Partner 2


FUNDACIÓN CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRÁNEO

C/ Charles Darwin, 14 - Parque Tecnológico de PATERNA
46980 - Valencia - España  Pho.: +34 961318227   Fax: +34 961318190
 

  • REPRESENTATIVE:

Dr. Maria José Sanz
e-mail:
mjose@ceam.es

HEAD OF AIR POLLUTION EFFECTS ON VEGETATION  PROGRAMME

 

  • GENERAL ACTIVITY

    CEAM was created as a response to the need for potentiating research and development in environmental technology in the Mediterranean countries, where applied engineering within very rigid (mono-)disciplinal structures has traditionally predominated. In addition, available evidence indicates that a significant part of the environmental procedures and technologies developed in North America and in the Central and Northern European countries are not directly applicable to the climatic conditions of the Mediterranean Basin, and their indiscriminate use there can create more problems than it solves. 

     Therefore, the principal objective of CEAM is to obtain data and formulate results on specific problems in the Mediterranean Basin for the purpose of improving the managerial capacity of Spain, and of the Valencian Autonomy, within the European Union. It is also the responsibility of CEAM to insure the credibility of these results and their scientific interpretation by subjecting them to the international procedures for scientific evaluation existent in the European Union. 

    To meet this challenge, CEAM was configurated as a multidisciplinary centre and, as such, it has concentrated its research on inter-related thematic areas in which it has achieved a recognized international expertise. CEAM´s operative programme can be summarized in the following Performance Lines: 
 

  • LINE 1 . A distinctive Research and Development programme designed to establish a clear-cut scientific leadership in thematic areas characteristic of the Mediterranean Basin. 

  • LINE II . The operation of a large European installation (the Euphore simulation chambers) with its accessorial equipment, in order to:

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  2. Utilize the knowledge and acquired experience to potentiate the technological development of instruments for measuring and controlling industrial processes.

  • LINE III . The application of the available knowledge and/or of that obtained through Lines (1) and (2) to the development of R + D activities focussed on local and regional problems, including public administration demands.

 

  • RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Research into air pollution effects on different plant communities (natural and agricultural) in the Valencian region, with the aim of developing minimisation strategies at various levels.

 

 

 

PROJECTS IN AIR POLLUTION EFFECTS ON VEGETATION PROGRAMME

 

 

IN COURSE

 

  • CLIMATE CHANGE. CLIMATE CHANGE RELATED TO THE FORESTS AND IT’S SINK CAPACITY. Contract: EXPTE. 29DGCN-2002. Financed by: MINISTERIO DE MEDIO AMBIENTE - DGCONA. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana).CICYT. Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz.

  • CARBOMONT. EFFECTS OF LAND USE CHANGE ON SOURCES, SKINS AND FLUXES OF CARBON IN EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN AREAS. Contract: EVK2-CT-2001-00125. Financed by: Unión Europea. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana).Bancaja (06-03-2002). CICYT. Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz. Related projects: RECAB.

  • CARBOEUROPE-IP. Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance. Financed by: Unión Europea, MINISTERIO DE MEDIO AMBIENTE - DGCONA. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz. Related projects: RECAB, MECAPIP, RECAPMA, SECAP, BEMA (I y II)

  • COBIFLUX. The influence of Biologic Crusts in the semiarid ecosystem. Contract: REN2001-0424-C02-01. Financed by: CICYT. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). CICYT. Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz. Related Projects: MEDEFLU.

  • ODOPAS. Troposphere ozone levels characterisation in the Mediterranean basin through passive samplers technique. Financed by: Unión Europea. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Bancaja. CICYT. Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz.

  • POLLUTION EFFECTS. EVALUATION OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION EFFECTS IN THE FORESTSCION DE LOS EFECTOS DE LA CONTAMINACION ATMOSFERICA EN LOS SISTEMAS FORESTALES. Contract: EXTE.28DGCN-2002. CICYT. Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz.

  • ELS PORTS. Air Quality in the Northern Districts of Valencian Community: ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION REGIONAL BALANCES IN “ELS PORTS” DISTRICT. Financed by: Consellería de Medio Ambiente - G.V. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). CICYT. Principal Investigator: Millán Millán. Related projects: MECAPIP, RECAPMA, SECAP, BEMA (I y II).

  • LA PEIRA. PHOTOCHEMICAL OXIDANT EFFECTS CHARACTERISATION ON SOME VEGETAL SPECIES IN VALENCIAN COMMUNITY. Financed by: Consellería de Medio Ambiente - G.V. Linea Gastos Corrientes. CICYT. Principal Investigator: María José Sanz. Related projects: TOMSTRESS.

