Jose Navarro-Pedreño has been Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Experimental Sciences at Miguel Hernández University in Elche, Spain, since 1997. He previously taught elsewhere in Spain at the University of Alicante (1993), the Autonomous University of Madrid (1994-1995) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (1996). He graduated in Chemistry (1988) from the University of Alicante and in Geography and History (2016) from UNED. He did MScs in Analysis and Management of Waters (1992), Fertilizers and Environment (1994) and Environmental Management (1995), and his PhD (1993) was done in the program of Environmental Sciences at the University of Alicante.
From a holistic point of view, his research areas of interest are centred on soil-water-plant interactions and environment. His research results are associated to soil-plant systems (nutrition and heavy metals), soil-water pollution (nutrients, pesticides and heavy metals), soil-waste interactions (carbon balance, nutrients, pollution), waste and organic matter (byproducts, reuse, management), and consequently land management (soil as a geographical body, including the use of remote sensing and GIS as auxiliary tools).
Jose's research has been reflected in several publications, including articles, books and chapters, as well as more than 200 communications presented at congresses and symposia. His most important contributions are associated with soil and water pollution, land management, soil salinity and soil organic carbon.
As a professor, Jose is the coordinator of the Master's degree in Analysis and Management of Mediterranean Environments at Miguel Hernández University, as well as the Director of the PhD Program in Environment and Sustainability. Currently he is responsible for the Soil Chemistry section of the Spanish Society of Soil Science (SECS), and a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), the European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC), DessertNet and the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ).