The unknown, the unforetold, the unproven, that is what life is based on. Ignorance is the ground of thought. Unproof is the ground of action. […] Tell me […], what is known? What is sure, unpredictable, inevitable – the one certain thing you know concerning your future, and mine?
Ursula K. Le Guin

What I do?

Savannas are among Earth’s most complex, variable, and extensive agrosilvopastoral systems (~20%). One-fifth of the world’s population depends upon them, although they are highly vulnerable to changes in land use and climate. These changes affect not only ecosystem functioning but also the land-atmosphere linkages and regional carbon cycle in ways still unknown. Since savannas are greatly influenced by human activities, private and institutional practices play a key role in their conservation. 

Integrating Earth Observation data into process-based models will enable us to map the evolution of the ecosystem’s health, improving its management, productivity, and resilience.

I define myself as a semiarid ecosystem ecohydrologist, like the ones Frank Herbert dedicated his novel Dune (“To the people whose labors go beyond ideas into the realm of “real materials” to the dry-land ecologists, wherever they may be, in whatever time they work, this effort at prediction is dedicated in humility and admiration.“). 

My entire career has been connected to Mediterranean landscapes, involving semiarid savanna-type (e.g., dehesas) and agricultural ecosystems (e.g., vineyards, olive orchards), driven by my concerns about the agricultural and livestock production model, its sustainability, and potential alternatives.


Savannas in the world

Tactic’s end is coming

Tactic project is approaching its end (July 2023), the final data are being taken (with the field campaign led by Prof. Dube) and analyzed, and the results are being presented (in different conferences and workshops).In the next bullet points, you can find some...

Ciencia en el bar

De la mano de la Unidad de Cultura Científica de la Universidad de Córdoba, estuvimos hablando de ciencia con nuestra gente: "La investigadora del grupo de Dinámica Fluvial e Hidrología Ana Andreu compartió sus investigaciones a modo de monólogo con el público...

Ciencia y Música bajo las Estrellas

Nuestra misión es explorar las características de la superficie de los planetas desde el espacio, averiguar si es un planeta bosque como la luna de Endor, un planeta cubierto de hielo como Hoth, o un desierto como Tatooine. Nuestra nave, el Bellotero Milenario, tiene...

Materiales de formacion

Dossier de resultados del proyecto SWATCH  dosierSWATCHServifapa del proyecto SWATCH (OJO!!! PROVISIONAL) Dosier_Resultados_SWATCHServifapa formacion en teledeteccion. (OJO!!! PROVISIONAL) TELEDETECCION-SERVIFAPA.pptx

New publications!

New publications coming out!!! Gonzalez-Dugo et al., (2020). Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci Discussion. Long-term water stress and drought monitoring of Mediterranean oak savanna vegetation using thermal remote...
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