Jesús Fernández-Moya

Jesús Fernández-Moya
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | UPM · Departamento de Silvopascicultura

PhD

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Introduction
I'm passionate for finding different ways to find productive alternatives within the forestry sector that might help rural development. Hence, I'm currently working (with different degrees of intensity) in the following topics: + high value planted forests: walnut (Juglans), cherry (Prunus avium) and teak (Tectona grandis). + sustainable wild collection of aromatic plants and their transformation: essetial oils, hydrosols, extracts, infusions, condiments) + soil scieence in forest systems
Additional affiliations
September 2009 - July 2014
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Position
  • Researcher (predoc)
September 2009 - September 2013
University of Costa Rica
Position
  • Researcher (predoc)

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Publications (37)
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Wild cherry ( Prunus avium L.) is one of the main valuable temperate broadleaved species from Europe considering the market appreciation of their timber. In the present study we analyzed the growth performance of different wild cherry clones under different management treatments. A field trial was settled in Bosques Naturales S.A. “Sendelle” forest...
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The aim of this work was the valorization of various biomass residues (shavings, edged cuts, and pruning wastes) from walnut (Juglans major 209 × Juglans regia) obtained from forest maintenance and wood processing, as sources of antioxidant compounds by means of a green extraction process. A Plackett-Burmann experimental design was applied to analy...
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Within the activity of the H2020 'WOODnat' project ("Second generation of planted hardwood forests in the European Union") the growth parameters, yield and sanitary conditions of the most important walnut (Juglans spp.) plantations, established in Italy in the 1990s and in Spain starting from 1996, were recorded. One of the objectives of the projec...
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During 2019, the EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Plant-based Medicinal and Cosmetic Products has analysed the key factors that influence farmers and foresters to enter the Medicinal and Aromatic Plant (MAP) sector. The main question was: ‘How to create diversification opportunities for farmers through innovative value chains of plant-based medicinal and co...
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Walnut tree species (Juglans spp.) are commonly used for high-quality wood production in plantation forestry. In this paper, the most relevant walnut plantations in Italy and Spain have been reviewed and analysed under a geographic and techni- cian management point of view. Between 2016 and 2019 a total of 96 plantations (15 - 25 years old) were vi...
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Desde finales del siglo XX se han desarrollado en España diferentes modelos de plantaciones enfocadas a la producción de maderas nobles (nogal–Juglans sp.– y cerezo–Prunus sp.–). El éxito de estas ha sido dispar, considerándose factores como el material genético y la selección de sitio como claves para el éxito/fracaso de estas inversiones. Este tr...
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This book is a result of the project ‘Second generation of planted hardwood forests in the EU — Woodnat’, financed by the European Commission, carried out by a companies’ temporal consortium integrating Seistag Innovacion SL (Spain), Industrial Plants OOD (Bulgaria), ECM Ingenieria Ambiental SL (Spain), WAF Estructuras Digitales SL (Spain), Losan R...
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Many countries have employed recently developed technologies, such as airborne lidar, to capture nationwide three-dimensional information over the past few years. In Spain, a huge volume of lidar information is available for the majority of the territory in the Spanish National Plan of Aerial Orthophotography. In this article, a multi-source approa...
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Concentration dynamics and nutrient accumulation in above ground biomass components of Cedrela odorata L. in Costa Rica. Present study was conducted aiming to study nutrient concentration and accumulation dyna mics on Cedrela odorata L. (Meliaceae) trees to improve knowledge and management on tropical forestry plantations. False time series (chrono...
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Despite the international importance of teak (Tectona grandis) plantations, very few studies have been published on fertilisation, generally with inconsistent conclusions. To evaluate the effect of N-P-K fertilisation on teak stands of different ages and related factors, four N-P-K fertilisation trials were analysed over an 11-year chronosequence (...
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To enhance knowledge required for better management of tropical forest plantations, aboveground nutrient accumulation in different tree tissues (stem, branches, foliage and total) at different growth stages of Vochysia guatemalensis (white yemeri) was studied. False time series were used from 16 small farmer sites in humid tropical lowlands of Cost...
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REDD+ implementation requires robust, consistent, accurate and transparent national land cover historical data and monitoring systems. Satellite imagery is the only data source with enough periodicity to provide consistent land cover information in a cost-effective way. The main aim of this paper is the creation of an operational framework for moni...
