Mr Enrique Munoz Arcos

Mr Enrique Munoz Arcos

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

MPhil/PhD Environmental Sciences: "Evaluating sediment residence time for improved management of legacy and contemporary river basin pollution".


BSc in Chemistry, Universidad Austral de Chile.

Chemistry Professional Degree, Universidad Austral de Chile.

Research interests

  • Environmental chemistry.
  • Sediment pollution dynamics and sources.
  • Environmental pollutants.
  • Water pollution.

Other research

Sediment source ascription using Compound-Specific Stable Isotopes (CSSIs) in catchment with forest plantations.

Sediment source apportionment in burnt forest plantations.

Current research:

Soil erosion sources in Rapel basin: "Making soil erosion understandable and governable at the river basin scale for food, water and hydropower sustainability in Latin America"


Bravo-Linares, C., Araya, C., Muñoz-Arcos, E., Cabrera, D., Bastidas, N., Carrasco, D., Córdova, C., Mudge, S.M., 2021. Providing first evidence of the behaviour and potential environmental impacts of an accidental underwater release of propane. Environmental Pollution 276, 116683.

Bravo-Linares, C.; Schuller, P.; Castillo, A.; Salinas-Curinao, A.; Ovando-Fuentealba, L.; Muñoz-Arcos, E.; Swales, A.; Gibbs, M.; Dercon, G. Combining Isotopic Techniques to Assess Historical Sediment Delivery in a Forest Catchment in Central Chile. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 2020, 20 (1), 83–94.

Bravo-Linares, C.; Schuller, P.; Castillo, A.; Ovando-Fuentealba, L.; Munoz-Arcos, E.; Alarcon, O.; de los Santos-Villalobos, S.; Cardoso, R.; Muniz, M.; dos Anjos, R. M.; Bustamante-Ortega, R.; Dercon, G. First Use of a Compound-Specific Stable Isotope (CSSI) Technique to Trace Sediment Transport in Upland Forest Catchments of Chile. Sci. Total Environ. 2018, 618, 1114–1124.