J. Francisco Lavado Contador
Álvaro Gómez Gutiérrez
Manuel Pulido Fernández
The University of Extremadura (UEX, Spain) carries out high level teaching and research activities, as well as the dissemination of science and innovation to society, creating a significant socio-economic impact within a cross-border campus of international dimensions.
Over the past decade UEX has managed over 40 European research projects, and it is increasing its participation with the support of its Management and Transfer of Research Results Service. The UEX team participating in AGROMIX is part of a larger network from the Institute for Sustainable Land Development (INTERRA), which brings together 90 researchers from a variety of disciplines including geography, biology, chemistry, sociology, economics, geodesy, and civil engineering.
This team has carried out a variety of research projects in areas with silvopastoral land use systems for more than 25 years, covering multiple scales ranging from soil, plot, farm, catchment, and region. The studies have focused on subjects such as hydrological and erosion processes, land degradation, soil carbon dynamics, pasture production and quality, vegetation
dynamics, forest and grazing management options, ecosystem services, and the development of indicators for integrated land evaluation. Various members of the team are specialised in spatial analysis, digital elevation models, statistical modelling, remote sensing and the application of terrestrial laser scanner and high-quality unmanned vehicles for land surface and vegetation analysis.