  • MIND. MEDITERRANEAN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS AND INCREASING DROUGHT: VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT. Contract: EVK2-2001-00296. Financed by: European Union. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz. Related projects: MEDEFLU.

  • NITRATOS. Influence of NOx on aquifer pollution. Financed by: Consellería de Agricultura - G.V. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). CICYT. Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz. Related projects: MECAPIP, RECAPMA, SECAP, BEMA (I y II).

  • CARBON FLUX. CARBON FLUX MEASUREMENT. Financed by: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: Maria J. Sanz.

COMPLETED

 

  • RECAB. REGIONAL ASSESSMENT AND MODELLING OF THE CARBON BALANCE WITHIN EUROPE. Contract: EVK2-CT-1999-00034. Financed by: Unión Europea. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: Millán Millán. Related projects: MEDEFLU.

  • MEDEFLU. CARBON AND WATER FLUXES OF MEDITERRANEAN FOREST AND IMPACTS OF LAND USE/COVER CHANGES. Contract: ENV4-CT97-0455/CLI98-1646-CE. Financed by: Unión Europea. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana).BANCAJA.CICYT. Principal Investigator: María José Sanz. Related projects: BEMA I y II, PINOS.

  • BEMA (I). BIOGENIC EMISSIONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA. Contract: 11096.95.07 F1PC.ISP E. Financed by: Unión Europea. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz. Related projects: BEMA (II), MEDEFLU, NITRATOS, ELS PORTS, REDES, IBAIRCITY.

  • BEMA(II). BIOGENIC EMISSIONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA. Phase II. Contract: ENV4-CT95-0014. Financed by: Unión Europea. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana).CICYT.BANCAJA (96-97). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz. Related projects: BEMA (I), MEDEFLU, NITRATOS, ELS PORTS, REDES, IBAIRCITY.

  • TOMSTRESS. ENGINEERING TOMATO AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS. Contract: FAIR5-CT97-3493. Financed by: Unión Europea. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana).CICYT. BANCAJA. Principal Investigator: María José Sanz. Related projects: LAPEIRA, HORTICOLA.

  • AGUAS. SEGUIMIENTO DEL FITOPLANCTON Y NIVELES DE NUTRIENTES EN EL LITORAL DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA. Financed by: Consellería de Medio Ambiente - G.V. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • BIOINDICADORES LIQUENES. DETERMINACION DE LOS DAÑOS BY CONTAMINANTES ATMOSFERICOS EN LOS ECOSISTEMAS FORESTALES: SINTOMATOLOGIA ASOCIADA AL OZONO Y UTILIZACION DE LIQUENES COMO BIOINDICADORES. Financed by: Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (D.G. CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA). . Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • CAROCHE. TRABAJO DE CAMPO PARA EL ANALISIS DE LA FLORA BIOFRITICA DEL MACIZO DE CAROCHE Y SU ENTORNO. Financed by: Universidad de Valencia. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • DOSIMETROS-MADRID. UTILIZACION DE DOSIMETROS PASIVOS EN LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID. Financed by: Consellería de Medio Ambiente - COMUNIDAD DE MADRID. Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • HORTICOLA. CARACTERIZACION DE LA RESPUESTA FISIOLOGICA U BIOQUIMICA DE DOS CULTIVOS HORTICOLAS A ELEVADAS CONCENTRACIONES DE OZONO E INTERACCION CON ALGUNAS ENFERMEDADES QUE AFECTAN A ESTOS. Contract: GV-C-AG-01-108-96. Financed by: Generalitat Valenciana. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz. Related projects: TOMSTRESS.

  • INVENTARIO LIQUENES. MATERIAL NECESARIO PARA PROCEDER AL INVENTARIO DE LIQUENES COMO BIOINDICADORES DE LA CONTAMINACION ATMOSFERICA EN BOSQUES. Red Europea Nivel II. Financed by: Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (D.G. CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA). CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • PINARES/COSCOJARES. EFECTO DEL REGIMEN DE INCENDIOS EN LA ESTRUCTURA Y DINAMICA DE LA VEGETACION EN PINARES Y COSCOJARES DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA. Contract: GV98-3-7. Financed by: Consellería de Educación - G.V. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: Anna Ferrán. Related projects: LUCIFER.

