João Pedro Nunes
SSS Soil System Sciences
The 2011 Division Outstanding Young Scientist Award is awarded to João Pedro Nunes for his outstanding contribution to the understanding of the impact of global and climate change on soil hydrology at different scales.
João Pedro Nunes is a post-doctoral researcher in the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. His research has focused on the relations between climate, vegetation cover and soil erosion in Mediterranean landscapes, and how they could be affected by global climate change. He is currently studying the disturbances caused by forest fires on vegetation and soils, and their impact on runoff and erosion processes.