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Andreu, Dr. Vincente   
 Scientific Researcher
 CSIC Official Researcher

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación-CIDE
Soil Degradation and Conservation Department
CIDE
Camí de la Marjal, s/n. Apartado Oficial 
46470 Albal
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)96 1220540
Cellphone: +34 616 238 595
Fax: +34 (0)96 1270967
 vicente.andreu-perez@uv.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Soil erosion and climate change (Desertification). Soil Hydrology and Geomorphology Soil chemical degradation (pollution). Impact of forest fires on soil and ecosystems. Environmental degradation and health. Land use planning and management. Soil  

Regional Expertise:
Soil erosion Conservation strategies Wetlands degradation Soil and water pollution Hydrological processes Desertification Forest fires effects Human impact on the ecosystems 


Añó Vidal, Dr. Carlos  

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación
Camí de la marjal s/n 
46470 Albal (Valencia)
Spain

 carlos.anyo@uv.es

Arbelo, Prof. Carmen Dolores  
 Prof. Soil Science
 Prof.

Dpto. Edafologia y Geologia Universidad La Laguna
Avda. Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez  
38204 La Laguna
Spain

Phone: 34922318369
Cellphone: 650929114
Fax: 34922318311
 carbelo@ull.es

Batlle-Sales, Prof Dr Jorge  

Dep. Biologia Vegetal
Universidad de Valencia
Avda. Vicente Andres Estelles s/n 
46100 Valencia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)653 411 584
 jorge.batlle@uv.es

Belmonte-Serrato, Dr. Francisco  
 University teaching
 research an teaching

Faculty of humanities
Department of Geography
University of Murcia
Campus de La Merced
Santo Cristo, 1 
3001 Murcia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)868 883173
Fax: +34 (0)868 883417
 franbel@um.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Erosion, Desrtification, Hidrology, Geomorphology, Climatology. 

Regional Expertise:
Erosion an Desertificiation in Mediterranean environments 


Campo Velasquez, Dr. Julian   
 Civil engineer
 Research assistant

Centro de Investiaciones sobre Desertifición (CIDE)
Camí de la Marjal, s/n 
46470 Albal, Valencia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)96 122 05 40
Fax: +34 (0)96 127 09 67
 julian.campo@uv.es

Castillo Sánchez, Prof. Dr. Victor M.   

CEBAS-CSIC
Campus Universitario Espinardo 
30100 Murcia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)96 8396349
Fax: +34 (0)96 8396213
 victor@cebas.csic.es

Thematic Expertise:
Desertification assessement and monitoring Dryland hydrology Restoration of degraded lands 

Regional Expertise:
South of Europe and Mediterranean region 


Cerdà, Prof. Dr. Artemi  
 Geographer / Scientific Researcher

University of Valencia
Department of Geography
University of Valencia
Blasco Ibàñez 28 
4601  Valencia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)963864882
Fax: +34 (0)963864249
 artemio.cerda@uv.es

Thematic Expertise:
Soil erosion Soil hydrology Soil degradation 

Regional Expertise:
Mediterranean 


Cortina-Segarra, Dr. Jordi  
 Teaching/Research

Dept. Ecologia
Univ. Alicante
Ap. 99 
03080 Alicante
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)96 5909564
Fax: +34 (0)96 5909832
 jordi@ua.es

Cruz, Dr. Jose Luis  
 Resarcher

IMIDRA
Madrid
Spain

 joseluis.cruz@madrid.org

Thematic Expertise:
Sociology of natural resources, Environmental sociology, rural development 

De Alba, Dr. Saturnino  
 Soil Scientist
 Lecturer

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Faculty of Geology, Department of Geodynamic
Ciudad Universitaria s/n.  
28040 Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)676086764
Cellphone: 34 676086764
Fax: +34 (0)913944845
 sdealba@geo.ucm.es

Thematic Expertise:
Soil sciences Water erosion Tllage erosion Mechanical erosion Rainfall simulation Soil variability  

Regional Expertise:
Agricultural landscapes in semiarid Mediterranean areas. Antrophogenic scenaries: roadbanks stabization and mining reclamation Ecological restoration 


De Andrés , Dr. Francisco  
 Biologist

INIA
Depto. Medio Ambiente
INIA. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Finca Experimental La Canaleja. Ctra. A-2 Km 36.0 
28800 Alcalá de Henares. Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)918892943
Fax: +34 (0)918828124
 parlorio@inia.es