  • PINOS. ANALISIS DE LOS FACTORES QUE AFECTAN A LA MORTALIDAD Y NATALIDAD DE LOS PINOS: CONTAMINACION ATMOSFERICA. Contract: 1FD97-1117--C05-04. Financed by: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (FONDOS FEDER). CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: Adoración Carratalá. Related projects: MEDEFLU.

  • PLOTS. Ist. INTERCALIBRATION COURSE FOR OZONE INJURY EVALUATION IN INTENSIVE MONITORING PLOTS. Financed by: Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (D.G. CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA)LEZA. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • REDES EUROPEAS. REDES EUROPEAS DE SEGUIMIENTO DE DAÑOS EN LOS MONTES. Financed by: Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (D.G. CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • SUMIDEROS. REALIZACION DE LOS TRABAJOS DE EVALUACION DE DAÑOS POR OZONO, SUS BIOINDICADORES Y MEDICION DE BOSQUES COMO SUMIDEROS DE CONTAMINANTES EN BASE A LAS REDES EUROPEAS DE DAÑOS. Financed by: Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (D.G. CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA). CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • TECMENA. ELABORACION DE UN CATALOGO DE MICROLIQUINES PARA SEGUIMIENTO DE PARCELAS DE NIVEL 2. Financed by: TECMENA. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

  • TECMENA (DOSIMETROS). SEGUIMIENTO DE LA CONTAMINACION ATMOSFERICA MEDIANTE LA UTILIZACION DE DOSIMETROS PASIVOS EN 11 LOCALIZACIONES DE LA CUENCA DE MADRID. Financed by: TECMENA. CEAM (Generalitat Valenciana). Principal Investigator: María José Sanz.

     

     

     

    LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)

     

     

  • Sanz, M. J., Carratalá, A., Gimeno, C., and Millán, M. M. (2002) Atmospheric nitrogen deposition on the east coast of  Spain: relevance of dry deposition in semi-arid Mediterranean regions. Environmental Pollution 118, 259-272.

  • Sanz, M. J., Porcuna, J. L., Calvo, E., and Martín, C. (2002) Artichoke cultivars (var. "Blanca de Tudela") under elevated ozone concentrations. The Scientific World 2, 811-817.

  • Sanz, M. J., Calatayud, V., and Cerveró, J. (2002) Visible injury in native vegetation as a tool detecting ozone in rural areas in Spain. En: Eurobionet 2002 Conference on Urban Air Pollution, Bioindication and Enviromental Awareness. 5-6 November 2002. Hohenheim 22-22 p.

  • Calatayud, V. and Sanz, M. J. (2002) Education activities related to the EuroBionet project in Valencia. En: Eurobionet 2002 Conference on Urban Air Pollution, Bioindication and Enviromental Awareness. 5-6 November 2002. Hohenheim 26-26 p.

  • Sanz, M. J., Calvo, I., Calvo, E., Martín, C., Porcuna, J. L., Jiménez, A., Vega, J. M., Ortega, M. G., Morera, B., Montes, F., and Paez, J. (2002) Visible injury in potato as a bioindicator of ozone in spring in rural areas of the eastern coast of Spain. En: Eurobionet 2002 Conference on Urban Air Pollution, Bioindication and Enviromental Awareness. 5-6 November 2002. Hohenheim 56-56 p.

  • Sanz, M. J. (2002) Efforts of standardisation of ozone bioindication in Europe. En: Bioindication and air quality in European cities. Research, Aplication, Communication. (Klumpp, A., Fomin, A., Klumpp, G., and Ansel, W., eds.): 87-94. Stuttgart, Germany

  • Sanz, M. J. and Millán, M. M. (2002) La contaminació atmosfèrica per ozó en l'àrea mediterrània. Mètode-Universitat de València 34, 33-39.

  • Sanz, M. J. and Krause, G. H. M. (2001) State of the art of passive sampling in the Pan European Program for Forest. En: International Conference Measuring Air Pollutants by Diffusive Sampling. 26-28 September 2001. Montpellier (France): European Commission. Joint Research Centre. 4-4 p.

  • Sanz, M. J., Sánchez, G., Calatayud, V., Minaya, M., and Cerveró, J. (2001) La contaminación atmosférica en los bosques: Guía para la identificación de daños visibles causados by Ozono. Madrid: Ministerios de Medio Ambiente. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza. 163 pp.

  • Sanz, M. J., Martín, C., Calvo, E., Camara, P., Jiménez, A., and Porcuna, J. L. (2001) Daños visibles by ozono en distintos cultivos mediterráneos. PHYTOMA España 131, 14-26.

