Dr Miriam   Munoz-Rojas
Senior Lecturer

Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas

  • Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment (2012), University of Seville (Seville, Spain) (Summa cum laude, international mention). Modelling soil carbon sequestration capacity in Mediterranean soils.
  • Master of Innovation Management (2010) University of Almeria (Spain). Development of CarboSOIL system
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering (2004) University of Almeria (Almeria, Spain). Land use dynamics and soil erosion risk in Sierra de Gádor (Spain)
  • M.Sc. Environmental Sciences and Geographical information Systems (2002) - Centre of Geo Information and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University (The Netherlands). Soil erosion assessment at different scale levels in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park.
Science
Centre for Ecosystem Science

I completed a BSc in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Almeria (Spain) and a MSc in Environmental Sciences and Geographical Information Systems at Wageningen University (Netherlands) followed by a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (2010-2012) at the University of Seville (Spain). In June 2013, I moved to Curtin University where I was appointed as Casual Lecturer and, in November 2013, I started a Postdoctoral position at the University of Western Australia. During 2013-2018 I lead the Soil Program within the Restoration Seedbank Initiative, a major industry-based research project that focused on developing science to drive landscape restoration of biodiverse degraded ecosystems.

Since November 2018 I am ARC DECRA Fellow at UNSW Sydney. My current research is focused on the ecology, conservation and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems. I am particularly interested in understanding plant-soil-microbe interactions and harnessing novel methodologies, including geo-tools, genomics, metabolomics, and eco-engineering, to enhance large-scale ecosystem restoration outcomes and ensure the provision of key ecosystem services. I coordinate SOIL DarkDivNet, an add-on study of the global network DarkDivNet. that investigates the links between plant traits and soil biogeochemical parameters and indices regulated by soil microbial metabolic processes, i.e. soil respiration, carbon fixation and mineralisation, at several spatial scales.

 

