Dr Jordi Garcia Pausas – Former PhD student


Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Global Change (ECOFUN)

Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)
Carretera a Sant Llorenç de Morunys, km 2
25280 Solsona, Spain

Phone: (+34) 973 48 17 52


Biologist since 1999, I am particularly interested in the factors that influence carbon and nutrient dynamics in soils. For my PhD thesis, I am working on the factors that contribute to C inputs into the soil and soil organic matter mineralization in mountain grassland ecosystems. It includes decomposition processes, biological activity in soils and organic matter stabilization mechanisms. I analyze the influence of abiotic (i.e. climate, soil features, position in soil profile) and management (grazing abandonment) on such processes.

Selected publications

  • Camarero, L.; Garcia-Pausas, J. & Huguet, C. 2009. A method for upscaling soil parameters for use in a dynamic modelling assessment of water quality in the Pyrenees. Science of the Total Environment, 407(5): 1701-1714.

  • Garcia-Pausas, J.; Casals, P.; Camarero, Ll.; Huguet, C.; Thompson, R.; Sebastia, M.-T. & Romanyà, J. 2008. Factors regulating carbon mineralization in the surface and subsurface soils of Pyrenean mountain grasslands. Soil Biology & Biogeochemistry, 40 (11): 2803-2810.

  • Garcia-Pausas, J.; Casals, P.; Camarero, L.; Huguet, C.; Sebastià, M.-T.; Thompson, R. & Romanyà, J. 2007. Soil organic carbon storage in mountain grasslands of the Pyrenees: effects of climate and topography. Biogeochemistry, 82(3): 279-289. (PDF)

  • Sebastià, M.-T.; Garcia-Pausas, J.; Canals, R.M.; Plaixats, J.; Arco, N.; Bartolomé, J.; Connolly, J.; San Emeterio, L.; Vallecillo, S. & Casals, P.  2006. Changes in the carbon and nitrogen cycles with land use in grasslands in the Pyrenees. Grassland Science in Europe, 11: 769-771.
  • Casals, P.; Garcia-Pausas, J.; Romanyà, J.; Camarero, L.l.; Sanz, M.J. & Sebastià, M.-T. 2004. Effects of livestock management on carbon stocks and fluxes in grassland ecosystems in the Pyrenees. Grassland Sciences in Europe, 9: 136-138. (PDF)
  • Garcia-Pausas, J.; Casals, P. & Romanyà, J. 2004. Litter decomposition and faunal activity in Mediterranean forest soils: effects of N content and the moss layer. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 36(6): 989-997.
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