Name

Jorge Mataix-Solera

About

Professor of Soil Science

Vice-President of Spanish Society of Soil Science

GEA - Grupo de Edafología Ambiental - Environmental Soil Science Group.
Departamento de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente - Universidad Miguel Hernández. Elche, Alicante, Spain

Web: http://www.jorgemataix.com


Main Research Projects:

Repelencia al agua de suelos mediterráneos afectados por el fuego. Factores implicados, evolución temporal e implicaciones edafológicas e hidrológicas HYDFIRE. Investigador principal: Jorge Mataix-Solera. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. 2010-2013

Evaluation of the NIR-based technique to determine fires severity in Portuguese soils. Acción Integrada con Portugal. Investigador principal: Jorge Mataix Solera. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. 2009-2010

Evaluación de los efectos del fuego en el suelo en ambiente Mediterráneo. Investigación conjunta entre grupos de España e Israel. Investigador principal: Jorge Mataix Beneyto. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. 2007-2009

Evaluación de la calidad de suelos mediterráneos afectados por el fuego a medio y largo plazo. Aplicación de un índice de calidad ambiental. SOILMEDFOC. Investigador Principal: Jorge Mataix-Beneyto. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. 2006-2009

Espectroscopia en el infrarojo cercano (NIR) para el estudio de suelos mediterráneos. Aplicación en suelos afectados por incendios forestales. Investigador Principal: Jorge Mataix-Solera. Generalitat Valenciana, FEDER. 2005-2006

Sustainable waste water recycling technologies for irrigated land in NIS and southern European states. WATER REUSE. Investigador Principal: Coen Ritsema. European Union. 2005- 2009

Alteraciones de calidad ambiental en suelos afectados por el fuego en ambientes mediterráneos. Estudio de la hidrofobicidad y puesta a punto de nuevas técnicas para evaluar y corregir la degradación edáfica. Investigador Principal: Jorge Mataix-Beneyto. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. 2003-2006


Geoderma (Editorial board member) 2013-2016

Guest Editor of the Journal Catena. Elsevier. Special Issue of Fire Effects on Soil Properties. 2008

Guest Editor of the Journal Catena. Elsevier. Special Issue of Soil Water Repellency. 2011

Member of Editorial Board of FLAMMA. Fuegored Journal. https://sites.google.com/site/flammafgr/


Most relevant publications:

http://publicationslist.org/jorge.mataix

2013


E.S. Vogelmann, J.M. Reichert, J. Prevedello, C.O.B. Consensa, A.E Oliveira, G.O. Awe, J. Mataix-Solera (2013). Threshold water content beyond which hydrophobic soils become hydrophilic: the role of soil texture and organic matter content. Geoderma (minor revision)

E.S. Vogelmann, J.M. Reichert, J. Prevedello, D.T. Schreiner, J. Mataix-Solera (2013). Can occurrence of soil hydrophobicity promote the increase of aggregates stability? Catena (in press)

P. Pereira, X. Úbeda D. Martin, J. Mataix-Solera, A. Cerdà, M. Burguet (2013). Wildfire effects on extractable elements in ash from a Pinus Pinaster forest in Portugal. Hydrological Processes (in press)

P. Pereira, A. Cerdà, X. Úbeda, J. Mataix-Solera, V. Arcenegui, L.M. Zavala (2013). Modeling the impacts of wildfire on ash thickness in a short-term period. Land Degradation and Development (in press)

F.A. González-Peñaloza, L.M. Zavala, A. Jordán, N. Bellinfante, G. Bárcenas-Moren, J. Mataix-Solera, A.J.P. Granged, F.M. Granja-Martins, H.M. Neto-Paixão (2013). Water repellency as conditioned by particle size and drying in hydrophobyzed sand. Geoderma 209-210: 31-40

P. Pereira, A. Cerdà, A. Jordán, V. Bolutiene, M. Pranskevicius, X. Úbeda, J. Mataix-Solera (2013). Spatio-temporal vegetation recuperation after a grassland fire in Lithuania. Procedia Environmental Sciences 19: 856-864

