Miriam Munoz-Rojas

ARC DECRA Research Fellow
Qualifications
  • 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.

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.

 

Research Activities

Current research projects

  • 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)

*CI (lead/chief investigator)

Other collaborations

  • 2014-long term. Assessing impacts of varying fire and weed management approaches on native species diversity, weed cover and fuel loads in urban Banksia woodland. Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Perth, Australia. CI: Ben Miller.
  • 2015-2018. Restoration of degraded soils from arid zones by cyanobacterial inoculation. Ministry of Economy and competitiveness, Spanish Government. CI: Yolanda Canton.
  • 2015-2018 Mine Site Rehabilitation through Novel Plant & Microbe Interactions. Australian Research Council. Industry partner: Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority; Australian Mineral Fertilisers PTY TD. CI: Andrew Whiteley.
Engagement

 

Editorial boards: Solid Earth (Topical Editor); Journal of Arid Environments (Consulting Editor) Land Degradation and Development; Journal of Environmental Management (Guest Editor)

Committees: Early Careeer, European Geosciences Union; Soil System Division; Subdivision Soil Pollution and Reclamation. Soil Science Australia.

Memberships: Society for Ecological Restoration (Washington, USA); Women in Soil Sciences (UK); Woman in Sciences Australia (Australia); Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (Colorado State University, USA); Fuegored (Spanish Fire Network Association); Conservation Australia Volunteers; MED_Soil Research Group (University of Seville, Spain), LANDCARE Erasmus + Programme.

Others: UNSW Women in Maths and Science Champions Program

Journal articles
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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
2021
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13819
2021
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
2020
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
2020
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
2020
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
2020
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
2020
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
2020
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
2020
Getzin S; Erickson TE; Yizhaq H; Muñoz-Rojas M; Huth A; Wiegand K, 2020, 'Bridging ecology and physics: Australian fairy circles regenerate following model assumptions on ecohydrological feedbacks', Journal of Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13493
2020
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
2020
Lucas‐Borja ME; Van Stan JT; Heydari M; Omidipour R; Rocha F; Plaza‐Alvarez PA; Zema DA; Muñoz‐Rojas M, 2020, '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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.13338
2020
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2013
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
2013
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
2012
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
2011
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
2011
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
2011
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
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
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
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
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
Book Chapters
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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
2020
Munoz-Rojas M; Barcenas G, 2019, 'Microbiology', in Fire Effects on Soil Properties, pp. 157 - 174
2019
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
2019
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
2017
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
2017
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
2011
Books
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2019, Fire Effects on Soil Properties, CSIRO Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/9781486308149
2019
Pereira P; Brevik EC; Muñoz-Rojas M; Miller BA, 2017, Preface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805200-6.00016-5
2017
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
2017
Conference Papers
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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
2017
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
  • 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)

*CI (lead/chief investigator)

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