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 focusses on the analysis of the physical and socio-ecological factors and processes of soil degradation and erosion, at different spatial and temporal scales. With this, we focus on the research of solutions of sustainable management techniques and scenarios in natural and agricultural systems. Through the analysis of the impacts of management scenarios on ecosystem services, involving stakeholders at different levels, with particular attention to the interaction of physical processes and socioeconomic drivers, we aim to provide support to policies and management plans.

Current research projects

Crop diversification and low-input farming across Europe: from practitioners’ engagement and ecosystems services to increased revenues and value chain organisation (Diverfarming)
Funding source: EU H2020 program
PI Coordinator: R. Zornoza (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena)
Coordination at our group: Carolina Boix-Fayos

El potencial de DEpósitos sedimentarios como sumideros de CArbono: factores y mecanismos que favorecen su preservación en cuencas de DrEnaje. Implicaciones para su gestión (DECADE)
Funding source: Fundación Séneca (Regional Government of Murcia)
Duration: 2019-2022
PI: Carolina Boix-Fayos

Ecosystem services provision from semiarid catchments: quantification and optimization through sustainable and participatory management
Funding source: Fundación Séneca Región de Murcia. Programa Jiménez de la Espada
Duration: 2018
PI: Carolina Boix-Fayos

Selected publications

Boix-Fayos, C., Boerboom, L.G.J., Janssen, R., Martínez-Mena, M., Almagro, M., Pérez-Cutillas, P., Eekhout, J.P.C., Castillo, V., de Vente, J., 2020. Mountain ecosystem services affected by land use changes and hydrological control works in Mediterranean catchments. Ecosystem Services 44, 101-136.

Eekhout, J.P.C., Boix-Fayos, C., Pérez-Cutillas, P., de Vente, J., 2020.The impact of reservoir construction and changes in land use and climate on ecosystem services in a large Mediterranean catchment. Journal of Hydrology 590, 125-208.

van Leeuwen, C. C. E., Cammeraat, E. L. H., de Vente, J., and Boix-Fayos, C., 2019. The evolution of soil conservation policies targeting land abandonment and soil erosion in Spain: A review. Land Use Policy, 83: 174–186.

Boix-Fayos, C., Martínez-Mena, M., Cutillas, P.P., de Vente, J., Barberá, G.G., Mosch, W., Navarro Cano, J.A., Gaspar, L. and Navas, A., 2017. Carbon redistribution by erosion processes in an intensively disturbed catchment. Catena, 149(3): 799-809.

Boix-Fayos, C., Nadeu, E., Quiñonero, J.M., Martínez-Mena, M., Almagro, M. and de Vente, J., 2015. Sediment flow paths and associated organic carbon dynamics across a Mediterranean catchment. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19(3): 1209-1223.