Location
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Ibrahim Khalil M; Francaviglia R; Henry B; Klumpp K; Koncz P; Llorente M; Emoke Madari B; Muñoz-Rojas M; Nerger R, 2020, 'Strategic Management of Grazing Grassland Systems to Maintain and Increase Organic Carbon in Soils', in CO2 Sequestration, IntechOpen, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.84341
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Bateman AM; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2019, 'Chapter One To whom the burden of soil degradation and management concerns', in Soil Degradation, Restoration and Management in a Global Change Context, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.apmp.2019.07.001
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Munoz-Rojas M; Barcenas G, 2019, 'Microbiology', in Fire Effects on Soil Properties, pp. 157 - 174
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Bateman AM; Munoz-Rojas M, 2019, 'To whom the burden of soil degradation and management concerns', in Pereira P (ed.), SOIL DEGRADATION, RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL CHANGE CONTEXT, ACADEMIC PRESS LTD-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.apmp.2019.07.001
    Books | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    2019, Fire Effects on Soil Properties, CSIRO Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/9781486308149
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Pereira P; Brevik EC; Muñoz-Rojas M; Miller BA; Smetanova A; Depellegrin D; Misiune I; Novara A; Cerdà A, 2017, 'Soil Mapping and Processes Modeling for Sustainable Land Management', in Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management, Elsevier, pp. 29 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805200-6.00002-5
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Abd-Elmabod SK; Jordán A; Fleskens L; Phillips JD; Muñoz-Rojas M; van der Ploeg M; Anaya-Romero M; El-Ashry S; de la Rosa D, 2017, 'Chapter 7 Modeling Agricultural Suitability Along Soil Transects Under Current Conditions and Improved Scenario of Soil Factors', in Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management, pp. 193 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805200-6.00007-4
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Brevik EC; Pereira P; Muñoz-Rojas M; Miller BA; Cerdà A; Parras-Alcántara L; Lozano-García B, 2017, 'Chapter 1 Historical Perspectives on Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management', in Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management, pp. 3 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805200-6.00001-3
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Pereira P; Brevik EC; Cerdà A; Jordán A, 2017, 'Soil Mapping and Processes Models for Sustainable Land Management Applied to Modern Challenges', in Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management, Elsevier, pp. 151 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805200-6.00006-2
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Brevik EC; Pereira P; Muñoz-Rojas M; Miller BA; Cerdà A; Parras-Alcántara L; Lozano-García B, 2017, 'Historical Perspectives on Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management', in Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management, pp. 3 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805200-6.00001-3
    Books | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Pereira P; Brevik EC; Muñoz-Rojas M; Miller BA; Smetanova A; Depellegrin D; Misiune I; Novara A; Cerdà A, 2017, Soil Mapping and Processes Modeling for Sustainable Land Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805200-6.00002-5
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Abd-Elmabod SK; Jordán A; Fleskens L; Phillips JD; Muñoz-Rojas M; van der Ploeg M; Anaya-Romero M; El-Ashry S; de la Rosa D, 2017, 'Modeling Agricultural Suitability Along Soil Transects Under Current Conditions and Improved Scenario of Soil Factors', in Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management, pp. 193 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805200-6.00007-4
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Pereira P; Brevik EC; Muñoz-Rojas M; Miller BA, 2017, 'Preface', in Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management, pp. xi - xii, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805200-6.00016-5
    Books | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Pereira P; Brevik EC; Muñoz-Rojas M; Miller BA, 2017, Preface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805200-6.00016-5
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Jordán A; Zavala LM; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2011, 'Mulching, effects on soil physical properties', in Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, pp. 492 - 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3585-1_275
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Machado de Lima NM; Muñoz-Rojas M; Vázquez-Campos X; Branco LHZ, 2021, 'Biocrust cyanobacterial composition, diversity, and environmental drivers in two contrasting climatic regions in Brazil', Geoderma, vol. 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114914
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Hueso-Gonzalez P; Branquinho C; Baumgartl T, 2021, 'Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded land in arid and semiarid environments: Editorial', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 32, pp. 3 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3640
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Lucas-Borja ME; Delgado-Baquerizo M; Muñoz-Rojas M; Plaza-Álvarez PA; Gómez-Sanchez ME; González-Romero J; Peña-Molina E; Moya D; de las Heras J, 2021, 'Changes in ecosystem properties after post-fire management strategies in wildfire-affected Mediterranean forests', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 58, pp. 836 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13819
