CV Dra. Maria de La Luz Mora

 

Profesor Titular Universidad de La Frontera
Facultad de Ingeniería Ciencias y Administración
Depto. Ciencias Químicas
Instituto de Agroindustria
Teléfono: 56- 45-2596522
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AFFILIATIONS
Full Professor, Departamento de Ciencias Químicas y Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de La Frontera.

CONTACT
Av. Francisco Salazar 01145, PO Box 54-D, 4811230 Temuco, Chile.
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Dra. María de la Luz Mora heads an interdisciplinary research group (Plant Soil interaction and plant biotechnology, Center) centered on Physicochemistry of Soil and Environment, Soil-Plant Interaction and Plant Nutrition, Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, contributing significantly to plant production especially in cereals, meat and milk in the South of the country. Dr. Mora is author and coauthor of more than 50 scientific publications in the last 5 years, highlighting by an important contribution of international researchers and doctorate students as well as post doctorates. In addition, she has generated and participated in several International Cooperation Programs with Research Centers of excellence. She is the Director of the Scientific and Technological Bioresources Nucleus created by Universidad de La Frontera in 2009. During her career as Researcher she has directed innumerable projects FONDECYT and she has participated as Co-researcher in many others. She is the Director of the Doctorate Program in Sciences of Natural Resources and she also has advised about ten doctor graduates. Nowadays she is working in a new project in selenium in the rizosphere of cereal crop and participating as Co-researcher in different projects related to environmental factors of the South of Chile that regulate growth and quality of blueberries. In addition, she works as a researcher in physiology and plant biochemistry area, specifically antioxidant in plants. Other important line is the use of nanoclays as support of microorganisms and enzymes for different technological applications. In her laboratory, Dr. Mora has the equipments (instrumentation) as well as the required methodological implementation for the performance of the objectives of the propose research.

ACADEMIC DEGREES AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
1992 Doctor in Chemistry, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
1992 Postdoctorate, CSIRO-Perth-Australia, Australia.
1980 Chemist, Universidad de Chile.

RESEARCH LINES
Environment and Soil Physicochemistry
Soil-Pant Interactions, Rizosphere and Plant Nutrition
Soil fertility and Mineral Nutrition


PUBLICATIONS

h-index: 30
Source: Web of Science


Calabi-Floody, M., Medina, J., Rumpel, C., Condron, L., Hernandez, M., Dumont, M., Mora, M.L. (2017). Smart fertilizers as a strategy for sustainable agriculture. Advanced in Agronomy. (accepted)


Durán, P., Jorquera, M., Viscardi, Sh. Carrion, V., Mora, ML, Pozo, MJ. (2017), Screening and characterization of potentially suppressive soils against Gaeumannomyces graminis under extensive wheat cropping by Chilean indigenous communities. Frontiers of Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01552


Mora, M.L., Demanet, R., Acuña, J.J., Viscardi, Sh., Rengel, Z. Jorquera, M and Duran P. (2017). Aluminum-tolerant bacteria improve the plant growth and phosphorus content in ryegrass grown in a Volcanic soil amended with cattle dung manure. Applied Soil Ecology. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.03.013.


Barra, P.J., Inostroza, N.G., Mora, M.L., Crowley, D., Jorquera, M.A. 2017. Bacterial consortia inoculation mitigates the water shortage and salt stress in an avocado (Persea americana Mill.) nursery. Applied Soil Ecology 111: 39-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.11.01


Inostroza, N.G., Barra, P.J., Wick, L.Y., Mora, M. L., Jorquera, M.A. 2017. Effect of rhizobacterial consortia from undisturbed arid- and agro-ecosystems on wheat growth under different conditions. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 64(2): 158-163. DOI: 10.1111/lam.1269


Pontigo, S; Godoy, K; Jimenez, H; Gutierrez-Moraga, A; Mora, MD; Cartes, P. 2017. Silicon-Mediated Alleviation of Aluminum Toxicity by Modulation of Al/Si Uptake and Antioxidant Performance in Ryegrass Plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:642. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.0064