E. Lozano, P. Jiménez-Pinilla, J. Mataix-Solera, V. Arcenegui, G. Bárcenas, J.A. González-Pérez, F. García-Orenes, M.P. Torres, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2013). Biological and chemical factors controlling the patchy distribution of soil water repellency among plant species in a Mediterranean semiarid forest. Geoderma 207-208: 212-220

A. Jordán, L.M. Zavala, J. Mataix-Solera, S.H. Doerr (2013). Soil water repellency: origin, assessment, and geomorphological consequences. Catena 108: 1-8

J. Mataix-Solera, V. Arcenegui, N. Tessler, R. Zornoza, L. Wittenberg, C. Martínez, P. Caselles, A. Pérez-Bejarano, D. Malkinson, M. Jordán (2013). Soil properties as key factors controlling water repellency in fire-affected areas: evidences from burned sites in Spain and Israel. Catena 108: 9-16

M.B. Bodí, I. Muñoz-Santa, C. Armero, S.H. Doerr, J. Mataix-Solera, A. Cerdà (2013). Spatial and temporal variations of water repellency and probability of its occurrence in calcareous Mediterranean rangeland soils affected by fires. Catena 108: 17-28

P. Dlapa, M.B. Bodí, J. Mataix-Solera, A. Cerdà, S.H. Doerr (2013). FT-IR spectroscopy reveals that ash water repellency is highly dependent on ash chemical composition. Catena 108: 38-46

L. Lichner, P.D. Hallet, Z. Drongová, H. Czachor, L. Kovacik, J. Mataix-Solera, M. Homolák (2013). Algae influence the hydrophysical parameters of a sandy soil. Catena 108: 61-71

A. Morugán-Coronado, V. Arcenegui, F. García-Orenes, J. Mataix-Solera, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2013). Application of soil quality indices to assess the status of agricultural soils irrigated with treated wastewaters. Solid Earth 4: 119-127

P. Pereira, A. Cerdà, X. Úbeda, J. Mataix-Solera, D. Martin, A. Jordán, M. Burguet (2013). Spatial models for monitoring the spatio-temporal evolution of ashes after fire – a case study of a burnt grassland in Lithuania. Solid Earth 4: 153-165

2012


F. García-Orenes, A. Roldán, J. Mataix-Solera, A. Cerdà, M. Campoy, V. Arcenegui, F. Caravaca (2012). Soil structural stability and erosion rates influenced by agricultural management practices in a semiarid Mediterranean agroecosystem. Soil Use and Management (in press)

P. Maia, J. Pausas, V. Arcenegui, C. Guerrero, A. Pérez-Bejarano, J. Mataix-Solera, M.E.T. Varela, I. Fernandes, E.T. Pedrosa, J.J. Keizer (2012). Wildfire effects on the soil seed bank of a maritime pine stand – the importance of fire severity. Geoderma 191: 80-88

M.B. Bodí, S.H. Doerr, A. Cerdà, J. Mataix-Solera (2012). Hydrological effects of a layer of vegetation ash on underlying wettable and water repellent soil. Geoderma 191: 14-23

E.S. Vogelmann, J.M. Reichert, J. Prevedello, C.A.P. de Barros, F.L.F. de Quadros, J. Mataix-Solera (2012). Soil hydro-physical changes in natural grassland of southern Brazil subjected to burning management. Soil Research 50: 465-472

P. Dlapa, K. Chrenková, J. Mataix-Solera, I. Šimkovic (2012). Soil profile improvement as a by-product of gully stabilization measures. Catena 92: 155-161

2011


J. Mataix-Solera, A. Cerdà, V. Arcenegui, A. Jordán, L.M. Zavala (2011). Fire effects on soil aggregation: a review. Earth-Science Reviews 109: 44-60

A.J.P. Granged, A. Jordán, L.M. Zavala, M. Muñoz-Rojas, J. Mataix-Solera (2011). Short-term effects of experimental fires in a soil under eucalyptus forest (SE Australia). Geoderma 167-168: 125-134

J. Mataix-Solera, L. García-Irles, A. Morugán, S.H. Doerr, F. Garcia-Orenes, V. Arcenegui, I. Atanassova (2011). Longevity of soil water repellency in a former wastewater disposal tree stand and potential amelioration. Geoderma 165: 332-337

P. Dlapa, K. Chrenková, A. Hranovský, J. Mataix-Solera, J. Kollár, I. Šimkovic, B. Juráni (2011). The effect of land use on soil aggregate stability in the viticulture district of Modra (SW Slovakia). Ekologia-Bratislava 30: 397-404.

