MSc in Analytical Chemistry and PhD in Science by the University of Murcia. I have developed my research career in CEBAS-CSIC (Spain), the Council of Agricultural Research (Italy), Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and Cornell University (USA).
My main research interests at present are:
- Nitrogen cycling. Transformations and reactions of N in soil.
- Biochar soil amendment as negative emission technology
- Soil fertility, organic matter turnover, nutrients dynamics.
- Greenhouse gas emissions from soils.
- The impact of photodegradation on SOM turnover.
- Recycling of organic wastes as soil amendments.
- Stable isotope techniques to follow C and N dynamics.
- Cayuela, M.L., Aguilera, E., Sanz-Cobena, A., Adams, D.C., Abalos, D., Barton, L., Ryals, R., Silver, W., Alfaro, M., Pappa, V., Smith, P., Garnier, Billen, G., Bouwmann, A., Bondeau, A., Lassaletta, L. 2017. Direct nitrous oxide emissions in Mediterranean climate cropping systems: Emission factors based on a meta-analysis of available measurement data. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 238: 25-35.
- Cayuela, M.L., van Zwieten, L., Singh, B.P., Jeffery, S., Roig, A., Sánchez-Monedero, M.A. 2014. Biochar’s role in mitigating soil nitrous oxide emissions: A review and meta-analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 191: 5-16.
- Sánchez-García M., Roig A., Sánchez-Monedero M. A., Cayuela M. L. Biochar increases soil N2O emissions produced by nitrification-mediated pathways. Frontiers in Environmental Science 2:25.
- Cayuela, M.L., Kuikman, P.J., Bakker, R.B., van Groenigen, J.W. 2014. Tracking C and N dynamics and stabilization in soil from wheat residue and its corresponding bio-ethanol by product: a 13C/15N study. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 6: 499-508.
- Cayuela, M.L., Sánchez-Monedero, M.A., Roig, A., Hanley, K., Enders, A., Lehmann, J. 2013.
Biochar and denitrification in soils: when, how much and why does biochar reduce N2O emissions? Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 1732 doi:10.1038/srep01732