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Adriana Espino del Castillo Rodríguez

Country of origin: Mexico Currently in: Mexico, CDMX General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
2009 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


Geomicrobiological research underground environments, and the particular interest in the study of hot springs.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Espino del Castillo, A., Beraldi-Campesi, H., Beltran, H.I. & Le Borgne, S., 2017, Bacterial diversity associated with mineral substrates and hot springs from caves and tunnels of the Naica Underground System (Chihuahua, Mexico). International Journal of Speleology, 47 (2),

Aliaga-Campuzano, M.P., López-Martínez, R., Dávila-Harris, P., Espinasa-Pereña, R., Espino del Castillo, A. & Bernal, J.P., 2017, Timing of speleogenesis of Las Karmidas Cave (Mexico): first description of pseudokarst developed in ignimbrite. International Journal of Speleology, v.46, no. 3, p.331-343.

Espino del Castillo, A., Paredes-León, R. & Morales-Malacara, J.B., 2011, Presence of intradermal chigger mite Hannemania hylae (Ewing, 1925) in the troglophile frog Eleutherodactylus longipes at Los Riscos Cave, Qro. Mexico. International Journal of Acarologand, v.37, no. 5, p.427-440. DOI: 10.1080/01647954.2010.525522

Espino del Castillo, A., Castaño-Meneses, G., Dávila-Montes M., Miranda-Anaya M., Morales-Malacara, J.B. & Paredes-León, R., 2009, Seasonal distribution and circadian activity in the troglophile long-footed robber frog, Eleutherodactylus longipes (Anura: Brachyhalcepidae) at Los Riscos. Mexico: Field and Laboratory studies. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies,v. 71, no. 1, p.24-31.

Participation with poster and Flash Talk: Espino del Castillo, A., Beltran, H.I., Beraldi-Campesi, H., Le Borgne, S. "Experimental evidence of bacterially-induced iron oxyhydroxides and gypsum deposits in Naica Caves". Goldschmidt, Barcelona, Spain (2019).

Oral participation: Espino del Castillo, A., Beltran, H.I., Beraldi-Campesi, H., Le Borgne, S. "Bacterial activity in Naica mineral deposits evidenced through XRD, FTIR and SEM-EDS analysis". Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XLI (CSI XLI) & I Latin American Meeting on LIBS (I LAMLIBS), at CU-UNAM, CDMX (2019).

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am part of the pioneering program of Science-Policy Interface Fellowship of CDMX, supporting technically and scientifically in the Ministry of Environment in the development of the Rainwater Harvesting General Program for the City, and general water and aquifer management, among other strategic projects of the sector. Since December 2019, I´m on the list of Federal Experts of the Federal Judiciary Council in water quality and resource management, biology, microbiology, and environmental sciences.

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