José has worked over 11 years on quantifying and modeling Earth system processes and their responses to human pressures
As a researcher with a doctorate in geochemistry, he has worked for over 11 years on quantifying and modeling Earth system processes and their responses to human pressures. He obtained his Ph.D. at Utrecht University and afterward worked as a researcher at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and at the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. He has worked in several FP7 and H2020 projects and furthermore received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to research Coastal Hypoxia at Utrecht University in conjunction with the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
His interests are quite broad, but generally pertain to quantifying the influence and the pressures that society inflicts on the environment. This involves understanding the global biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus and how the Anthropocene has affected the flows and stocks of these elements through various ecosystems and reservoirs. For this he uses a range of techniques, including statistical, process-based, and mass/flow-balance models.