Selected Publications


Juan-Ovejero, R., Álvarez-Rogel, J., Peñalver-Alcalá, A., Verweij, R.A., van Gestel, C.A.M., González-Alcaraz, M.M. 2023. Microarthropod communities act as functional mediators of ecosystem recovery in abandoned metal(loid) mine tailings in semiarid areas. Science of the Total Environment 881 (2023) 163394.


Díaz-García, C., Martínez-Sánchez, J.J., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2023. Woodchip bioreactors for saline leachates denitrification can mitigate agricultural impacts in mediterranean areas: The Campo de Cartagena-Mar Menor environmental issue. Journal of Environmental Management 331,117292.


Aldeguer-Riquelme B, Rubio-Portillo E, Álvarez-Rogel J, Giménez-Casalduero F, Otero XL, Belando M-D, Bernardeau-Esteller J, García-Muñoz R, Forcada A, Ruiz JM, Santos F and Antón J. 2022. Factors structuring microbial communities in highly impacted coastal marine sediments (Mar Menor lagoon, SE Spain). Front. Microbiol. 13:937683.

Alhama, I, García-Ros, G., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2022. Long-term artificial seawater irrigation as a sustainable environmental management strategy for abandoned solar salt works: The case study of Agua Amarga salt marsh (SE Spain) Catena 217, 106429.

Álvarez-Rogel, J., Peñalver-Alcalá, A., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2022. Spontaneous vegetation colonizing abandoned metal(loid) mine tailings consistently modulates climatic, chemical and biological soil conditions throughout seasons. Science of the Total Environment 838, 155945.

Silva I, Alves M, Malheiro C, Silva ARR, Loureiro S, Henriques I, González-Alcaraz MN. 2022. Short-Term Responses of Soil Microbial Communities to Changes in Air Temperature, Soil Moisture and UV Radiation. Genes. 13(5):850.

Silva, A.R., Malheiro, C., Loureiro, S., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2022. Toxicity of historically metal(loid)-contaminated soils to Folsomia candida under the influence of climate change alterations. Environmental Pollution, Available online 5 April 2022, 119256.

Conesa, H.M., Párraga-Aguado, I. 2022. Effects on metal availability of the application of tree-biochar and municipal waste biosolid in a metalliferous mine tailings substrate. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 44:1317–1327.

Conesa, H.M., Párraga-Aguado, I., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Risueño, Y. in press. Evaluation of the rhizospheric microbiome of the native colonizer Piptatherum miliaceum
 in semiarid mine tailings. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. doi: 10.1007/s10653-022-01357-y


Peñalver-Alcalá, A., Álvarez-Rogel, J., Peixoto, S., Silva, I., Silva, A.R.R., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2021. The relationships between functional and physicochemical soil parameters in metal(loid) mine tailings from Mediterranean semiarid areas support the value of spontaneous vegetation colonization for phytomanagement. Ecological Engineering 168, 106293. . UPCT Digital Repository. 

Peñalver-Alcalá, A., Álvarez-Rogel, J., Conesa, HM, González-Alcaraz, MN. 2021. Biochar and urban solid refuse ameliorate the inhospitality of acidic mine tailings and foster effective spontaneous plant colonization under semiarid climate. Journal of Environmental Management 292, 112824. UPCT Digital Repository:

Álvarez-Rogel, J., Peñalver-Alcalá, A., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Tercero, M.C., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2021. Evidence supporting the value of spontaneous vegetation for phytomanagement of soil ecosystem functions in abandoned metal(loid) mine tailings. Catena 201, 105191. UPCT Digital Repository.

Díaz-García, C., Martínez-Sánchez, J.J., Maxwell B.M., Franco, J.A., Álvarez-Rogel, J.2021. Woodchip bioreactors provide sustained denitrification of brine from groundwater desalination plants. Journal of Environmental Management 289 (2021) 112521.

Conesa, H.M., Párraga-Aguado, I. 2021. Effects of a soil organic amendment on metal allocation of trees for the phytomanagement of mining impacted soils. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 43:1355–1366.

