroecosistemas por prácticas agrícolas (COAPA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Greenhouse gas and reactive N emissions, denitrification, ammonia volatilization, nitrogen balances, contamination of aquifers

    Phone: 910671134
    E-mail: antonio.vallejo@upm.es


  • Vidal, Adrián

    Junior Researcher - PhD Student


    Adrián holds a Master’s degree in Forest Engineering from the Technical University on Madrid and a Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change from the National University of Quilmes and the National University of Jujuy, with the support of UNEP. He also studied at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala (Sweden), thanks to an Erasmus Scholarship, and carried out research for this Master’s Thesis in Chile at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso in collaboration with the Federico Santa María Technical University, thanks to a Magalhães/SMILE Scholarship.

    He currently works at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) in the NDC ASPECTS project. Prior to joining BC3, he worked as an intern at the Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use (AFOLU) Unit within the Transparency division of UNFCCC, providing support to the intergovernmental climate change process on issues related to land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), agriculture and REDD+. He also worked in urban forestry, landscape forest restoration and environmental consultancy, and collaborated in the Global Forest Survey project of FAO.

     

    Department: Department of Agricultural Economics, Statistics and Business Management
    Research Group: Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources Management
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid / BC3
    Lines of research: Climate change mitigation in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses, natural resources management, ecological economics.

    E-mail: adrian.vidal@bc3research.org


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  • Villacorta Ranera, Cintya

    Junior researcher


    Graduated from the Double master’s degree in agronomic engineering and agrarian, food and natural resource economics.

    She worked in the “Global Evaluation Pilot program of trends in the tree cover / land use of the drylands” of FAO based on the digital analysis of the vegetation cover of the planet, she also carried out internships for three months in the soils laboratory of IMIDRA, where the different plant covers of the olive grove were studied to reduce erosion. Subsequently, she occupied the position of secretary at the Fertiberia Chair for Agri-environmental Studies, conducting price analysis, the Chair’s report, accounting and organizing the 12th session of the Chair “Fertilizers, vision 2030”.

    Currently, she takes part of the Beacon project, whose objective is the development of an observatory for the sustainability of the Spanish Agrifood Sector.

    Department: Economía agraria
    Research Group: Economía agraria y gestión de los recursos naturales
    School / Faculty: ETSIAAB
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: indicators, sustainability, analysis, agri-food sector, carbon footprint, water footprint, prices.

    E-mail: c.villacorta@upm.es


  • Villarroel Robinson, Morris

    University Professor


    Morris Villarroel Robinson, BSc in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Biology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). He is an Associate professor at the ESTIAAB-UPM and a specialist in animal welfare in several species, but in particular in fish.

    He has been the President of the Spanish Aquaculture Society (SEA, 2009-2011). He is the Secretary of the Spanish Union of Animal Science Entities (UEECA) and the Spanish Society for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (SEPROBA).

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Producción Animal
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Animal welfare, aquaculture, product quality, sustainability

    Phone: 91 06 71095
    Skype: Morris.villarroel
    E-mail: morris.villarroel@upm.es


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  • Villeta López, María

    University Professor


    Graduated in Mathematical Sciences in the specialty of Statistics and Operations Research. She has a doctorate from the National Distance University (UNED). She currently teaches at the Faculty of Statistical Studies in the subjects of Sample Design and Quality Improvement. Associated with CEIGRAM

    Her research has focused on the application of various statistical methodologies in the area of process quality control and extreme weather events. Along these lines, she has developed control chart methodologies in the evaluation of extreme temperatures and droughts.

    Professionally, she has participated in various contracts with companies to carry out work on climatic risks in woody and herbaceous crops.

    Department: Statistics and Data Science
    Research Group: Actuarial Science
    School / Faculty: Statistical Studies
    Organisation: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Lines of research: Big Data, Time Series, Multivariate Analysis, Quality Control, Experimental Design.

    Phone: 91 394 4025
    E-mail: mvilleta@estad.ucm.es


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  • Zubelzu Mínguez, Sergio

    University Professor


    PhD and Agricultural Engineer, Associate Professor at the Technical University of Madrid. Main research interest in hydrology (design and deploy of monitoring networks and fusion of physically-based models and machine learning approaches) and sustainable urban drainage systems. Principal investigator of several European Union, Spain and Community of Madrid  projects obtained in competitive calls. More than 30 papers published in scientific journals, more than 50 communications in national and international congresses and more than 20 research contracts with companies and non-academic institutions. Previously consultant in the private sector ledaing more than 100 projects in the field of hydrology and territorial planning.

    Department: Agroforest Engineering
    Research Group: Hidraulics for Irrigation
    School / Faculty: ETSI Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Hidrology, machine learning applied to hydrological modelling, monitoring of hydrological processes, sustainable urban drainage systems.

    Phone: 91 06 70711
    E-mail: sergio.zubelzu@upm.es


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  • Canelles Quaroni, Carlos

    Communications Manager


    Graduate in Sociologý with a particular interest in social action. Complementary postgraduate education in agroecology, food sovereignty, diversity (both social and environmental) and Human Rights.