Lagos, L.M., Acuña, J.J., Maruyama, F., Ogram, A., Mora, M.L., Jorquera, M.A. 2016. Effect of phosphorus addition on total and alkaline phosphomonoesterase-harboring bacterial populations in ryegrass rhizosphere microsites. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 52(7): 1007-1019. DOI: 10.1007/s00374-016-1137-1


Jorquera, M. A., Maruyama, F., Ogram, A.V., Navarrete, O.U., Lagos, L.M., Inostroza, N.G., Acuaña, J.J., Rilling, J.I., Mora, M.L. 2016. Rhizobacterial Community Structures Associated with Native Plants Grown in Chilean Extreme Environments. Microbial Ecology. 72(3): 633–646. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-016-0813-x


Durán, P., Armada, E., López-Castillo, O., Cornejo, P., Mora, M.L. and Azcón, R. (2016). Inoculation with selenobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to enhance selenium content in lettuce plants and improve tolerance against drought stress. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 16 (1), 201-225.


Velásquez, G., Calabi-Floody, M., Poblete-Grant, P., Rumpel, C., Demanet, R., Condron, L., Mora, M.L. 2016. Fertilizer effects on phosphorus fractions and organic matter Andisols. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 16(2), 294-304.


Redel, Y., Cartes, P., Demanet, R., Velásquez, G., Poblete-Grant, P., Bol, R., Mora, M.L. 2016. Assesment of phosphorus status influenced by Al and Fe compounds in volcanic grassland soils. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 16(2), 490-506.


Lobos, T. E., Retamales, J. B., Ortega-Farias, S., Hanson, E. J., Lopez-Olivari, R., Mora, M. L. 2016. Pre-harvest regulated deficit irrigation management effects on post-harvest quality and condition of V-corymbosum fruits cv. Brigitta. Scientia Horticulturae, 207: 152-159Impact Factor: 1.871 DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2016.05.022 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0304-4238


Acuna, J. J., Duran, P., Lagos, L.M., Ogram, A., Mora, M.L., Jorquera, M.A. 2016. Bacterial alkaline phosphomonoesterase in the rhizospheres of plants grown in Chilean extreme environments. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 52(6): 763–773. Impact Factor: 3.069 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-016-1113-9 Quartile: 1 Editorial: SPRINGER, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA ISSN: 0178-2762


Cid, F.P., Rilling, J.I., Graether, S.P., Bravo, L.A., Mora, M.L., Jorquera, M.A. 2016. Properties and biotechnological applications of ice-binding proteins in bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 363: 11 Impact Factor: 1.858 DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnw099 Quartile: 3 Editorial: OXFORD UNIV PRESS, GREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND ISSN: 0378-1097


Menezes-Blackburn, D., Inostroza, N.G., Gianfreda, L., Greiner, R., Mora, M.L., Jorquera, M.A. 2016. Phytase-producing Bacillus sp inoculation increases phosphorus availability in cattle manure. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 16(1): 200-210 Impact Factor: 1.6 DOI: Quartile: 3 Editorial: SOC CHILENA CIENCIA SUELO, CASILLA 54-D, TEMUCO, 00000, CHILE ISSN: 0718-9516


Duran, P., Acuna, J.J., Armada, E., Lopez-Castillo, O.M., Cornejo, P., Mora, M.L., Azcon, R. 2016. Inoculation with selenobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to enhance selenium content in lettuce plants and improve tolerance against drought stress. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 16(1): 211-225 Impact Factor: 1.6 DOI: Quartile: 3 Editorial: SOC CHILENA CIENCIA SUELO, CASILLA 54-D, TEMUCO, 00000, CHILE ISSN: 0718-9516


Velásquez, G., Ngoa, P., Rumpel, C., Calabi-Floody, M., Redel, Y., Turner, B.L., Condron, L. &Mora, M.L. 2016. Chemical nature of residual phosphorus in Andisols. Geoderma, 271(1) 27–31. Impact Factor: 2.772 DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.01.027 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0016-7061


Barra, P.J., N.G. Inostroza, J.J. Acuña, M.L. Mora, D.E.Crowley & M.A. Jorquera.2016.Formulation of bacterial consortia from avocado (Perseaamericana Mill.) and their effect on growth, biomass and superoxide dismutase activity of wheat seedlings under salt stress. Applied Soil Ecology102:80-91. Impact Factor: 2.644 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.02.014 Quartile: Q1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0929-1393


