Personal /Gestió forestal multifuncional
Rovira Castellà, Pere A.
973 48 1752 (246)

Ph.D. Biology 2001. University of Barcelona. Thesis: Organic matter accumulation and stabilization in mediterranean forest soils: Physical protection, biochemical quality and depth effects.

Research outline

2001 University of Barcelona. Post-doctoral research.
2006 CNRS. Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive, Montpellier. Dir: M. M. Coûteaux
2007 CNRS. Université de Poitiers, UMR 6514. Dir: Laurent Grasset.
2008 Researcher 'Ramón y Cajal' in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC).
2013 Staff Researcher in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC).

Research topics

 1. Soil organic matter chemistry & biochemistry, as affected by Climate Change, Land use change, Wildfires, and other biogeochemical constraints.
 2. Humic amendments and fertilizers: obtention, characterization, effects on plant production, effects on soil biochemistry.
 3. Terrestrial carbon cycle, with focus on soil C stocks, at regional or national scale. Understanding factors determining soil C storage.

Selected publications (last 5 years)

Garcia-Pausas J., Rabissi A., Rovira P. & Romanyà J. 2017. Organic fertilisation increases C and N stocks and reduces soil organic matter stability in mediterranean vegetable gardens. Land Degradation & Development 28, 691-698.

Baptist F., Aranjuelo I., Legay N., Lopez-Sangil L., Molero G., Rovira P. & Nogués S. 2015. Rhizodeposition of organic carbon by plants with contrasting traits for resource acquisition: responses to different fertility regimes. Plant and Soil 394, 391-406.

Rovira P., Sauras T., Salgado J. & Merino A. 2015. Towards sound comparisons of soil carbon stocks: A proposal based on the cumulative coordinates approach. Catena 133, 420-431.

Martí Roura M., Rovira P., Casals P. & Romanyà J. 2014. Post fire mineral N allocation and stabilisation in particle size fractions in Mediterranean grassland and shrubland. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 75: 124 132.

Lopez Sangil L. & Rovira P. 2013. Sequential chemical extractions of the mineral associated soil organic matter: An integrated approach for the fractionation of organo mineral complexes. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 62, 57 67.

Lopez-Sangil L. & Rovira P. 2013. Individual closed chamber: an alternative method for quantifying 14C in both labeled organic and inorganic carbon substrates. Biogeochemistry 112, 139 148.

Rovira P., Duguy B. & Romanyà J. 2012.  Long-term effects of wildfires on the biochemical quality of soil organic matter: a study on mediterranean shrublands. Geoderma 179-180, 9-19.