Bldg: 203 Room: E-145
- 1997, Ph.D., University of Barcelona (Spain) and Smithsonian Institution of Washington, Biological Sciences
- 1993, MSc, University of Barcelona (Spain), Plant Biology
- 1991, B.A., University of Barcelona (Spain), Biology, Biochemistry
> Professional Experience:
||Terrestrial Ecologist, Argonne National Laboratory|
||Assistant Ecologist, Argonne National Laboratory|
Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory
||Research Associate, Duke University|
||Graduate Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center|
||Plant Biologist, Smithsonian Environment Research Center|
||Graduate student, University of Barcelona (Spain)|
||Research Assistant, Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries (Spain)|
Review and Advisory: DOE Global Change Education Program Review Panel (2005); Participation in international networks of data sharing for FACE forest systems (started May, 2002). Invited participation as keynote speaker for the European COST E-38 conference, June 2005. Mentor to intern students, Argonne National Laboratory (2002-present). Invited participation as guest lecturer in symposiums, seminars and workshops on Environmental Issues at high school and college levels.Media Coverage of Research Activities: Science Section, title “Scientists Find that the Increase in Atmospheric CO2 Increases the Growth of Forests”, May 1999. Two Press News releases, one produced from Argonne National Laboratory and another one from Duke University to highlight Science Publication, November 2003. Perspectives in Atmospheric Science: “The Secret Lives of Roots” written by S. Trumbore and J. Gaudinski, November 2003. Science for Kids, titled “A Forest’s Appetite for Carbon, written by Science, December 2003. Science Daily “New Study Of Tree Roots Will Alter Carbon-sequestration Models” May 6, 2005. Fermilab Today, titled “The NERP Study: Prairie buries greenhouse gas component”, written by S. Steiner, June 2006. Fermilab Today, titled “Ecology study at Fermilab has global implications”, written by C. Buckley, March 2007. Argonne News: “Argonne, UIC researchers get the dirt on prairie soil”, written by A. Hardin, Dec 2007.
> Research Interests:
My research interests cover several aspects of plants, environment and ecosystem ecology. An overarching theme in my research is consequences and effects of human activity on the carbon cycle at local and global scales. The primary tools of my research include stable isotope measurements, carbon dioxide, energy and water flux measurements and soil and plant physiological and elemental analysis.