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  • Aguilera, Eduardo

    Researcher Juan de la Cierva Incorporation


    My research covers the assessment of agricultural and food system sustainability at multiple scales and time frames (from long-term studies to future scenarios). In particular, I have largely focused on the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions in Mediterranean agriculture, with special attention to their interactions with other environmental and social impacts and drivers, such as energy and nutrient cycles, or dietary patterns.

    I work as postdoctoral researcher at the Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM), at Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). I had previously worked at Córdoba University (Spain) (2017-2018) and at Pablo de Olavide University (2012-2017), where I was hired by the international research project Sustainable Farm 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: Carbon footprint, agroecology, adaptation to climate change, Mediterranean agriculture, biophysical study of agriculture, life cycle assessment, nutrient cycles, energy balances

    Phone: 910671146
    Skype: eduardo.aguilera
    E-mail: eduardo.aguilera@upm.es


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  • Almeida Ñauñay, Andrés Felipe

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Graduated in Agronomic Engineering and Agri-Environmental Engineering by the Technical University of Madrid. He is a PhD student of the Complex Systems degree. 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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  • Álvarez, José Manuel

    University Professor


    Dr. José Manuel Álvarez is an Agronomy Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Food Sciences at the Technical University of Madrid.

    His research focuses on micronutrients’ effect on crop quality and agricultural pollution to identify agricultural practices with low environmental impact. Dr. Álvarez has been invited to participate in expert panels to produce technical reports for private companies. His research has proven to be relevant for the private sector due to the President of the AENOR (The Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification) Committee’s interest in fertilisers, amendments, and related issues.

    His knowledge has been transferred to the productive sector, where he has worked on projects that are partly developed in the field with the participation of national and international companies. For several years he has given training courses to qualified personnel on controlling fertiliser management and environmental pollution, analytical control of agri-food products, and the characterisation and treatment of organic waste.

    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: Agriculture, micronutrients

    Phone: 910671103
    E-mail: josemanuel.alvarez@upm.es


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  • 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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  • 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


  • 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

    Profesora Contratada Doctora


    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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  • Camacho Alonso, Gema

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Master in Viticulture and Enology and Master´s degree in Gardening and Landscaping. Participation in research projects based on remote sensing applied to olive hedgerow and viticulture, by estimating the stem water potential of crops trough thermographic images and multispectral satellite images or obtained with drone. Currently participating in a research project on minority grape varieties in warm zone in Spain.

    Department: Producción vegetal
    Research Group: Agroenergetic
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Remote sensing, viticulture, olive hedgerow

    E-mail: gema.camacho.alonso@alumnos.upm.es


  • Centeno, Ana

    Contracted Professor Doctor


    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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  • De la Fuente Lloreda, Mario

    Researcher (PhD. Agronomy science)


    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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  • Escribano Sáez, Fernando

    Dr. Agronomist Engineer PhD Animal Nutrition


    Researcher at CEIGRAM. Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. Specialist in animal nutrition. Coordinator of the Typha project for the development of new food and biogas production.

    He is interested in promoting research cooperation between the EU, USA, and Africa to facilitate the transfer of technology and knowledge to promote food production, food security, and agricultural development in African countries.

    Independent international consultant with broad experience collaborating with international public and private research institutions. Extensive experience in mineral clays and zeolites as natural additives to improve feed and non-medicated animal production and protect against food toxins and mycotoxins.

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    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: food, nutrition, food-safety, livestock, risk management, mycotoxins, invasive plants, cattail, bulrush, clays, development, Nigeria, Africa

    Skype: ferescribano
    E-mail: f.escribano@upm.es


  • 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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  • Fernández Uriarte, Carmen

    Postgraduate Researcher no Doctor


    I joined the research group in viticulture in March 2019, since then I’ve participated in different projects. The main research lines are:

    • GLOBALVITI (2016-2020): vineyard solutions to mitigate climate change effects. Assessement of diferente row orientation, high-altitud vineyards, training systems and pruning.
    • TEMPEXPRES (2017-2020): modulation of the aromatic expression of Tempranillo in Castilla La Mancha based on new vineyard strategies like trellising systems, nitrogen fertilization, irrigation strategies and different harvest time.
    • GOPHYTOVID (2018-2020): optimization of pesticide sprying by using vigour maps. Vineyard variability analysis through new technologies and new vineyard spryers.
    • ECOPLUS XXI (2019-2021): new technologies applied to organic viticulture like remote sensing, new crop managemente techniques implantation, predictive models of pest and diseases and the use of mycorrhizae or new fertilization and plant protection products and techniques.

    Department: Agricultural production
    Research Group: Research group in viticulture
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: sustainable viticulture, climate change, new grape growing strategies, training and trellising systems, pruning, nitrogen fertilization, irrigation strategies, optimization of pesticide spraying, remote sensing, smart vineyard, predictive modelling.