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Lucas-Borja ME; Van Stan JT; Heydari M; Omidipour R; Rocha F; Plaza-Alvarez PA; Zema DA; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2021, 'Post-fire restoration with contour-felled log debris increases early recruitment of Spanish black pine (Pinus nigra Arn. ssp. salzmannii) in Mediterranean forests', Restoration Ecology, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.13338
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Getzin S; Erickson TE; Yizhaq H; Muñoz-Rojas M; Huth A; Wiegand K, 2021, 'Bridging ecology and physics: Australian fairy circles regenerate following model assumptions on ecohydrological feedbacks', Journal of Ecology, vol. 109, pp. 399 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13493
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Bateman AM; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Veneklaas EJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2021, 'Native plant diversity is a stronger driver for soil quality than inorganic amendments in semi-arid post-mining rehabilitation', Geoderma, vol. 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Machado de Lima NM; Chamizo S; Bowker MA, 2021, 'Restoring post-fire ecosystems with biocrusts: Living, photosynthetic soil surfaces', Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, vol. 23, pp. 100273 - 100273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2021.100273
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Abd-Elmabod SK; Muñoz-Rojas M; Jordán A; Anaya-Romero M; Phillips JD; Laurence J; Zhang Z; Pereira P; Fleskens L; van der Ploeg M; de la Rosa D, 2020, 'Climate change impacts on agricultural suitability and yield reduction in a Mediterranean region', Geoderma, vol. 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114453
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Román JR; Chilton AM; Cantón Y; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2020, 'Assessing the viability of cyanobacteria pellets for application in arid land restoration', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110795
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Chua M; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Chilton AM; Ooi MKJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2020, 'Bio-priming seeds with cyanobacteria: effects on native plant growth and soil properties', Restoration Ecology, vol. 28, pp. S168 - S176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.13040
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Eslaminejad P; Heydari M; Kakhki FV; Mirab-balou M; Omidipour R; Muñoz-Rojas M; Lucas-Borja ME, 2020, 'Plant species and season influence soil physicochemical properties and microbial function in a semi-arid woodland ecosystem', Plant and Soil, vol. 456, pp. 43 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04691-1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Stock E; Standish RJ; Muñoz-Rojas M; Bell RW; Erickson TE, 2020, 'Field-Deployed Extruded Seed Pellets Show Promise for Perennial Grass Establishment in Arid Zone Mine Rehabilitation', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.576125
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Rocha F; Lucas-Borja ME; Pereira P; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2020, 'Cyanobacteria as a nature-based biotechnological tool for restoring salt-affected soils', Agronomy, vol. 10, pp. 1321 - 1321, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091321
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Scaccabarozzi D; Castillo L; Aromatisi A; Milne L; Castillo AB; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2020, 'Soil, site, and management factors affecting cadmium concentrations in cacao-growing soils', Agronomy, vol. 10, pp. 806 - 806, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10060806
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Pereira P, 2020, 'Editorial: Fire in the environment', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109703
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Santini NS; Lovelock CE; Hua Q; Zawadzki A; Mazumder D; Mercer TR; Muñoz-Rojas M; Hardwick SA; Madala BS; Cornwell W; Thomas T; Marzinelli EM; Adam P; Paul S; Vergés A, 2019, 'Natural and Regenerated Saltmarshes Exhibit Similar Soil and Belowground Organic Carbon Stocks, Root Production and Soil Respiration', Ecosystems, vol. 22, pp. 1803 - 1822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00373-x
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Moreira-Grez B; Muñoz-Rojas M; Kariman K; Storer P; O'Donnell AG; Kumaresan D; Whiteley AS, 2019, 'Reconditioning degraded mine site soils with exogenous soil microbes: Plant fitness and soil microbiome outcomes', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01617
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Bateman AM; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Veneklaas EJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2019, 'Water availability drives the effectiveness of inorganic amendments to increase plant growth and substrate quality', Catena, vol. 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.104116
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Bateman AM; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2019, 'Inorganic soil amendments alter seedling performance of native plant species in post-mining arid zone rehabilitation', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 241, pp. 179 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.022
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Abd-Elmabod SK; Bakr N; Muñoz-Rojas M; Pereira P; Zhang Z; Cerdà A; Jordán A; Mansour H; De la Rosa D; Jones L, 2019, 'Assessment of soil suitability for improvement of soil factors and agricultural management', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su11061588
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Getzin S; Yizhaq H; Muñoz-Rojas M; Wiegand K; Erickson TE, 2019, 'A multi-scale study of Australian fairy circles using soil excavations and drone-based image analysis', Ecosphere, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2620
