José A. Gómez PhD


Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible (IAS)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Alameda del Obispo, s/n
Apdo. de Correos 4084
14080 - Córdoba  (Spain)
Tel: +(34) 957 499 210 Fax: + (34) 957 499 252









José A. Gómez is a staff scientist at the Agronomy department of the  Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain). He works there on sustainability of Mediterranean agricultural systems, concentrating in olive olive orchards. His final objective is to contribute to improve soil conservation in one of the key crops in the region, a crop subjected to severe erosion problems.

With that final objective, he colaborates in several projects aimed to understand hydrological fluxes and erosion processes in olive orchards as well as the effect of different soil management on soil properties. His main interests are related to measurement of runoff and water erosion at hillslope and small basin level, modeling of runoff and soil erosion, and soil quality. He has also an interest in initiatives involving collaboration among specialists from different areas around sustainability of olive cultivation from a broader perspective. If you click here you will access a web page about this subject with plenty of information.

He obtained an Agricultural Engineering Degree at the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Forestry, University of Córdoba (Spain), and a  PhD on Agricultural Engineering  at the University of Córdoba. Afterwards we was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the NSERL, at the Purdue University Campus, working on water erosion modeling (RUSLE and WEPP), spatial variability of infiltration and rill initiation.  He has been, since 2002, at the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in Cordoba.


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Last updated: February 1st 2010