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  BELLOT ABAD, JUAN FRANCISCO

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BELLOT ABAD, JUAN FRANCISCO

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Current professional activity

Position:
CATEDRATICO/A DE UNIVERSIDAD
Dept.
ECOLOGIA
Institutes:
I.M.E.M. RAMON MARGALEF (IMEM)
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Academic background

  • Doctorado Ciencias Biológicas
    Universidad de Alicante (01/02/1989)
  • LICENCIADO CIENCIAS BIOLÓGICAS
    Universidad de Valencia (01/06/1978)

The work developed since the 1980s relates to the role of Mediterranean vegetation cover on the generation of runoff, retention of erosion, water content in the soil, and water balances at ecosystem level. Up to 1990 the works are mainly focused on the Mediterranean holm oak, to spend in the last years the study of Mediterranean native scrubland and mainly of the regrowth species, in relation to their water dynamics and soil-plant interaction in pine understory environments or in Deforested areas. The objective of these studies has been to expand knowledge to understand the functioning of Mediterranean ecosystems, and to improve their management, analyzing the ecological relations focused on aspects applied to the management of Mediterranean natural resources, and more specifically in forestry and the Water.

During the last 2 decades, the main line of research has been the study of water dynamics and eco-hydrology in Mediterranean ecosystems of semi-arid climate (pines, scrubland and alpha grass), and their effects on water balances and recharge of aquifers, in The context of climate change. He has developed the eco-hydrological model HYDROBAL for the calculation of balances and recharge of aquifers, depending on changes in vegetation cover and climate change.

The main lines of research have been: Eco-hydrology in semiarid media; Analysis of land use change and planning; Climate change and water dynamics in ecosystems; Restoration of degraded ecosystems; Biodiversity conservation, Plant disturbance and dynamics

He leads the research group at the UA: Management of Ecosystems and Biological Biodiversity