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    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

Alejandro is a determined multidisciplinary researcher who feels passionate for Nature and takes joy in learning. His research interests focus on plant-soil-atmosphere interactions, soil bioengineering, Nature-based Solutions against natural hazards, and the development of simple numerical tools to answer complex 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 a Research Fellow 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.    

Education/Academic qualification

Université de Poitiers

Universidad de Salamanca

Universidad de Salamanca


  • Soil Science
  • Other Plant Sciences
  • Geographic Information Sciences
  • Hydrology
  • Applied Statistics

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Research Output 2014 2020

  • 10 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
soil water
data mining
10 Downloads (Pure)

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

Gonzalez-Ollauri, A. & Mickovski, S. B., 2018, Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions. Springer, (Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation).

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

Open Access
Heavy Metals
polluted soils
40 Downloads (Pure)

Hydrological effect of vegetation against rainfall-induced landslides

Gonzalez Ollauri, A. & Mickovski, S. B., Jun 2017, In : Journal of Hydrology. 549, p. 374–387 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Slope stability

Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength

Mickovski, S., Gonzalez Ollauri, A. & Tardio, G., 30 Sep 2017, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. ISSMGE

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

Open Access
soil strength
Slope stability