Marileo, L.G., M.A. Jorquera, M. Hernández, C. Briceño, M.L. Mora, R. Demanet& G. Palma. 2016.Changes in bacterial communities by post-emergent herbicides in an Andisol fertilized with urea as revealed by DGGE. Applied Soil Ecology 101:141-151. Impact Factor: 2.644 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.02.003 Quartile: Q1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0929-1393


Palma, G., M. Jorquera, R. Demanet, S. Elgueta, G. Briceño&M.L. Mora. 2016. Urea Fertilizer and pH Influence on Sorption Process of Flumetsulam and MCPA Acidic Herbicides in a Volcanic Soil. Journal of Environmental Quality 45(1): 323-330. Impact Factor: 2.652 DOI: 10.2134/jeq2015.07.0358 Quartile: Q2 Editorial: AmerSoc Agronomy, USA ISSN: 0047-2425


Duran, P., J.J. Acuña, L. Gianfreda, R. Azcon, V. Funes-Collado &M.L. Mora.2015. Endophytic selenobacteria as new inocula for selenium biofortification. Applied Soil Ecology 96:319-326. Impact Factor: 2.644 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.08.016 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0929-1393


Demanet, R., M.L. Mora, M.A. Herrera, H. Miranda & J.M. Barea.2015. Seasonal variation of the productivity and quality of permanent pastures in Andisols of temperate regions. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 15(1): 111- Impact Factor: 0.68 DOI: 10.4067/S0718-95162015005000010 Quartile: 4 Editorial: Soc. Chilena Ciencia Suelo, Chile ISSN: 0718-9516


Cartes, P., M. Cea, A. Jara, A. Violante &M.L. Mora. 2015. Description of mutual interactions between silicon and phosphorus in Andisols by mathematical and mechanistic models. Chemosphere131: 164-170. Impact Factor: 0.68 DOI: no information Quartile: 4 Editorial: Soc. Chilena Ciencia Suelo, Chile ISSN: 0718-9516


Palma, G., R. Demanet, M. Jorquera, M.L. Mora, G. Briceño & A. Violante. 2015. Effect of pH on sorption kinetic process of acidic herbicides in a volcanic soil. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition15(3): 549-560. Impact Factor: 0.68 DOI: no information Quartile: 4 Editorial: Soc. Chilena Ciencia Suelo, Chile ISSN: 0718-9516


Lagos, L., O. Navarrete, F. Maruyama, D. Crowley, F. Cid, M.L. Mora& M. Jorquera. 2014. Bacterial community structures in rhizosphere microsites of ryegrass (Lolium perenne var. Nui) as revealed by pyrosequencing. Biology and Fertility of Soils 50(8): 1253-1266. Impact Factor: 3.396 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-014-0939-2 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Springer, USA ISSN: 0178-2762.


Fuentes, B., M.L. Mora, R. Bol, F. San Martine, E. Péreze & P. Cartes. 2014. Sorption of inositol hexaphosphate on desert soils. Geoderma 232: 573-580. Impact Factor: 2.509 DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.06.016 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0016-7061


Wulff-Zottele, C., H. Hesse, F. Holger; J. Fisahn, M. Bromke, H. Vera-Villalobos, Y. Li, F. Frenzel, P. Giavalisco, A. Ribera-Fonseca, L. Zunino, I. Caruso, E. Stohmann &M.L. Mora. 2014. Sulphate fertilization ameliorates long-term aluminum toxicity symptoms in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 83: 88-99. Impact Factor: 2.352 DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2014.07.017 Quartile: 2 Editorial: Elsevier France-Editions Scientifiques Medicales Elsevier, France ISSN: 0981-9428


Jorquera, M., N. Inostroza, L. Lagos, P. Barra, L. Marileo, J. Rilling, D. Campos, D. Crowley, A. Richardson &M.L. Mora. 2014. Bacterial community structure and detection of putative plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria associated with plants grown in Chilean agro-ecosystems and undisturbed ecosystems. Biology and Fertility of Soils 50(7): 1141-1153. Impact Factor: 3.396 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-014-0935-6 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Springer, USA ISSN: 0178-2762


