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Expert NameDr. Pablo Eugenio Villagra
TitleDr. in Biology
DivisionUniversidad Nacional de Cuyo - (CONICET)
Telephone+54 261 5244205
Work ExperienceI have participated in 12 research proyects (7 as advisor) supported by CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Agencia Nacional de Ciencia y Técnica, National Geographic Society, IAI and other organisms. They include basic research of arid land ecology and it application on land management in the Monte desert. Main results obtained include: structure and dynamics of plant populations and communities from the Monte desert (especially Prosopis woodlands), importance of biological interactions, hydrology and nutrient cycle in arid lands, forestry practices in Monte woodlands, disturbance effects on plant communities, carbon and nutrient dynamics. Besides I have acted as assessor to government organisms in the establishment of management plants for natural areas.
Qualifications1993 Biologist (Five year degree).Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Argentina. 1998 Doctor in Biology. Biology Program. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Argentina
Number of Publications31
Other Activities1. Five conferences and more than 40 presentations to congress and scientific meetings 2. Guest editor of the special Number of the Monte Desert in Journal of Arid Environment 3. Member of the Committee for Forest Ordination of Mendoza Province. Direction of aRenovable Natural Resource. Gobierno de Mendoza. 4. Member of the Directive Commission of the Ecological Society from Argentina
Publications1. Alvarez, J.A., Villagra, P.E., Rossi, B.E. & Cesca, E. Spatial and temporal litterfall heterogeneity generated by woody species in the Central Monte desert. Plant Ecology, en prensa. 2. Villagra, P.E., Defossé, G., Del Valle, H., Tabeni, M.S., Rostagno, C.M., Cesca, E. & Abraham, E.M. (2009) Land use and disturbance effects on the dynamics of natural ecosystems of the Monte Desert. Implications for their management. Journal of Arid Environments 73: 202–211. 3. Villagra P.E., J. A. Boninsegna, J.A. Alvarez, M. Cony, E. Cesca & R. Villalba. (2005). Dendroecology of Prosopis flexuosa woodlands in the Monte desert: Implications for their management. Dendrochronologia, 22: 209-213. 4. Villagra P.E. & J.B. Cavagnaro. 2005. Effects of salinity-soil type interactions on the establishment, growth and water relations of Prosopis argentina and P. alpataco seedlings. Implications for their ecological success. Austral Ecology 30:325-335. 5. Rossi, B.E. y P.E. Villagra. 2003. Prosopis flexuosa effects on the spatial pattern of understory species and soil properties in the Monte desert (Argentina). Journal of Vegetation Science. 14: 543-550.
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