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  • Centeno Muñoz, Ana

    University Professor


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

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

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


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  • Iglesias Díez, Susana Mª

    Predoctoral Researcher


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

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

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

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

    E-mail: susana.igldiez@upm.es


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  • Iglesias Martínez, Eva

    University Professor


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

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

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

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

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

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


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  • Iglesias, Ana

    University Professor


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

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

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


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  • Ksantini, Faten

    Predoctoral Researcher


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

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    Research Group: Complex Systems Group
    School / Faculty: ETSIAAB
    Organisation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Lines of research: Geographical information system (GIS); remote sensing.

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


  • Obrador, Ana

    University Professor


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

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

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

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


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  • Padrino Zapata, Carlos

    Postgraduate non-doctoral graduate


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

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

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

     

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

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


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  • Riba Palou, Arnau

    postgraduate non-doctoral researcher


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

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

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

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


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  • 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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  • Makinde, Olayinka John

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


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

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

    E-mail: johyinmak@yahoo.com


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