Yolanda Castro Díez

Yolanda Castro Díez is Full Professor since 2009. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Physics in 1980, and Ph.D. in Physics in 1986, both from the University of Granada.

She has participated regularly in teaching of different Degrees (Physics, Geology and Biology) since 1980, in several courses of Doctorate Program in Physics and Environmental Sciences since 1986, and in the Master in Geophysics and Meteorology, since 2006. Currently she teaches the courses of General Physics I, and Atmospheric Physics, in the degree of Physics, and the courses of Advanced Physical Meteorology, and Climatology and Climate Change in the Master in Geophysics and Meteorology.

The researcher contributes a proven international quality activity in the field of Climatology. Her lines of research are linked to climatic variability and climate change, studying the causal mechanisms of climatic variability in the European region in general and in the Iberian Peninsula (IP) in particular, and to the analysis of projections of climate change for IP. In recent years much of the work has focused on analyzing the impact of climate variability and climate change in Iberian Rivers, through various techniques (statistics and climate and hydrological modeling), studying aspects such as the characterization of drought and other extreme events in conditions of climate change. Recently, she has extended her research to South America, with contributions to the study of seasonal prediction and climate change in that area.

She has been advisor of 9 Ph D theses. She has also been advisors of 25 Master's Thesis.

For more information on her research projects and scientific publications, please visit the UGR Research page.