Juan Pablo Quijano Baron

PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering
University of Newcastle, Australia
Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

What led you to Earth and Space science?

When I was taking my hydrology class I realized how soil, water and atmospheric interactions have a great impact in society and in people’s quality of life. However, it was shocking that we were far to understand all the interactions and processes in the earth surface and that affect us in a daily basis. That made me think and take the decision to deepen my knowledge in these areas.

How long have you been a member of AGU and why did you join?

I am a member since 2017 when I discovered all the benefits of becoming a member and when I figured out that I could not waste any more time to enjoy all the opportunities that AGU bring to my career.

What are you working on now?

I am coupling biochemical processes (photosynthesis and respiration) in soil and vegetation to improve the understanding of landscape Interactions and feedbacks, and analyse possible effects of climate change in an Australian landscape