Jesús Rodrigo-Comino

Jesús Rodrigo-Comino
University of Granada | UGR · Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Física

PhD
Chief editor of @AirSoilWater and working at @gradogeo_ugr

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Introduction
Currently, I am working as Assistant Professor at University of Granada. Also, I am Chief Editor, Soil Section of Air, Soil and Water Research (SAGE) https://journals.sagepub.com/home/asw

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Publications (255)
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Abstract Soil geography should be clearly recognized as a sub-discipline of physical geography and soil science, but at various times over the last century, it was accepted as a complementary and descriptive sub-discipline of botany, agronomy, and geology. In other words, there was not a clear consensus about its definition and origins. The main go...
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Although soil erosion in vineyards is key to understanding the sustainability of agricultural management, there is not a worldwide definitive state-of-the-art review. It is accepted that soil erosion in vineyards has been more a scientific issue than an agronomic and environmental concern, and this review will point out key issues that will allow t...
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Transdisciplinary approaches that provide holistic views are essential to properly understand soil processes and the importance of soil to society and will be crucial in the future to integrate distinct disciplines into soil studies. A myriad of challenges faces soil science at the beginning of the 2020s. The main aim of this overview is to assess...
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Light pollution is the consequence of elevated lighting emitted by human-made artefacts to the lower atmosphere. Recently, there have been major advances in the assessment and mitigation of light pollution impacts on humans and the natural ecosystems. Severe negative impacts of light pollution have been highlighted while very few mitigation measure...
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Land degradation, especially soil erosion, is a societal issue that affects vineyards worldwide , but there are no current investigations that inform specifically about soil erosion rates in Chi-nese vineyards. In this review, we analyze this problem and the need to avoid irreversible damage to soil and their use from a regional point of view. Info...
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In this research, a long-term (2014–2020) approach to quantify surface runoff and soil loss generated by different land use and precipitation regimes on Pisha sandstone hillslopes from the Loess Plateau, China was carried out. Using the K-means clustering algorithm, 50 precipitation events were classified into three different regime types based on...
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Farmland shelterbelt system (FSS) in oasis desert ecotones can effectively improve ecosystem services, especially in fragile agricultural areas. However, the spatial-temporal heterogeneity of its ecological effects still needs further clarity, because the interactions are complex and multiple. Understanding this allows us to know the key practical...
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Afforestation of degraded lands close to mega-urban areas such as Beijing may help to restore some of the original soil carbon stocks and hold the potential for ameliorating the rate of increase in atmospheric CO2. However, the determinants of the stability of different soil carbon pools and the utility of indices of stability remain poorly charact...
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To evaluate the response of saffron to animal manure, and biological and chemical fertilizer in an arid climate, an experiment was performed as split plots based on a randomized complete blocks design with three replications during three consecutive crop growth seasons (2015–2018) at the Research Farm of University of Gonabad, Iran. The experimenta...
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In physically based catchment modeling, one of the most crucial tasks is to parameterize the soils, where water balance components are highly sensitive to the spatial structure of soil hydraulic properties. To estimate these parameters, Pedo-Transfer functions (PTFs) are applied, which define the functional relationships that transfer available mea...
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Evaluation of grazing impacts on land degradation processes is a difficult task due to the heterogeneity and complex interacting factors involved. In this paper, we designed a new methodology based on a predictive index of grazing susceptibility to land degradation index (GSLDI) built on artificial intelligence to assess land degradation susceptibi...
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Accurate prediction of digital soil map allows evaluation of larger areas with respect to the design of efficient land management plans at the regional scale. Nowadays, there is an increasing demand for high spatial resolution gridded soil data for crop planning and management because it saves time and costs. One of the most essential soil physical...
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In the panorama of studies related to the ability of lands to support both natural processes and agricultural production activities, the research introduces a still unexplored or under-studied theme which is that of the relationship between urban sprawl in its various forms and land quality. The first part of the work is dedicated to the motivatio...
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The accumulation of Potential Toxic Elements (PTEs) in soils is usually conditioned by parental material or anthropogenic sources. To achieve correct land management and land degradation neutrality it is necessary to spatially detect them. However, there are several areas over the world with high concentrations of PTE but without efficient maps and...