    E-mail: cfuriarte@gmail.com


  • Folkeson Lillo, Carina

    Researcher


    Sound experience from carrying out studies and evaluations on behalf of the EU institutions, and providing training on the functioning of the EU. Researcher, trainer and lecturer. Key areas of expertise include the Common Agricultural Policy, Rural Development, Bioeconomy, Circular Economy, access to finance of the agriculture and agri-food sectors, investments in agriculture, global policy developments in agriculture, Risk Management, and Geographical Indications. Worked for EU institutions (European Commission and Council of the EU). Fluent in English, Spanish, Swedish and French.

    Department: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
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    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: The common agricultural policy, rural development, bioeconomy, the financial market of the agricultural sector, the evolution of world policy on agriculture, and risk management

    E-mail: carina.folkeson@gmail.com


  • Gabriel, José Luis

    Asociated Researcher. INIA Senior Scientist


    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

    Non-doctorate Postgraduate 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.


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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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    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

    Predoctoral Researcher YEI Community of Madrid


    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.

    I began working in the Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Food Science in the UAM between 2014-2015 as part of a phytoremediation project for metal-contaminated mining environments. In the following two years, I worked as a research assistant in the ecotoxicology group belonging to INIA’s (National Institute of Agricultural Research) environmental Department in a project on ZnO nanoparticles’ effect on agricultural ecosystems. During 2018 I gave technical support to the official laboratory of plant health diagnosis of the Community of Madrid, located in IMIDRA (Madrid Research Institute and Rural, Agricultural and Food Development), to analyse field plant samples in response to the emergency actions for the outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa.

    I am currently starting my pre-doctoral research at the ETSIAAB-UPM as a member of COAPA (The pollution of Agroecosystems by Agricultural Practices) group, taking part in projects related to the study of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies in agricultural ecosystems.

    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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  • 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@ciccp.es


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  • González Rosell, Adrián

    Predoctoral 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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  • González-Azcárate, Mario

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Mario has a background in agriculture engineering, specialized in food economics for development. He has worked on food waste business opportunities and as a field engineer in Asia. Currently, he is doing his PhD on Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) at the Madrid Institute of Research, Rural Development, Food and Agricultural and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. His research covers a broad range of perspectives towards SFSCs, such as consumer attitudes, certifications or matchfunding schemes to foster innovation in SFSCs. He is alumni of the Youth Ag-Summit and member of the board of the Youth Alliance for Zero Hunger, an organization intended to increase youth engagement in policy making of high-level food policies.

    Department: Desarrollo rural
    Research Group: Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural, Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDRA)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Canales cortos de comercialización en la Comunidad de Madrid

    Skype: mariogonzalez101@hotmail.com
    E-mail: mario.gonzalez@madrid.org


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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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  • 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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  • Jiménez Coll, Raúl

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Bachelor in Biotechnology, specialized in Plant Biotechnology and MSc in Agroforestry Biotechnology with laboratory experience in both Plant Molecular Nutrition and Plant-Microorganism Interaction. Nowadays carrying on a PhD research on the effect of the different light dimensions (spectra, intensity and frequency) on photosynthesis and other physiological parameters, as well as its effect on vegetable production using LED technology-based artificial illumination.

    Department: Agricultural production
    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: Photosynthesis, LED, Plant Production, Horticulture

    E-mail: raul.jimenez.coll@alumnos.upm.es


  • Lassaletta, Luis

    Investigador Ramón y Cajal


    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 26 (WoS) publishing 53 JCR papers, being several of them “highly cited” or in “high-profile” journals. 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.lassletta@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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  • López Correa, Juan Manuel

    Predoctoral researcher


    Predoctoral researcher at CEIGRAM (Center for Studies and Research for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks). Graduate in Higher Agronomic Engineering with a specialization in Precision Agriculture. He has worked in prestigious Artificial Vision laboratories (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory “DHARMa”, Argentina; Computer Vision Laboratory “Prisme”, France; Center for Automation and Robotics of the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research) developing European and Latin American Research projects based on artificial intelligence applied to agriculture.

    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: Precision Agriculture , Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning.