M. B. Bodí, J. Mataix-Solera, S.H. Doerr, A. Cerdà (2011). The wettability of ash from vegetation fires and its relationship to Mediterranean plant species type, burn severity and total organic carbon content. Geoderma 160: 599-607

G. Bárcenas-Moreno, F. García-Orenes, J. Mataix-Solera, J. Mataix-Beneyto, E. Baath (2011). Soil microbial recolonisation after fire in a Mediterranean forest. Biology and Fertility of Soils 47: 261-272

A. Morugán-Coronado, F. García-Orenes, J. Mataix-Solera, V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2011). Short-term effects of treated wastewater irrigation on Mediterranean calcareous soil. Soil & Tillage Research 112: 18-26

A. Jordán, L.M. Zavala, J. Mataix-Solera, A.L. Nava, N. Alanís (2011). Effect of fire severity on water repellency and aggregate stability on Mexican volcanic soils. Catena 84: 136-147

P. Pereira, X. Úbeda, D. Martin, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero (2011). Effects of a low severity prescribed fire on water-soluble elements in ash from a Cork Oak (Quercus suber) forest located in the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Environmental Research 111: 237-247

P. Juan, J. Mateu, M.M. Jordán, J. Mataix-Solera, I. Meléndez-Pastor, J. Navarro-Pedreño (2011). Geostatistical methods to identify and map spatial variations of soil salinity. Journal of Geochemical Explorations 108: 62-72.

2010


F. García-Orenes, C. Guerrero, A. Roldán, J. Mataix-Solera, A. Cerdà, M. Campoy, R. Zornoza, G. Bárcenas, F. Caravaca (2010). Soil microbial biomass and activity under different agricultural management systems in a semiarid Mediterranean agroecosystem. Soil & Tillage Research 109: 110-115

V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Solera, R. Zornoza, A. Pérez-Bejarano, J. Mataix-Beneyto, I. Gómez (2010). Estimation of the maximum temperature reached on burned soils using near-infrared spectroscopy: effects of soil sample pre-treatments. Geoderma 158: 85-92

A. Pérez-Bejarano, J. Mataix-Solera, R. Zornoza, C. Guerrero, V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Beneyto, S. Cano-Amat (2010). Influence of plant species on physical, chemical and biological soil properties in a Mediterranean forest soil. European Journal of Forest Research 129: 15-24

2009


J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, F. García-Orenes, G.M. Bárcenas, M.P. Torres (2009). Forest fire effects on soil microbiology. In: Fire effects on soils and restoration strategies. Science Publishers, Inc. Enfield, New Hampshire USA. A. Cerdà and P. Robichaud (eds), pp: 133-175

J. Mataix-Solera, A. Cerdà (2009). Incendios forestales en España. Ecosistemas terrestres y suelos. En: Cerdà, A. y Mataix-Solera (eds). Efectos de los incendios forestales sobre los suelos en España. El estado de la cuestión visto por los científicos españoles. Càtedra de Divulgació de la Ciència. Universitat de Valencia, pp: 25-53

J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, V. Arcenegui, G. Bárcenas, R. Zornoza, A. Pérez-Bejarano, M.B. Bodí, J. Mataix-Beneyto, I. Gómez, F. García-Orenes, J. Navarro-Pedreño, M.M. Jordán, A. Cerdà, S.H. Doerr, X. Úbeda, L. Outeiro, P. Pereira, A. Jordán, L.M. Zavala (2009). Los incendios forestales y el suelo: un resumen de la investigación realizada por el Grupo de Edafología Ambiental de la UMH en colaboración con otros grupos. En: Cerdà, A. y Mataix-Solera, J. (eds). Efectos de los incendios forestales sobre los suelos en España. El estado de la cuestión visto por los científicos españoles. Càtedra de Divulgació de la Ciència. Universitat de Valencia. pp: 185-217

