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José A Jiménez

José A. Jiménez


Professor (Catedrático de Universidad)

Phone: +34 934016469

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Responsible of Coastal Zone Management Area        



José A. Jiménez is Full Professor in Coastal Engineering & Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech. Ph.D. in Marine Sciences (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1996). More than 25 years of experience in coastal research. He has participated in more than 25 research projects funded in competitive calls at National (Spanish) and International levels. He has published more than 85 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 100 communications in international conferences and workshops. He has directed 15 Ph D Theses and, usually acts as expert evaluator for different research evaluation agencies. Awarded with the Distinction of the Government of Catalonia for Promoting University Research for Young Researchers (5th edition, 2004-2008).

Topics of interest

coastal management, natural hazards & risks, coastal vulnerability, climate change, coastal morphodynamics, coastal  environmental issues, deltaic environments, sediment transport.

Selected publications 

  • Jiménez, J.A., Valdemoro, HI, Bosom, E., Sánchez-Arcilla & Nicholls, R. 2017. Impacts of sea-level rise-induced erosion on the Catalan coast. Regional Environmental Change, 17: 593-603. (doi: 10.1007/s10113-016-1052-x)
  • Brown,S., R.Nicholls, S.Hanson, B.Geoff, J. Dearing, M. Dickson, S.Gallop, S. Gao, I. Haigh, J. Hinkel, J.A. Jiménez, R. Klein, W. Kron, A. Lázár, C. Neves, A. Newton, C. Pattiaratchi, A. Payo, K. Pye, A. Sánchez-Arcilla, M. Siddall, A. Shareef, E. Tompkins, A. Vafeidis, B. van Maanen, P. Ward & C. Woodroffe. 2014. Shifting perspectives on coastal impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 4, 752-755. (doi:10.1038/nclimate2344)
  • Jiménez, J.A., Sancho, A., Bosom, E., Valdemoro, H.I. & Guillén, J. 2012. Storm-induced damages along the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean) during the period 1958-2008. Geomorphology, 143-144, 24-33.
  • Brenner, J.,Jiménez, J.A., Sardá, R. & Garola, A. 2010. Non market value of the ecosystem services provided by the Catalan coast, Spain. Ocean & Coastal Management, 53, 27-38. (doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2009.10.008.
  • Ariza, E., Jiménez, J.A. & Sardá, R. 2008. A critical assessment of beach management on the Catalan coast. Ocean & Coastal Management, 51, 141-160. (doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2007.02.009)