Risueño, Y., Petri, C., Conesa, H.M. 2021. A critical assessment on the short-term response of microbial relative composition in a mine tailings soil amended with biochar and manure compost. Journal of Hazardous Materials.


Risueño, Y., Petri, C., Conesa, HM. 2020. The importance of edaphic niches functionality for the sustainability of phytomanagement in semiarid mining impacted ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Management 266, 110613.

Díaz-García, C., Martínez-Sánchez, J.J. & Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2020. Bioreactors for brine denitrification produced during polluted groundwater desalination in fertigation areas of SE Spain: batch assays for substrate selection. Environ Sci Pollut Res.

Malheiro, C., Cardoso, D.N., Loureiro, S., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2020. Effects of climate conditions on the avoidance behavior of Folsomia candida and Enchytraeus crypticus towards metal(loid)-contaminated soils. Science of the Total Environment. .

González-Alcaraz M.N., Malheiro, C., Cardoso, D.N., Prodana, M., Morgado, R.G., van Gestel, C.A.M., Loureiro, S. (2020) Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Organic Chemicals in Terrestrial Invertebrates. In: . The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. DOI:

Maxwell, B., Díaz-García, C., Martínez-Sánchez, J.J., Birgand, F., Álvarez-Rogel, J. (2020). Temperature sensitivity of nitrate removal in woodchip bioreactors increases with woodchip age and following drying-rewetting cycles. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.

Risueño, Y., Petri, C., Conesa, HM. 2020. Edaphic factors determining the colonization of semiarid mine tailings by a ruderal shrub and two tree plant species: Implications for phytomanagement. Chemosphere 259: 127425.

Maxwell, B., Díaz-García, C., Martínez-Sánchez, J.J., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2020. Increased brine strength increases nitrate reduction rates in batch woodchip bioreactors treating brine from desalination. Desalination 495, 114629.

Álvarez-Rogel, J., Barberá, G.G., Maxwell, B., Guerrero-Brotons, M., Díaz-García, C., Martínez-Sánchez, J.J., Sallent, A., Martínez-Ródenas, J., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Tercero, M.C., Gómez, R. 2020. The case of Mar Menor eutrophication: state of the art and description of tested Nature Based Solutions. Ecological Engineering 158, 106086.



Martínez-Oró D, Párraga-Aguado I, Querejeta JI, Álvarez-Rogel J, Conesa HM. (2018). Nutrient limitation determines the suitability of a municipal organic waste for phytomanaging metal(loid) enriched mine tailings with a pine-grass co-culture. Chemosphere. 25; 214:436-444. ISSN: 0045-6535. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.09.147.


- Álvarez-Rogel, J., Tercero, MC, Conesa, H., Párraga-Aguado, I., González-Alcaraz, MN. (2018). Biochar from sewage sludge and pruning trees reduced porewater Cd, Pb and Zn concentrations in acidic, but not basic, mine soils under hydric conditions. Journal of Environmental Management 223, 554–565. ISSN: 0269-7491.

- Álvarez-Rogel, J., Tercero-Gómez, M.C., Conesa, H.M., Párraga-Aguado, I., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2018. Biochar from sewage sludge and pruning trees reduced porewater Cd, Pb and Zn concentrations in acidic, but not basic, mine soils under hydric conditions. Journal of Environmental  Management. 223:554–565

- López-Orenes A., Bueso, M.C., Conesa, H.M., Calderón, A.A., Ferrer, M.A. 2018. Seasonal ionomic and metabolic changes in Aleppo pines growing on mine tailings under Mediterranean semi-arid climate. Science of the Total Environment. 637-638: 625-635.


Rui G. Morgado, Susana Loureiro, María Nazaret González-Alcaraz (2017) Chapter 3- Changes in ecosystem structure and soil functions due to soil contamination. In: Duarte, A., Cachada, A., Rocha-Santos, T.. (EDS.), Soil Pollution: From Monitoring to Remediation. 59-87. 9780128498736. (see details)

Martínez-Oró, D., Párraga-Aguado, I., Querejeta, J.I., Conesa, H.M. 2017. Importance of intra- and interspecific plant interactions for the phytomanagement of semiarid mine tailings using the tree species Pinus halepensis. Chemosphere. 186:405-413

Barmentlo, S.H., van Gestel, C.A.M., Álvarez-Rogel J., González-Alcaraz MN. 2017. Influence of climate change on the multi-generation toxicity to Enchytraeus crypticus of soils polluted by metal/metalloid mining wastes. Environmental Pollution  222, 101-108.

