Staff / Bioeconomía, salud y gobernanza
Cardil, Adrian
Investigación en ecosistemas forestales globales

Dr. Adrián Cardil is a graduate in Forest Engineering with honors (BS and MSc Extraordinary Award) and management and innovation in the food industry (MSc) from the University of Lleida, where he received a PhD in 2015 (Excellent Cum Laude; PhD Extraordinary Award). Since then,

Dr. Cardil has carried out his research in national and international research groups through stays in Canada, the USA, Chile, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Germany, and Italy, establishing a broad network of international collaborators (237 co-authors only in his peer-review SCI publication list).

Dr. Cardil is a prominent fire and forest scientist who has developed: (1) remote sensing methods for forest management (Airborne and GEDI Lidar, hyperspectral imagery from drones and satellites, satellite active fire data); (2) innovative fire behavior models and applications to better estimate the impact of wildfires on human fatalities and the environment; (3) analysis of adverse weather patterns and drivers leading to extreme wildfires in several continents and regions (Amazon, California, Europe). The scientific impact of the research can be scored by the large number of articles published in SCI journals as well as the quality and the number of times these articles have been cited. His scientific work has produced 57 SCI publications, 31 of them published in Q1 top journals indexed in the Web of Science


Rodrigues M, Mariani M, Russo A, Salis M, Galizia LF, Cardil A. (2021). Spatio-temporal domains of wildfire-prone teleconnection patterns in the Western Mediterranean Basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094238. 

Cardil A, Monedero S, Schag G, de-Miguel S, Tapia M, Stoof CR, Silva CA, Mohan M, Cardil A, Ramirez J. 2021. Fire behavior modeling for operational decision-making. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health 23:100291.

Cardil A, de-Miguel S, Silva CA, Reich PB, Calkin D, Brancalion PHS, Vibrans AC, Gamarra JGP, Zhou M, Pijanowski BC, Hui C, Crowther TW, Hérault B, Piotto D, Salas-Eljatib C, Broadbent EN, Almeyda Zambrano AM, Picard N, Aragão LEOC, Bastin JF, Routh D, van den Hoogen J, Peri PL, Liang J. 2020. Recent deforestation drove the spike in Amazonian fires. Environmental Research Letters 15, 121003

Cardil A, Rodrigues M, Ramirez J, de-Miguel S, Silva CA, Mariani M, Ascoli D. 2020. Coupled effects of climate teleconnections on drought, Santa Ana winds and wildfires in southern California. Science of the Total Environment 142788.

Cardil A, de-Miguel S. 2020. COVID-19 jeopardizes the response to coming natural disasters. Safety Science130, 104861.

Brancalion P, Broadbent EN, de-Miguel S, Cardil A, Rosa MR, Almeida CT, Almeida DRA, Chakravarty S, Zhou M, Gamarra JP, Liang J, Crouzeilles R, Hérault B, Aragão LEOC, Silva CA, Almeyda-Zambranos AM. 2020. Emerging threats linking tropical deforestation and the COVID-19 pandemic. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation 18(4): 243–246

Krsnik G, Busquets Olivé E, Piqué Nicolau M, Larrañaga A, Cardil A, García-Gonzalo J, González Olabarría JR. 2020. Regional Level Data Server for Fire Hazard Evaluation and Fuel Treatments Planning. Remote Sensing 12, 4124. 

Cardil A, Vega-García C, Ascoli D, Molina-Terrén DM, Silva CA, Rodrigues M. 2019. How does drought impact burned area in Mediterranean vegetation communities?. Science of the Total Environment 693, 133603.

Cardil A, Mola-Yudego B, Blázquez-Casado A, González-Olabarria JR (2019) Fire and burn severity assessment: calibration of Relative Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (RdNBR) with field data. Journal of environmental management 235:342-349. 

Cardil A, Monedero S, Silva CA, Ramirez J  (2019) Adjusting the rate of spread of fire simulations in real-time. Ecological Modelling 395, 39-44