DR. ADRIANA CORRALES

Mycorrhizal symbiosis in tropical forest

My research focus is the ecology and evolution of ectomycorrhizal communities associated to tropical tree species and how ectomycorrhizal associations influence ecosystem functioning in tropical forests.

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MY CV

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Univerisdad del Rosario, Faculty of Natural Sciences (May 2018 - Today)

I'm a professor in the Biology Department. My group focuses on studing macro and microfungi, their function and their interactions with other organisms present in tropical ecosystems.

EWEL POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

University of Florida (August 2016 - 2018)

Evolution of ectomycorrhiza in Juglandaceae and the influence of this keystone symbiosis on soil nitrogen availability and carbon storage in tropical forests
Advisor: Assistant Professor Matthew E. Smith

PHD. PLANT BIOLOGY

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016)

Thesis title: Ectomycorrhizal associations in tropical montane forest: Insights into their influence on nutrient cycling and functional responses to soil fertility 

Advisor: Professor James W. Dalling

  • Established a hyphal exclusion experiment to test for presence of ectomycorrhizal networks

  • Set up a greenhouse to test for plant-soil feedback

  • Collected and sequenced ectomycorrhizal root tips with sanger and Illumina sequencing

  • Collect soils and plant tissue for isotopes analysis 

M.SC. FORESTS AND EVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellin (2007)

Thesis title: Structure and dynamic of the bryophyte community in a tropical montane forest in Santa Elena region (Antioquia- Colombia)

Advisor: Professor Alvaro J. Duque Montoya

  • Monitored permanent understory plots, develop growth models, and generate a sustainable harvest program for locally harvested bryophytes.

  • Preparing technical reports and presentations to share the results with rural communities and specialized public.

FOREST ENGINEER

Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellin (2004)

Thesis title: “A study of fungal spores of macromycetes associated with oak forest (Quercus humboldtii Bonpland)” 
Advisors: Professors Ana Esperanza Franco-Molano and Norberto Parra Sanchez

 

MAIN RESEARCH PROJECTS

My research goal is to integrate fungal community dynamics with ecosystem processes at different spatial and temporal scales. I’m interested in questions regarding how shifts in fungal community composition caused by host plant identity, environmental variation, climate change, or nitrogen deposition could differentially affect fungal taxa with particular functional traits, and as a consequence influence soil biogeochemical cycling and forest dynamics.

 

ECTOMYCORRHIZAL ASSOCIATIONS AND TROPICAL MONODOMINANCE

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EVOLUTION OF ECTOMYCORRHIZA IN JUGLANDACEAE AND THE INFLUENCE OF THIS KEYSTONE SYMBIOSIS ON SOIL NITROGEN AVAILABILITY AND CARBON STORAGE IN TROPICAL FORESTS

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DISCOVERY OF NEW MUSHROOM SPECIES

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KEY PUBLICATIONS

 

Corrales, A.:, Xu, H.; Garibay-Orijel, R.; Alfonso-Corrado, C.; Williams-Linera, G.; Chu, C.; Truong, C.; Jusino, M.A.; Clark-Tapia, R.; Dalling, J.W.; Liu, Y.; Smith, M.E. 2020. Fungal Ecology 50

Corrales, A.; Wilson, A. W.; Mueller, G.M. and Ovrebo, C.L. 2020. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: 1-10.

Adamcik, S.; Looney, B.; Caboň, M.; Jancovicova, S.; Adamčíková, K.; Avis, P.G.; Barajas, M.; Bhatt, R.P.; Corrales, A.; Das, K.; Hampe, F.; et al. 2019. Fungal Diversity 99: 369-449.

ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND SOIL ENZYMES EXHIBIT CONTRASTING PATTERNS ALONG ELEVATION GRADIENTS IN SOUTHERN PATAGONIA

Truong, C; Gabbarini, L A; Corrales, A; Mujic, A B; Escobar, J M; Moretto, A and Smith, M. 2019. New Phytologist 222(4): 1936-1950.

Mao, Z; Corrales, A; Zhu, K; Yuan, Z; Lin, F; Ye, Ji; Hao, Z and Wang, X. 2019. New Phytologist 223(1): 475-486.

Corrales, A.; Henkel, T.; and Smith, M.E. 2018. New Phytologist. 220: 1076–1091.

Corrales, A.; Turner, B.L.; Tedersoo, L.; Anslan, S.; and Dalling, J.W. 2017. Fungal Ecology 27PA: 14–23.

Corrales, A.; Mangan, S.A.; Turner, B.L.; and Dalling, J.W. 2016. Ecology Letters 19: 383–392.

Corrales, A.; Arnold A.E.; Ferrer, A; Turner, BL; and Dalling J.W. 2016. Mycorrhiza 26:1–17.

Steidinger, B.S.; Turner, B.L.; Corrales A.; Dalling J.W. 2014. Functional Ecology 29: 121–130.

Corrales, A.; Duque, A.; Uribe, J. & Londoño, V. 2010. The Bryologist 113 (1): 8-21.

Franco-Molano, A. E.; Corrales, A. & Vasco-Palacios, A.M. 2010.  Actualidades Biológicas 32(92): 89-113.

Giraldo-Pamplona, W.; Corrales, A.; Yepes-Quintero, A.; Duque-Montoya, A.J. 2012. Actualidades Biologicas 34 (97): 187-197.

López-González, W.; Duque-Montoya A.J.; Corrales, A.; Callejas-Posada, R.; Idárraga-Piedrahíta A. 2011. Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares vol. II.

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