Thematic Expertise:
Revegetation 

de Vente, Dr. Joris  
 Soil Erosion and Conservation Research Group

Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS)
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
PO Box 164 
30100 Murcia
Spain

Phone: +34 968 396349
Fax: +34 968 396213
 joris@cebas.csic.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Protecting soil and water resources in a changing world: defining efficient adaptation strategies to climate change
EAU4FOOD: European and African Union cooperative research to increase Food production in irrigated farming systems in Africa
Involved: what makes stakeholder participation work?
ESUMA: Land use scenarios for ecosystem services 

Regional Expertise:
Mediterranean 


Decimavilla, Prof. Esther  
 Professor

University of Valladolid (Faculty of Economic)
Avenida Valle de Esgueva 
47011 Valladolid
Spain

Phone: 983423405
 mayes@eco.uva.es

Thematic Expertise:
Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics 

Regional Expertise:
European Union, Spain, Castilla y León 


del Barrio, Dr. Gabriel  
 Ecologist
 Tenured scientist

Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas
CSIC
Dept. of Desertification and GeoEcology
Carretera de Sacramento s/n 
04120 La Cañada de San Urbano (Almeria)
Spain

Phone: +34 950 28 10 45
Cellphone: +34 696 214 827
Fax: +34 950 27 71 00
 gabriel@eeza.csic.es

Thematic Expertise:
Landscape ecology, land condition states and trends, ecological connectivity 

Regional Expertise:
Northern Mediterranean, Maghreb, Western Sahel, Patagonia, Central Australia 


Dioli, Dr. Maurizio  
 veterinary surgeon

03580 Alfaz del Pi
Spain

 camel4ever@fastemail.us
 Skype: mauriziodioli 
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
husbandry, diseases, management of dromedaries and camels, veterinary issues in arid nomadic areas, , ethno-veterinary medicine, training/technical manual preparation, visual workshops, PRA, wildlife disease and management  

Regional Expertise:
LONG TERM: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, UAE, Cambodia. SHORT TERM: Namibia, Uganda, Algeria (Western Sahara), Yemen, Iran, Vietnam  


Durand Zurdo, Dr. Jorge   
 Disaster management adviser
 Head of DRM technical department

Caracas 6 º 
28010 Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 91 3915303
Cellphone: 0034 665 27 62 57
 jdurand@achesp.org
 Skype: achjorgedurand 
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Disaster risk reduction, Early warning systems, Multihazard analysis 

Regional Expertise:
South east asia Sahel Latinamerica 


Escribano, Dr. Paula  
 Remote sensing, ecologist
 researcher

CAESCG (Andalusian center for monitoring and assessment of climate change)
University of Almería
Cañada de San Urbano s/n  
04120 Almería
Spain

Cellphone: +340615547577
 paula.escribano@gmail.com
 Skype: pauling_ev 

Thematic Expertise:
Remote sensing scientists with strong ecological background, arid and semiarid environments, CO2 and Water fluxes, eddy covariance towers  

Regional Expertise:
Assessment of desertification indicators, diurnal and seasonal CO2 fluxes in a semiarid environment, PhD in Cabo de Gata-Níjar, Almería (Spain), one of the most valuable arid spots in Europe 


Garcia Fernandez, Prof. Dr. Gregorio   
 University Professor
 Professor of Soil Science

Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry Unit
Agrcultural and Technology Department
Polytechnical University of Cartagena
Paseo de Alfonso XIII, 48 
30203 Cartagena
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)968 325 755
Fax: +34 (0)968 325 433
 gregorio.garcia@upct.es

Garcia Lorenzo, Dr. Mari Luz  
 Researcher

Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Geology and Pedology
Faculty of Chemistry
University of Murcia
Campus de espinardo 
30100 Murcia
Spain

Phone: 0034 868887440
 mariluz@um.es

Gimeno García, Dr. Eugenia  
 Researcher

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificacion-CIDE
(CSIC, UVEG, GV)
Camí de la Marjal, s/n  
46470 Albal, Valencia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)96 1220540
Fax: +34 (0)96 1270967
 eugenia.gimeno@uv.es

Thematic Expertise:
Forest fire effects on chemical and physical soil properties. Soil erosion. Soil hidrology. 