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Román JR; Roncero-Ramos B; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Aguila-Carricondo P; Cantón Y, 2018, 'Cyanobacteria inoculation enhances carbon sequestration in soil substrates used in dryland restoration', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 636, pp. 1149 - 1154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.265
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Kneller T; Harris RJ; Bateman A; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2018, 'Native-plant amendments and topsoil addition enhance soil function in post-mining arid grasslands', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 621, pp. 744 - 752, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.219
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Bateman A; Lewandrowski W; Stevens JC; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2018, 'Ecophysiological Indicators to Assess Drought Responses of Arid Zone Native Seedlings in Reconstructed Soils', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 29, pp. 984 - 993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2660
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Chilton A; Liyanage GS; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Neilan BA; Ooi MKJ, 2018, 'Effects of indigenous soil cyanobacteria on seed germination and seedling growth of arid species used in restoration', Plant and Soil, vol. 429, pp. 91 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-018-3607-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Pereira P; Bogunovic I; Muñoz-Rojas M; Brevik EC, 2018, 'Soil ecosystem services, sustainability, valuation and management', Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, vol. 5, pp. 7 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2017.12.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Hueso-González P; Muñoz-Rojas M; Martínez-Murillo JF, 2018, 'The role of organic amendments in drylands restoration', Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2017.12.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M, 2018, 'Soil quality indicators: critical tools in ecosystem restoration', Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, vol. 5, pp. 47 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2018.04.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Pereira P; Bogunovic I; Muñoz-Rojas M; C. Brevik E, 2018, 'The Need For Sustainability In Our Soil', Science Trends, http://dx.doi.org/10.31988/scitrends.17335
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Erickson T; Munoz-Rojas M; Kildisheva OA; Stokes BA; White SA; Heyes JL; Dalziell EL; Lewandrowski W; James JJ; Madsen MD; Turner SR; Merritt DJ, 2017, 'Benefits of adopting seed-based technologies for rehabilitation in the mining sector: a Pilbara perspective', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 65, pp. 646 - 660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/BT17154
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Abd-Elmabod SK; Zavala LM; De la Rosa D; Jordán A, 2017, 'Climate change impacts on soil organic carbon stocks of Mediterranean agricultural areas: A case study in Northern Egypt', Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol. 238, pp. 142 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.09.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Lozano-García B; Muñoz-Rojas M; Parras-Alcántara L, 2017, 'Climate and land use changes effects on soil organic carbon stocks in a Mediterranean semi-natural area', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 579, pp. 1249 - 1259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.111
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Erickson TE; Martini DC; Dixon KW; Merritt DJ, 2016, 'Climate and soil factors influencing seedling recruitment of plant species used for dryland restoration', SOIL, vol. 2, pp. 287 - 298, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-287-2016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Erickson TE; Dixon KW; Merritt DJ, 2016, 'Soil quality indicators to assess functionality of restored soils in degraded semiarid ecosystems', Restoration Ecology, vol. 24, pp. S43 - S52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.12368
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Anaya-Romero M; Muñoz-Rojas M; Ibáñez B; Marañón T, 2016, 'Evaluation of forest ecosystem services in Mediterranean areas. A regional case study in South Spain', Ecosystem Services, vol. 20, pp. 82 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.07.002
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Erickson TE; Martini D; Dixon KW; Merritt DJ, 2016, 'Soil physicochemical and microbiological indicators of short, medium and long term post-fire recovery in semi-arid ecosystems', Ecological Indicators, vol. 63, pp. 14 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.11.038
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Willaarts BA; Oyonarte C; Muñoz-Rojas M; Ibáñez JJ; Aguilera PA, 2016, 'Environmental Factors Controlling Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in Two Contrasting Mediterranean Climatic Areas of Southern Spain', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 27, pp. 603 - 611, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2417
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Lewandrowski W; Erickson TE; Dixon KW; Merritt DJ, 2016, 'Soil respiration dynamics in fire affected semi-arid ecosystems: Effects of vegetation type and environmental factors', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 572, pp. 1385 - 1394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.086
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Doro L; Ledda L; Francaviglia R, 2015, 'Application of CarboSOIL model to predict the effects of climate change on soil organic carbon stocks in agro-silvo-pastoral Mediterranean management systems', Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol. 202, pp. 8 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.12.014
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Jordán A; Zavala LM; De la Rosa D; Abd-Elmabod SK; Anaya-Romero M, 2015, 'Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Changes on Organic Carbon Stocks in Mediterranean Soils (1956-2007)', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 26, pp. 168 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2194
