PhD Manuel López-Vicente

Researcher (‘Investigador Distinguido’ – Xunta de Galicia) en CICA UDC Centro de Investigacións Científicas Avanzadas

Manuel López-Vicente does research on soil science in agricultural and forest systems: Surface hydrology (runoff and non-saturated zone), soil erosion and sediment connectivity, evaluation of sustainable agronomic practices (e.g. cover crops, mulching, textiles), nutrient and carbon conservation, and crop yield and plant vigour. To shed light on these topics, we combine field observations and surveys, near real-time monitoring, and numerical simulation (models and indices). I am currently leading several projects in vineyards, pastures and forest plantations in humid Atlantic environments.