José Alfonso Gómez Calero

Soil erosion laboratory
General: Soil and water conservation in tree crops, specially olive orchards.
Measuremente of runoff, water erosion and organic carbon al hillslope and small catchment scale using conventional techniques and erosion tracers.
Modelin of water erosion and water balance at different scales.
Gully erosion and control techniques.
Impact of soil management on soil quality and soil organic carbon content.
Improvement of cover crop use for erosion control and enhacement of biodiversity

1- Burguet, M., Guzmán, M.G., De Luna, E., Taguas, E., Gómez, J.A. 2018. Evaluation of disruption of sediment connectivity and herbicide transport across a slope by grass strips using a magnetic iron oxide tracer. Soil & Tillage Research. 180, pp. 268-281.

2- Guzmán, M.G., Sánchez, R., Lora, A., Gómez, J.A. 2019. A field evaluation of the impact of temporary cover crops on soil properties and vegetation communities in southern Spain vineyards. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 272, pp. 135-145.

3- Gómez, J.A., Campos, M.G., Castillo, F., Vanwalleghem, T., Giraldez, J.V. 2018. Soil erosion control, plant diversity, and arthropod communities under heterogeneous cover crops in an olive orchard. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25, pp. 977-989.

4- Carpio, A.,  Soriano, M.A., Guerrero, J.M.,  Sanchez, F., Lora, A.,  Gómez, J.A.,  2017. Evaluation of an unpalatable species (Anthemis arvensis L.) as an alternative cover crop in olive groves under high grazing pressure by rabbits. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 276, pp. 48-54.

5- Gómez, J.A., Francia, J.R, Guzmán, M.G.,  Vanwalleghem, T., Durán-Zuazo, V.H., Castillo, C.,  Aranda, M., Cárceles, B., Moreno, A. Barrón, V., Torrent, J. 2017. Lateral transfer of organic carbon and phosphorus by water erosion at hillslope scale in Southern Spain olive orchards. Vadose Zone Journal. 16, pp. 1-15.

6- Lombardo, L., Trujillo, C., Vanwalleghem, T., Gómez, J.A. 2017. Organic carbon fluxes by precipitation, throughfall and stemflow in an olive orchard in Southern Spain. Plant Biosystems. pp. 1039-1047.

7- Vanwalleghem, T., Gómez, J.A., Infante-Amate, J., Gonzalez de Molina, M., Vanderlinden, K.. Guzmán, M.G., Laguna, A.. Giraldez, J.V. 2017. Impact of historical land use and soil management change on soil erosion and agricultural sustainability during the Anthropocene. Anthropocene. 17, pp. 13-29.

Soil physical properties analysis

Design and evaluation of comprehensive measures of restoration in agricultural areas with severe erosion

Assessment in technological isues related to the research lines of the laboratory.

Member of the PhD program of the University of Cordoba and the University of Seville entitled “Agricultural, Food and Forest Engineering and Sustainable Rural Development”, and member of their Academic Comission.

Professor at the Intaernational Master on ” Olivicultura y Elaiotecnia” of the University of Cordoba.

Colaborator of the ETSIAM of the Univsersity of Cordoba advising/coadvising graduation and Master thesis.

Participant of the program of Landscape Diversification of the “Campiña” of Córdoba through collaborative agreement among IAS-C SIC, Municipality of Córdoba and University of Córdoba.