González-Alcaraz, M.N., van Gestel, C.A.M. 2017. Changes in soluble metal concentrations induced by variable water table levels as response to liming and Phragmites australis growth in metal-polluted wetland soils: Management effectiveness. Geoderma 289: 20–28.

López-Orenes, A., Bueso, M.C., Conesa, H.M., Calderón, A.A., Ferrer, M.A. 2017. Seasonal changes in antioxidative/oxidative profile of mining and non-mining populations of Syrian beancaper as determined by soil conditions. Science of the Total Environment. 575:437-447.

Párraga-Aguado, I., Alcoba-Gómez, P., Conesa, H.M. 2017. Suitability of a municipal solid waste as organic amendment for agricultural and metal(loid)-contaminated soils: effects on soil properties, plant growth and metal(loid)s allocation in Zea mays L. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 17:2469–2480.

Párraga-Aguado, I., Álvarez-Rogel, J., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Conesa, H.M. 2017. Metal mobility assessment for the application of an urban organic waste amendment in two degraded semiarid soils. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 173: 92–98.


Álvarez-Rogel, J., Tercero, M.C., Arce, M.I., Delgado, M.J., Conesa, H.M., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2016. Nitrate removal and potential soil N2O emissions in eutrophic salt marshes with and without Phragmites australis. Geoderma. 282:49-58.

González-Alcaraz, N.N., van Gestel, C.A.M. 2016. Metal/metalloid (As, Cd and Zn) bioaccumulation in the earthworm Eisenia andrei under different scenarios of climate change. Environmental Pollution, 215: 178-186. 

González-Alcaraz, N.N., van Gestel, C.A.M. 2016Toxicity of a metal(loid)-polluted agricultural soil to Enchytraeus crypticus changes under a global warming perspective: variations in air temperature and soil moisture content. Science of the Total Environment, 573: 203-211.

Párraga-Aguado, I., López-Orenes, A., Ferrer-Ayala, M.A, González-Alcaraz, M.N., Conesa, H.M. 2016. Evaluation of the environmental plasticity in the xerohalophyte Zygophyllum fabago L. for the phytomanagement of mine tailings in semiarid areas. Chemosphere. 161: 259-265.

Tercero MC, Álvarez-Rogel, J., Conesa HM, Párraga, I, González-Alcaraz MN. 2016.  Phosphorus retention and fractionation in soils and Phragmites australis plants in eutrophic wetlands: a one-year mesocosms experiment under fluctuating conditions. Journal of Environmental Management, 190: 197-207.


    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Aránega, B., Conesa H.M., Delgado, M.J., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2015. Contribution of soil properties to the assessment of a seawater irrigation programme as a management strategy for abandoned solar saltworks. Catena. 126:189-200.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., van Gestel, C.A.M. 2015. Climate change effects on enchytraeid performance in metal-polluted soils explained from changes in metal bioavailability and bioaccumulation. Environmental Research, 142: 177-184.

    Hockmann, K., Tandy, S., Lenz, M., Reiser, R., Conesa H.M., Keller, M., Studer, B., Schulin, R. 2015. Antimony retention and release from drained and waterlogged shooting range soil under field conditions. Chemosphere 134:536-543.

    Parraga-Aguado, I., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Schulin, R., Conesa, H.M. 2015. The potential use of Piptatherum miliaceum for the phytomanagement of mine tailings in semiarid areas: role of soil fertility and plant competition. Journal of Environmental Management.158:74-84.

    Tercero, M.C., Álvarez-Rogel, J., Conesa, H.M., Ferrer, M.A., Calderón, A.A., López-Orenes, A., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2015. The role of Phragmites australis in the biogeochemical processes of the water-soil-plant system under alternating flooding-drying conditions with eutrophic water: a one-year mesocosms experiment. Plant and Soil. 396:109-125.


