Ph. D. Candidate (Forestry) at the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, 339 Science II; Ames, IA 50011; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D. Expected in 7/2008. Iowa State University. Forestry- Forest Biology.
M.S. 1993. Colegio de Posgraduados. Mexico. Forestry.
B.S. 1989. Biology School, Michoacan University. Mexico. Biology
Research assistant, Natural Resources Ecology and Management Department. Iowa State University. Ames, IA, USA. Oct 2007 - June 2008.
Research assistant, Natural Resources Ecology and Management Department. Iowa State University. Ames, IA, USA. Jan 2007 - Aug 2007.
Researcher, Department of Forest Management and Conservation, National Institute for Research in Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock (INIFAP), Mexico (1999 – 2003)
Research Associate, Department of Forest Management, National Institute for Research in Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock (INIFAP), Mexico (1993 – 1999).
Research Assistant, Department of Forest Conservation, National Institute for Research in Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock (INIFAP), Mexico (1987-1991).
Most Relevant Publications
Gómez-Cárdenas, M. 2008. Technical recommendations for management of American matsutake productive areas in Oaxaca, Mexico (Sugerencias técnicas para el manejo de áreas productoras de hongo blanco de ocote en Oaxaca). Imprenta Internacional. 105 p. (Book in review; expected 2008).
Asbjornsen, H., M. Tomer, M. Gómez-Cárdenas, L.A. Brudvig, K. Schilling. 2007. Sap flux patterns and transpiration in a bur oak savanna undergoing woody encroachment and restoration in Central Iowa. Forest Ecology and Management. 247: 209–219
Valencia-Manzo, S., M. A. Velasco-Garcia, M. Gomez-Cardenas, M. Ruiz and M. A. Capo. 2006. Provenance test of Pinus greggii Engelm. At two locations in the high Mixteca of Oaxaca, Mexico. Rev. Fitotec. Mex. 29:27-32.
Valdés, M., H. Asbjornsen, M. Gómez-Cárdenas, M. Juárez, K. A. Vogt. 2006. Effects of drought and tree harvesting on fine root and ectomycorrhizal biomass in Pinus oaxacana Mirov ecosystems in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mycorrhiza. 16: 117–124.
Cordova, J., M. Valdés, M. Gomez and A. M. Fierros. 2003. Understory vegetation and ectomycorrhizal sporocarp diversity response to pine regeneration methods in Oaxaca, Mexico. Western Journal of Appl. For. 18(2): 101-108.
Martínez-Carrera, D., P. Morales, E. Pellicer, H. León, A. Aguilar, P. Ramírez, P. Ortega, A. Largo, M. Bonilla and M. Gomez. 2002. Studies on traditional management and processing of matsutake mushrooms in Oaxaca, Mexico. Micol. Apl. Int. 14(2):25-42.
Valencia A., S., M. Gomez-Cardenas, F. Becerra-Luna. 2002. Catalogue of oak trees from Guerrero, Mexico (Catálogo de encinos de Guerrero, México). Forma Color S. A. de C. V. Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico. pp. 1-181. (Book).
Traversa-Tejero, I. P., A. M. Fierros G., M. Gomez-Cardenas, J. C. Leyva and R. A. Hernández-Rea. 2000. Homegardens in Zaachila, Oaxaca, Mexico (Los huertos caseros de Zaachila en Oaxaca, México). Agroforestería En Las Américas. 7(28): 12-15
Gomez-Cardenas, M., J. J. Vargas-Hernandez, J. Jasso-Mata, A. Velazquez-Martinez and C. Rodriguez-Franco. 1998. Annual growth pattern in leader shoot of Pinus patula young trees (Patrón de crecimiento anual del brote terminal en árboles jóvenes de Pinus patula). Agrociencia 32(4): 357-364.
Other Publications Resulting From Research And Extension
From my research work and extension activities, I have presented results and advances in oral and poster presentations in over 40 Symposia and Scientific Meetings held between 1997 and 2003. As a result I have produced also more than 40 summaries and over 30 formal institutional reports, as well as several pamphlets to technicians and farmers. Other 9 reports were elaborated while working as a Scientific Consultant for Forest Management Certification of 9 communitarian forest operations (under the FSC certification policy).
Research Leader. Multidisciplinary Group of Researchers. Chilpancingo Research Station. INIFAP, Mexico. 1990-91.
Associate Editor. Committee of Publications. Pacífico Sur Regional Center of Research (INIFAP-Mexico). 1993 - 2002.
Representative of INIFAP for: a) Regional Commite for Natural Resources of Northern Sierra of Oaxaca (Coordinated by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources; a Federal Agency in Mexico). 1995 - 2003. b) Forestry Technical Counselor Committee of Oaxaca State (Mexico) (Coordinated by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources; a Federal Agency in Mexico). 1997 - 2001.
Forest ecology Representative. Scientific Unit for Research Projects Planning . Central Valleys of Oaxaca Research Station (INIFAP). Local (1999-2003) and regional (2002) level.
Scientific Consultant, helping Forest Management Certification of 9 communitarian forest enterprises in Durango, Chihuahua, and Oaxaca (Mexico) under the FSC Principles and Criterions. (Smartwood/Mexican Civilian Council for Sustainable Forestry) 2000-2003.
Scientific Personnel Evaluator. Regional Committee for Curricular Evaluation of Scientific Personnel at the “Pacífico Sur” Regional Center of Research (INIFAP). 2000 - 2003.
Scientific Personnel Evaluator for the Special Program to Enhance Academic and Research Productivity at the “Pacífico Sur” Regional Center of Research (INIFAP) 2001- 2003.
Forest ecology Advisor (Regional level). Planning and Evaluation Scientific Unit for Collaborator in the development of a community-based water quality monitoring program in Veracruz, Mexico coordinated by Dr. H. Asbjornsen (Iowa State University), and including the collaboration of Global Water Watch (Auburn University, AL) and over 10 local Mexican groups (2005-2006).
List of Collaborators
H. Asbjornsen (Iowa State), V. Barradas (UNAM-Mexico), F. Becerra-Luna (INIFAP-Mexico), L.A. Bruijzneel (Vrije U-Amsterdam), C. Cambardella (NSTL-Ames), J. Cordova (IPN-Mexico City), M. Equihua (INECOL-Xalapa), A. M. Fierros (CP-Mexico), F. Holwerda (Vrije U-Amsterdam), D. Klooster (Florida State), D. Martinez-Carrera (CP-Mexico), G. Mora (Iowa State), J. Opsomer (Iowa State), G. Rodriguez (ITAO-Oaxaca), C. Tobón-Marín (NUC-Medellin), M. Tomer (NSTL-Ames), M. Valdes (IPN-Mexico City), K. Vogt (U Wash), S. Valencia-Manzo (UAAAN-Mexico), R. Valenzuela (IPN-Mexico City), B. Wickel (CONABIO-Mexico City).
List of Advisors:
Heidi Asbjornsen (Iowa State University), L. A. (Sampurno) Bruijnzeel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL.), Victor Barradas (UNAM Mexico), Richard C. Schultz (Iowa State University), Mark D. Tomer (NSTL and Iowa State University), Jean D. Opsomer (Iowa State University), Cinthya A. Cambardella (NSTL and Iowa State University), German Mora (Iowa State University), Jesus Vargas-Hernandez (Colegio de Posgraduados-Mexico), Alejandro Velazquez-Martinez (Colegio de Posgr.-Mexico).
List of Graduate Students:
Former: Pablo Traversa-Tejero (MSc, 10/96).