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Expert NameDr. Mónica Beatriz Bertiller
TitleAgronomic engineer; Dr. in Forestry
CityPuerto Madryn
Telephone+54 2965 451024
Work ExperienceResearch Scientist in the Centro Nacional Patagónico, National Council for Scientific Research (CONICET), Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Head of the Scientific Research Area of Ecology of Arid Lands. Associated Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences. University of Patagonia. Direction of Research Projects on Sustainable use of grazing ecosystems in Patagonia with financial support of the Inter-American Developing Bank, National Council for Scientific Research (CONICET), and National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONCYT). Participation in Research projects on the effect of UV-B radiation on marsh vegetation and Desertification in Patagonia supported by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research- National Science Foundation and the German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) GmbH,respectively. Direction of Research Fellowships and Doctoral Students.
Qualifications1973. Agronomic engineer: Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1986. Dr. Faculty of Forestry, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Number of Publications79
Awards1. Vice-president of the Evaluation Committee of the Bunge & Born Scientific Award (2002). 2. President of the Special Commission for candidate nomination for the Bunge & Born Scientific Award (2006). 3. Member of the evaluation Commission for Agronomy Sciences of CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical research).
Other Activities1. Head of the Scientific Research Area of Ecology of Arid Lands in the CENPAT-CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical research) 2. Membership of the International Association of Vegetation Science 3. President of the Ecological Society of Argentina (April 2001- April 2003) 4. Coordinator of the Commission for Agricultural and Forest Technology of the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion 5. Associate Editor Rangeland Ecology and Management- American Society for Range Management
Publications1. Bertiller, M.B.; Sain, C.L.; Bisigato, A.J.; Coronato, F.R.; Ares, J.O. y Graff, P. 2002. Spatial sex segregation in the dioecious grass Poa ligularis in northern Patagonia: the role of environmental patchiness. Biodiversity and Conservation 11: 69-84. 2. Bertiller, M.B., Sain, C.L., Carrera, A., Vargas, D.N. 2005. Patterns of nitrogen and phosphorous conservation in dominant perennial grasses and shrubs across an aridity gradient in Patagonia. Journal of Arid Environments. 62: 209-223 3. Bertiller, M.B, Mazzarino, Carrera, A.L, Diehl, P., Satti, P., Gobbi, Myriam, M.J.; Sain, C.L..2006. Leaf strategies and soil N across a regional humidity gradient in Patagonia. Oecologia 148: 612-624. 4. B Vargas, D.N., Bertiller, M.B., Ares, J.O., Carrera, A.L., Sain, C.L. 2006. Soil C and N dynamics induced by leaf litter decomposition of shrubs and perennial grasses of the Patagonian Monte. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38: 2401-2410. 5. Bertiller, M.B. y Ares, J.O. 2007.Sheep spatial grazing strategies at the arid Patagonian Monte.Rangeland Ecology and Management 61: 38-47.
DisciplineSoil Science
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