- Soil degradation control
- Cover crops in woody crops (olive groves, vineyards)
- Conservation Agriculture and its effect on the balance of water, carbon and nitrogen in soils
- Physical, chemical and biological soil indicators.
- Agronomic and physiological study of indicators of drought resistance in crops and wild species
- Biology, ecology and population dynamics of weeds.
- Sustainable weed control. Improvement of conventional methods.
- Nematodes as indicators of the diversity and functionality of soil
- Assessment and multiplication of Plant Genetic Resources.
- Regeneration and multiplication of cultivated and wild species, of cereals and legumes base and active collections
Dr. José Luis Gabriel Pérez
Senior Scientist at the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA). PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the School of Agricultural Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. His line of work has focused on sustainable production systems and more specifically on the efficient use of water and nitrogen and the introduction of plant covers for the optimisation of production and the reduction of pollution, all based on field trials (including the use of soil and plantsensors, both proximal and remote), as well as the use of simulation models for the analysis of different scenarios. He has been awarded by Fertiberia and the Polytechnic University of Madrid for his doctoral thesis, as well as by the Spanish Society of Horticultural Sciences (SECH) and INIA for his research career.
At national levels COSVE collaborates with research group within the AGRISOST consortium and other national institutions such as the Fat Research Institute (CSIC), Agricultural and Technological Institute of Castilla y León, Madrid Institute for Research and Rural Development in Food and Agriculture, Research Institute “Finca La Orden de Extremadura”, Research Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Training in Andalusia, the Navarro Institute of Technology and Infrastructure Agrofood, the Technical University of Madrid, Complutense University and Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Alcala de Henares and Lleida.
At international level COSVE collaborates with FAL (Bundesforschungsanstalt fuer Landwirtschaft), Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna (Italy) Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agroambientali, University of California and the Center for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) in Athens.