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Anaya-Romero M; Abd-Elmabod SK; Muñoz-Rojas M; Castellano G; Ceacero CJ; Alvarez S; Méndez M; De la Rosa D, 2015, 'Evaluating Soil Threats Under Climate Change Scenarios in the Andalusia Region, Southern Spain', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 26, pp. 441 - 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2363
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Jordán A; Zavala LM; González-Peñaloza FA; De La Rosa D; Pino-Mejias R; Anaya-Romero M, 2013, 'Modelling soil organic carbon stocks in global change scenarios: A CarboSOIL application', Biogeosciences, vol. 10, pp. 8253 - 8268, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-10-8253-2013
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Jordán A; Zavala LM; González-Peñaloza FA; De la Rosa D; Anaya-Romero M, 2013, 'Modelling soil organic carbon stocks in global change scenarios: a CarboSOIL application', Biogeosciences Discussions, vol. 10, pp. 10997 - 11035, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bgd-10-10997-2013
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Munoz-Rojas M; Jordan A; Zavala LM; De La Rosa D; Abd-Elmabod SK; Anaya-Romero M, 2012, 'Organic carbon stocks in Mediterranean soil types under different land uses (Southern Spain)', Solid Earth, vol. 3, pp. 375 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/se-3-375-2012
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; De la Rosa D; Zavala LM; Jordán A; Anaya-Romero M, 2011, 'Changes in land cover and vegetation carbon stocks in Andalusia, Southern Spain (1956-2007)', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 409, pp. 2796 - 2806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.009
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Granged AJP; Jordán A; Zavala LM; Muñoz-Rojas M; Mataix-Solera J, 2011, 'Short-term effects of experimental fire for a soil under eucalyptus forest (SE Australia)', Geoderma, vol. 167-168, pp. 125 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.09.011
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Anaya-Romero M; Pino R; Moreira JM; Muñoz-Rojas M; de la Rosa D, 2011, 'Analysis of soil capability versus land use change by using CORINE land cover and MicroLEIS', International Agrophysics, vol. 25, pp. 395 - 398
    Journal articles |
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Machado de Lima N; Thomsen A; Ooi M; Muñoz-Rojas M, 'Bushfire impacts on a threatened swamp ecosystem: responses of the soil microbial communities and restoration', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-3778
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    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Mahado de Lima N; Charlesworth J; Stewart J; Muñoz-Rojas M, 'Indigenous soil bacteria as bioinoculants for promoting seedling growth of native plants in arid land rehabilitation', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13204
    Journal articles |
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Jiménez-González MA; Roman JR; Canton Y; Almendros G; Chilton AM; Muñoz-Rojas M, 'Development of cyanobacterial application methods for soil protection and restoration: case studies in Australian drylands', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11907
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    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Erickson TE; Bateman A; Chilton AM; Merritt DJ, 'Soil native microbes and multi-species planting for restoring soil function in dryland rehabilitation', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11750
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    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Stewart J; Machado de Lima N; Kingsford R; Muñoz-Rojas M, 'Soil microbial responses to passive restoration strategies in drylands: a temporal comparison of soil biodiversity and ecosystem function', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-16398
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    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Dadzie F; Moles A; Erickson T; Munoz-Rojas M, 'Native bacteria and cyanobacteria consortia improve seedling emergence and establishment in dryland restoration', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-10412
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    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Ondik M; Muñoz-Rojas M; Ooi M, 'Land management influences the effects of fire on soil properties: implications for post-fire restoration efforts', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-9353
    Journal articles |
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Hueso-Gonzalez P; Muñoz-Rojas M, 'Soil organic amendments for restoring degraded drylands: strategies, recommendations and challenges for large-scale application', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11867
    Journal articles |
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Muñoz-Rojas M; Pereira P, 'Fire in the environment: effects on soil functions and ecosystem services in a changing world', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11848
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Erickson T; Munoz-Rojas M; Guzzomi A; Masarei M; Ling E; Bateman A; Kildisheva O; Ritchie A; Turner S; Parsons B; Chester P; Webster T; Wishart S; James J; Madsen M; Abella S; Merritt D, 2019, 'A case study of seed-use technology development for Pilbara mine site rehabilitation', in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mine Closure, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, presented at 13th International Conference on Mine Closure, http://dx.doi.org/10.36487/acg_rep/1915_54_erickson
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas
    Alanís N; Hernández-Madrigal VM; Cerdà A; Muñoz-Rojas M; Zavala LM; Jordán A, 2017, 'Spatial Gradients of Intensity and Persistence of Soil Water Repellency Under Different Forest Types in Central Mexico', in Land Degradation and Development, pp. 317 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2544

