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Xavier Domene obtained his PhD in Biology in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and I carried out several postdoctoral stays in Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil)Cornell University (EEUU) and at INIA (Madrid). Since 2008 he carry out teaching in Soil Science and Ecotoxicology in the Ecology Unit of the UAB and as researcher in CREAF. My current research interests are
  1. the contention and reversal of soil degradation, either in natural and agricultural environments for ecosystem services (ES) preservation;
  2. the role of soil carbon stocks and GHG emissions management on global change mitigation;
  3. the innovative strategies to cope with the expected scarcity in nutrient mineral sources;
  4. the study of soil biodiversity as value and as a tool for ES management;
  5. the enhancement in the study of non-agricultural soils to feed other research fields such as forestry and urban planning; and (vi) an improved communication and transfer of the environmental, economic and social benefits of sustainable soil management practices.
 

Interests

Ecotoxicology of soil, Soil Biology, Soil protection