  • Sanz, M. J., Carratalá, A., Gimeno, C., Bea, J., Boronay, P., Coll, C., Requena, S., Sanz, F., Dieguez, J. J., Correa, B., Cosin, S., Mantilla, E., and Millán, M. M. (2001) Aportes de nitrógeno atmosféricos en la Comunidad Valenciana. Resultados preliminares. En: VII Congreso de Ingeniería Ambiental - Proma 2001. Bilbao, España 199-209 p.

  • Sanz, M. J. (2001) Ozone impact over ecosystems: CEAM research. En: Ozone effects over Mediterranean Vegetation ending conference. Torino (Italy): IPLA s.p.a.

  • Sanz, M. J., Calatayud, V., and Calvo, E. (2000) Spatial pattern of ozone injury in Aleppo pine related to air pollution dynamics in a coastal-mountain region of eastern Spain. Environmental Pollution 108, 239-247.

  • Sanz, M. J. and Millán, M. M. (2000) Ozone in the Mediterranean Region: Evidence of injury to Vegetation. En: Forest Dynamics in Heavily Polluted Regions. (Innes, J. L. and Oleskyn, J., eds.): 165-192. London: CABInternational.

  • Calatayud, V., Muñoz, M. C., Hernández, R., Sanz, M. J., Pérez-Fortea, V., Soldevilla, C., and Sánchez, G. (2000) Seguimiento de daños en acículas de Pinus halepensis en localidades de Teruel y Castellón (España). Ecología 14, 129-139.

  • Kruijt, B., Sanz, M. J., and et al (2000) Subgrid variability in water and carbon fluxes in three coastal Mediterranean land cover types. Geophysical Research Abstracts 2

  • Sanz, M. J., Porcuna, J. L., Martín, C., Calvo, E., Jiménez, A., Saez, E., and Gómez, J. (2000) Ozone influence on viral infection levels in Galia type of mukmelon (variety Yupi). En: 31 Air pollution workshop. Auburn, Alabama (USA)

  • Sanz, M. J., Carratalá, A., Gimeno, C., Bea, J., and Millán, M. M. (2000) Nitrogen deposition in the east coast of Spain. En: 31 Air pollution workshop. Auburn, Alabama (USA)

  • Sanz, M. J., Dolman, H., and et al (2000) Seasonal Variability of the Carbon Fluxes from a Maquia-Pine tree forest under Mediterranean Climatic Conditions. Geophysical Research Abstracts 2,

  • Sanz, M. J. (2000) La Contaminación Atmosférica by Ozono en la Cuenca Mediterránea. Vida Rural 107, 86-91.

  • Sanz, M. J., Carratalá, A., Mantilla, E., Dieguez, J. J., and Millán, M. M. (1999) Daily Ozone Patterns and AOT40 Index on the East coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 24, 491-494.

  • Sanz, M. J., Calatayud, V., and Calvo, E. (1999) Spatial pattern of ozone injury in Aleppo Pine and Air Pollution Dynamics in the Mediterranean. Phys.Chem.Earth 24, 495-498.

  • Sanz, M. J. (1999) Current State of knowledge for impact of ozone and other gaseous pollutants on forest over Europe. Mediterranean region. En: Special Meeting on Ozone and other Air Pollution parameters in the programme of ICP-Forest. Essen, Alemania

  • Sanz, M. J. (1999) Current state of knowledge for impact of ozone and other gaseous pollutants on forest over Europe. Bioindicators in the Mediterranean Region. En: Special meeting of Ozone and other Air Pollution parameters in the programme of ICP.Forest. Essen, Alemania

  • Sanz, M. J. (1999) Efectos del Ozono en la hortícultura de la Comunidad Valenciana. En: IV Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica. Orihuela, Alicante

  • Sanz, M. J. and Krause, G. H. M. (1999) Axe thématique: effects de l'ozone et perspective d'évaluation de ces effects. En: État des forêts en Europe. (Institut National de la recherche Forestrière and Commsion Européenne, eds.): 24-26. Brussels: CEE/NE-CE.

  • Sanz, M. J. and Millán, M. M. (1998) The dynamic of aged airmasses and ozone in the Western Mediterranean. Relevance to forest ecosystems. Chemosphere 36, 1089-1094.

  • Sanz, M. J., Porcuna, J. L., Martín, C., Jiménez, A., and Cámara, P. V. (1998) Visual ozone injury in several Mediterranean crops. En: 30th Annual Air Pollution Workshop. Boone, NC.

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