River Jup basin after fire


Photo submitted by María Burguet, a PhD student at the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at Córdoba (IAS-CSIC, Spain). His research interests include the sources of sediment, runoff and carbon in Andalusian olive grove at different scales and under different agricultural managements.
This photo was taken shortly after the fire that occurred in the area of Carcaixent-Alzira-La Valldigna (Valencia, Spain) in 2006: “I think it reflects very well the main factors that shape the current Mediterranean landscape: wildfires, soil erosion and the intense ‘re-agriculturization’ that takes place anywhere and at any price. “

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About Antonio

I am a Biologist (BS in 1996) and PhD in Soil Science (2000), and work teaching and researching at the University of Sevilla (Spain). My on-going work includes the study of soil degradation processes in Mediterranean areas, soil erosion and the impact of wildfires on soils.
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