23.02.1987
+37256791734
david.garciadeleon@ut.ee
Global change negatively impacts the provision of ecosystem goods and services. Mitigation and adaptation to such impacts are a world-class priority. Therefore, disentangling the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and their vulnerability to global change is a major concern for scientists and general society. This is particularly important in Baltic regions, as they are valuable, unique biodiversity reservoirs, and severely threatened by global change drivers.

One of my scientific priorities has been to understand the effects of major global change drivers (climate and land use changes) affecting the sustainability and management of ecosystems. I started as an undergraduate student contributing to the conservation of steppe birds threatened by fragmentation and land use intensification. During my doctoral studies, my research focused on the effects of climate change on plant demography, with an emphasis in agricultural systems. Specifically, I contributed to the understanding of the interactions between climate variables and weed populations in order to assess the potential impacts of climate change on their temporal dynamic and biogeography.

After my doctoral dissertation, awarded with distinction and an international mention in 2014, I went a step further and I focused on the importance of plant-plant and plant-soil organism interactions in coping with synergistic effects of global change drivers. In particular, I worked on the relationships among plants and their fungal symbionts, using next-generation DNA sequencing along secondary succession gradients, from bare soil to mature grasslands, and assessed the multiscale effects of land-use intensification on the distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. In the next few years, I intend to combine the knowledge acquired during my doctoral studies in Spain with that from my postdoc in Estonia and go a step further towards my maturation and establishment as a senior researcher, with an emphasis in crop research.

Overall in last seven years, I was able to produce 12 peer review international publications, predominantly in Q1 scientific journals, and 12 conference proceedings. I paid close attention to maintain a balance among leading research, collaborating with domestic and international colleagues, developing teaching skills, increasing the outreach of my research outcomes both in the scientific community and general society, refereeing for international journals and applying for competitive funding.

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.01.2017–28.02.2019   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
01.01.2016–31.12.2016   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
01.01.2015–31.12.2015   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
 
 
Haridustee
2011–2014   
Doctorate in Biosciences and Agrifood Sciences
2010–2011   
Master in Global Change
2005–2009   
Bachelor in Environmental Sciences
 
 
Loometöö
My main duties are formulating scientific hypotheses, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data and publishing scientific articles in international peer review journals..

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2014, David García De León Hernández, Cum Laude and International Doctor
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.4. Ökoloogia, biosüstemaatika ja -füsioloogia; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: B270 Taimeökoloogia
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.6. Põllumajandusteadus; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: B390 Taimekasvatus, aiandus, taimekaitsevahendid, taimehaigused

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2015
3.4.
2015
3.4.
2015
3.4.
2015
3.4.
2015
5.2.
2015
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
2.3.
2014
3.4.
2013
3.4.
2013
3.4.
2012
1.1.
2011
5.2.
2009
18.04.2019
23.02.1987
+37256791734
david.garciadeleon@ut.ee
Global change negatively impacts the provision of ecosystem goods and services. Mitigation and adaptation to such impacts are a world-class priority. Therefore, disentangling the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and their vulnerability to global change is a major concern for scientists and general society. This is particularly important in Baltic regions, as they are valuable, unique biodiversity reservoirs, and severely threatened by global change drivers.

One of my scientific priorities has been to understand the effects of major global change drivers (climate and land use changes) affecting the sustainability and management of ecosystems. I started as an undergraduate student contributing to the conservation of steppe birds threatened by fragmentation and land use intensification. During my doctoral studies, my research focused on the effects of climate change on plant demography, with an emphasis in agricultural systems. Specifically, I contributed to the understanding of the interactions between climate variables and weed populations in order to assess the potential impacts of climate change on their temporal dynamic and biogeography.

After my doctoral dissertation, awarded with distinction and an international mention in 2014, I went a step further and I focused on the importance of plant-plant and plant-soil organism interactions in coping with synergistic effects of global change drivers. In particular, I worked on the relationships among plants and their fungal symbionts, using next-generation DNA sequencing along secondary succession gradients, from bare soil to mature grasslands, and assessed the multiscale effects of land-use intensification on the distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. In the next few years, I intend to combine the knowledge acquired during my doctoral studies in Spain with that from my postdoc in Estonia and go a step further towards my maturation and establishment as a senior researcher, with an emphasis in crop research.

Overall in last seven years, I was able to produce 12 peer review international publications, predominantly in Q1 scientific journals, and 12 conference proceedings. I paid close attention to maintain a balance among leading research, collaborating with domestic and international colleagues, developing teaching skills, increasing the outreach of my research outcomes both in the scientific community and general society, refereeing for international journals and applying for competitive funding.

Career

Institutions and positions
01.01.2017–28.02.2019   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Research Fellow of Plant Ecology (1,00)
01.01.2016–31.12.2016   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Research Fellow of Plant Ecology (1,00)
01.01.2015–31.12.2015   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Research Fellow of Plant Ecology (1,00)
 
 
Education
2011–2014   
Doctorate in Biosciences and Agrifood Sciences
2010–2011   
Master in Global Change
2005–2009   
Bachelor in Environmental Sciences
 
 
Creative work
My main duties are formulating scientific hypotheses, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data and publishing scientific articles in international peer review journals..

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2014, David García De León Hernández, Cum Laude and International Doctor
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.4. Ecology, Biosystematics and -physiology; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: B270 Plant ecology
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.6. Agricultural Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: B390 Phytotechny, horticulture, crop protection, phytopathology ; SPECIFICATION: Crop research
 
 

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2015
3.4.
2015
3.4.
2015
3.4.
2015
3.4.
2015
5.2.
2015
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
2.3.
2014
3.4.
2013
3.4.
2013
3.4.
2012
1.1.
2011
5.2.
2009
18.04.2019
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