Hola! I’m Isabel Jalón Rojas. I am a coastal physical oceanographer working at the EPOC laboratory, University of Bordeaux (France). My research interests deal with estuarine and coastal hydrodynamics, sediment transport and morphodynamics. I am particularly interested in understanding how climate change and human interventions impact estuarine systems. My research involves numerical and semi-analytical modeling and observational studies. It is directed both at basic research questions and applied problems of societal concern, such as water quality.
I recently obtained my Ph.D degree in Environmental Physics from the University of Bordeaux (France). My Ph.D. dissertation concentrated on the hydrodynamics and the suspended sediment transport of the Gironde fluvio-estuarine system (SW France). Specifically I studied the changes in suspended sediment dynamics in relation to environmental forcings and local and global perturbations. During my Ph.D I did a 3-months research stay at the Department of Applied Mathematics of TU Delft (The Netherlands).
Prior to that, I completed two Master’s degrees in Environmental Management of Water Systems (University of Cantabria, Spain) and in Civil Engineering (University of Granada, Spain). During this period I participated in several interdisciplinary research projects. I did a first M.Sc. thesis about water flow in coastal porous media and a second one about the effect of cross-shore beach profile on runup elevation.