Alicia Morugán Coronado
SSS Soil System Sciences
The 2012 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Alicia Morugán Coronado for the poster/PICO entitled:
Salinity effect of irrigation with treated wastewater in basal soil respiration in SE of Spain (Morugán, A.; García-Orenes, F.; Mataix-Solera, J.)
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Alicia Morugán is a Caja Mediterraneo fellow of the State of Alicante in Spain and Doctor at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain, working with Fuensanta García Orenes and Jorge Mataix Solera at the Department of agrochemistry and environment. Her work involves treated wastewater for the irrigation of agricultural soils in semiarid regions, where water shortage is a very serious problem, to assess the feasibility of using these waters in this type of soil. For her research she focuses on the results of the evolution of basal soil respiration (BSR), and its relationship with other parameters and observes a similar pattern of behaviour for BSR between different treatments of wastewater. In her study shows, the variations of BSR were closely related to soil wetting and drying cycles and a negative correlation between BSR and saline content in soils irrigated with wastewater.