1st International Congress on Fire in the Earth System: Humans and Nature, November 3-6, 2021

Claudia Rojas

Assistant professor, Institute of Agri-Food, Animal and Environmental Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins

Claudia Rojas

Assistant professor, Institute of Agri-Food, Animal and Environmental Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins
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Biography

Dr. Claudia Rojas leads the areas of soil microbial ecology and soil biogeochemistry of the Laboratory of Soil Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry (LEMiBiS), in the Institute of Agri-Food, Animal and Environmental Sciences at the Campus Colchagua of the Universidad de O’Higgins (UOH), Chile. Her research focuses on the study of soil microbial diversity and functionality during restoration processes, in fire-affected and metal contaminated soil ecosystems mostly. This research is conducted at the field and laboratory scale, and it uses classical soil physicochemical and biological characterization techniques, as well as high-through sequencing analysis to study microbial- metal(loid) interactions, microbial diversity, and functionality during soil recovery processes.