    Conesa, H.M., María-Cervantes, A., Álvarez-Rogel, J., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2014. Role of rhizosphere and soil properties for the phytomanagement of a salt marsh polluted by mining wastes. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 11: 1353–1364.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Aránega, B., Conesa, H.M., Delgado, M.J., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2015. Contribution of soil properties to the assessment of a seawater irrigation programme as a management strategy for abandoned solar saltworks. Catena, 126, 189-200.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Aránega, B., Tercero, M.C., Conesa, H.M., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2014. Irrigation with seawater as a strategy for the environmental management of abandoned solar saltworks: a case-study in SE Spain based on soil-vegetation relationships. Ecological Engineering, 71: 677-689.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Álvarez, Y., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2014. Gradients of soil salinity and moisture, and plants distribution, in a Mediterranean semiarid saline watershed: a model of soil-plant relationships for contributing to the management. Catena, 115: 150-158.

    Párraga Aguado, I., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Álvarez-Rogel, J., Conesa, H.M. 2014. Assessment of the employment of halophyte plant species for the phytomanagement of mine tailings in semiarid areas. Ecological Engineering, 71: 598-604.

    Párraga-Aguado, I., Querejeta, J.I., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Conesa, H.M. 2014. Usefulness of pioneer vegetation for the phytomanagement of metal(loid)s enriched tailings: grasses vs. shrubs vs. trees. Journal of Environmental Management. 133:51-58

    Párraga-Aguado, I., Querejeta, J.I., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Conesa, H.M. 2014. Metal(loid) allocation and nutrient retranslocation in Pinus halepensis trees growing on semiarid mine tailings. Science of the Total Environment, 485: 406 -414.

    Párraga-Aguado, I., Querejeta, J.I., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Conesa, H.M. 2014. Elemental and stable isotope composition of Pinus halepensis foliage along a metal(loid) polluted gradient: implications for phytomanagement of mine tailings in semiarid areas. Plant and Soil, 379: 93-107.


    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2013. Liming and vegetation favor Fe-mobilization in eutrophic wetland soils affected by mine wastes. Ecological Engineering, 53: 183-193.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Conesa, H.M., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2013. When liming and revegetation contribute to the mobilization of metals: learning lessons for the phytomanagement of metal-polluted wetlands. Journal of Environmental Management, 116: 72-80.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Conesa, H.M.; Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2013. Phytomanagement of strongly acidic, saline eutrophic wetlands polluted by mine wastes: the influence of liming and Sarcocornia fruticosa in metals mobility. Chemosphere, 90: 2512-2519.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Conesa, H.M., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2013. Nitrate removal from eutrophic wetlands polluted by metal-mine wastes: Effects of liming and plant growth. Journal of Environmental Management, 128: 964-972.

    Párraga-Aguado, I., Álvarez-Rogel, J., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Conesa, H.M. 2013. Assessment of metal(loid)s availability and their uptake by Pinus halepensis in a Mediterranean forest impacted by abandoned tailings. Ecological Engineering 58: 84– 90.

    Párraga-Aguado, I., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Álvarez-Rogel, J., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Conesa, H.M. 2013. The importance of edaphic niches and pioneer plant species succession for the phytomanagement of mine tailings. Environmental Pollution, 176: 134-143.


    Conesa, H.M., Evangelou, M.W., Robinson, B.H., Schulin, R. 2012. A critical view of current state of phytotechnologies to remediate soils: still a promising tool? Scientific World Journal, 12: 1-10.

    Conesa, H.M., Wieser, M., Studer, B., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Schulin, R. 2012. A critical assessment of soil amendments (slaked lime/acidic fertilizer) for the phytomanagement of moderately contaminated shooting range soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 12: 565-575.

    Evangelou, M.W., Robinson, B.H., Conesa H.M., Schulin, R. 2012. Biomass production on trace element (TE) contaminated land – A review. Environmental Engineering Science, 29: 823-839.

