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Julia Bohorquez

Julia Bohorquez

  • Position:
    Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Main Research Field:
    Extended One Health, climate change adaption, coastal pathogens.
  • BC3 Research Line:
    4. Research Line Adaptation Lab,4.2. Research Group Health and Climate
  • Contact information:
    Email address: julia.bohorquez@bc3research.org
    Contact phone: 944 01 46 90
  • Scopus Author ID: 57211937965
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0871-3561
  • Download CV:  Julia Bohorquez_CV 

Short CV

I am an enthusiastic ecologist and forest engineer interested in understanding the interaction between nature, health, and education as well as the potential implications they have ecologically, socially, and economically. I believe that multidisciplinary approaches, collaboration and sharing of knowledge between scientific and non-scientific communities are a must for obtaining optimal outcomes. Currently, I work as postdoctoral researcher for the BlueAdapt HORIZON European project, which aims to reduce the impacts of climate change on coastal pathogens by applying a holistic approach beyond the One Health framework.

I worked as a lecturer for the Environmental Management diploma and the Bachelor of Applied Sciences at the Department of Applied and Environmental Sciences (NorthTec, Whangarei. New Zealand). Main teaching areas were biological monitoring, freshwater ecology, plant and microbial biology, and conservation sciences. Previously, during my time at the Department of Botany (Otago University, Dunedin. New Zealand), I worked on different research projects. Specifically, I worked as an assistant research fellow within the project “The ecology of diversification”. In addition, I worked within the project “The symbiotic fungi and the distribution of beech forests in New Zealand”. Among other projects, I provided research assistance for the Nga Kakano Whakatau/the Seed Restoration Project; researching, training and guiding students within their research.

I completed a PhD in ecology at Massey University in 2018 (New Zealand), which focused on honeybee visitation, scale insects, and mycorrhizal fungi diversity. Besides my PhD degree, I completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Forestry Engineering in Spain. I was awarded a fellowship to work in a dendrochronological laboratory in the Netherlands. I applied the dendrochronological learnings to my M.Sc. thesis, studying the structure and spatio-temporal dynamics of cedar forests in different management gradients in Morocco. I collaborated with a team of forest engineering students at l’École Nationale Forestière d’Ingeniéurs in Morocco. Other programs included forestry works (Germany), environmental awareness talks (Nicaragua), agro-pastoral training to young audiences (Benin), and discussions about the management of sustainable rural development with agronomy students (Lithuania).

Affiliation previous to BC3

Laura G. van Galen; David A. Orlovich; Janice M. Lord; Julia Bohorquez; Andy R. Nilsen; Tina C. Summerfield; Matthew J. Larcombe. 2023. Zeta diversity differentiates factors driving community assembly of rare and common ectomycorrhizal fungi. Molecular ecology.

Bohórquez, J., Nilsen, A.R., Larcombe, M.J., Orlovich D.A., Lord J.M. 2021. Spore viability and germination of ectomycorrhizal fungi from New Zealand and implications for forest restoration. NZJ Botany, p. 1-17.

Bohórquez, J., Robertson, A.W., Millner, J. P., Gullan, P. J. 2019. Changes to the composition of scale insect species (Coccomorpha: Eriococcidae) on New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium; Myrtaceae) in the last seventy years. NZJ Crop & Horticultural Science, p. 310-318.

Navarro-Cerrillo, R. M., Manzanedo, R. D., Bohórquez, J. et al. 2013. Structure and spatiotemporal dynamics of cedar forests along a management gradient in the Middle Atlas, Morocco. Forest Ecology and Management, 289, p. 341-353.
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