Dr. Felipe Aburto
I have been Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Forest Sciences at the University of Concepción since September of 2014. I am Co-director of the Soil Water and Forests Laboratory (www.LISAB.com) and Director of the Foresta Nativa Initiative (www.forestnativa.cl), which is responsible for the largest efforts of native forest reforestation and restoration in Chile. I hold a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Chile, and a Master and PhD. In Soil and Biogeochemistry at the University of California, Davis. My main research focus areas are: Soil and Forest Biogeochemistry, Soil Mineralogy and Geomorphology, and Soil Conservation and Rehabilitation. I lead and participate in many projects including internationally funded research projects (DFG- Germany), government grants (FONDECYT, FONDEQUIP, FIBN) and collaborations with private companies. One of my current projects is titled ;Effects of soil mineral -organic interactions on the long term soil carbon stability in temperate forest systems -To what extend does soil mineralogy modulates carbon turnover in natural and managed forest ecosystems FONDECYT Iniciación N 11160372.
Soil and Forest Biogeochemistry
Soil Formation, Mineralogy and Geomorphology
Soil Conservation and Rehabilitation