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Gabriela Munoz Melendez

Gabriela Munoz Melendez

Affiliated Researcher

Gabriela Muñoz’s research experience covers both modeling (environmental geochemistry, life cycle assessment, CO2 sequestration) as well as environmental analysis (wastewater, soil and air filters samples). Her main interest is to apply her technical knowledge into social and economical aspects. 


  • Gonzalez-Avila M., Munoz-Melendez G. & Ortega-Rubio A (coords.) (2011). “Hacia la sustentabilidad ambiental de la produccion de Energia en Mexico”. El Colegio de la Frontera Norte /Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste. ISBN: 978‐607‐479‐042‐9.
Selected Articles
  • Quintana, Penelope J. E., Paul Ganster, Paula E. Stigler Granados, Gabriela Muñoz-Meléndez, Margarito Quintero-Núñez, José Guillermo Rodríguez-Ventura (2015). Risky Borders: Traffic Pollution and Health Effects at US–Mexican Ports of Entry. Journal of Borderlands Studies. doi: 10.1080/08865655.2015.1066697
  • Muñoz Meléndez Gabriela y Lilia Betania Vázquez González (2015). “Characterisation of GreenHouse Gases Emissions from Urban Solid Waste in Baja California: a proposal to incorporate technical input into decision making”. Frontera Norte, vol. 27, núm. 54, Julio-Diciembre 2015, pp. 5-28
  • Lejano R., Munoz‐Melendez G., Aguilar-Benitez I. and Jin Park S. (2010). On the Need to redesign the CDM Carbon Trading Program. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 6914‐6916
  • Imrie C. E., Korre A., Munoz‐Melendez G., Thornton I. and Durucan S. (2008). "Application of factorial kriging analysis to the FOREGS European topsoil geochemistry database." Science of the Total Environment, 393, pp. 96‐110.
  • Imrie C. E., Korre A., Munoz‐Melendez G. (2008). "Spatial correlation between the prevalence of transmissible spongiform diseases and British soil geochemistry". Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 31(1): pp. 133‐145
  • Durucan, S., Korre, A., and Muñoz‐Meléndez, G. (2006). "Mining Life Cycle Modelling: A Cradle to Gate Approach to Environmental Management in the Minerals Industry." J. Cleaner Production (14), 1057‐1070 (Special Issue: Improving Environmental, Economic and Ethical Performance in the Mining Industry)
  • Muñoz‐Meléndez, G., Korre, A., and Parry, S. J. (2000). "Influence of soil pH in the Fractionation of Cr, Cu and Zn from a landfill site." Environmental Pollution”, 190, 497‐504. 



Ph.D. & D.IC, Imperial College London, 2000, Environmental Sciences
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 1996, Nuclear Sciences
University of Veracruz (Mexico), 1990, Chemical Engineering