Jorge Curiel Yuste
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Jorge Curiel Yuste


Dr. Jorge Curiel Yuste, leads the group of "Terrestrial Ecology" within the BC3. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Antwerp (UA, Belgium) in 2004. Since then, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Biometeorology (Biometlab) lab at the University of California, Berkeley (Prof. Dennis D Baldocchi, 2004-2007) a Marie Curie fellow (Intra-European Fellowship (IEF)) in the Global Ecology Unit at the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) of Barcelona (2007-2009), a postdoctoral researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB; Contractes doctoral D'Intensificatió I3, 2009-2011) and a "Ramón y Cajal" research fellow at the Museum of Natural History (MNCN, CSIC). Since 2017 he holds an Ikerbasque Research Professorship at the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3). At the moment he is also responsible for the group of "Plant and soil Interactions" (PlanSoil within the Asociaciión Española de Ecología Terrestre (AEET)

Biogeochemistry Biosphere Interactions Climate Change Biology Ecology Forestry Soil Science

Work details

Ikerbasque Research Professor

Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3)
April 2017
Terrestrial Ecology
Dr. Jorge Curiel Yuste has dedicated his scientific carrier to explore new frontiers on our understanding of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, focusing on soil ecology and soil interactions with the biosphere and the atmosphere. His studies have shown, among other things: (1). The importance of soil respiration, and its different components (autotrophic and heterotrophic) as a major contributor to total CO2 emissions from terrestrial ecosystems; (2). The potential resilience of the soil system to global change drivers, such as climate, habitat fragmentation or land-use changes; (3). The relations between the biodiversity and the functioning of soil biota, its interactions with the aboveground ecosystem compartment (vegetation) and implications for global biogeochemical cycles; (4) Exploration of mechanisms such photo-degradation or plant volatile organic carbon (VOC's) emissions in the functioning of soil microbial communities

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