    E-mail: j.lcorrea@upm.es


  • 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, M. 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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  • Montoya, Mónica

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Graduated in Food Science and technology from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in 2014 and has a Master’s in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology from The Technical University of Valencia (UPV) in 2016. I am currently doing my Ph.D. in Agro-environmental Technology at the UPM:

    My research is based on the study of the effects of fertilisation on greenhouse gas emissions and microbial communities, as well as the improvement of crop quality. I am also participating in teaching tasks within the Department of Chemistry and Food Technology at the 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: Micronutrients, Zinc, nutritional quality, Zn-N interaction, nitrogen cycle, mitigation, greenhouse gases, N2O, nitrifying and denitrifying communities, microbial biodiversity, agricultural soils

    Phone: 910671164
    Skype: mony_montoya9@hotmail.com
    E-mail: monica.montoya@upm.es


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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pancorbo, José Luis

    Predoctoral Researcher


    I am a Ph.D. student interested in the use of remote sensing technology to increase the sustainability of agricultural practices. I am working in different field experiments to evaluate the potential of spectral and thermal imagery to reduce environmental pollution by adjusting irrigation and fertilization to crop requirement.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: AgSystems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: 100/5000 Remote sensing, Proximal sensors, Vegetation indices, Water stress, Nitrogen fertilization

    E-mail: joseluis.pancorbo@upm.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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  • Puigdueta Bartolomé, Ivanka

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Ivanka Puigdueta Bartolomé has a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid, a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Geomorphology from the University of Rouen (France) and a Master’s degree in International Relations and African Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Since 2016 she has been working in the field of environmental sustainability in agri-food systems. Previously she has worked in the international cooperation sector. Her main interest revolves around climate change mitigation and the reduction of carbon footprint through the definition of strategies to promote responsible consumption, a subject on which she is developing her doctoral thesis. In 2020 she joins ICATALIST team to develop FooDTURAMA project. FooDTURAMA is a tool designed to help citizens in their decision-making processes around food, providing science-based information about the environmental impacts of different options.

    Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
    Research Group:
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: food sustainability, climate change, pro-environmental behavior

    Skype: ivanka_pb
    E-mail: ivanka.puigdueta@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 27 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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  • Raya-Sereno, María Dolores

    Predoctoral Researcher FPU


    Environmental Science bachelor. Currently doing my doctoral thesis on the water use efficiency and nutrients in herbaceous crop rotations.
    The choice of the agricultural sector to carry out my doctoral thesis is not a matter of chance; it is due to my great environmental vocation and specialization in recent years in this sector. I am very interested in looking for solutions for the agricultural world, intending to minimize resources and achieve efficient and sustainable productions.

    Department: Producción Agraria
    Research Group: Sistemas Agrarios (Agsystems)
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Nitrogen and water use efficiency in agricultural systems, Remote sensing, Water policy and management, Adaptations to climate change in the agricultural sector

    E-mail: md.raya@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

    Predoctoral Researcher


    Laura Recuero is a forestry engineer at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She is a PhD student since 2015 at the same university. 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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  • Rivas Tabares, David

    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


  • Rodríguez, Alfredo

    Researcher (hired)


    More than 10 years of experience working in research projects, related with the impacts of climate change on agriculture, and crop adaptation. Computer Engineer and PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (2020) at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, with a Thesis focused on designing a methodology able to handle the uncertainty present in climate change studies and therefore improving the results applicability and facilitating decision making.

    Currently working on N modelling and balances for the Spanish agri-food system, and teaching mathematics as assistant professor at the UCLM since 2014.

    Department: CEIGRAM – Agricultural Production
    Research Group: AgSystems
    School / Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: climate change, adaptation, impacts, crop simulation models, climate models, uncertainty handling, nitrogen balances .

    Phone: 910671369
    E-mail: alfredo.rodriguez@uclm.es


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  • Ruiz Ramos, Margarita

    University Professor


    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

    Contracted Professor Doctor


    My research activity focuses on the study and analysis of mitigation strategies for N losses associated with agricultural production at the plot scale and increasing temporal and spatial scales. The use of process models, together with experimental data obtained during my previous research activity, makes it possible to make estimates of the mentioned emissions in the medium and long term in different agricultural systems and under different management strategies.

    RecentlyI have sought a more integrated vision of a complex problem such as the emission of GHGs in the agri-food system and other nitrogenous compounds and their mitigation. Whilst still generating quality empirical data at that scale, I have led other studies focused on the provincial, national and large region (Mediterranean) river basin. I have delved into methodologies such as meta-analysis, modelling, and nutrient balances. I am also particularly interested in the impact that the changes in both production and consumption habits can have on agri-food systems’ sustainability at different scales. As a result of this work, I have published 40 contributions in JCR journals, with an h WoS of 18 and 1354 citations, according to WOS (May 2020).

    Since 2009, I have participated in 15 competitive national and international research projects. I have participated in 12 research contracts with fertiliser companies (coordinating 6 of them). Through global projects and research, my research activity has created a tight-knit international research network with groups from more than 10 countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, Kenya, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, Germany, the Netherlands, and China).