Matus, F., C. Rumpel, R. Neculman, M. Panichini &M.L. Mora. 2014. Soil carbon storage and stabilisation in andic soils: A review. Catena 120: 102-110. Impact Factor: 2.482 DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2014.04.008 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0341-8162


Duran, P., J. Acuña, M. Jorquera, R. Azcón, C. Paredes, Z. Rengel &M.L. Mora. 2014. Endophytic bacteria from selenium-supplemented wheat plants could be useful for plant-growth promotion, biofortification and Gaeumannomyces graminis biocontrol in wheat production. Biology and Fertility of Soils 50(6): 983-990. Impact Factor: 3.396 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-014-0920-0 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Springer, USA ISSN: 0178-2762


Menezes-Blackburn, D., M. Jorquera, L. Gianfreda, R. Greiner &M.L. Mora. 2014. A novel phosphorus biofertilization strategy using cattle manure treated with phytase-nanoclay complexes. Biology and Fertility of Soils 50(4): 583-592. Impact Factor: 3.396 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-013-0872-9 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Springer, USA ISSN: 0178-2762


Pigna, M., A. Caporale, P. Cartes, V. Cozzolino, M.L. Mora, A. Sommella & A. Violante. 2014. Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculation and phosphorus fertilization on the growth of escarole (Cichorium endivia L.) in an arsenic polluted soil. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 14(1): 199-209. Impact Factor: 0.582 DOI: no information Quartile: 4 Editorial: Soc. Chilena Ciencia Suelo, Chile ISSN: 0178-9516


Rojas-Lillo, Y., M. Alberdi, P. Acevedo, C. Inostroza-Blancheteau, Z. Rendel, M.L. Mora& M. Reyes. 2014. Manganese toxicity and UV-B radiation differentially influence the physiology and biochemistry of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) cultivars. Functional Plant Biology 41(2): 156-167. Impact Factor: 2.569 DOI: 10.1071/FP12393 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Csiro Publishing, Australia ISSN: 1445-4408


Jorquera, M., O. Martinez, L. Marileo, J. Acuña, S. Saggar &M.L. Mora. 2014. Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization on the composition of rhizobacterial communities of two Chilean Andisol pastures. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 30(1): 99-107. Impact Factor: 1.353 DOI: 10.1007/s11274-013-1427-9 Quartile: 3 Editorial: Springer, USA ISSN: 0959-3993


Ribera-Fonseca, A., C. Inostroza-Blancheteau, P. Cartes, Z. Rengel &M.L. Mora. 2013. Early induction of Fe-SOD gene expression is involved in tolerance to Mn toxicity in perennial ryegrass. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 73: 77-82. Impact Factor: 2.352 DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.08.012 Quartile: 2 Editorial: Elsevier France-Editions Scientifiques Medicales Elsevier, France ISSN: 0981-9428


Garrido-Ramírez, E., M.L. Mora, J. Marco & M. Ureta-Zañartu. 2013. Characterization of nanostructured allophane clays and the ir use as support of iron species in a heterogeneous electro-Fentonsystem. Applied Clay Science 86: 153-161. Impact Factor: 2.703 DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2013.10.001 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0169-1317


Neculman, R., C. Rumpel, F. Matus, R. Godoy, M. Steffens &M.L. Mora. 2013. Organic matter stabilization in two Andisols of contrasting age under temperate rain forest. Biology and Fertility of Soils 49(6): 681-689. Impact Factor: 3.396 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-012-0758-2 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Springer, USA ISSN: 0178-2762


Inostroza-Blancheteau, C., M. Reyes-Díaz, M. Alberdi, K. Godoy, Y. Rojas-Lillo, P. Cartes &M.L. Mora. 2013. Influence of selenite on selenium uptake, differential antioxidant performance and gene expression of sulfate transporters in wheat genotypes. Plant and Soil 369(1-2): 47-59. Impact Factor: 3.235 DOI: 10.1007/s11104-012-1492-0 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Springer, Netherlands ISSN: 0032-079X


