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DescriptionIn this research line, we work in collaboration with other members of the Instituto de Investigación en Gestión Forestal Sostenible (Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute). The main goal is to adjust models to predict the site index of Pinus Sylvestris and Pinus Halapensis forests, using physical, chemical and biochemical physiographic, climatic and soil parameters. Regarding the use of forests, we are conducting studies about the effect of thinning on the nutrient cycle of Pinus Sylvestris and Pinus Halapensis forests. Among others, the offered services are the following: • To study soils and their features, both fundamental and applied aspects, focusing on Castilla y León's soils. • To promote the solution of possible environmental problems about forest and/or agricultural management regarding soils. • To go in depth into the dynamics of soil organic matter, from the perspective of both soil quality and fertility, as well as carbon storage and the fight against climate change. • To analyze the content, forms and evolution of several soil nutrients. • To assess the impact of diverse soil improvers on soils and their quality. • To integrate the soil aspect in wider studies that take into account plants, water, etc. • To develop and to apply indicators and criteria for soil quality assessment and its improvement. • To collaborate in the development of strategies against soil degradation and for soil conservation, recovery and improvement. • To assess soil's capacity to undertake its functions, both environmental and socioeconomic. • To analyze the consequences of land use and management change on soil properties. • To study the effect of terroir on wines. • To generate and pass on new knowledge on soil to both students and the whole society.
Number of researchers:
- Sustainability, quality and profitability of productions
- Biodiversity, ecosystems and soil
- Forest management
In research and development phase
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Companies and markets:
Forestry, wine and agricultural fields.
The group is stablished to advance in the understading of soil, natural resource key for sustainable management.
The SQS (Soils: Quality and Sustainability) group will develop research projects, take part in training programs (at postgraduate, doctorate and specialization levels), pass on knowlegde via scientific and technical journals, congresses, scientific meetings or other media, and collaborate with companies and institutions in innovation and transfer processes related to soils.
2511 - Soil Science
Mª Belén Turrión Nieves
Francisco Lafuente Álvarez
Olga López Carcelén
Rafael Mulas Fernández
Teresa de los Bueis Mellado
OBJECTIVES• PurposeThe group is constituted in order to advance knowledge about the soil, a key natural resource for sustainable management in the forestry, oenological and agronomic fields. To do this, it will develop research projects, participat... Read more >
This research line analyzes the consequences of land-use change on soil properties, focusing on organic carbon and the soil's capacity to storage carbon. We have also determined what land-uses or plant covers bring about sustainability improvements r... Read more >
This research line studies the effects of adding compost and different types of waste, such as ashes from biomass boilers or biochar from vine pruning, on degraded soils. This research line focuses on the impact of these additions in the microbiologi... Read more >
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