    With a professional path focused on awareness communication, I have worked in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and given lectures on climate action, gender, and Human Rights. With experience in online content management, I promote agrobiodiversity, short food supply chains, and territorialized food systems.

    Communication Manager for CEIGRAM since October 2023.

    Department: CEIGRAM
    Research Group:
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
    Lines of research: Agrobiodiversity, Food Systems, climate change related risks

    Phone: +34 91 06 71389
    E-mail: carlos.canelles@upm.es


  • Kucerova, Katerina

    Administrative management


    Graduate in Business Administration and Management. She joined CEIGRAM-UPM in 2008 as assistant secretary to the project manager and administrator of CEIGRAM developing, among others, the following tasks:

    – Management of the Research Centre’s budget;
    – Preparation of budget justification reports and activity reports;
    – Recruitment of staff and processing of grants;
    – Project management;
    – Organisation and management of congresses, courses, seminars, conferences and other national and international events;
    – Preparation of the annual research reports for the UPM Quality Plan of CEIGRAM and the different Research Groups associated to CEIGRAM;
    – Logistical support for CEIGRAM researchers.

    February 2009 – June 2022: Technical Secretariat of the Editorial Board. Spanish Association of Agricultural Economics (act. Spanish Association of Agrifood Economics, AEEA. Madrid, Spain: Management of the journal Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales, developing, among others, the following tasks:

    – Management of manuscripts submitted to the journal;
    – Six-monthly management of the publication;
    – Maintenance of the RECYT platform (Spanish Science and Technology Repository);
    – PoliPapers platform (Editorial Management OJS (Open Journal Systems);
    – Maintenance and fine-tuning of social networks.

    Department: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
    Research Group:
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Economic-administrative management and editorial management

    Phone: 910671369
    Skype: katekucerova
    E-mail: katerina.kucerova@upm.es


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  • Luque Merelo, Esperanza

    CEIGRAM Administrator and Project Manager


    Agricultural Engineer from the Technical University of Madrid (1989). She joined UPM in 2007 to support the creation and launch of CEIGRAM-UPM. Since then, she has been the manager of research projects and training activities carried out by CEIGRAM:

    She has managed over 220 projects, from the 6th, 7th, and H2020 Research Framework Programmes, as well as other European and International Programmes. She has managed and coordinated researchers.

    In 2012 she was appointed Administrator of CEIGRAM-UPM.

    She previously worked in several engineering companies on water and environmental projects.

    Department: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
    Research Group:
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Promotion and economic-administrative management of national and international R + D + i projects; relationship with public and private funders, coordination of training and communication activities; staff selection

    Phone: +34 91 06 71373
    Skype: eluquemer
    E-mail: esperanza.luque@upm.es


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  • Muñoz Moreno, Blanca

    Gestora de Proyectos


    R&D Project Manager since 1998: During the first eight years in private consulting companies (Mergo Asesores and IDETRA Consultora), 3 years in the Accreditation Agency for Research, Development and Technological Innovation Projects, belonging to the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Catalonia, and 13 years between the European Projects Office and the LPF-TAGRALIA Research Group of the ETSIAAB of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

    She developed tasks of economic and administrative management of R&D requests, projects and justifications, Participation in the organization of events, Database Management: Economic and Publications, and Management of intern and hired staff contracts.

    Department: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
    Research Group:
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research:

    E-mail: blanca.munoz@upm.es


  • Chung Echevarria, Gema

    Date of stay: 13/02/2024-13/04/2024


    European PRISMA project for drought risk management in agro-pastoral systems in West Africa.

    Organization of origin: UPM, ETSIAAB.
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: Eva Iglesias, Enrique Estefanía
    Lines of research: West Africa. Drought, Insurance.

    E-mail: gema.chung.echevarria@alumnos.upm.es


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  • Holland, Catherine

    Date of stay: 29/01/2024-19/04/2024


    In the United Arab Emirates, during COP28, I led a team of researchers in a study on the carbon footprints of different water sources. This research was funded by Lanjarón, a prominent European water company that is redefining the labels of globalization and PET plastic recycling. My team researched the environmental costs of different types of water sources and published our findings. The owner of the company shared our research findings via a prominent international podcast. Also, during COP28, I helped to plan and execute a panel discussion on corporate sustainability with several highly esteemed female business leaders. One member of this panel is an environmental pioneer from the United Nations’ Global Compact and another panelist is the owner of a prominent social enterprise that fights for indigenous environmental rights. This panel discussed how companies can sustainably grow in line with national and international environmental goals. The panel occurred at COP28 and allowed for a large crowd of young leaders from across the world to learn from a group of corporate trailblazers who are shaping the next phase of commercial growth.

    Organization of origin: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Country of origin: Estados Unidos de América
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: María Blanco
    Lines of research: NEXUS method to protect W.E.F.E. industries , Tools to protect W.E.F.E. ecosystem , Andalucía case study

    E-mail: crh8459@nyu.edu


  • Koch, Amalia

    Date of stay: 05/02/2024-26/04/2024


    Studying environmental justice at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Expected graduation 2025. Participating in a year-long study abroad program in Madrid. Previous professional experience includes working with non-profit organizations in the environmental sector (urban forestry) and policy sector (gun violence prevention).