Duran, P., J. Acuña, M. Jorquera, R. Azcón, F. Borie, P. Cornejo &M.L. Mora. 2013. Enhanced selenium content in wheat grain by co-inoculation of selenobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: A preliminary study as a potential Se biofortification strategy. Journal of Cereal Science 57(3): 275-280. Impact Factor: 1.943 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcs.2012.11.012 Quartile: 2 Editorial: Academic Press Ltd., England ISSN: 0733-5210


Acuña, J., M. Jorquera, P. Barra, D. Crowley &M.L. Mora. 2013. Selenobacteria selected from the rhizosphere as a potential tool for Se biofortification of wheat crops. Biology and Fertility of Soils 49(2): 175-185. Impact Factor: 3.396 DOI: 10.1007/s00374-012-0705-2 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Springer, USA ISSN: 0178-2762


Jorquera, M., N. Saavedra, F. Maruyama, A. Richardson, D. Crowley, R. Catrilaf, E. Henriquez &M.L. Mora. 2013. Phytate addition to soil induces changes in the abundance and expression of Bacillus beta-propeller phytase genes in the rhizosphere. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 83(2): 352-360. Impact Factor: 3.875 DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941-2012.01480.x Quartile: 1 Editorial: Wiley-Blackwell, USA ISSN: 0168-6496


Ribera, A., M. Reyes-Díaz, M. Alberdi, D. Alvarez-Cortez, Z. Rengel &M.L. Mora. 2013. Photosynthetic impairment caused by manganese toxicity and associated antioxidative responses in perennial ryegrass. Crop & Pasture Science 64(7): 696-707. Impact Factor: 1.284 DOI: 10.1071/CP13161 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Csiro Publishing, Australia ISSN: 1836-0947


Menezes-Blackburn, D., M. Jorquera, R. Greiner, L. Gianfreda &M.L. Mora. 2013. Phytases and phytase-labile organic phosphorus in manures and soils. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 43(9): 916-954. Impact Factor: 3.238 DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2011.627019 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Taylor & Francis Inc., USA ISSN: 1064-3389


Muci, A., M. Jorquera, A. Avila, Z. Rengel, D. Crowley &M.L. Mora. 2012. A combination of cellular automata and agent-based models for simulating the root surface colonization by bacteria. Ecological Modelling 247: 1-10. Impact Factor: 2.069 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.07.035 Quartile: 2 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 0304-3800


Jorquera, M., B. Shaharoona, S. Nadeem, M.L. Mora& D. Crowley. 2012. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria associated with ancient clones of creosote bush (Larrea tridentata). Microbial Ecology 64(4): 1008-1017. Impact Factor: 3.277 DOI: 10.1007/s00248-012-0071-5 Quartile: 2 Editorial: Springer, USA ISSN: 0095-3628


Garrido-Ramirez, E., M. Sivaiah, J. Barrault, S. Valange, B. Theng, M. Ureta-Zañartu &M.L. Mora. 2012. Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of phenol over iron or copper oxide-supported allophane clay materials: Influence of catalyst SiO2/Al2O3 ratio. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 162: 189-198. Impact Factor: 3.365 DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2012.06.038 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Elsevier Science BV, Netherlands ISSN: 1387-1811


Panichini, M., F. Matus, M.L. Mora, R. Godoy, N. Bolan, C. Rumpel & F. Borie. 2012. Carbon distribution in top- and subsoil horizons of two contrasting Andisolsunder pasture or forest. European Journal of Soil Science 63(5): 616-624. Impact Factor: 2.651 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2012.01488.x Quartile: 1 Editorial: Wiley-Blackwell, USA ISSN: 1351-0754


Calabi-Floody, M., G. Velasquez,Gianfreda, S. Saggar, N. Bolan, C. Rumpel &M.L. Mora. 2012. Improving bioavailability of phosphorous from cattle dung by using phosphatase immobilized on natural clay and nanoclay. Chemosphere 89(6): 648-655. Impact Factor: 3.137 DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.05.107 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd., England ISSN: 0045-653


Inostroza-Blancheteau, C., Z. Rengel, M. Alberdi, M.L. Mora, F. Aquea, P. Arce-Johnson & M. Reyes-Díaz. 2012. Molecular and physiological strategies to increase aluminum resistance in plants. Molecular Biology39(3): 2069-2079. Impact Factor: 2.506 DOI: 10.1007/s11033-011-0954-4 Quartile: 3 Editorial: Springer, Netherlands ISSN: 0301-4851