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This study explores the possibility to decipher if changes in the total area of a karst wetland due to land use, economy and population variations over a long‐term period (35 years) can affect microclimate changes (1958‐2019). To achieve this goal, we focused on Huangcaozhou, a national karst wetland park located in China. Our results showed that f...
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Since unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been established in geoscience as a key and accessible tool, a wide range of applications are currently being developed. However, not only the design of UAVs themselves is vital to carry out an accurate investigation, but also the sensors and the data processing are key parts to be considered. Several publ...
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El manejo del suelo es un tema clave para la correcta conservación del territorio, que permite contribuir al cuidado del medioambiente y garantizar la seguridad alimentaria. Su gestión poco sostenible, debido al uso de herbicidas, el laboreo o la intensificación de las plantaciones, dificulta la compleción de dichas metas. En la costa meridional de...
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Unsustainable grazing of animals exerts pressure on a range of environmental factors. This review assessed the impacts of grazing of small ruminants (sheep and goats) on hydrological processes (e.g., runoff occurrence, erosion) within European pasture lands. It also considered other effects of small ruminants grazing such as water pollution. Our re...
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Our ecosystems are facing changes at a local andglobal scale because of human interventions. These transformations are a result of drastic urbanization, rapid industrialization, and natural resources exploitation to provide livelihoods and commodities for the increasing population. Recent global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic or cross-borderi...
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Soil loss from root crops is an increasingly significant problem studied for some species, such as potatoes, sugar beets, carrots, celery, and onions. It reduces soil fertility and, subsequently, soil productivity. For leek and groundnut, however, there is little information to date. More research on this topic could help farmers reduce the process...
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In addition to having a high degree of freedom and self-organization, the Mediterranean city has been outlined as the place where a high degree of spatial, cultural, but also institutional disorder is achieved. The city is sometimes read in its many components as represented by a “difficult order to understand”. Therefore, in this chapter, we try t...
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Mediterranean European cities have undergone a transition from compact growth to a more discontinuous and dispersed spatial pattern during the last decades. It is characterized by the irregular expansion of low-density settlements. In many urban areas, the expansion of compact settlements first consumed low-quality soils and moderately degraded lan...
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The structure and composition of the landscape continuously evolve in space and time, influencing the physical, chemical and biological processes of the soil. These influences contribute significantly to the complex interactions between the natural environment and anthropic activities, shaping the characteristics and properties of the lands in vari...
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The initiatives of the Member States of the European Union aimed at soil protection vary and focus on the degradation processes that each of them considers as priorities. Mediterranean countries have adopted national action programs to combat land degradation, to which they are particularly sensitive both for climatic conditions (drought, water sca...
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Las enfermedades oculares impactarán considerablemente económica y socialmente si no se aborda la mitigación del cambio climático, dadas las relaciones probadas entre variables climáticas alteradas y enfermedades oculares. Consecuentemente, si una gestión adecuada mitiga los efectos del cambio climático, reducirá los problemas de salud. Los “sumide...
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Tillage is the main force of soil redistribution in agricultural land use and has been seen as more critical than water erosion. This study aims to evaluate the effect of tillage with standard disk in vineyards. A representative study area with grapevines was selected, and 39 inter-rows were selected to test the effect of slope and forward speed. I...
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This study aims to investigate how grazing is perceived across the Curvature Subcarpathians (Romania) by farmers. We investigate farmers' attitudes toward and understanding of grazing practice and associated processes involving small ruminants (sheep and goats). Additionally, we review the scientific literature and new discussions about grazing vs...
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Non-planned agricultural land abandonment is affecting natural hydrological processes. This is especially relevant in vulnerable arid karstic watersheds, where water resources are scarce but vital for sustaining natural ecosystems and human settlements. However, studies assessing the spatiotemporal evolution of the hydrological responses considerin...
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Article Info There is a worldwide risk of fire spread due to the mismanagement of stubble in agricultural land. In 2019, 3.6% of the forest area was damaged by fires in Turkey due to stubble burning. The burning of agriculture residues negatively affects soil properties, air quality and water resources. This finally threatens humankind sustainabili...
