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Independent experts nominated by country party

Maria José Roxo

First name
Maria José
Last name
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Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Environmental Sciences
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken



Job function
Faculdade de CiênciasSociais e Humanas
Telephone number
351 217 957305/7933519
Work experience
Since 1990, I participated in the Medalus Project (Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use) as responsible scientist of the Portuguese research team. During the first two phases of the project (Medalus I and II) performed experimental field work for data collection and soil degradation monitoring. Particular attention to soil erosion quantification using erosion field photos (at Centre Exp. Erosao CV Formoso/Alentejo). Mapping of land use changes of the long run; Climatic and Vegetation Studies; Ecosystems regeneration on abandoned land; Fieldwork performed, on Lower Alentejo-Portugal (Mertola and Serpa) accomplishing deep knowledge and understanding of the area and its local people.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
- Doctorate in Geography and Regional Planning - Environmental Resources Management - Human Impact on Soil Degradation Processes - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1994.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Roxo, MJ Casimoro, P. (1996): "Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use-Inner Lower Alentejo-Portugal"; ed. J.B. Thornes & Y. Brandt, J. Wiley & Sons._x000D_
2. Roxo, MJ, e Casimiro P. (1993) "A Monocultura Cerealifera no Baixo Alentejo Interior e o Processo de desertifiçao" in Seminario sobre la Desertification y l'a Utilizacion del Suclo en la Cuenca Mediterranea. Almeria._x000D_
3. Roxo, MJ (1994) "A acçao antropica no processo de degradaçao di Solos - A Serra de Serpa e Mértola. "Disserracio de Povoamente Univ. Nova de Lisboa, FESH 327p.
Other activities
Member of IGU; ESSE; Associaçao de Defesa do Patrimonio de Mértola (WWF and Life Programs).
Organisation name
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Organisation street address
Av. de Berna, 26 c, 1050
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Organisation country