ECOGESFOR is a recognized research group of the Polytechnic University of Madrid coordinated by Sonia Roig Gómez. Researchers from ETSI de Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural, UCM and INIA participate in the group. It was created in 2005 and declared officially consolidated in 2008.
The group’s lines of research cover a wide range of disciplines related to ecology and sustainable forest management:
- Adaptation to the global change of carvings and dehesas of Mediterranean Quercus (Sonia Roig)
- Ecological connectivity: analysis and management (Santiago Saura)
- Control and restoration of soils degraded by water processes (Margarita Roldán)
- Dynamics and management of Mediterranean pine forests (Alfredo Bravo)
- Forest landscape ecology (Ramón Elena)
- Biodiversity assessment for forest management (Juan Ignacio García Viñas)
- Species distribution models and habitat selection (Aitor Gastón)
- Production of reforestation plant (Juan Oliet)
- Restoration of fluvial ecosystems (Tasio Fernández)
- Monitoring and evaluation of the dynamics of ecological systems (Valentín Gómez)
In addition to the research work, the members of the group actively participate in the training of graduates and postgraduates in the field of forestry engineering and the natural environment.