Enrique Munoz Arcos

Enrique Munoz Arcos

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



Enrique Munoz Arcos is currently doing a MPhil/PhD in Environmental Sciences. Thesis title: "Evaluating sediment residence time for improved management of legacy and contemporary river basin pollution".


BSc in Chemistry, Universidad Austral de Chile.


Teaching interests

Enrique has done teaching at Universidad Austral de Chile on the following modules:
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Instrumental Analysis
  • Chemometrics
  • General Chemistry


Research interests

  • Environmental chemistry.
  • Analytical chemistry.
  • Environmental radioactivity.
  • Sediment tracing.
  • Sediment associated contaminants
  • Environmental pollution.

Other research

Research projects (as a research assistant/technician):
Project Newton-NER0155971:"Making soil erosion understandable and governable at the river basin scale for food, water and hydropower sustainability in Latin America".
Project RLA 5064: “Strengthening Soil and Water Conservation Strategies at the Landscape Level by Using Innovative Radio and Stable Isotope and Related Techniques”.
Project RLA 5076: ”Strengthening Surveillance Systems and Monitoring Programmes of Hydraulic Facilities Using Nuclear Techniques to Assess Sedimentation Impacts as Environmental and Social Risks”.


Bravo-Linares, C., Ovando-Fuentealba, L., Muñoz-Arcos, E., Kitch, J.L., Millward, G.E., López-Gajardo, R., Cañoles-Zambrano, M., Del Valle, A., Kelly, C., Blake, W.H., 2024. Basin scale sources of siltation in a contaminated hydropower reservoir. Science of The Total Environment 914, 169952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.169952

Muñoz-Arcos, E., Millward, G.E., Clason, C.C., Bravo-Linares, C., Blake, W.H., 2022. Understanding the complexity of sediment residence time in rivers: Application of Fallout Radionuclides (FRNs). Earth-Science Reviews233, 104188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104188

Muñoz-Arcos, E., Castillo, A., Cuevas-Aedo, A., Ovando-Fuentealba, L., Taylor, A., Bustamante-Ortega, R., Blake, W.H., Bravo-Linares, C., 2021. Sediment source apportionment following wildfire in an upland commercial forest catchment. Journal of Soils and Sediments21, 2432–2449. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-021-02943-w

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 Pollution276, 116683. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116683

Bravo-Linares, C., Schuller, P., Castillo, A., Salinas-Curinao, A., Ovando-Fuentealba, L., Muñoz-Arcos, E., Swales, A., Gibbs, M., Dercon, G., 2020. Combining isotopic techniques to assess historical sediment delivery in a forest catchment in central Chile. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition20, 83–94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-019-00103-1

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., 2018. First use of a compound-specific stable isotope (CSSI) technique to trace sediment transport in upland forest catchments of Chile. Sci. Total Environ.618, 1114–1124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.163

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