• Carbon sequestration and climate change
• Agro -climatology
• Soil Mapping and GIS
• Polluted soils
Dra. Chiquinquirá Hontoria Fernández
Associate Professor in the Soil Science Unit of the Department of Agricultural Production at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Her scientific career has been aimed at evaluating the effect of management on soil functionality and quality from a holistic point of view and in relation to crop performance. The use of cover crops, conservation agriculture, soil-microbiota-plant interaction, recovery of degraded soils and land evaluation are some of the aspects developed in his research career. He has participated in numerous research projects and has collaborated with companies and public bodies.
In addition, CASAM is integrated into two university clusters: CEI Moncloa-Global Change and New Energy and Agro-Food and Health and the Group on Educational Innovation in Soil Science. CASAM research activities are focuses on different aspects of soil quality in agro-ecosystems, including degradation, conservation, improvement and the role of agricultural soils as a source or sink of greenhouse gas emissions.