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The main goal of this research was to conduct a biophysical, economic, social, and perception-based approach to foresee the solutions that could be used to mitigate the soil loss problem cost-effectively in “La Ribera del Xúquer” district (Valencia Region, Spain). To achieve these goals, a farmer perception survey was carried out, and an assessment...
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This study aims to investigate how livestock grazing is perceived across the Curvature Subcarpathians (Romania) by the farmers. We investigate attitudes and understanding of farmers related to the grazing practice and associated processes with small ruminants (sheep and goats). Also, we review the scientific literature of new discussions about graz...
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Different indicators such as precipitation, surface and groundwater availability, vegetation, and soil types are indispensable in developing land management plans for detecting, monitoring, and evaluating drought impacts at the watershed scale. Because of the complex interactions among these indicators, it is well known that one single hydrometeoro...
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Factors involved in hillslope geometry and soil erosion are still under discussion by the scientific community-and one of these factors is microtopography. In this research, the effect of surface roughness (SR) on the soil loss was investigated for different complex hillslope (CHS) systems in terms of plan shapes (convergent, parallel, and divergen...
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Alpine mountain ecosystem shows strong interactions between abiotic and biotic parameters. They also receive high attention from human activities (natural tourism, trekking, skiing, etc.). However, as the potential disturbance risk areas in alpine mountains are increasing, it is necessary to understand the relationship between environmental factors...
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Remote sensing of specific climatic and biogeographical parameters is an effective means of evaluating the large-scale desertification status of drylands affected by negative human impacts. Here, we identify and analyze desertification trends in Iran for the period 2001–2015 via a combination of three indices for vegetation (NPP—net primary product...
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Un estudio en el que colaboraron investigadores del Hospital de la Axarquia (Vélez-Málaga, España), de la Universidad de Málaga (España), de la Universidad de Granada (España) y de la Universidad de Trier (Alemania) ha evaluado la asociación entre las enfermedades oculares más comunes y los factores ambientales y ha analizado el gasto sanitario nec...
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Rivers condition natural and human ecosystems, providing fertile soils and water for irrigation and consumption in rural and urban uses. However, the intensification of human activities and inherent environmental conditions (e.g., topography, slope or climate) are changing the sustainability of fluvial soil ecosystems. This is problematic, especial...
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En este trabajo se describen los recursos hídricos subterráneos con los que cuenta la Comunidad Valenciana, los cuales son analizados a nivel de Masa de Agua Subterránea (MASub). En dicha comunidad se identifican 113 MASub de las cuales 5 pertenecen a la Demarcación Hidrográfica del Ebro, 97 a la Demarcación Hidrográfica del Júcar y 11 a la Demarca...
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Assessing soil hydrological conditions can provide essential information for understanding the environmental processes that affect ecosystem services and, particularly in the context of ongoing climate change. This is key in areas affected by water scarcity such as the Mediterranean belt. Therefore, the main goals of this research are (i) to assess...
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This chapter focused on topographical features as key factors in soil erosion processes with emphasis on the slope and variety of profiles and planes. If there is an accurate understanding between the topographical features and the hydrology processes, it can be useful and efficient in the watershed’s management and soil conservation plans. Accordi...
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In recent years, the occurrence of floods is one of the most important challenges facing in Hamadan city. In the absence/inefficiency of urban drainage systems, rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems as low-impact development (LID) methods can be considered as a measure to reduce the floods. In this study, three scenarios concerning the RWH from the ro...
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Onion is one of the most important vegetables grown in southern Brazil. However, despite its profitability, little is known about its response to soil erosion throughout its productive cycle divided into 5 stages: S1 (germination), S2 (formation of leaves and roots), S3 (bulbification), S4 (snap) and S5 (harvesting). With the aim of providing knowl...
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Economic, social, and climatic conditions affect agricultural production. Those changes are relevant to the rainfed agricultural areas of the Mediterranean Belt, including Spain—the largest producer of olive oil in the world. However, little is known about the effect of the climate on olive production and farmer income. In this study, the correlati...
