PhD DEng Jesús Rodrigo Comino
Assistant Professor at the University of Granada
PhD DEng Jesús Rodrigo Comino, graduated in Geography, currently works as Assistant Professor at the University of Granada. Also, he was included in the World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists” in 2021 and 2022 database created by experts at Stanford University, USA: https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3
He presented a final degree work: «The soils of the province of Malaga: Revision according to the classification criteria of FAO-WRB (2006)». He holds a Master’s Degree in Territorial Planning and Geographic Information Systems (2013) from the University of Málaga and Granada. During his pre-doc stage, he obtained three scholarships for doctoral studies: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), La Caixa Foundation and FPU (Ministry of Education, Spain). During this period, he completed his doctoral thesis between the University of Trier (Germany -2 years-) and Malaga (2 years).
Doctor in Geography (2018) from the University of Malaga with a doctoral thesis: “Actual geomorphological processes in sloping vineyards. A comparison between Ruwer-Mosel Valley (Trier, Germany) and Montes de Málaga (Málaga, Spain)”. Currently, he is also Dr Enginneer in Geomatics and Topography (2023) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
His research career consists of four full monographs (Nova, Springer, etc.) and one edited alone (Elsevier), >210 indexed publications (Scopus) / 150 JCR, leading international collaborations with research teams from Iran, China, Kazakhstan, Sudan, India, Brazil, Croatia, Iraq or the United States. Regular reviewer in more than 140 international indexed journals (for example, Scientific Reports, Science of the Total Environment, PlosOne, Catena, Geoderma, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment or Earth-science Review), member of the panel of 2 doctoral theses, evaluator of projects for the Ministries of Science of Chile, Peru, the United States, Serbia, Switzerland, Kazakhstan or Poland, and postgraduate scholarships for DAAD.
He has organized several scientific meetings and congresses (for example Action Cost, V Biohydrology, Fire in the Earth, etc.), sessions at international conferences (EGU, TerraEnvision, Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, etc.), oral presentations and conferences magisterial (Germany, Bulgaria, Norway, etc.).
Editor-in-chief of the indexed journal (Scopus and ESCI; Q2) Air Soil and Water Research (SAGE). In addition, he is an associate editor at Scientific Reports (Nature-Springer), Hydrological Science Journal (Taylor & Francis), Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer), Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (Springer), and Journal of Mountain Science (Springer).
He has participated as a researcher in R & D & I projects on social issues related to housing or the census, or transfer and knowledge at the European level such as the INTERREG Smart-Light HUB project (light pollution) or COST FIRElinks (fires). He has been invited to give lectures on agriculture, sustainable management and erosion in several Universities.
Furthermore, he has supervised 5 final degree projects and 3 completed master’s degrees in Germany. He has taught regulated and certified teaching at the Universities of Granada, Valencia, Malaga, León, Oviedo and Trier (in German), Quito (Ecuador), La Habana (Cuba) on development, geomorphology, Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and statistical techniques.
He was recently awarded with a Leonardo Grant (BBVA Foundation) and some regional projects granted by the University of Granada amounting more than 20000€ of budget for different research areas (precision agriculture, forest fire and GIS, etc.).