Projects coordinated by NEXER

ADAPTATIONS IN POLYEXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: 
FROM THE MOLECULE TO HUMANS
CARBON DYNAMICS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:
A PERSPECTIVE FROM EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
EFFECT OF DRYING AND THAWING CYCLES ON SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION ALONG SOIL DEVELOPMENT GRADIENTS FORMED IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS OF CHILE.
EXTREMOPHYTES:
THE NEW PROMISING MODELS FOR DISCOVERING STRESS TOLERANCE MECHANISMS AND BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS

NEXER associated research projects

2019 – 2022. Living on the Edge: how do Australian plants cope with extreme temperature? ARC/Linkage LP180100942 Australian Research Council. Responsible researcher: Adriene Nicotra.

2019 – 2021. Nocturnal in situ warming: Filling the gaps to unravel plant responses to regional warming of Antarctic Peninsula.  INACH RT 18_18. Responsible Researcher: León A. Bravo.

2018 – 2020. Abiotic and biotic oxidation of organic matter mediated by iron and manganese reduction in humid temperate rainforest soils. Fondecyt de Iniciación n°11180521. Responsible Researcher: Carolina Merino.

2018 – 2020. Exploring the role of fungi in the dispersion of rhizobacteria in pastures established in Chilean Patagonia. CONICYT-Concurso Nacional de Atracción de Capital Humano Avanzado del Extranjero, Modalidad de Estadías Cortas (MEC) N° 80180048. Co- Researchers: Sergio Radic & Jacqueline Acuña

2017 – 2019. Effect of warming on leaf hydraulic properties of Antarctic plant. INACH, RT-13-16. Responsible Researcher: Patricia Sáez.

2017 – 2018. Are Svalbard plants prepared for the climatic change? Svalbard Environmental Fund Protection (Norway) ref 16/65. Responsible Researcher: Jorge Gago.

2017 – 2018. Oxidative stress as a master regulator in trade-offs between productivity and stress tolerance in terrestrial plants: new model species for studying mechanisms of future interest to crops. Fondecyt Postdoctoral 3170912. Responsible Researcher: Melanie Morales.

2017 – 2020. Searching for new model species towards adapting crops to aridification: Mechanistic bases for escaping the trade-off between photosynthesis and drought tolerance.  Fondecyt Regular 2017. N° 1171640. Responsible Researcher: Rafael Coopman.

2017 – 2020. Is nitrosation an important mechanism of organic nitrogen sequestration in temperate rainforest soils? A comparison between Andean and coastal mountains in southern-central Chile. Fondecyt Regular N°1170119. Responsible Researcher: Francisco Matus.

2017 – 2020. Efecto de los ciclos de descongelación-congelación sobre el secuestro de carbono a lo largo de gradientes de desarrollo del suelo formados por el retroceso de los glaciares en la Antártida marítima, Isla Rey Jorge. Responsible Researcher: Francisco Matus.

2017 – 2019. Acquisition of Sanger’s sequencer for bioprospecting of organisms from Chilean extreme environments. CONICYT-FONDEQUIP, code EQM170171. Responsible Researcher: Milko Jorquera.

2017 – 2020. Assessment of carbon greenhouse gas emissions from Patagonian inland waters affected by beaver impoundments. Fondecyt de Iniciación N° 11170134 . Responsible Researcher: Armando Sepúlveda.

2016 – 2019. Understanding the Didymosphenia geminata proliferation and its role in the carbon cycling of aquatic ecosystems of the sub-Antarctic Magellan ecoregion, Chile. Fondecyt de Iniciación N° 11160391. Responsible Researcher: Karla Martinez.

2015 – 2018. Bases mecanicísticas para el “trade-off” entre la fotosíntesis y la tolerancia al estrés: llenar las lagunas de la biología evolutiva y la biotecnología de plantas”. MINECO, Spain. Responsible Researcher: Jaume Flexas.

2015 – 2019. Characterization of methane cycling in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic lakes. INACH Regular INACH RT_14-15. Responsible Researchers: María Soledad Astorga & F Thalasso.



Ph.D Marcela Calabi Floody
NEXER chief coordinator
University of La Frontera
coordinacion.nexer@ufrontera.cl
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