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Field surveys are needed to analyze the impact of wildfire due to the wide range of factors that fire introduces in nature and human-made ecosystems. This research aims to provide an understanding of the complex ecological relationships with fire and some soil features in karst areas of the Mediterranean Pinus brutia forest. The study was carried o...
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Shifting cultivation (jhum cultivation), a common practice of converting forest land into agricultural land by slash and burn is threatening the ecosystem. This study assesses the effect of shifting cultivation cycles on soil quality in the North-eastern Himalayan region using a minimum of soil properties. To achieve this goal, a soil quality index...
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Policymakers, stakeholders and rural inhabitants must be aware of the relevance of soil erosion as an irreversible landdegradation process. This is key to achieve the land degradation neutrality challenge and the sustainability of humankindand natural ecosystems. Agricultural areas are being affected by soil erosion threatening soil quality and, su...
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Climate change generates negative impacts on human health. However, little is known about specific impacts on eye diseases, especially in arid and semi-arid areas where increases in air temperatures are expected. Therefore, the main goals of this research are: (i) to highlight the association between common eye diseases and environmental factors; a...
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In developing countries, the intensification of urban processes affects the correct management of the territories. Specific natural hazards such as landslides, floods or soil sealing are influencing several urban settlements worldwide. One example can be found in the oldest city of the world, i.e., Hamadan City, where floods are associated with hum...
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Earthworms are key indicators of soil quality and health in vineyards, but research that considers different soil management systems, especially in Slovenian viticultural areas is scarce. In this investigation, the impact of different soil management practices such as permanent green cover, the use of herbicides in row and inter-row areas, use of s...
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Modifying human activities is key to achieving land degradation neutrality in rangelands. Rangeland stakeholders encompass different ownership regimes; however, little is known about whether different ownership models benefit or degrade social conditions and ecosystem services in the Middle East. The aim of this research was to determine the effect...
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Land degradation and, subsequently, desertification processes are conditioned by biophysical factors and human impacts. Nowadays, there is an increasing interest by social scientists to assess its implications. Especially, it is relevant to the potential changes and landscape deterioration on population, economic systems and feedbacks of local soci...
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Background As one of the main components of land-use change, deforestation is considered the greatest threat to global environmental diversity with possible irreversible environmental consequences. Specifically, one example could be the impacts of land-use changes from oak forests into agricultural ecosystems, which may have detrimental impacts on...
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Railways play a key role in the connection between urban and rural areas and enhance the economic sectors of many countries. However, little is known about wind regimes within the railway corridors, particularly in developing countries. The main aim of this research is to identify and analyze wind regimes and sand drift potential (DP) within the Sa...
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In order to prevent land degradation in areas before hosting big events such as the Winter Olympic Games (WOG), developing strategic vegetation restoration plans is key. To evaluate four experimental areas with different degrees of human impacts located in the Chongli District, northern Hebei Province, China, where the coming WOG 2022 will take con...
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Accurate estimation of drought events is vital for the mitigation of their adverse consequences on water resources, agriculture and ecosystems. Machine learning algorithms are promising methods for drought prediction as they require less time, minimal inputs, and are relatively less complex than dynamic or physical models. In this study, a combinat...
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Climate change leverages landscape transformations and exerts variable pressure on natural environments and rural systems. Earlier studies outlined how Mediterranean Europe has become a global hotspot of climate warming and land use change. The present work assumes the olive tree, a typical Mediterranean crop, as a candidate bioclimatic indicator,...
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Water poverty index (WPI) is widely considered a simple and clear tool to evaluate the effects of combined factors on water shortage and resources stress. In this research, we tried to focus on water tensions in the upstream part of the Karoon basin in Iran for analyzing the water status of the area. For this purpose, the required data were firstly...
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Soil erosion (SE) and climate change are closely related to environmental challenges that influence human wellbeing. However, the potential impacts of both processes in semi-arid areas are difficult to be predicted because of atmospheric variations and non-sustainable land use management. Thus, models can be employed to estimate the potential effec...
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Spain has been highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is reflected at different scales. From an economic point of view, lockdowns and the reduction of activities have damaged the country (e.g., complete lockdown from March 13 to June 21, 2020). However, it is not clear if the associated environmental impacts could be observed in 2020. Curr...