Fuentes, B., E. Dixon, M.L. Mora, B. Turner & R. Bol. 2012. Dissolved phosphorus composition of grassland leachates following application of dairy-slurry size fractions. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 175(1): 78-85. Impact Factor: 1.380 DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201100126 Quartile: 3 Editorial: Wiley-Blackwell, USA ISSN: 1436-7830


Pigna, M., A. Caporale, V. Cozzolino, C. Fernández, M.L. Mora, A. Sommella & A. Violante. 2012. Influence of phosphorus on the arsenic uptake by tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) irrigated with arsenic solutions at four different concentrations. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 12(4): 775-784. Impact Factor: 0.779 DOI: 10.4067/S0718-95162013005000019 Quartile: 4 Editorial: Soc. Chilena Ciencia Suelo, Chile ISSN: 0178-9516


Vistoso, E., M. Alfaro &M.L. Mora. 2012. Role of molybdenum on yield, quality, and photosynthetic efficiency of white clover as a result of the interaction with liming and different phosphorus rates in Andisols. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 43(18): 2342-2357. Impact Factor: 0.420 DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2012.708078 Quartile: 3 Editorial: Taylor & Francis, USA ISSN: 0010-3624


Vistoso, E., B. Theng, N. Bolan, R. Parfitt &M.L. Mora. 2012. Competitive sorption of molybdate and phosphate in Andisols. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 12(1): 59-72. Impact Factor: 0.779 DOI: 10.4067/S0718-95162012000100006 Quartile: 4 Editorial: Soc. Chilena Ciencia Suelo, Chile ISSN: 0178-9516


Candia, O., M.L. Mora, R. Demanet, G. Briceño & G. Palma. 2012. Effect of liquid cow manure amendment on dimethenamid persistence in a volcanic soil. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 12(1): 153-163. Impact Factor: 0.779 DOI: 10.4067/S0718-95162012000100013 Quartile: 4 Editorial: Soc. Chilena Ciencia Suelo, Chile ISSN: 0178-9516


Cartes, P., M. McManus, C. Wulff-Zottele, S. Leung, A. Gutierrez &M.L. Mora. 2012. Differential superoxide dismutase expression in ryegrass cultivars in response to short term aluminium stress. Plant and Soil 350(1-2): 353-363. Impact Factor: 2.638 DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-0919-3 Quartile: 1 Editorial: Springer, Netherlands ISSN: 0032-079X



BOOKS AND CHAPTER BOOKS

Gianfreda, L., M.A. Rao &M.L. Mora. 2011. Enzymatic Activity as Influenced by Soil Mineral and Humic Colloids and Its Impact on Biogeochemical Processes. In: Pan Ming Huang, Yuncong Li, and Malcolm E. Sumner (eds) Handbook of Soil Sciences Resource Management and Environmental Impacts, Second Edition CRC Press.Print ISBN: 978-1-4398-0307-3-eBook ISBN: 978-1-4398-0308-0.


Fuentes, B., M.L. Mora, N. Bolan & R. Naidu. 2008. Assessment of phosphorus bioavailability from organic wastes in soil. In: Ravendra Naidu (Editor) Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environment (CBTE). Developments in Soil Science, volume 32. Chapter 16, Elsevier B.V. pp 361-409.


Bolan, N., J. Rowarth, M.L. Mora, D. Adriano & D. Curtin. 2008. Biological transformation and biovailability of nutrient elements in acid soils as affected by liming. In: Ravendra Naidu (Editor) Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environment (CBTE). Developments in Soil Science, volume 32. Chapter 16, Elsevier B.V. pp. 411-445.


Diez, M.C., M.L. Mora& R. Navia. 2006. Elimination of organclorades compounds from industrial sludge under biotic and abiotic conditions. In: Biorremediation of contaminated soils with organic persistent compounds (COPs). Editores: R. Navia, M. Seeger. Ediciones Universidad de La Frontera. ISBN 956-236-1705-5. pp. 157-196.