Gomez, Dr. Jose Alfonso   
 researcher
 Staff scientist

Instituto de Agricultural Sostenible. CSIC
Apartado 4084 
14080 Cordoba
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)947 499 210
Fax: +34 (0)957 499 252
 joseagomez@ias.csic.es

Thematic Expertise:
Surface hydrology and water erosion in agricultural areas. Soil quality 

Regional Expertise:
Mediterranean agricultural systtems.  


Gonzálvez, Victor   

Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica (SEAE)
Camí del Port, s/n Edifici ECA Patio interior 1, Apdo 397 
46470 Catarroja Valencia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)961267200
Cellphone: 0034 627343399
Fax: +34 (0)961267122
 vgonzalvez@agroecologia.net
 Skype: victor-gonzalvez 
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Organic farming and soil conservation with easy instruments  

Regional Expertise:
spain and central america 


Hussain, Dr. M. Iftikhar  
 Research Scholar
 Investigation of biotic and abiotic stress including allelochemicals, high/low temperatures, salts and arid land studies.

Plant Biology & Soil Science Department
University of Vigo
Campus Lagoas Marcosende
Vigo (Pontevedra) Spain 
E 36310 Vigo
Spain

Phone: +34986812616
Cellphone: +34662390303
Fax: +34986812556
 mih76@uvigo.es
 Website

Llovet López, Joan  

Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM)
Dept. Ecologia (CEAM)
PO Box 99 
E-03080 Alacant
Spain

Phone: +34 965 909825
 juan.llovet@ua.es

Thematic Expertise:
Researcher in effects of land use change and forest fire on soil degradation 

Regional Expertise:
E and SE Spain 


Lobo Bedmar, Dr. Mª Carmen  
 Chemist
 Researcher

Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural Agrario y Alimentario
IMIDRA
A-2, km 38,2 
28800  Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Spain

Phone: +34918879472
Fax: +34918879474
 carmen.lobo@madrid.org

Thematic Expertise:
Soil Degradation. Use of residues as soil amendment. Technologies for soil remediation: bioremediation, phytoremediation, electrokinetic technologies. 

Mariscal Sancho, Dr. Ignacio  
 Researcher and Lecturer

Polytechnic University of Madrid
Soil Science Department
Complutense 3 
28040 Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 913365693
Fax: +34 913665680
 i.mariscal@upm.es

Thematic Expertise:
Soil Science (and wildfires) 

Regional Expertise:
Spain 


Marqués, Dr. María José  
 Biologist
 University teacher

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Departamento de Geología y Geoquímica
C/Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 7 
28049 Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 914974139
Cellphone: +34 669414176
Fax: +34 914974900
 mariajose.marques@uam.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Soil erosion, plant cover, simulated rainfall 

Regional Expertise:
Central Spain 


Martinez Sanchez, Dr. Maria Jose  
 Researcher and teacher

Department of AGricultural Chemistry, Geology and Pedology
Faculty of Chemistry
University of Murcia
Campus de Espinardo 
30100 Murcia
Spain

Phone: 0034868887448
 mjose@um.es

Martinez Valderrama, Dr. Jaime  
 Agricultural Engeneer
 Researcher

Estación Experimental Zonas Aridas (CSIC)
Ctra Sacaramento s/n 
04120 Almeria
Spain

Phone: 0034950281045
 jaimonides@eeza.csic.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
System dynamics modelling. Economics. Aquifers and rangelands. 

Regional Expertise:
Europe. Sahel. Norh Africa 


Molina Ruiz, Dr. Jose  
 Researcher

Department of Physical Geography, Human Geography and Regional Geographical Analysis
Faculty of Geography
University of Murcia
Campus de la Merced 
Murcia
Spain

Phone: 0034 868887440
 jmolinar@um.es

Montoro, Prof. Dr. Juan Albaladejo   
 Reserach Professor in CSIC

Soil and Water Conservation department
CEBAS-CSIC
Campus de Espinardo 
30100 Murcia
Spain

Phone: 34 968 396338
Cellphone: 609 260201
Fax: 34 968 396213
 jalba@cebas.csic.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Soil degradation and rehabilitation. Carbon sequestration. Soils and global change 

