José Andrés López Tarazón

I am a fluvial geomorphologist with research interests in sediment transport, fluvial processes, catchment hydrology and how global change can affect all these. My PhD thesis, which was supervised by Dr. Ramon Batalla and Dr. Damià Vericat, linked catchment hydrology to sediment transport. During my period as PhD student, I was visiting student at two international institutions, the University of Potsdam (supervised by Prof. Dr. Axel Bronstert), and the University of Melbourne (supervised by Dr. Hugh Smith). Since I defended my PhD thesis in 2011, I have been working on a number of collaborative national and international projects and I have been able to develop my own new research lines and projects in collaboration with several international institutions. After that, I have been recipient of some post-doctoral fellowships, as well as lecturing positions: i) from February 2011 until August 2013, I was the project manager of the SCARCE-CONSOLIDER project at the University of Lleida; ii) from September 2013 until September 2014 I worked as Lecturer in Geography at the Liverpool John Moores University; iii) from September 2014 until August 2015, I was appointed as Beatriu de Pinós research fellow (BP-DGR-2013) at the University of Potsdam and, iv) from September 2015 until April 2017 I was a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow (PIEF-GA-2013-622468, Seventh EU Framework Programme) at the University of Potsdam too. Currently, from the 1st of May 2017 until present, I am a Vicenç Mut Research Fellow at the Mediterranean Ecogeomorphological and Hydrological Connectivity Research Team (MEDhyCON), Department of Geography, University of the Balearic Islands.

My main research line is based in the study of global change (as a combination of climate and land use changes) and its affectation on catchment hydrology, soil erosion and sediment transport, fluvial morphodynamics and flooding hazards. All the different state-of-the-art techniques which I have learnt during my research career are actually used for that. My main aim is to generate a new model to evaluate the effects of global change on the scarce water resources and on the hydro-geomorphologic hazards and risks related with river floods over the civil population and infrastructures, as well as to forecast and model the future hydrological, sediment transport and flooding evolution at different areas of the Mediterranean environment based on different likely global change scenarios


Address: Mediterranean Ecogeomorphological and Hydrological Connectivity Research Team (MEDhyCON), Department of Geography,University of the Balearic Islands, Cra. de Valldemossa, km 7.5, E-07122, Palma (Illes Balears), Spain

Damià Vericat,
Aug 17, 2017, 4:03 AM