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Independent experts nominated by country party

Jose Luis Rubio

First name
Jose Luis
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
Thematic Areas
Land degradation
Soil conservation
UN languages spoken



Job function
Chief of Department
Telephone number
+34 1220540
Work experience
Jose Luis Rubio is the President of the European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC). He has 30 years of experience in the soil science thematic and related environmental aspects such as desertification, and other socio-economic consequences. He has been the founder and first Director of the Desertification Research Center-CIDE, Valencia. ) and has been involved in many scientific advisory activities to national and international organism like UN-UNEP, UNCCD, OECD, EU, NATO, FAO, OSCE and the European Parliament
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Dr. Agronomic Engineer, University of Valencia 1976
Publication titles
1. RUBIO, J.L., BOCHET, E. (1998). Desertification indicators as diagnosis criteria for desertification risk assessment in Europe. Journal of Arid Environments 39(2), 113-120._x000D_
2. RUBIO, J.L., FORTEZA, J., ANDREU, V., CERNI, R. (1997). Soil profile characteristics influencing runoff and soil erosion after forest fire: A case study (Valencia, Spain). Soil Technology 11, 67-78._x000D_
3. _ GIMENO-GARCIA, E., ANDREU, V., RUBIO, J.L. (2007). Influence of vegetation recovery on water erosion at short and medium-term after experimental fires in a Mediterranean shrubland. Catena 69 (2), 150-160._x000D_
4. _ RUBIO, J.L., MOLINA, M.J., ANDREU, V., et al. (2005). Controlled forest FIRE experiments: Pre- and post-fire soil and vegetation patterns and processes. In: International Symposium on Sustainable Use and Management of Soils in Arid and Semiarid Regions (Cartagena-Spain, September 22-26, 2000). Advances in Geoecology 36, pp 313-328. Ed. Catena-Verlag._x000D_
5. Rubio, J.L.; Safriel, U.; Daussa, R.; Blum, W.E.H.; Pedrazzini, F. (Eds.) (2009). Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region.Environmental and Security Aspects Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop Valencia, Spain 10-11 December 2007 NATO Science for Peace and Security Series Ed Springer
Other activities
1.Founder and First Director of the Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación –CIDE_x000D_
2.First Proyect Leader of the European Topic Centre on Soil (European Environment Agency)_x000D_
3.Scientific Adviser of the Spanish Delegation to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification._x000D_
4.Member of the Board of Directors of International Soil Conservation Organization (ISCO)._x000D_
5.President of the Environmental Commission of the Alto Consejo Consultivo (Generalitat Valenciana
1. Award: Rey Jaime I: Environmental protection1996 (Spain). _x000D_
2. International Award. Gold Medal of the Polish Society of Soil Science 2003 _x000D_
3. Councillor of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC)
Organisation name
Universitat de València
Organisation street address
CIDE-CSIC Cami de la Marjal s/n, 46470 Albal
Organisation city
Organisation country