Regional Expertise:
Semiarid soils 


Navarro Pedreño, Prof. Dr. José  

Faculty of Experimental Sciences
Environmental Soil Science Group, Department of Agrochemistry and Environment
University Miguel Hernández of Elche
Avda. De la Universidad sn 
03203 Alicante
Spain

Phone: 966658417
Fax: 966658340
 jonavar@umh.es

Thematic Expertise:
Soil Science 

Pastor, Dr. Jesús  
 Plant Ecology and Soil Scientist

Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, CSIC
IRN
Dept. of Systems Ecology
c/ Serrano 115 dpld. 
28006 Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)917452500
Fax: +34 (0)915640800
 jpastor@ccma.csic.es

Thematic Expertise:
Dump restoration Old Mines Fitoremediation Plant covers growing in eroded or polluted soils in dry mediterranean areas 

Regional Expertise:
Central and South West Spain 


Peregrina Alonso, Dr. Fernando  

Intituto de Ciencias de la Vid y el Vino
Servicio de investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario
Sercción de Viticultura
Ctra. Mendavia-Logroño NA-134 P.K. 87,8 
26076 Logroño
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)94 129 1833
Fax: +34 (0)94 129 1395
 fernandoperegrina@hotmail.com

Thematic Expertise:
Al toxicity, amendment acid soil, soil quality, fertility of vineyards soils  

Pérez-Sirvent, Prof. Dr. Carmen  
 Assistant Professor
 Research and teaching

University of Murcia
Dep. Agricultural Chemistry, Geology and Pedology
Faculty of Chemistry
Campus de Espinardo 
30071 Murcia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)968 367448
Fax: +34 (0)968 364148
 melita@um.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Metal Contamination, soil degradation, soil remediation, Mineralogy, GIS. 

Regional Expertise:
soil chemical indicators, soil monitoring, risk assessment.  


Puigdefabregas, Prof. Dr. Juan  
 Geo-Ecologist
 Co-ordinator of the DeSurvey Project

Estación Experimental de Zonas Aridas (CSIC)
Carretera de Sacramento, s/n  
E-04120 La Cañada de San Urbano (Almeria)
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)950 281045
Cellphone: 609576913
Fax: +34 (0)950 277100
 puigdefa@eeza.csic.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Desertification dynamics, diagnose and risk. Land degradation assesment. Hydrology and soil erosion. Landscape ecology. Human drivers of land change 

Regional Expertise:
Mountains (Pyrenees, Andes, Atlas, Alps) Drylands (Mediterranean N-S, Sahel, Patagonia) 


Ramos, Prof. María Concepción  

Department of Environment and Soil Science
University of Lleida
Alcalde Rovira Roure 191 
25198 Lleida
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)973 702 092
Fax: +34 (0)973 702 613
 cramos@macs.udl.es

Thematic Expertise:
Soil erorion in Mediterranean environment Rainfall erosivity Soil hydrological processes 

Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Dr. Antonio  
 Soil Scientist

Departamento de Edafología, Fac. Biología,
Universidad de La Laguna
Astrofisico Francisco Sánchez s/n 38204 
La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Is.
Spain

 antororo@ull.es

Romero Díaz, Prof. Dr. Asunción  
 Physical geographer
 Professor of Physical Geography

University of Murcia
Department of Geography
Campus de La Merced
Santo Cristo, 1 
3001 Murcia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)868 883144
Fax: +34 (0)868 883417
 arodi@um.es

Thematic Expertise:
Erosion and soil degradation, southeastern Spain 

Rubio, Dr. José L.  
 Soil Scientist

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación-CIDE
(CSIC, UVEG, GV)
C/ Camí de la Marjal s/n 
46470 Albal (Valencia)
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)96 1220540
Fax: +34 (0)96 1263908
 jose.l.rubio@uv.es

Thematic Expertise:
Dr. José L. Rubio has been the founder and first Director of CIDE, is President of the European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC), and was Scientific Adviser of the Spanish Delegation during the elaboration of to the UN Convention to Combat Desertifica 

Ruiz Moreno, Alberto  

Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas
CSIC
General Segura 1  
04001 Almeria
Spain

Phone: +34 950 28 10 45
 aruiz@eeza.csic.es

San Juan Mesonada, Prof Dr Carlos   
 Professor Economics
 Jean Monnet Professor of Economics of European Integration

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Department of Economics
Campus de Getafe, Avda. Madrid, 128 
28903 Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)91 624 95 77
Fax: +34 (0)91 624 93 29
 csj@eco.uc3m.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Economic drivers of desertification; International comparisons of productivity and efficiency in the agricultural sector. Economics of EU integration. Environmental Economics. Policy Evaluation. 