J. Mataix-Solera, A. Cerdà (2009). Los efectos de los incendios forestales en los suelos. Síntesis y conclusiones. Nuevos retos en la investigación y en la gestión. En: Cerdà, A. y Mataix-Solera, J. (eds). Efectos de los incendios forestales sobre los suelos en España. El estado de la cuestión visto por los científicos españoles. Càtedra de Divulgació de la Ciència. Universitat de Valencia pp: 493-529

F. García-Orenes, A. Cerdà, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, M.B. Bodí, V. Arcenegui, R. Zornoza, J.G. Sempere (2009). Effects of agricultural management on surface soil properties and soil-water losses in eastern Spain. Soil & Tillage Research 106: 117-123

R. Zornoza, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2009). Comparison of soil physical, chemical, and biochemical properties among native forest, maintained and abandoned almond orchards in mountainous areas of Eastern Spain. Arid Land Research and Management 23: 267-282

R. Zornoza, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2009). Storage effects on various biochemical properties of air-dried soil samples from south-eastern Spain. Arid Land Research and Management 23: 213-222

R. Zornoza, C. Guerrero, J. Mataix-Solera, K.M. Scow, V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2009). Changes in soil microbial community structure following the abandonment of agricultural terraces in mountainous areas of Eastern Spain. Applied Soil Ecology 42: 315-323

2008


J. Mataix-Solera, V. Arcenegui, C. Guerrero, M. Jordán, P. Dlapa, N. Tessler, L. Wittenberg (2008). Can terra rossa become water repellent by burning? A laboratory approach. Geoderma 147: 178-184

R. Zornoza, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Beneyto, I. Gómez (2008). Validating the effectiveness and sensitivity of two soil quality indices based in natural forest soils under Mediterranean conditions. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40: 2079-2087

X. Úbeda, J. Mataix-Solera (2008). Fire effects on soil properties. A key issue in forest ecosystems. Preface of the Catena Special Issue: Fire Effects on Soil Properties. Catena 74: 175-176

Simkovic, I., Dlapa, P., Doerr, S.H., Mataix-Solera, J., Sasinkova, V. (2008). Thermal destruction of soil water repellency and associated changes to soil organic matter as observed by FT-IR spectroscopy. Catena 74: 205-211

V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, R. Zornoza, J. Mataix-Beneyto, F. García-Orenes (2008). Immediate effects of wildfires on water repellency and aggregate stability in Mediterranean calcareous soils. Catena 74: 219-226

V. Arcenegui, C. Guerrero, J. Mataix-Solera, J. Mataix-Beneyto, R. Zornoza, J. Morales, A.M. Mayoral (2008). The presence of ash as an interference factor in the estimation of the maximum temperatures reached on burned soils using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR). Catena 74: 177-184

R. Zornoza, C. Guerrero, J. Mataix-Solera, K.M. Scow, V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2008). Near infrared spectroscopy for determination of various physical, chemical and biochemical properties in Mediterranean soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40: 1923-1930

P. Dlapa, I. Šimkovic, S.H. Doerr, I. Šimkovic, R. Kanka, J. Mataix-Solera (2008). Application of thermal analyses to elucidate water repellency changes in heated soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 72: 1-10

2007


V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, R. Zornoza, A.M. Mayoral; J. Morales (2007). Factors controlling the water repellency induced by fire in calcareous Mediterranean forest soils. European Journal of Soil Science 58: 1254-1259

Dlapa, P., Simkovic, I., Doerr, S.H., Kanka, R., Mataix-Solera, J. and Kubicek F. (2007). The effect of site conditions and heating on soil water repellency in aeolian sands under pine forests at Borská nížina Lowland (SW Slovakia). Ekológia-Bratislava 26: 399-408

R. Zornoza, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, V. Arcenegui, A. M. Mayoral, J. Morales, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2007). Soil properties under natural forest in the Alicante Province of Spain. Geoderma 142: 334-341

