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Oscar Gonzalez Pelayo

Oscar Gonzalez Pelayo

Assistant Researcher

  • Author Name : Gonzalez-Pelayo O.

  • Researcher ID: K-7912-2014
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6193-4040
  • Ciencia ID: CF1A-DD98-1E21
  • Department: Environmental Planning
  • Research Group: Socio-Ecological Systems Analysis, Management & Planning (SES)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Gonzales-Pelayo, Óscar OR González-Pelayo, O. OR González-Pelayo, Oscar OR Oscar Pelayo OR Oscar Gonzalez OR González-Pelayo, Óscar OR Gonzalez-Pelayo, Oscar OR González, O.) and AD=( Valencia or Aveiro)

Research interests

Soil erosion and hydrology in forest and agricultural lands
Soil management impacts on soil physical properties
Post-wildfire on/off-site effects and its mitigation
Soil burn severity assessment
Prescribed fire impacts on soil based-Ecosystem Servivces

Academic degrees

2011. Ph.D. in Soil Biology. University of Valencia.
2003. MASTER in Environmental Sciences: Desertification and hydrology. University of Valencia.
2001. CAP (Curso de Aptitud Pedagógica/Pedagogic Skills Course). University of Valencia.
1994-2000. Academic degree in Biology

Scientific activities

Oscar González-Pelayo is PhD in Soil Science (2011), he has a MsC degree in Desertification and Pedagogic spezialization course besides a bachelor in Biology by University of Valencia, Spain. In the last 20 years has been involved in 17 national and international EU projects as a researcher in (i) Desertification Research Center, (ii) University of Valencia (Spain) & (iii) CESAM (Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar-Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal). His research is developed on soil genesis, soil erosion and hydrology in forest and agriculture lands, on post-wildfire on/off-site effects and its mitigation, and on desertification processes.
His PhD was developed between the Desertification Research Centre (Spain) and ESAC (Portugal) on the fire effects on soil properties. His post-doc in Univ. Aveiro and Univ. Valencia was focused on desertification issues and soil threats as (i) agricultural soil loss and its mitigation, and (ii) soil erosion from forest fire recurrence and severity, its mitigation, and the study of prescribed fire impacts on soil properties and functions, which gives him a deep understanding on the importance of the consequences of fire regime at ecological and social level.
His works has resulted in 46 publications, 28 of which were in international peer-reviewed journals across different disciplines (Environmental Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Agricultural and Biological Science, Social Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Engineering) that were cited 703 times. He shared research with 144 co-authors and resulted in a Scopus H-index of 16. He has authored/co-authored 3 book chapters, 23 papers in conference proceedings and over 100 communications in international conferences. He supervised 2 PhD students and 2 MsC thesis, and Co-supervised 6 MsC thesis and 4 BsC dissertations. He also has been PhD jury member at Wageningen Univ. (The Netherlands). He is/was member of organizing and scientific committees of 3 international conferences. He has received two scientific awards and is also reviewer for 10 Q1 international journals.



SOLVO - Solutions to restore degraded Soils in mediterranean OLive orchards Via Organic mulch and biochar from olive industry waste See more

POLLINATE - Can biochar-engineered soils boost habitat use for pollinators in Portuguese sown biodiverse pastures? See more

SOILCOMBAT - Engineering the sponge function of Portuguese pasture soils to sustainably combat desertification See more

FirEProd - Prescribed burning, fire risk and eucalypts productivity: from research to practice See more

FRISCO-Managing Fire-induced RISks of water quality Contamination See more

ASHES - Advection and diffusion of suspended sediments from wildfires in rough open channel flows See more

SusPiRe - a tool towards sustainable management of Pinus pinaster (Ait.) forests based on the prediction of spontaneous regeneration See more

LIFE REFOREST - Erosion prevention and flora REstauration of burnt FOREST areas through innovative fungal-technosol solution See more

ASHMOB - Wildfire ASH MOBilization by wind and water erosion: a combined measurementmodeling approach for prediction of post-fire ash mobilization risk See more

EPyRIS - Joint Strategy for the Protection and Restoration of Ecosystems Affected by Forest Fires. (Integrated management in high-risk natural areas) See more

FIRE-C-BUDs - Indirect effects of wildfire (severity) on carbon fluxes and budgets See more

RECARE - Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Asjra Bosch (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Koen Bokhorst (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Benedikt Buchspies (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Silvia Foresta (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ariët Kieskamp (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sjors Busink (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): André Vallendar (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Federica Cenzato (not a CESAM member)

BSc Project (Co-supervisor): Astrid Mous (not a CESAM member)

BSc Project (Co-supervisor): Céline van Beek (not a CESAM member)

BSc Project (Co-supervisor): Christiaan Wewer (not a CESAM member)

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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