    Organization of origin: Scripps College
    Country of origin: United States of America
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: Bárbara Soriano, Alberto Garrido
    Lines of research: PAC/AGUAGRADA

    E-mail: akoch5575@scrippscollege.edu


  • Ksantini, Faten

    Date of stay: 01/09/2022 -


    I will collaborate with Ana Maria Tarquis during 4 months to use the remote sensing data in the mapping of landslide susceptibility.

    Organization of origin: University OF Carthage / Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte
    Country of origin: Tunisia
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: Ana María Tarquis
    Lines of research: Geographical information system (GIS); remote sensing.

    E-mail: faten.ksantini@fsb.ucar.tn


  • Lin, Hongyu

    Date of stay: 1/11/2023 - 1/12/2024


    I am mainly working on how to increase soil organic carbon sequestration and sustain crop productivity through agricultural nitrogen management on different scales. My work aims to estimate the effect of localized optimal N fertilizer management to mitigate N surplus, enhance SOC sequestration and elevate food production. Additionally, I am investigating identify the limiting factors on SOC sequestration and crop production with N fertilizer application in different regions of China and Spain. This topic closely aligns with the research interests of Professor Luis Lassaletta. Then, I will be working with Luis Lassaletta.

    Organization of origin: Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Country of origin: China
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: Luis Lassaletta
    Lines of research: Sustainable agriculture; Nutrient biogeochemical cycle

    E-mail: linhongyu17@mails.ucas.ac.cn


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  • Makinde, Olayinka John

    Date of stay: 01/11/2023 - 30/06/2024


    Awarded 2023/2024 AFRICA-MED PROGRAM (MAEC-AECID Scholarships) by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development to work with the scientists at the ETSIAAB, CEIGRAM, UPM. He will be working on research related to PRISMA PROJECT in order to achieve the following objectives: set up the sampling and analytical protocols for aflatoxin-mycotoxin analysis, statistical analysis using different softwares, modern ruminant nutrition strategies, in vitro digestibility/degradability assay of feedstuff and research proposal development. Previously, he has worked with Professor Fernando Escribano and Eva Iglesias (CEIGRAM, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) and Professor Richard Kohn (Department of Animal Science, University of Maryland, College Park, USA) during the implementation of Typha project in Nigeria (www.typhaproject.com). The project focused on how aquatic grass called Cattail (Typha domingensis) could be converted to make nutritive silage for different categories of ruminants (Cattle, Sheep and goats) and the physiological implications of feeding Typha silage to ruminants. In this current project (PRISMA PROJECT), John will be working with scientists from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and University of Lleida, Spain to evaluate the presence of Aflatoxin B1 in selected feed ingredients (cotton seed cake, groundnut cake, and wheat bran) used in formulating livestock feed and Aflatoxin M1 in milk produced in the four west African countries of Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali and develop strategies for reduction of mycotoxin-related diseases and deaths in the four African countries involved in this project. Specifically, the project will provide a holistic understanding of AFB1 in the food chain, formulate and promote an action plan and strategies to reduce health risk and vulnerability due to the carry-over of Aflatoxins in the food chain in Africa.

    Organization of origin: Department of Animal Science, Federal University, Gashua, Nigeria.
    Country of origin: Nigeria
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: Eva Iglesias
    Lines of research: Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry, food security, climate change, methane mitigation strategies in ruminants, biotechnology

    E-mail: johyinmak@yahoo.com


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  • Monachese, Anna Pia

    Date of stay: 23/10/2023 -


    I am attending the doctoral project at CEIGRAM together with Professor Sergio Zubelzu Mínguez. The research’s line is on SuDS (sustainable urban drainage system). I am going to develop a project on an urban scale and Madrid is the city selected for the project. I am starting from the top to the bottom so considering the priority and strategic sub-catchments in Madrid, respectively and on them, I will carry out different hydraulic analyses for fixing the best SuDS strategies.

    Organization of origin: Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
    Country of origin: Italy
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: Sergio Zubelzu Mínguez
    Lines of research: SuDS (sustainable urban drainage system)

    Phone: 692823050
    E-mail: annapia.monachese@alumnos.upm.es


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  • Souques, Lucie

    Date of stay: 08/04/2024- 24/04/2024


    Third-year PhD student in agronomy at INRAE in France. The topic of my PhD is the impact of cover crops on different sunflower varieties. The aim of my study is to study the abiotic effects of cover crops (mainly water and nitrogen) on sunflower. I am coming to CEIGRAM to work with Miguel QUEMADA on crop modeling using the STICS model. I will simulate sunflower preceded by cover crops and compare simulations in two climatic contexts (semi-arid in Spain and oceanic in France), identifying nitrogen and water stresses.

    Organization of origin: Research Institute INRAE
    Country of origin: France
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: Miguel Quemada
    Lines of research: cover crop, sunflower, water, nitrogen, ecosystem services

    E-mail: lucie.souques@inrae.fr