The Doctoral Program in Terrestrial Ecosystems, Sustainable Use and Environmental Implications trains doctors in the fields of environmental agrobiology, soil-plant relationships, edaphology and ecology, including lines of research in which soil and organisms are related alive, with a special impact on the soil-plant relationship.

Its object focuses fundamentally on the study and analysis of terrestrial ecosystems, covering both the agricultural and natural fields, and on the selection of solutions to related problems in the areas related to terrestrial ecosystems, sustainable use and environmental implications.

Main specialization line

  • Environment

Synergies between doctorate research lines and specialization lines of the Campus

Doctorate research lines

  • Soil ecology
  • Quality, contamination and recovery of soils.
  • Physical degradation of soils, water erosion, soil water repellency
  • Biogeochemical aspects of soil and water acidification
  • Study of the mode of action of secondary metabolites of plant origin
  • Biotic interactions, biological invasions and conservation
  • Chemical relationships between plants and microorganisms
  • Genetic improvement of plant species
  • Biodiversity and bioindication in lichens.
  • Plant ecophysiology, stress and invasive species
  • Taxonomy and fauna, environmental impact assessment

Topic lines of specialization

  • Water, soil, flora and fauna. Protection of natural resources
  • Climate change, hydrological cycle and water resources
  • Biological environmental quality, water quality and evaluation of agricultural systems
  • Conservation of protected natural spaces, aquifers and freshwater ecosystems

Academic, scientific and professional interest

Only doctorate program in the University System of Galicia.

Mention of Quality for Excellence (Ministry of Education) from the academic year 2011/2012 and following.