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Plant Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Dr. Felipe Albornoz

September 21st, 2016

I completed a BSc in Biological sciences at Pontifical Catholic University (Chile) in (2007-2011).  I them worked on forest regeneration after fires in a temperate rainforest in southern Chile (2012). Later, I completed my PhD at The University of Western Australia (2012-2016). My PhD focused on how root symbionts, such as mycorrhizal fungi change over ecosystem development in a biodiversity hotspot. The most interesting finding of my thesis was the role of both mycorrhizal fungi and soil-borne pathogens in plant coexistence and potential in plant diversity. Currently, I’ve joined Oregon State University as a postdoc evaluating the role of native oomycetes in structuring plant communities in a temperate forest in southern Washington. This study will identify the native oomycete community, their host range, and their role in plant coexistence.


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  • About Andy Jones

    • Andy Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Botany and Plant Pathology Department at Oregon State University. He has broad interests in the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for the origin and maintenance of plant diversity.

        Dr. Jones is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.