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Manuel Encinas


Former BC3 researcher

Manuel Encinas

Main Research Field:
Plant health - Rizosphere

Was employee in BC3 from 0000-00-00 to 2023-06-30

Short CV

After my Biology degree by University of Murcia and Master in Agrobiotechnology by University of Salamanca, my main background is on plant biology which includes botany, biotic and abiotic plant stresses or edaphology.
I have several stays in botanic gardens as Botanic Garden of Castilla-La Mancha where I published an ethnobotanic catalogue about autochthonous plant, or in Edinburgh Botanic Garden at Logan as intern.
I have also worked in some investigation institute as "Instituto Murciano de Investigaciones Agrarias" (IMIDA) in Citrus breeding or in National Research Council (CSIC) at "Misión Biológica de Galicia" in all of its departments: viticulture, maize and cabbage breeding and genetic forestry.
Currently, I spend my time in my PhD, investigating the role of rhizosphere in plant health using decline holm oak as a model and searching to comprehend the soil ecology in the disease.

Journal Articles

  • 2024
  • Encinas-Valero, M., Esteban, R., Hereş, A.M., Vivas, M., Solla, A., Moreno, G., Corcobado, T., Odriozola, I., Garbisu, C., Epelde, L., Curiel Yuste, J. 2024. Alteration of the tree–soil microbial system triggers a feedback loop that boosts holm oak decline. Functional Ecology. 38. (2) 374-390. DOI (10.1111/1365-2435.14473).
  • Garrastatxu, J., Odriozola, I., Esteban, R., Encinas-Valero, M., Morais, D.K., Větrovský, T., Yuste, J.C. 2024. Fungal symbionts associate with holm oak tree health in declining oak savannas of the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Applied Soil Ecology. 195. DOI (10.1016/j.apsoil.2023.105210).
  • 2022
  • Encinas-Valero, M., Esteban, R., Hereş, A.M., Becerril, J.M., Garciá-Plazaola, J.I., Artexe, U., Vivas, M., Solla, A., Moreno, G., Yuste, J.C. 2022. Photoprotective compounds as early markers to predict holm oak crown defoliation in declining Mediterranean savannahs. Tree Physiology. 42. (2) 208-224. DOI (10.1093/treephys/tpab006).

Other Publications

  • 2022
  • Jorge Curiel Yuste , Phil Anthony Martin, Celine Moreaux, Ana-Maria Hereş, Leticia Pérez Izquierdo . 2022. Criticisms of the strategy “Soil health – protecting, sustainably managing and restoring EU soils”. European Comission.
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