Awards

2018 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award

2017 Science Writing Fellowship. University of New South Wales

2013 Travel grant for the COST-FTP Young Researcher’s Forum, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

2011-2013 Research Fellowship Contract Subprogram Torres Quevedo (MICINN-PTQ), Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain

2012 Young Scientist's Travel Award for Europeans, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

2012 Outstanding Student Poster Award, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

2011 Conference Grant for Early Stage Researchers, European Cooperation in Science and Technology

2003 Department Collaboration Fellowship at University of Almeria. Ministry of Education and Sciences, Spain

2002 Erasmus Fellowship (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Student) at Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands

Grants

  • 2021. M Muñoz-Rojas, M Ooi, C Offord, N Emery. Native microbes for promoting conservation and restoration of threatened ecological communities. Australian Flora Foundation
  • 2020-2021. M Ooi, D Keith, W Cornwell, M Muñoz-Rojas et al. Building capacity for resilience & recovery of threatened ecological communities. Australian Department of Agriculture, Water, Environment
  • 2019-2023. M Ooi, D Keith, W Cornwell, M Lyons, M Muñoz-Rojas et al. Beyond fire frequency: understanding fire season for ecosystem management. ARC Linkage Program.
  • 2019. M Muñoz-Rojas. Conservation of threatened native plants with indigenous soil bacteria. Faculty of Research Grant, UNSW Sydney
  • 2019. A Rich, P Koshy, W-F Chen, D Chu, T Wu, M Muñoz-Rojas. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility Faculty of Research Infrastructure Scheme: Supporting Collaborative Research, UNSW Sydney
  • 2018-2021. M Muñoz-Rojas. Cyanobacterial bioencapsulation for restoring degraded drylands. Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (DECRA)
  • 2018-2021. M Muñoz-Rojas, T Erickson, D Merritt. Novel approaches for harnessing native soil microbial communities to restore biodiverse degraded ecosystems in drylands. Hermon Slade Foundation & Australia and Pacific Science Foundation/Australia Pacific Science Hermon Slade Research Fund
  • 2017-2020. T Erickson, D Merritt, M Muñoz-Rojas, A Guzzomi et al. Eco-engineering solutions to improve mine-site rehabilitation outcomes. Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Global Innovation Linkages Programme
  • 2018. M Muñoz-Rojas, David Eldridge, Wendy Williams, Yolanda canton, Albert Sole. Innovative nature-based strategies for drylands restoration: the potential of indigenous cyanobacteria. UWA Research Collaboration Award
  • 2018. T Erickson, D Merritt, A Guzzomi, M Muñoz-Rojas. Catalysing the adoption of ‘restoration engineering’ in large-scale rehabilitation programs. University of Western Australia: Research Impact Grant (2018)
  • 2016. M Muñoz-Rojas, A Sole-Benet, C Oyonarte. Connecting above and belowground processes to restore functionality of arid lands: a comparison between Northern and Southern hemisphere ecosystems. UWA Research Collaboration Award ($19,600)
  • 2015. M Muñoz-Rojas, A Jordán, JA Gonzalez-Perez. Soil water repellence in biodiverse semi-arid environments: new insights and implications for ecological restoration. UWA Research Collaboration Award ($15,000)
  • 2013-2017. F López-Ruiz, R Oliver, M Muñoz-Rojas. Fungicide resistance management strategy and communications. Grain Research and Development Corporation.

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