David Castro

David Castro
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences | SLU · Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Doctor of Philosophy

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7 Research Items
36 Citations
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Additional affiliations
September 2016 - August 2022
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Position
  • PhD Student
March 2015 - April 2020
Umeå University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Main activity: Experimental setting of drought and salt stress in Populus tremula x tremuloides (T-89). Sampling and preliminary data analysis. Compatible solutes extractions.
March 2013 - December 2014
University Santo Tomás (Chile)
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Teaching assistant for human physiology. Preparation and correction of formative assessment; correction of scientific reports. Supervision of the activities in human physiology course. Coordination of all grades obtained during the course.
Education
September 2016 - September 2021
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Field of study
  • Plant-microbe interactions
March 2013 - October 2015
University of La Serena
Field of study
  • plant response to abiotic stress
March 2007 - July 2011
University of La Serena
Field of study
  • Biology teacher

Publications

Publications (7)
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Prosopis chilensis and Prosopis tamarugo, two woody legumes adapted to the arid regions of Chile, have a declining distribution due to the lack of new seedling establishment. This study investigated the potential of both species to establish in soil collected from four locations in Chile, within and outside the species distribution, and to assess t...
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Carbon storage and cycling in boreal forests-the largest terrestrial carbon store-is moderated by complex interactions between trees and soil microorganisms. However, existing methods limit our ability to predict how changes in environmental conditions will alter these associations and the essential ecosystem services they provide. To address this,...
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Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is one of the most economically important species to the Swedish forest industry, and cost-efficient planting methods are needed to ensure successful reestablishment after harvesting forest stands. While the majority of clear-cuts are replanted with pre-grown seedlings, direct seeding can be a viable option on poore...
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This report presents the outcome of the joint work of PhD students and senior researchers working with DNA-based biodiversity assessment approaches with the goal to facilitate others the access to definitions and explanations about novel DNA-based methods. The work was performed during a PhD course (SLU PNS0169) at the Swedish University of Agricul...
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Enrichment of forest soils with inorganic nitrogen (N) tends to inhibit oxidative enzyme expression by microbes and reduces plant litter and soil organic matter decomposition rates. Without further explanation than is currently presented in the scientific literature, we argue that upregulation of oxidative enzymes seems a more competitive response...
Poster
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The following poster provides the preliminary results of transcriptomics analysis performed in needles and roots of adults Norway spruce (Picea abies) trees after five and 25 years of annual fertilization.
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Woody leguminous species are valuable crops because of their nutritional, economic and ecological characteristics. Such crops have aided in the recovery of marginal lands for agricultural development due to their ability to fix nitrogen, control erosion, and act as a refuge for other species, in addition to their capacity to improve soil mineral co...

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