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Dr Elena Baraza Ruíz

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Dr Elena Baraza Ruíz
Senior Lecturer
Ecology
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    Dr Elena Baraza Ruíz

    personal.uib.eu/elena.baraza

    Curriculum

    Brief CV

    My scientific research began with the study of the interaction between herbivorous ungulates, mainly goats, and vegetation. The results of these ecological studies are the basis for the development of management and conservation plans. My doctoral thesis (2000-2004) was conducted under the guidance of Dr. José Antonio Hódar and Dr. Regino Zamora in Group Terrestrial Ecology at the University of Granada. We analyzed the effect of herbivorous ungulates on forest regeneration in the Mediterranean context. In its development, not only the factors that determine the selection of some small ruminant diet, but also the responsiveness of woody vegetation to herbivory was analyzed. During my stay at Utah State University I collaborated with FD Provence, one of the researchers who has provided more information in the field of diet selection of domestic herbivores. We examined into learning systems that allow herbivores maintain a proper diet and the potential impact this may have for vegetation. During my Postdoctoral stay at the prestigious Institute of Ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico under the mentorship of Dr. Alfonso Valiente, I developed the research project entitled 'Evaluation of natural resources to feed the goats and their effect on vegetation Tehuacan Valley (Mexico) 'supported by the Ramón Areces Foundation. We not only gained a greater knowledge about the diet selection of the domestic goat but its possible role as seed dispersers of important species, as diverse endemic endangered cacti. Such knowledge has been combined with analysis of possible improvements in livestock management. Currently I am part of the staff of Teaching and Research of the University of the Balearic Islands. I kept my research analyzing the interaction between vegetation and the two varieties of goats that live Majorca, Majorcan wild goat and feral goat. I participate in a two research projects and supervised a master's thesis and doctoral dissertation about this subject. But I have also diversified my research towards implementation of mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture. I leaded a regional project on its use in horticulture for tolerance to salt stress. Nowadays I participate in a European project analyzing the use of mycorrhizal in improving the cultivation of perennial grasses for biomass production

    Teaching

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    Subjects taught. Academic Year 2020-21

    Subjects taught
    Subject Degree/campus
    20108 - Basic Field Operations
    22459 - Ecology Applies to Agriculture
    11668 - Experimental Design: Sampling and Data Processing
    11228 - Field techniques and methodologies
    11236 - Management and Restoration of Anthropized Ecosystems

    Teaching, 5 previous years

    Subject Degree
    11228 - Field techniques and methodologies
    11236 - Management and Restoration of Anthropized Ecosystems
    11668 - Experimental Design: Sampling and Data Processing
    20103 - Biology
    20108 - Basic Field Operations
    22459 - Ecology Applies to Agriculture

    Research

    Research groups

    Group Membership type
    Biology of plants under Mediterranean conditions Member
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