•  Principal mechanisms of Carbon stabilization in soil
 •  C and N dynamics in soil according to land use and management practices
 •  Sustainable uses and protection of soil in agricultural and
    forest semiarid environments
 •  Fractionation methods of soil organic matter
 •  Improvement of soil structure and aggregate dynamics


 Sustainable use of alpine and pre- alpine grassland soils in a changing climate

Since 2015
Post-Doctoral Position at the Chair of Soil Science of the
Technical University Munich (TUM)

PhD Thesis:
"Carbon Sequestration Mechanisms in Semiarid Soils according
to Land Use and Management Practices"
University of Murcia and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Guest PhD Student at the Chair of Soil Science of the
Technical University Munich (TUM)

Guest PhD Student at the Chair of Soil Science of the
Technical University Munich (TUM)

Master in "Sustainable use and protection of soil in semiarid
environments". Master's dissertation:
"Efficiency of different soil restoration techniques on organic carbon
sequestration in semiarid ecosystems"
University of Murcia and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Bachelor Degree in Environmental Sciences
University of Murcia and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Author(s): Martinez-Mena M, Almagro M, Garcia-Franco N, Vente J, Garcia E, Boix-Fayos C (2019)
Title: Fluvial sedimentary deposits as carbon sinks: organic carbon poolsand stabilization mechanisms across a Mediterranean catchment
Source: Biogeosciences 16, 1035–1051

Author(s): Wiesmeier M, Urbanski L, Hobley E, Lang B, Lützow M, Marin-Spiotta E, Wesemael B, Rabot E, Ließ M, Garcia-Franco N, Wollschläger U, Vogel HJ, Kögel-Knabner I (2019)
Title: Soil organic carbon storage as a key function of soils - A review of drivers and indicators at various scales
Source: Geoderma 333: 149-162

Author(s): Hobley E, Garcia‐Franco N, Hübner R, Wiesmeier M (2017)
Title: Reviewing our options: Managing water‐limited soils for conservation and restoration
Source: Land Degradation and Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2849

Author(s): Garcia‐Franco N, Hobley E, Hübner R, Wiesmeier M (2017)
Title: Climate-Smart Soil Management in Semiarid Regions
Source: Soil Management and Climate Change - Effects on Organic Carbon, Nitrogen Dynamics, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-812128-3.00023-9

Author(s): Almagro M, Garcia-Franco N, Martinez-Mena M (2017)
Title: The potential of reducing tillage frequency and incorporating plant residues as a strategy for climate change mitigation in semiarid Mediterranean agroecosystems
Source: Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 246, 210-220

Author(s): Almagro M, De Vent J, Garcia-Franco N, Melgares de Aguilar J, Solé-Benet A, González D, Martínez-Mena M (2016)
Title: Sustainable land management practices as providers of several ecosystem services under rainfed Mediterranean agroecosystems
Source: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Author(s): Garcia-Franco N, Martínez-Mena M, Goberna M, Albaladejo J (2015)
Title: Changes in soil aggregation and microbial community structure control carbon sequestration after afforestation of semiarid shrublands
Source: Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 87, 110-121

Author(s): Garcia-Franco N, Albaladejo J, Almagro M, Martínez-Mena M (2015)
Title: Beneficial effects of reduced tillage and Green manure on soil aggregation and stabilization of organic carbon in a Mediterranean agroecosystem
Source: Soil and Tillage Research. 153, 66-75

Author(s): Garcia-Franco N, Wiesmeier M, Goberna M, Martínez-Mena M, Albaladejo J (2014)
Title: Carbon dynamics after afforestation of semiarid shrublands: implications of site preparation techniques
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 319, 107-115

Author(s): Martínez-Mena M, Garcia-Franco N, Almagro M, Ruiz-Navarro A, Albaladejo J, Melgares de Aguilar J, Gonzalez D, Querejeta JI (2013)
Title: Decreased foliar nitrogen and crop yield in organic rainfed almond trees during transition from reduced tillage to no-tillage in a dryland farming system
Source: European Journal of agronomy. 49, 149-157

Author(s): Albaladejo J, Ortiz R, Garcia-Franco N, Ruiz Navarro A, Almagro M, Garcia Pintado J, Martínez-Mena M (2013)
Title: Land use and climate change impacts on soil organic carbon stocks in semi-arid Spain
Source: Journal of Soils Sediments. 13, 265-277