Sánchez, Prof. Dr. Juan  
 Professor Soil Science. University of Valencia

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación-CIDE-CSIC
Apartado Oficial, C/Camí de la Marjal s/n  
46470 Albal (Valencia)
Spain

Phone: +34 96 122 0540
Fax: +34 96 127 0967
 juan.sanchez@uv.es

Thematic Expertise:
Genesis and soil map; Soil degradation; Land evaluation 

Regional Expertise:
Mediterranean basin; Spain mediterranean area; Canary Island 


Sanjuán, Maria E.  
 Biologist
 Hired Scientist

Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas
CSIC
Dept. of Desertification and Geoecology
Carretera de Sacramento s/n 
04120 La Cañada de San Urbano (Almeria)
Spain

Phone: +34 950 281045
Fax: +34 950 277100
 marieta@eeza.csic.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Geomatics-based spatial indicators of desertification Assessment and monitoring of land degradation 

Regional Expertise:
Iberian Peninsula, Maghreb, Western Sahel, Northern Chile, Central Australia 


Santa Regina Rogriguez, Dr. Ignacio  
 Scientific Researcher
 Research

Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Salamanca
Departamento de Desarrollo sostenible de sistemas agroforestales y ganaderos
IRNASA-CSIC
Cordel de Merinas, 40-52 
37008 Salamanca
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)923 219606
Fax: +34 (0)923 219609
 ignacio.santaregina@irnasa.csic.es

Thematic Expertise:
Ecology, Biodiversity, Land change use, carbon sequestration, accumulation of arsenic and other elements by plants adapted to sites impacted by mining and smelting activities, Trophic linkages between above-and below-ground organisms as a Key to succesful 

Regional Expertise:
Ecological, biological, silvicultural and economical management for optimisation of chestnut wood and alimentary production within a sustainable development frame 


Schnabel, Prof. Susanne  
 Geographer

Grupo de Investigación GeoAmbiental (GIGA)
Dpt. Arte y Ciencias del Territorio
Universidad de Extremadura
Avda. de la Universidad 
10071 Cáceres
Spain

Phone: 0034927257000, ext. 57716
Fax: 0034927257401
 schnabel@unex.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Water erosion, soil degradation, surface hydrology 

Regional Expertise:
Rangelands, dehesas of SW Spain 


Soto, Dr. Benedicto  
 Research

Departamento de Biologia Vegetal y Ciencias del Suelo
University of Vigo
Campus As Lagoas 
32004 Ourense
Spain

Phone: 34 988 387090
Cellphone: 651 527603
Fax: 34 988 307001
 edbene@uvigo.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Soil and water quality. Soil erosion 

Tenorio, Dr. José Luis  
 Agronomist engineer

Depto. Medio Ambiente
INIA. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
carretera de la Coruña, km 7,5 
28040  Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)918892943
Fax: +34 (0)918828124
 tenorio@inia.es

Thematic Expertise:
Sistemas de Producción Agraria. Conservación de Suelos 

Valdecantos, Dr. Alejandro  

Fundación CEAM
Charles R. Darwin 14, Parque Tecnológico Paterna
Charles Darwin 14, Parque Tecnológico  
46980 Valencia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)96 5909731
Fax: +34 (0)96 5909825
 a.valdecantos@ua.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Ecological restoration of disturbed sites, plant nutrition 

Regional Expertise:
Reutilization of organic refuses, mainly sewage sludge 


Veiga del Baño, Dr. Chema  

Dep. Química Agrícola
Dep. Química Agrícola
Univ. Murcia.Campus
Espinardo 
30071 Murcia
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)968 367448
Fax: +34 (0) 968 364148
 chemavb@um.es

Vilagrosa, Dr. Alberto  
 Biologist
 Researcher

Fundación CEAM
Dept. Ecologia
Univ. Alicante
POB 99 
03080 Alicante
Spain

Phone: +34 (0)965909521
 a.vilagrosa@ua.es
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Functional Plant Biology, Restoration ecology, Plant drought mechanisms, Afforestation  


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