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Miriam Diaz

Country of origin: Venezuela Currently in: Venezuela, CORO FALCON General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


1999 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
1984 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
1979 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


Creation of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT models using alternative crops for agroforestry systems including native plants of multiple uses, to restore degraded areas as well as diversification of the economy. Agave, Aloe, Prosopis, and Caesalpinia trees, are very resistant to drought with multiple uses in arid lands. The pods are source of protein and many other by products.

Publications resulting from Research: 

• Díaz M (1988) Las Zonas Aridas al Norte de Venezuela: Hacia el Aprovechamiento Racional de sus Recursos Naturales Renovables. En : Caliman A y Paredes L. Zonas Aridas - FUNDACITE- Zulia, Maracaibo. Pp. 33-54.
• .Adams W. Díaz M. Winter K. (1989) Diurnal Changes In Non-Radiant Energy Dissipation, Photosynthetic Efficiency And Reduced State Of Q In Response To Natural High Light In Northern VENEZUELA. Oecologia Berl. 80:553-561.
• Díaz M. Ball E. Lüttge U.(1990). Stress Induced Accumulation Of The Xantophyll Rhodoxanthn In Leaves Of Aloe Vera. Plant Physiol. and Biochem. 28:679-682.
• Díaz M (1991) Plant Physiological Ecology And The Development Of Alternative Crops For Tropical Arid Land. In Hassam M. (Comp.) The role of women in the development of sciences and technology in the third world. ICTP-TWAS Edic. Trieste Italia .PP. 1826-1829.
• Díaz M (1994) The Ecophysiological Responses Of Arid Land Plants To Seasonal And Interannual Climate Variability: A Tool For Decision Making Process In Sustained Agricultural Activities For The Dry Tropics. NOAA-ENSO proceedings. Pp. 78-85..
• Díaz M (1995) A Model For Sustained Food And Economic Resources Producing System In The Tropical Dry Lands. Proceedings TWOS International conference in : Women Visions of Science and Technology for Development . TWAS-TWSO, Trieste Italia. Pp. 193-196.
• Díaz M. (1996) La Desertificación en Venezuela. Informe Nacional de Venezuela. Memoria Conferencia de ONGs de Latinoamérica y el Caribe sobre Desertificación y Efectos de la Sequía. Pg. 163-166. Edic. Proterra. Lima, Perú.
• Díaz M, Haag-Kerwer A, Wingfield R, Ball E, Olivares E, Grams T E E, Ziegler H, Lüttge U (1996) Relationship between Carbon and hydrogen isotope ratios and nitrogen levels in leaves of Clusia species and two genera of Clusiaceae at different altitudes in Venezuela. Trees 10:351-358.
• Díaz, M. 2001. Ecología Experimental y Ecofisiología: Bases para el uso sostenible de los recursos naturales en zonas áridas neo-tropicales . Interciencia. 26: 472-478
• Diaz M. (2003) El Programa Agave: Ciencia Tecnología al servicio del hombre de las zonas áridas. Edic. Fundacite. Falcón pp23.
• Diaz M and Granadillo E. (2005). The significance of episodic rains for reproductive phenology and productivity in trees in semiarid regions of northwestern Venezuela. Trees 19: 336–348.
• Edwards E and Diaz M (2006). Ecophysiology of Pereskia guamacho: a cactus with leaves. Plant Cell and Environment Volume 29 (2) 247-256.
• Naranjo Briceño L., Granadillo E., and Diaz M (2012). Fertilización Biológica y Orgánica del Agave cocui. Domesticación agroecologica de los Agaves. Editorial Académica Española. Lambert Academnic Publishing HG. Germanny PP 110.
• Diaz M, Yepez l y Gotopo E. (2018). El Agave cocui un noble de las tierras secas venezolanas. Rev. Desde el Herbario. CICY Mexico.
Diaz M. Arends E.(2020) A Manual for restoration of xerophyte forest in the ecological and social perspective

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