F. García-Orenes, A. Roldán, C. Guerrero, J. Mataix-Solera, J. Navarro-Pedreño, I. Gómez, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2007). Effect of irrigation on the survival of total coliforms in three semiarid soils amended with sewage sludge. Waste Management 27: 1815-1819

J. Mataix-Solera, V. Arcenegui, C. Guerrero, A. M. Mayoral, J. Morales, J. González, F. García-Orenes, I. Gómez (2007). Water repellency under different plant species in a calcareous forest soil in a semiarid Mediterranean environment. Hydrological Processes 21: 2300-2309

Hernández, M.T., Mataix-Solera, J., Lichner, L., Štekaurová, V., Zaujec, A. Garcia-Izquierdo, C. (2007). Assessing the microbiological, biochemical, soil-physical and hydrological effects of amelioration of a degraded soil. Biologia 62 (5): 542-546

C. Guerrero, J. Mataix-Solera, V. Arcenegui, J. Mataix-Beneyto, and I. Gómez. (2007). Near-infrared spectroscopy to estimate the maximum temperatures reached on burned soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71 (3): 1029-1037

R. Zornoza, J. Mataix-Solera, C. Guerrero, V. Arcenegui, F. García-Orenes, J. Mataix-Beneyto, A. Morugan (2007). Evaluation of soil quality using multiple lineal regression based on physical, chemical and biochemical properties. Science of the Total Environment 378: 233-237

M.B. Almendro, M. Jordán, J. Navarro-Pedreño, J. Mataix-Solera, I. Gómez (2007). Environmental evaluation of sewage sludge application to reclaim limestone quarries wastes as soil amendments. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 1328-1332

R. Zornoza, C. Guerrero, J. Mataix-Solera, V. Arcenegui, F. García-Orenes, J. Mataix-Beneyto (2007). Assessing the effects of air-drying and rewetting pre-treatment on soil microbial biomass, basal respiration, metabolic quotient and soluble carbon under Mediterranean conditions. European Journal of Soil Biology 43:120-129

2006


Zornoza, R., Guerrero, C., Mataix-Solera, J., Arcenegui, V., García-Orenes, F. Mataix-Beneyto, J. (2006). Assessing air-drying and rewetting pretreatment effect on some soil enzime activities under semiarid Mediterranean conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38: 2125-2134

L. Lichner, P. Dlapa, S.H. Doerr, J. Mataix-Solera (2006). Evaluation of different clay mineralogies as additives for soil water repellency alleviation. Applied Clay Science 31: 238-248

2005


C. Guerrero, J. Mataix-Solera, I. Gómez, F. García-Orenes, M.M. Jordán (2005). Microbial recolonization and chemical changes in a soil heated at different temperatures. International Journal of Wildland Fire 14: 385-400

F. García-Orenes; C. Guerrero; J. Mataix-Solera; J. Navarro-Pedreño; I. Gómez & J. Mataix-Beneyto (2005). Factors controlling the aggregate stability and bulk density in two different degraded soils amended with biosolids. Soil & Tillage Research 82: 65-76

2004


J. Mataix-Solera & S.H. Doerr (2004). Hydrophobicity and aggregate stability in calcareous topsoils from fire-affected pine forest in southeastern Spain. Geoderma 118: 77-88

2003


Guerrero, C., Mataix-Solera, J., Rodríguez, F., García-Orenes, F., Gómez, I., Moral, R. (2003). Carbono microbiano edáfico en suelos afectados por fuego y enmendados con diferentes residuos orgánicos. Edafología 10 (2): 185-190

J. Navarro-Pedreño; M.B. Almendro; M.M. Jordán; J. Mataix-Solera & E. García-Sánchez (2003). Mobility of Cadmium, Chromium and Nickel through the profile of a calcisol treated with a sewage sludge in the southeast of Spain. Environmental Geology 44: 545-553

2002


J. Mataix-Solera; Gómez, I; Navarro-Pedreño, J.; Guerrero, C. & Moral, R. (2002). Soil organic matter and aggregates affected by wildfire in a Pinus halepensis forest in Mediterranean environment. International Journal of Wildland Fire 11: 107-114

Location

Alicante, Spain