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Vochysia guatemalensis Donn. Smith is a native species commonly used in small-scale reforestation programs in Costa Rica recognized for its fast growth under acidic and unfertile soil conditions. This study aimed to evaluate the nutrient concentration dynamics on individual trees of V. guatemalensis of increasing ages, in order to improve the under...
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Despite its low nutrient concentration, the high amount of biomass accumulated in the tree stem makes it an important nutrient sink. Hence, nutrient loss through timber removal at harvesting is a major cause of nutrient impoverishment at some forest sites. The present study was designed to test the following hypotheses: (a) nutrient allocation in t...
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European countries are increasingly employing airborne LiDAR to capture nationwide tridimensional information over the last decade. In Spain, a huge volume of LiDAR information is available for most part of the territory in the Spanish National Plan of Aerial Orthophotography (PNOA-LiDAR). In addition, many countries have carried out forest invento...
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Recent land use changes in Central America have involved the abandonment of marginal farmland activities, the regeneration of secondary forest and the spread of high return crops such as oil palm plantations. The potential impacts of land use change on overland flow are evaluated using data from Tinoco Experimental Catchment (South Pacific Costa Ri...
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p>En Mayo del 2012, después de más de un año de investigación y planeación, un En el presente trabajo se aborda el estudio de los cambios en la cobertura del terreno y su impacto medioambiental en espacios naturales y semiurbanos del Sur de Costa Rica, incluida la reserva natural del Parque del Corcovado y la laguna de Sierpe. Para ello, se han ut...
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Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) is an important species in the worldwide quality tropical hardwood sector, which has gained significance in Central America since the first large plantations were established in the 1980s. The present work is a descriptive study that aims to: (1) analyse and characterise the general soil patterns which may be influencing...
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Soil fertility management and forest nutrition are key factors determining management and productivity of both natural and planted forests. Reference values for foliar and soil nutrient contents and assessment of nutrient balances to evaluate the sustainability of planted forest systems can guide forest managers in determining whether or not additi...
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Proper soil management and forest nutrition are key to maintaining the productivity of planted or natural forests. This article reviews related concepts and developments for Central American forests and focuses on relevant topics for forest managers including land evaluation, nutrient cycling, diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies, and limitations of...
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The determination of thesoilmoisture regimehas been limitedin many casestocount the number ofclimatologicallydry months, regardless ofthe capacity of soilto hold water.For this work, it was proposed to analyze the hydric balance of the profiles studied taking into account not only climatic variables (three weather stations)but also edaphics, for wh...
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This study aims at assessing the nutrient sustainability of highly productive teak plantations in Central America by analyzing the nutrient accumulation dynamics at different ages and the allocation patterns throughout a rotation period. Three teak plantations (28 stands of different ages) were selected in Costa Rica and Panama, and nutrient and bi...
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The design of fertilization plans to cover large areas is complex, due to the considerable number of soil samples and soil fertility variables that must be taken into account. Classifying forest stands in groups according to their soil fertility (i.e. in nutrient management areas) can be very helpful to this respect and it is considered to be a fir...
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Afforestation is thought to improve soil hydraulic properties and recover hydrological services linked to forest systems. However, some researchers do not consider teak plantations as producing environmental services. The influence of teak plantations on hydraulic properties of Alfisols in a moist tropical region (North Pacific coast of Costa Rica)...
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Aim of study: Appropriate knowledge regarding teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) nutrition is required for a better management of the plantations to attain high productivity and sustainability. This study aims to answer the following questions: How can it be determined if a teak tree suffers a nutrient deficiency before it shows symptoms? Are nutrient con...
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Using the small-scale gradients in light and fertility imposed by the presence of trees on Mediterranean open oak woodlands, we studied differences in the ecology, floristic diversity and species composition of an annual grassland, and modeled plant relationships with soil properties and radiation using generalized linear models. The strong intra-a...

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This project is aimed to provide an integral approach to walnut hardwood supply chain from nurseries to close-to-market wood products. WOODNat consortium gathers 9 players representing the whole walnut hardwood value chain across Southern Europe willing to collaborate to generate added value. Putting together representatives of every tier in the chain, we will beat the atomization among landowners and discover new profitability paths to all of us.