    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

    YEI Community of Madrid Research Assistant


    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

    Profesora Ayudante Doctora


    Bárbara Soriano is an assistant professor in agricultural economics, statistics and business administration at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and researcher at the Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM). She has the Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources and MS in Sustainable Development and MS in Finance. Since 2017 she is investigating the resilience of the agricultural sector in Spain following a multi-stakeholder approach. As a result, she has a sound knowledge about the Spanish extensive livestock sector and counts with contacts with the key stakeholders. Prior to this project, she was involved in several agri-food research projects in which she gained knowledge on the functioning of the EU and in particular of the CAP and developed her analytical and quantitative skills. In addition to the research experience, she was working in the private sector in finance for 10 years. She is Spanish native speaker, fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of French.

    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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  • 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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  • Valencia, José Luis

    Associate Researcher. Universidad Complutense Madrid


    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 30 (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


  • 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.

    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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  • Arróniz-Crespo, María

    R&I Technical Project Manager


    Ph.D. in Agricultural and Food Sciences from the University of La Rioja. She works as an R&I Technical Project Manager at UPM in The Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM) and the AGRISOST Research Program.

    She has directly participated in over 30 proposals in public calls (DGII from the Community of Madrid, AEI, MAPA, CDTI, FECYT) and international calls (EU R&D Framework Programme, INTERREG SUDOE, Royal Society of The United Kingdom) and agreements with public and private entities, obtaining total funding of over €3M. She has published more than 29 scientific contributions, with an h GA index of 14 and several citations, according to GA 614 (Oct 2019).

    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: Promotion and economic-administrative management of national and international R + D + i projects; promotion of public-private collaboration, coordination of transfer and communication activities; personnel selection, R + D + i evaluator

    Phone: 910671146 / 910671377
    Skype: maria.arroniz
    E-mail: maria.arroniz@upm.es


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  • Cadiñanos Martínez, Begoña

    Head of IT and Communications


    I now work as the IT and Communications Manager at CEIGRAM, Management, maintenance, and support tasks in the centre’s IT section. My responsibilities include management and maintenance of the most basic to the most complex hardware and software and Managing servers or purchasing equipment. As well as IT support for various tasks, daily tasks, and more specific ones, such as support for the centre’s events. The communications range from organising videoconferences to IP telephony of the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering center of the Technical University of Madrid.

    In 2007 I was granted a research grant in the Technical IT Unit (Information Technology) from the Autonoma University of Madrid.

    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: Management, maintenance and IT support, hardware management, software management, server management, equipment purchase, IT support in events, communication, video conference organization, IP telephony management of the center

    Phone: 71376
    E-mail: bego.cadinanos@upm.es


  • Kucerova, Katerina

    Assistant Secretary to the Administrator of CEIGRAM


    As Assistant Secretary to the CEIGRAM Administrator, she assists the administrative management, which includes, among others, the following tasks:

    • Managing the budget
    • Recruiting staff and processing grants
    • Assisting in the preparation of new research project proposals
    • Managing research projects granted
    • Carrying out the annual justifications of the budgets granted to the research projects.
    • Managing income and expenses for research projects-
    • Organising and managing courses, seminars, conferences, and other national and international events.
    • Writing the Annual Research Reports for CEIGRAM’s-UPM Quality Plan and different Research Groups associated with CEIGRAM.

    She is also Technical Secretary of the Editorial Board of the Spanish Association of Agricultural Economics, doing management work for the journal Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales: Managing the manuscripts sent to the journal; Six-monthly Management of the publication; Carrying out maintenance of the online platform for the journal and 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


  • 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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  • Yammine Izaguirre, Hamid Antoine

    Research / Management


    Degree in Economics and Law (Universidad de Carabobo and Universidad Arturo Michelena, Venezuela), with a Master’s Degree in Strategies and Technologies for Development (Universidad Complutense and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

    Experience and interest in issues related to food security, development cooperation, climate change, economic development and sustainability. Participation in the Regional Food Security Reserves project for West Africa (CEIGRAM, itdUPM, AECID and OXFAM), ESCAPAdE (UPM) and Climate Journey Madrid (2019, 2020 and 2021).

    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: food security, development cooperation, climate change, economic development and sustainability,

    Phone: +34 910671389
    Skype: hamid.yammine
    E-mail: hamid.yammine@upm.es


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  • Caso Díaz de Aguiar, José Gabriel

    Date of stay: 22/06/2021-30/09/2021


    My work focuses on the analysis of massive data from sensors placed on different farming instruments. In this way, I try to relate soil compaction to the patterns found in the signals sent by the sensors. This work is being done with the company Bellota Agrisolutions and several CEIGRAM research groups. These analyses have allowed me to make inferences about patterns that occur throughout a field tillage at different spatio-temporal scales.

    Country of origin: Spain
    Person at CEIGRAM you have worked with: Ana María Tarquis Alfonso

    E-mail: jg.caso@alumnos.upm.es