Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
María Díaz Redondo
Research on heavily modified large European rivers (Danube, Rhine): study of their reference conditions, analysis of their ecological deficit, existing constraints for restoration and proposal of processed-based restoration actions.
Morphodynamic processes and riverine habitat evolution
Reference conditions for heavily modified large European rivers
Pressures and ecological deficit of rivers and their floodplains
Process-based river restoration and rehabilitation
Ecosystem services and sustainable river restoration
2014 - current
Ph.D. Student in River Restoration and Management at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). Ph.D. Thesis: Process-based river restoration for heavily modified sections of European large rivers.
2003 - current
B.A. in English Studies: Language, Literature and Culture. National Distance Education University-UNED (Spain).
2003 – 2014
Project Manager at Ambisat, Ingeniería Ambiental S.L. (Spain). River restoration plans and projects; environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment; river basin management plans; water quality monitoring networks and water pollution reduction programmes.
2002 – 2003
MSc. in Environmental Impact Assessment, Auditing and Management Systems. University of East Anglia-UEA (United Kingdom). M.Sc. Thesis: Social Impact Assessment for River Restoration.
1999 – 2002
Environmental technician at AQUA/PLAN S.A. (Spain). Projects and studies on water pollution control and water consumption optimisation; inventories of industrial and agricultural sources of surface water and groundwater pollution.
1994 – 1998
B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences. Autonomous University of Madrid-UAM (Spain). B.Sc. Thesis: Local Agenda 21 for Municipalities in Madrid Autonomous Region.
Ph.D. Thesis: Process-based river restoration for heavily modified sections of European large rivers.
Methodology for the selection of bioengineering techniques for the dimensioning of structures in river restoration. I Iberian Congress for River Restoration RESTAURARÍOS. León (Spain), October 18-19, 2011.
A bioindicators’ based study on the development of tools and methodologies for evaluating the ecological status of river Guadiana in Extremadura. Ricover project, Interreg IV B SUDOE programme. Congress on Assessment of Ecological Status of Rivers in Southwest Europe. Mérida (Spain), 28 October 2010.
Technical Description of River Restoration Projects. II Presentation of the National Strategy for River Restoration in the Tajo River Basin. Madrid (Spain), December 15, 2009.
Technical Description of the Restoration Projects on the rivers Jarama (Madrid) and Viejas (Cáceres). I Presentation of the National Strategy for River Restoration in the Tajo River Basin. Plasencia (Spain), February 10, 2009.
Changing attitudes facing several droughts. Presentation of "The Earth, our home. Guide on sustainable consumption". Madrid (Spain), 10th May 2006.
Mechanisms of Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment. Point of view of the Environmental Consultancy. III Spanish Environmental Impact Assessment Congress. 7th April, 2005. Pamplona (Spain).
Sustainable Development and Agenda 21. Environmental Management in the Forest Field Course. 25 January 1999. Julian Besteiro School, Madrid (Spain).
Methodology for the selection of river sections to rehabilitate or restore from the study of bioindicators in the Guadiana river basin in Extremadura. I Iberian Congress for River Restoration RESTAURARÍOS. León (Spain), October 18-19, 2011.
Engineering Techniques for Aquatic Ecosystems Restoration. V Iberian Congress of Limnology. Barcelona (Spain), 2 - 7 July, 2006.
Beiträge in referierten Zeitschriften
2018Díaz Redondo, M., Egger, G., Marchamalo, M., Damm, C., de Oliveira, R. P., Schmitt, L. (2018): Targeting lateral connectivity and morphodynamics in a large river‐floodplain system: The upper Rhine River. River Research and Applications, S. 1–11. 10.1002/rra.3287
Díaz Redondo, M., Marchamalo, M., Egger, G., Magdaleno, F. (2018): Toward floodplain rejuvenation in the middle Ebro River (Spain): From history to action. Geomorphology 317, S. 117–127. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.05.014
2017Garófano-Gómez, V., Metz, M., Egger, G., Díaz Redondo, M., Hortobágyi, B., Geerling, G., Corenblit, D., Steiger, J. (2017): Vegetation succession processes and fluvial dynamics of a mobile temperate riparian ecosystem: the lower Allier River (France). Géomorphologie: Relief, Processus, Environnement 23(3), S. 187–202. 10.4000/geomorphologie.11805 PDF
2016Díaz Redondo, M., Egger, G., Marchamalo, M., Hohensinner, S., Dister, E. R. (2016): Benchmarking fluvial dynamics for process-based river restoration: The Upper Rhine River (1816–2014). River Research and Applications 33(3), S. 403–414. 10.1002/rra.3077 PDF
Beiträge in Zeitschriften und Reihen (nicht referiert)
2012Díaz Redondo, M., Egger, G., Marchamalo, M., Damm, C., de Oliveira, R. P., Schmitt, L. (2012): ASSESSING PROCESS-BASED RIVER RESTORATION IN A LARGE RIVER-FLOODPLAIN SYSTEM: THE UPPER RHINE RIVER (FRANCE & GERMANY). River Research and Application.
2011Arenillas, L., Díaz Redondo, M., Martínez, D. (2011): Ramp for fish in river Tiétar in Ramacastañas (Ávila). Montes. Revista de Ámbito Forestal. 107, S. 11–16.
2002Díaz Redondo, M. (2002): Changing attitudes towards drought. S. 62f.. In: García Marín, M. A.: The Earth, our home. Guide on sustainable consumption. Edited by FUHEM with Iberdrola Sponsorship.
2012Díaz Redondo, M. (2012): Social Impact Assessment for River Restoration. Principles, Practices and Sustainable Approach. 132 S., LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. ()
Veröffentlichungen in Tagungsbänden
2016Metz, M., Egger, G., Díaz Redondo, M., Garófano-Gómez, V., Hortobágyi, B., Steiger, J., Corenblit, D. (2016): Succession processes of a dynamic riparian ecosystem: the lower Allier River (France). In: 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics 2016, Melbourne, Australia. PDF
2011Díaz Redondo, M., Martínez, D. (2011): Methodology for selection of bioengineering techniques and for dimensioning of structures in river restoration projects. In: Iberian Centre for River Restoration (CIREF), Ministry of Environment and Duero Hydrographic Confederation (Hrsg.): I. Iberian Congress for River Restoration RESTAURARÍOS, León (Spain), October 18-19, 2011.
2004Díaz Redondo, M. (2004): Local Agenda 21 for Municipalities in Madrid Autonomous Region. In: Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), Cluster of Basque Country Environmental Companies (ACLIMA) (Hrsg.): IX. Environmental Engineering Congress PROMA 2004. Bilbao (Spain), November 9-11, 2004.
09.09.2016 KIT – Die Forschungsuniversität in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft