Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez Ollauri

Alejandro Gonzalez Ollauri
Postal address:
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
United Kingdom

Research interests

Alejandro is a determined multidisciplinary researcher who feels passionmate for Nature and takes joy in learning. His research interests focus on plant-soil-atmosphere interactions, soil bioengineering, and the development of simple numerical tools to answer compelx environmental questions.  

Alejandro obtained a BSc in Environmental Science with Honours at the University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2006. He then secured an RA position to work in a project looking at the sustainable nutrition of tree crops within the Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research. While working as RA, he obtained a 1st Class, BEng in Agricultrual Engineering in 2010. Alejandro was then granted a scholarship to undertake an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Applied Ecology. Moving between the universities of Poitiers (France), East Anglia (UK), Coimbra (Portugal), and Kiel (Germany), Alejandro became a resourceful researcher. In 2013, he was awarded with a PhD studenship at GCU, where he has been working since on the mitigation of natural hazards, such as landslides or soil pollution, using vegetation. Alejandro completed successfully his docotoral studies within 3 years. He currently holds an RA position at the BEAM Research Centre, teaches GIS to MSc students, demonstates in Soil Mechanics to BEng students, collaborates in several international research projects, and enjoys reviewing and editing for high-rank scientific journals.    

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  1. Published

    Plant-Best: A novel plant selection tool for slope protection

    Gonzalez-Ollauri, A. & Mickovski, S. B. Sep 2017 In : Ecological Engineering. 106, A, p. 154–173 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. E-pub ahead of print
  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Green for Brown (G4B): a novel tool for evaluating phytoextraction in soils polluted by heavy metals

    Gonzalez-Ollauri, A. & Mickovski, S. B. 13 Dec 2017 Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions. Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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