•  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


 

 SUSALPS
 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)

2009-2014
PhD Thesis:
"Carbon Sequestration Mechanisms in Semiarid Soils according
to Land Use and Management Practices"
University of Murcia and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

02.2012-05.2012
Guest PhD Student at the Chair of Soil Science of the
Technical University Munich (TUM)

03.2011-06.2011
Guest PhD Student at the Chair of Soil Science of the
Technical University Munich (TUM)

2008-2009
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)

2003-2008
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