My first research work was centered on macromycete diversity. Soon, I added a focus on fungal community dynamics in forest systems. I was particularly interested on the effect of forest practices on sporocarps production and on fungal community succession in forest systems. Later, in order to improve our understanding of ectomycorrhizal fungus, I established a research line on the production of plants mycorrhized with ectomycorrhizal fungus species of commercial value. Plant mycorrhization was a popular practice, but there was a need to assess how effective it was, so I delved on ectomycorrhizal characterization with the aim of assessing the persistence of mycorrhized species and to characterize natural ectomycorrhizal populations and evaluate their interactions.
Education and former positions
- 2003 – present – EIFAB. UVa.
- 1998 – 2003. Associate Professor. University of Valladolid (UVa)
- 1989-2003. Researcher of DIEF Valonsadero. Junta de Castilla y León (JCyL).
- 1994. PhD in Biology (University of Santiago de Compostela).
- 1985. Degree in Biology (University of Santiago de Compostela).
- Forest Mycology
- Mushrooms production
- Global change