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bio S Diaz

Sandra Díaz is Professor of Community and Ecosystems Ecology at Cordoba National University and Senior Principal Researcher of the National Research Council of Argentina. She is interested in plant functional traits, their interactions with global change drivers and their effects on ecosystem properties. She has had a strong influence in the development and practical implementation of the concept of functional diversity and how it affects ecosystem properties and the benefits that people derive from them. She was elected Foreign Associate Member of the USA National Academy of Sciences in 2009, and Member of the Academies of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS) and of Argentina in 2010. She was awarded the Argentine Botanical Society Prize (1998), the J S Guggenheim Fellowship (2002), the Cozzarelli Prize of the USA National Academy of Sciences (2008), and the Sustainability Science Award of the Ecological Society of America (2009). She participated in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the IPCC. She is the founder and director of the international initiative Nucleo DiverSus on Diversity and Sustainability.

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