Dr. Carolina Boix-Fayos

Carolina Boix-Fayos

Tenured scientist (CSIC), since 2008

Former jobs at the University of Valencia and University of Amsterdam.


Ph.D. in Geography, University of Valencia (Spain), 2000

M.Sc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. Watershed Management, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) (Enschede, The Netherlands), 2002

M.Sc. in Geography, University of Valencia (Spain), 1992

Degree in Education, Cheste School, University of Valencia (Spain), 1989

Research interest

My research interests are related to processes of land degradation, considering biophysical aspects, such as geomorphological processes at different spatial scales, water-sediments-organic carbon dynamics and land use change. But also considering the socioeconomic dimension: stakeholder and conflict analysis, livelihoods and policies.

Current research projects

Procesos erosivos y dinámica de carbono en cuencas mediterráneas afectadas por cambios de uso del suelo y diques de retención de sedimentos (ERCO) (CICYT CGL2007/62590/BTE). Ministry of Science and Innovation (CICYT). National Research Plan, 2007-2011. Coordinator: Carolina Boix Fayos

Análisis y evaluación de escenarios de uso y manejo de suelo para el control de la exportación de sedimentos y el secuestro de carbono a escala de cuenca (ESUMA) (SENECA 11859/P/09). Foundation Séneca (Goverment Region of Murcia), 2010-2012. Coordinator: Carolina Boix Fayos

Mediterranean Intermittenr River Management (MIRAGE). European Community (FP7-ENV-2007-1), 2009-2012. Coordinator: Jochen Froebrich ( Wageningen UR – Alterra Centre), CEBAS coordinator: Gonzalo González Barberá

A global initiative to combat desertification (DESIRE). European Community (FP7-ENV-2007-1), 2007-2012. Coordinator: Coen Ritsema (Wageningen UR – Alterra Centre), Coordinator CSIC: Albert Solé-Benet (EEZA-CSIC)

Selected publications

Boix-Fayos, C., de Vente, J., Albaladejo, J., Martínez-Mena, M. 2009. Soil carbon erosion and stock as affected by land use changes at the catchment scale in Mediterranean ecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 133, 75-85

Boix-Fayos, C., Barberá, G.G., López-Bermúdez, F., Castillo, V.M., 2007. Effects of check-dams, reforestation and land use changes on river channel morphology: study case of the Rogativa catchment (Murcia, Spain). Geomorphology 91, 103-123.

Boix-Fayos, C., Martínez-Mena, M., Arnau-Rosalén, E., Calvo-Cases, A., Castillo, V., Albaladejo, J., 2006. Measuring soil erosion by field plots: understanding the sources of variation. Earth Science Reviews 78, 267-285.

Boix-Fayos, C., Calvo-Cases, A., Imeson, A.C., Soriano-Soto, M.D., 2001. Influence of soil properties on the aggregation of some Mediterranean soils and the use of aggregate size and stability as land degradation indicators. Catena 44, 47-46.