    Fernández, J.A., Esteban, A., Conesa, E., Ochoa, J., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2012. Nitrate Evolution in Soil, Leaching Water,and Lettuce Plant Crops using Different Fertilization Strategies. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 43:2467-2483.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Álvarez-Rogel, J., María-Cervantes, A., Egea, C., Conesa, H.M. 2012. Evolution and phosphorus fractionation in saline Spolic Technosols flooded with eutrophic water. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 12: 1316-1326.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N.; Egea, C., Jiménez-Cárceles ,F.J., Párraga, I., María-Cervantes, A., Delgado, M.J., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2012. Storage of organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil-plant system of Phragmites australis stands from a eutrophicated Mediterranean salt marsh. Geoderma, 185-186: 61-72.


    Conesa, H.M., Faz-Cano, A. 2011. Metal uptake by spontaneous vegetation in acidic mine tailings from a semiarid area in South Spain: implications for revegetation and land management. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 215: 221-227.

    Conesa, H.M., María-Cervantes, A., Álvarez-Rogel, J., González-Alcaraz, M.N. 2011. Influence of soil properties on trace element availability and plant accumulation in a Mediterranean salt marsh polluted by mining wastes: Implications for phytomanagement. Science of the Total Environment, 409: 4470-4479.

    Conesa, H.M., Wieser, M., Studer, B., Schulin, R. 2011. Effects of vegetation and fertilizer on metal and Sb plant uptake in a calcareous shooting range soil. Ecological Engineering, 37: 654-658.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Conesa, H.M., Tercero, M.C., Schulin, R., Álvarez-Rogel, J., Egea, C. 2011. The combined use of liming and Sarcocornia fruticosa development for phytomanagement of salt marsh soils polluted by mine wastes. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 186: 805-813.

    González-Alcaraz, M.N., Egea, C., María-Cervantes, A., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2011. Effects of eutrophic water flooding on nitrate concentrations in mine wastes. Ecological Engineering, 37: 693-702.

    María-Cervantes, A., Conesa, H.M., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2011. Mobilisation of As and trace metals in saline, acidic Spolic Technososls: the role of the rhizosphere and flooding conditions. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11: 800-814.


    Conesa, H.M., Schulin, R. 2010. The Cartagena-La Unión Mining District (SE Spain): a review of environmental problems and emerging phytoremediation solutions after fifteen years research. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12:1225-1233.

    Conesa, H.M., Pérez-Chacón, J.A., Arnaldos, R., Moreno-Caselles, J., Faz, A. 2010. In situ heavy metal accumulation in lettuce growing near a former mining waste disposal area: implications for agricultural management. Water, Air and Soil pollution, 208: 377-383

    Conesa, H.M., Schulin, R., Nowack, B. 2010. Suitability of using DGT (Diffusive Gradient in Thin Films) to study metal availability in mine tailings. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 17: 657-664.

    Conesa, H.M., Wieser, M., Gasser, M., Hockmann, K., Evangelou, M.W.H., Studer, B., Schulin, R. 2010. Effects of three amendments on extractability and fractionation of Pb, Cu, Ni and Sb in two shooting range soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 181: 845-850.

    María-Cervantes, A., Conesa, H.M., González-Alcaraz, M.N., Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2010. Rhizosphere and flooding regime as key factors for the mobilization of arsenic and potentially harmful metals in basic mining polluted salt marsh soils. Applied Geochemistry, 25: 1722-1733.


    Conesa. H.M., Moradi, A.H, Robinson, B., Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J., Schulin, R. 2009. Effects of increasing dosages of acid mining wastes in metal uptake by Lgeum spartum and soil metal extractability. Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 202:379-383

    Conesa, H.M., Moradi, A.B., Robinson, B.H., Kühne, G., Lehmann, E., Schulin, R. 2009. Response of native grasses and Cicer arietinum to soil polluted with mining wastes: implications for the management of land adjacent to mine sites. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 65: 198-204

    Moradi, A.B., Conesa H.M., Robinson, B.H., Lehmann, E., Kaestner, A., Schulin, R. 2009. Root responses to soil Ni heterogeneity in a hyperaccumulator and a non-accumulator species. Environmental Pollution. 157:2198-2196

