My research is focused on sediment dynamics in shallow waters and morphodynamics and coastal evolution under different time scales, from storm events to historical perspectives. I also study relationships and sediment exchanges between different shallow water zones.
- Las playas podrían retroceder entre 30 y 100 metros
My research is mainly based on “in situ” and remote observations about sediment distribution, hydrography, morphology, impacts on benthic communities, and waves and currents to study sediment transport processes and the morphodynamic evolution. I was responsible for the first deployment of fully instrumented benthic tripods in the Mediterranean and the video monitoring station in Spain (second in Europe), which is still working.
During the last years, the focus of my investigation was the study of bedforms in the western Mediterranean margins, studying the formation, evolution, maintenance, and disappearance of different types of bedforms. I am also involved in coastal management strategies and the evaluation of coastal risks. I am aware that my specific knowledge of oceanography requires collaboration with other specialists (especially physics, biology, and engineering) to obtain a holistic understanding of marine processes.