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As a skilled and experienced professional in my field, I know how much hard work and careful thought it takes to succeed. My CV site is my way of documenting everything I’ve done, everything I’ve learned and how I see myself developing in the future. If you’d like to learn more about me, browse through the site. If you see something you like, or you want to discuss what I can do for you, feel free to drop me a line.


Professional History

The following is a list of my experiences as a professional in my field. Here you will find a showcase of each of these roles. They were all unique and contributed to both my personal and professional development. In addition to these positions, I’ve also launched a few endeavors of my own, which you can read about below. If you’d like references or additional information for any of these roles, please get in touch.

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I have 10 years of experience in tropical ecology. My main interests have been nutrient cycling in tropical forests, plant response to climate change and most recently, the belowground rhizosphere in the tropics.

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Amazon, Bolivia

I worked in the Bolivian Amazon measuring plant productivity. One major goal is to extend measurements in this country, especially belowground productivity and root traits.

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TRACE student

Currently I am part of the Tropical Response to Altered Climate Experiment in El Yunque Puerto Rico. This is the first warming experiment of the Neotropics!. My job was to measure the root response to temperature increase, and after Hurricane Maria, I have been measuring root recovery.

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NGEE Tropics student

My job is to study fine root traits in some of the most common plant species of the Puerto Rican wet forest in Luquillo, and correlate them with soil phosphorus (P)  available in order to infer different plant strategies used for P acquisition. The main goal is to be able to generalize the correlations in different wet tropical ecosystems. Our next step is to do the same sampling in Singapore and Borneo!

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Root morphology

This is an illustration of fine-root diversity of morphological traits. Some of the traits that I measure are root diameter, specific root length, root mass per length, branching ratio, and branching intensity using manual and sophisticated tools like the WinRhizo scanner.

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My ambitions

Enthusiastic and dedicated, I’m seeking to collaborate with projects willing to include the root component in their NPP calculations, or any biogeochemical proceses. With relevant experience in tropical ecosystems, proficient at 5 different lenguajes and the statistical lenguaje R, I believe I can be efficient in the filed work, communicating the science with local communities, and analyzing the data. Take a look through my CV site to find out more about what I have to offer - or get in touch to discuss how I can help you on your next project.nd


About Daniela Yaffar

Living and working in the Bolivian Amazon, and in the wet forests of Puerto Rico, I have had the opportunity to learn so much in my field. Now, I’m looking for new challenges and hope to venture even further down my chosen career path, learning as I go. Find out more about me by getting in touch.


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