    Moradi, A.H, Conesa. H.M., Robinson, B., Lehmann, E., Kuehne, G., Kaestner, A., Oswald, S., Schulin, R. 2009. Neutron radiography as a tool for revealing root development in soil: capabilities and limitations. Plant and Soil. 318:243-255

    Robinson, B.H., Bañuelos, G., Conesa, H.M., Evangelou, M.W.H., Schulin, R. 2009. The Phytomanagement of Trace Elements in Soil. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. 28: 240-266

    Vicente, M.J.; Conesa, E.; Álvarez-Rogel, J.; Franco, J.A.; Martínez-Sánchez, J.J.  2009. Relationships between salt type and seed germination in three plant species growing in salt marshes of semiarid Mediterranean environments Arid Land Research and Management, 23: 103-114.


    Conesa, H.M., Robinson, B.H., Schulin, R., Nowack, B. 2008. Metal extractability in acidic and neutral mine tailings from the Cartagena-La Unión Mining District (SE Spain). Applied Geochemistry. 23: 1232-1240

    Conesa, H.M., Schulin, R., Nowack, B. 2008. Mining landscape: a cultural tourist opportunity or an environmental problem? The case of the Cartagena-La Unión Mining District (SE Spain). Ecological Economics. 64 :690-700

    Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J. and  Álvarez-Rogel, J. 2008. Phosphorus fractionation and distribution in salt marsh soils affected by mine wastes and eutrophicated water: a case study in SE Spain Geoderma 144: 299-309.

    Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J.; Álvarez-Rogel, J.; Conesa-Alcaraz, H.  2008. Trace element concentrations in salt marsh soils strongly affected by wastes from metal sulphide mining areas Water, Air and Soil Pollution 188:283-295.

    María-Cervantes, A.; Álvarez-Rogel, J.; Jiménez-Cárceles; F.J. 2008.  As, Cd, Cu, Mn, Pb, and Zn contents in sediments and mollusks (hexaplex trunculus and tapes decussatus) from coastal zones of a mediterranean lagoon (mar menor, SE Spain) affected by mining wastes Water, Air and Soil Pollution 200: 289-304.


    Álvarez-Rogel, J.; Carrasco, L.; Marín, C. M.; Martínez-Sánchez, J. J. 2007. Soils of a dune coastal salt marsh system in relation to groundwater level, micro-topography and vegetation under a semiarid Mediterranean climate in SE Spain Catena 69, 111-121.

    Álvarez-Rogel, J.; Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J. and Egea, C. 2007.  Phosphorous retention in a coastal salt marsh in SE Spain. Science of the Total Environment 378; 71-74.

    Álvarez-Rogel, J.; Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J.; Roca, M.J. and Ortiz, R.  2007. Changes in soils and vegetation in a Mediterranean coastal salt marsh impacted by human activities Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science.

    Conesa, H.M., Jiménez, F.J. 2007. The Mar Menor lagoon (SE Spain): a singular natural ecosystem threatened by human activities. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 54: 839-879.

    Conesa H.M, Faz, Á., García, G., Arnaldos, R. 2007. Heavy metal contamination in the semiarid area of Cartagena-La Unión (SE Spain) and its implications for revegetation. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. 16: 1076-1081

    Conesa, H.M., García, G. Faz,Á. and Arnaldos, R.2007. Dynamics of metal tolerant plant communities' development in Mine Tailings from the Cartagena-La Unión Mining District (SE Spain) and their interest for further revegetation purposes. Chemosphere. 68: 1180-1185.

    Conesa, H.M., Nowack, B. and Schulin, R. 2007. A laboratory study on revegetation and metal uptake in native plant species from neutral mine tailings. Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 183: 201-212

    Conesa, H.M., Faz,Á., Arnaldos, R.2007. Initial studies for the phytostabilization of a mine tailing from the Cartagena- La Union Mining District (SE Spain). Chemosphere. 66:38-44.