Gianfreda, L., M.L. Mora& M.C. Diez. 2006. Biological agents envolved in the biorremediation of soils contaminated with persistent organic compounds. In: Biorremediation of contaminated soils with persistant organic compounds (COPs). Editores: R. Navia, M. Seeger. Ediciones Universidad de La Frontera. ISBN 956-236-1705-5, pp. 45-66.


Mora, M.L., C. Shene, A. Violante, R. Demanet & N. Bolan. 2005. The effet of organic matter and soil chemical properties on sulfate availability in chilean volcanic soils. In: Soil abiotic and biotic interactions and the impact on the ecosystem and human welfare, Huang, P.M., Violante, A., Bollag, J.M. and Vityakon P. (eds). ISBN 1-57808-344-3; C. 444, Science Publishers, Inc.,New Hapshire, USA, Chapter 13. pp. 223-244.


Bolan, N.S., D. Adriano, R. Naidu, M.L. Mora& S. Mahimairaja. 2005. Phosphorus trace elements in soil-plant systems. In. Phosphorus: Agriculture and the Environment, Sim J.T. and Sharply A. (Eds.). American Society of Agronomy Publishers Monograph, Madison, USA. N° 46, chapter 10. pp. 317-352.


Vistoso, E., M.L. Mora& N. Bolan. Phosphorus and molybdenum interactions in the Andisols of Chile. In: Developments in Fertilizer applications Technologies and Nutrient Management. Eds. L. D. Currie and J. A. Homby Occas. Report N° 18.1555N 0112-9902245-257. Fertilizer and Lime Research Center. Massey University, Palurerston North, New Zealand. pp 245-257.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current projects


2014-2018. Improving phosphorus efficiency use and aluminum detoxification on pastures growing in acid volcanic soils throughout biotechnological tools. Co-researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1141247.


2014–2017. Understanding the origin and stabilization of organic phosphorus inagricultural soils toimprove its bioavailability by biotechnological tools. Co-researcher, PROGRAM ECOS-CONICYT C13U02.


2016-2026 Associate Researcher. CORFO 16PTECFS-66647. Centro para la Investigación e Innovación en Fruticultura para la Zona Sur

Finished projects


2010-2014. Crop rhizosphere management in acid Andisols of Southern Chile for improving plant nutrition and food quality. Responsible Researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1100625.


2014. Unidad de Procesamiento de Muestras para Identificación y Caracterización Morfofisiológica mediante Microscopía Electrónica. Responsible Researcher, FONDEQUIP EQM140169.


2009. La fertilización nitrogena en praderas y los mecanismos de la rizosfera asociados que regulan la nutrición y salud de especies forrajeras en Andisoles del sur de Chile. Responsible Researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 7090100 (International Cooperation).


2008-2010. Factores ambientales del sur de Chile que regulan el crecimiento y calidad de (Vaccinium corymbosum L.): efecto de la acidez del suelo y la radiación UV-B sobre la capacidad fotosintética y antioxidante de arándano alto. Co-researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1080372.


2006-2010. La fertilización nitrogena en praderas y los mecanismos de la rizósfera asociados que regulan la nutrición y salud de especies forrajeras en Andisoles del sur de Chile. Responsible Researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 7080221.


2007-2008. Optimización del manejo de herbicidas en la producción de maíz forrajero con aplicación de purines de bovino a través del estudio procesos físico-químicos y biológicos en el sistema suelo-purin-herbicida. Co-researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1070568.


2006-2008. Desarrollo de un adsorbente a partir de residuos industriales de interés nacional y su uso en la retención de metales pesados presentes en efluentes líquidos. Co-researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1060309.


2006-2008. Reinforcement of biosciences in the doctorate in natural resources sciences (BIOREN). Bicentenario-CONICYT.


2002-2006. Effect of the interaction phosphate-soil acidity on the dynamics of microelements interesting for agriculture and livestock production in the south of Chile. Responsible Researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1020934.


2004-2007. Application of cellulose sludge in volcanic soils and its effect on soil properties and vegetal production. Co-researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1040854.


2005-2009. Study of the effieciency and mechanisms (abiotic and biotics) involved in the elimination of chlorophenol compounds with column treatments in an allophanic soil. Co-researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1050614.


