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Aida Bargués Tobella

Aida Bargues Tobella


I am a soil scientist and ecohydrologist. My research interests are broad and multidisciplinary and revolve around the restoration and sustainable management of tropical dryland ecosystems. My primary research interest is in understanding the potential of tree-based restoration and agroforestry to support and enhance the provision of ecosystem services and contribute to sustainable development, with a focus on dryland sub-Saharan Africa. I am particularly interested in understanding how changes in tree cover, land use and management practices in drylands affect soil health and water availability. 


Course coordinator: 

Sustainable Forestry and Land-use Management in the Tropics (15 ECTS)

Other teaching:

  • Forest ecology (BSc, SLU)
  • Hydrology and watershed management (PhD, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania)
  • Soil science, hydrology and meteorology (BSc, SLU)
  • Skog, mark och skogsbruk (BSc, SLU)


Ongoing research projects:

  • Restore4More. Scaling rangeland restoration in drylands through synergies in the biodiversity-water-climate nexus 2023 – 2027
  • Drylands Transform. Achieving the SDGs in East African drylands: Pathways and challenges towards a social-ecological transformation
    of landscapes, livestock and livelihoods
  • Drylands Restore. Management and restoration towards healthy rangelands in East Africa


  • PhD Soil Science. 2016. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
  • MSc Soil Science. 2010. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
  • MSc Forest Engineering. 2010. Universitat de Lleida, Spain
  • BSc Forest Engineering. 2007. Universtitat de Lleida, Spain

Selected publications


Researcher at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Telephone: +46733764289
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå

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