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.
Giraldo-Pamplona, W.; Corrales, A.; Yepes-Quintero, A.; Duque-Montoya, A.J. 2012. Actualidades Biologicas 34 (97): 187-197.
Franco-Molano, A. E.; Corrales, A. & Vasco-Palacios, A.M. 2010. Actualidades Biológicas 32(92): 89-113.
Corrales, A.; Duque, A.; Uribe, J. & Londoño, V. 2010. The Bryologist 113 (1): 8-21.
Steidinger, B.S.; Turner, B.L.; Corrales A.; Dalling J.W. 2014. Functional Ecology 29: 121–130.
Corrales, A.; Arnold A.E.; Ferrer, A; Turner, BL; and Dalling J.W. 2016. Mycorrhiza 26:1–17.
Corrales, A.; Turner, B.L.; Tedersoo, L.; Anslan, S.; and Dalling, J.W. 2017. Fungal Ecology 27PA: 14–23.
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.
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
MSC. 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.
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
EWEL POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
University of Florida (August 2016 - today)
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
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.