1998-2001. Color and phenolic compounds removal from cellulose kraft plants sludge using a combination of biological/physic-chemical methods. Co-researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1980-378.


1999-2001. Study of the sulfur-phosphorus association in volcanic soils and its effect on vegetal production. Responsible Researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1990-873.


1998-2001. Improvement of the production of grassland species and turf grass seeds for export. Responsible Researcher, FONDEF D97I2005.


2003-2004. Empowerment of the research line on detoxification of residual waters coming from the cellulose industry. Co-researcher, (Chile-Italia), CONICYT-CNR 14662002.


2006-2007. Behavior of enzymes immobilized in chilean Andisoils and in soils from Galicia applied to bioremediation of organochlorade compounds. Co-researcher (Chile-España), CONICYT-CSIC.


2007-2010. Improvement of beef production: a mathematic model to describe the dynamic behavior of a permanent pasture and generation of software for decision making. Co-Investigator, FONDEF Grant D06I1081.


1995-1998. Evaluation of the soil-plant-animal relationships on acidic soils. Responsible Researcher, FONDECYT Regular Competition N° 1950-773.


1997-1998. Fructose and oligosacarids production from topinambur crop (Helliantus tuberosa) in theand 10thregions. Second Responsible Researcher, FONDEF D96I1014.


1994-1997. Nutritional factors affecting productivity in soils of southern Chile because of soil acidification. Second Responsible Researcher, FONDEF 2-88.


SUPERVISOR OF GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE THESIS

Postdoctoral Supervisor:

2017-2019 Patricio Barra. FONDECYT Posdoctoral N°
2016-2018 Rayen Millaleo. FONDECYT Posdoctoral N° 3160799
2015-2017 Phuong Ngo. FONDECYT Posdoctoral N° 3150194
2013-2015 Paola Durán. FONDECYT Posdoctoral N°3130542
2011 – 2014 Marcela Calabi. FONDECYT Posdoctoral N° 3120157.
2006-2009. Paula Cartes CONICYT-UFRO Postdoctoral Project PSD-26 (Bicentenary Program of Science and Technology).
2009-2013 Alejandra Ribera. FONDECYT Posdoctoral N° 3090074.
2007-2010 Mara Cea. Postdoctoral Research Competition FONDECYT N° 3080039.
Graduate Thesis Supervisor:
2016. Tomás Lobos. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de La Frontera.
2015. Gabriela Velásquez. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de La Frontera.
2014 Jacqueline Acuña. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de La Frontera.
2014 Oscar Martínez. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de La Frontera.
2012 Daniel Menezes. Doctorado Internacional en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera-Universidad Federico II de Nápoles.
2011 Elizabeth Garrido. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera.
2011 Marcela Calabi. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera.
2011 Cecilia Paredes. Magister en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera.
2009 Bárbara Fuentes. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera.
2008 Pedro Núñez. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera.
2006 Analí Rosas. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera.
2006 Erika Vistoso. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera.
2005 Paula Cartes. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera.
2005 Alejandra Jara. Doctorado en Química, Universidad de Chile.
2005 Gustavo Baeza. Doctorado en Química, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Graduate Thesis Co-supervisor:

2006 Roxana López. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración, Universidad de La Frontera, Universidad de La Frontera.

 

Undergraduate Thesis Supervisor:

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ACADEMIC RESPONSABILITIES


1994-onward Member of the Directive Committee at the Instituto de Agroindustria, Universidad de La Frontera.
1999-onward Member of the National Commission for Laboratory of soil and plant analyses Certification (CNA).
2001-2012 Director for the Doctorate Program in Natural Resources Sciences, from 2001 onwards.
2003-2007 Member of the Directive Council at the Universidad de La Frontera.
2004-onward Editor of the Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, from the Chilean Society of Soil Science.
2009 Director of the Scientific and Technological Bio-Resource Nucleus, Universidad de La Frontera.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS


2006 Award to academic carrer, Universidad de La Frontera.

 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS


2005-2008 Member of the Central Committee for the Scientific and Technological Research Council (FONDECYT).
2016- current Member of National Commission of Accreditation (CNA)