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Sandra Diaz
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba – CONICET
Argentina

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Sandra Diaz holds a Doctor in Biology (cum laude) from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina with the main subject plant community ecology.
Currently, she is Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Diversity and Ecology at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. Furthermore she is a Permanent Research Fellow (Principal Senior Investigator) of Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) at Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal (IMBIV), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba-CONICET.
Former appointments include the Unit of Comparative Plant Ecology at Sheffield University, UK, the New Zealand Pastoral Agriculture Research Institute, New Zealand, the Department of Agricultural Botany at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Toolik Lake Field Research Station, USA, the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS, Montpellier, France, the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, USA as well as the Department de Biologie at Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.
Her expertise lies in community ecology and biogeography, plant functional types, and global environmental change. Sandra Diaz has made contributions to the understanding of plant functional types and their links to ecosystem processes and services. She is involved in multidiciplinary projects linking natural and social aspects of environmental vulnerability and sustainability. She has been actively involved in international initiatives related to global change, such as GCTE, or GLP of IGBP, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Her publications include:
DÍAZ, S., SYMSTAD, A. J., CHAPIN, F. S. III, WARDLE, D. A. & HUENNEKE, L. F. 2003. Functional diversity revealed by removal experiments. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18: 140-146. FI: 12.94; NC: 31
DÍAZ, S., TILMAN, D & FARGIONE, J. (2005). Biodiversity regulation of ecosystem services. In: Hassan R et al. eds. Ecosystems and human well-being - Current state and trends - Millennium Ecosystem Assessment