    Conesa, H.M., Robinson, B.H., Schulin, R., Nowack, B. 2007. Growth of Lygeum spartum in acid mine tailings: response of plants developed from seedlings, rhizomes and at field conditions. Environmental Pollution. 145:700-707

    Vicente, M.J.; Conesa, E.; Ávarez-Rogel, J.; Franco, J.A.; Martícnez Sánchez, J.J.   2007. Effects of various salts on the germination of three perennial salt marsh species Aquatic Botany 87: 167-170.


    Álvarez Rogel, Jiménez Cárceles and Egea Nicolás. 2006.  Phosphorous and nitrogen content in the water of a coastal wetland in the Mar Menor lagoon (SE Spain): relationships with effluents from urban and agricultural areas Water, Air and Soil Pollution  173:21-38.

    Álvarez Rogel; Martínez Sánchez; Carrasco Blázquez and Marín Semitiel. 2006.  A Conceptual Model of Salt Marsh Plant Distribution in Coastal Dunes of Southeastern Spain. Wetlands. Vol. 26, Nº 3 , 703-717.

    Carrasco, L.; Caravaca, F.; Alvarez Rogel, J.; Roldán, A. 2006.  Microbial processes in the rhizosphere soil of a heavy metals-contaminated Mediterranean salt marsh: A facilitating role of AM fungi Chemosphere 64: 104-111.

    Conesa, H.M., Faz, Á., Arnaldos, R. 2006. Heavy metal accumulation and tolerance in plants from mine tailings of the semiarid Cartagena-La Unión mining district (SE Spain). Science of the Total Environment. 366:1-11

    Jiménez-Cárceles, F.J.; C. Egea; A. B. Rodríguez-Caparrós; O. Barbosa; M.J. Delgado; R. Ortiz; J. Álvarez-Rogel. 2006. Contents of nitrogen, ammonium, phosphorus, pesticides and heavy metals in a salt marsh in the coast of the Mar Menor lagoon (SE Spain) Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 15 ( 5), 370-378.


    Barberá, G., Martínez-Fernández, J.F., Álvarez-Rogel, J., Albaladejo, J. and Castillo, V. 2005.  Short- and intermediate-term effects of site and plant preparation techniques on reforestation of a Mediterranean semiarid ecosystem with Pinus halepensis Mill New Forests. 29:177-198.


    Álvarez Rogel, J.; Ramos, M.J.; Delgado, M.J. and Arnaldos, R.  2004. Metals in soils and plants’ above-ground biomass from a salt marsh polluted by mine wastes in the coast of the Mar Menor lagoon, SE Spain. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. 13: 274-278.


    Martínez Mena, M.; Álvarez Rogel, J.; Castillo, V. and Albaladejo, J. 2002. Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Losses Influenced by Vegetation Removal in a semiarid environment. Biogeochemistry. Vol. 61: 309-321.


    Álvarez Rogel, J.; Ortiz Silla, R. and Alcaraz Ariza, F. 2001. Edaphic characterization and soil ionic composition influencing plant zonation in a semiarid Mediterranean salt marsh. Geoderma. Vol. 99:81-98.

    Álvarez Rogel, J.; Ortiz Silla, R.; Vela de Oro, N. and Alcaraz Ariza, F.  2001. The application of the FAO and US soil taxonomy systems to saline soils in relation to halophytic vegetation in SE Spain. CATENA. ISSN: 0341-8162. Vol. 45: 73-84.


    Álvarez Rogel, J.; Alcaraz Ariza, F. and Ortiz Silla, R.  Soil salinity and moisture gradients and plant zonation in Mediterranean salt marshes of Southeast Spain. 2000. WETLANDS, 357-372. 2000

    Gómez Plaza, A.; Álvarez Rogel, J.; Albaladejo, J. and Castillo, V. 2000. Spatial patterns and temporal stability of soil moisture across a range of scales in a semi-arid environment. Hydrological Processes, 14:1261-1277.

    Albaladejo, J.; Álvarez Rogel, J.; Querejeta, JI.; Díaz, E. and Castillo, V.  2000. Three hydroseeding revegetation techniques for soil erosion control on anthropic steep slopes. .Land Degradation and Development, 11: 315-325.