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Unformatted text preview: Andrs Felipe Barn Lpez 735 SE 2nd Avenue, Apartment A. Gainesville, FL, 32601 Telephone: 352-871-2984 e-mail: andres_baron@hotmail.com / afbaronl@ufl.edu Spoken and written languages: Spanish (native) and English During my early formation as a biologist, I was strongly influenced by the use of plant physiology and plant ecology as powerful, practical and interesting tools to establish a good approach for the understanding natural process. Since then, I have been putting my best effort to keep learning new concepts and techniques and to improve my field and lab skills as well as my ability to recognize patterns and observe, on an analytical way, natural processes on different ecosystems. Academic Formation M.S. student. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Ecosystem Ecology laboratory. Expected graduation: Spring 2012 B.Sc. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogot. Major: Biology, February 2006 Thesis title: Evaluation of Catalase and Peroxidase activity as a possible mechanism of desiccation tolerance in the moss Racomitrium crispipilum ( Grimmiaceae ) during dry time in Pramo de Chingaza, Colombia. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogot 2001-2006 Research assistant in plant physiology and bryophytes morph-anatomical adaptations. Standardization and handling of culture techniques of Pramo mosses. Handling of equipment and techniques for the biochemical study of vegetal species (HPLC, TLC and spectrophotometer). Formation in LM (Light Microscopy) and TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy). Research Experience Research Assistant / Field Coordinator University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, USA) Jun. 2009 - Present Spatial and temporal influences of Thermokarst failures on surface processes in Arctic landscapes (Toolik Field Station, AK). Establishment of vegetation and soil transects in order to characterize physical and chemical properties of arctic soils and vegetation distribution inside and outside different Thermokarst failures. Collection of deep soil cores, moss and shrub samples in order to age different Thermokarst failures. Field Research Assistant University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, USA) Jun. 2008 - Jun. 2009 Tundra ecosystem gas exchange and its response to warming and permafrost thawing (Eight mile lake tundra ecosystem, Healy, AK). Maintenance of a permanent automatic system for CO 2 fluxes. Maintenance of a permanent gradient site for permafrost thawing measurements (weather stations, active layer and water table measurements and water shed measurements). Establishment of a new ecosystem warming experiment to test the effect of permafrost thawing on tundra carbon balance. Lab Assistant Universidad Nacional de Colombia Dec. 2007 - Feb. 2008 Quantification of sacarose synthase and sacarose phosphate synthase in cotton tissues growing under different potassium concentrations....
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