David Herrera


Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Postbox 10 01 64 - 07701 Jena, Germany
+ 49 3641

Research interests

My research interests are in the field of ecology, more especifically how forests respond to variations in climate. My fields of experience are dendrochronology and ecophysiology of tropical trees. Currently, I am working with the age and allocation of carbohydrates in trees under stress events such as drought and extreme heat. I am also working in the use of radiocarbon age of the carbohydres of the trees to improve models on the flux of the carbon through the different reservoirs of the earth system.


Degree   Title   Institution   Year
M.Sc.   Forests and environmental conservation   Universidad Nacional de Colombia   2015
B.F.Sc.   Forest engineering   Universidad Nacional de Colombia   2011


Herrera-Ramirez, D., Andreu-Hayles, L., del VAlle, J.I., Santos, G.M., Gonzales, P.L.M., 2017. Nonanual tree rings in a climate-sensitive Prioria Copaifera chronology in the Atrato River, Colombia. Ecology and Evolution 7: 6334--6345.

Andreu-Hayles, L., Santos, G.M., Herrera-Ramírez, D.A., Martin-Fernández, J., Ruiz-Carrascal, D., Boza-Espinoza, T.E., Fuentes, A.F., Jørgensen, P.M., 2015. Matching Dendrochronological Dates with the Southern Hemisphere 14C Bomb Curve to Confirm Annual Tree Rings in Pseudolmedia rigida from Bolivia. Radiocarbon 57: 1-13.

Ramírez, J. A., León-Peláez, J. D., Craven, D., Herrera, D. A., Zapata, C. M., Gonzáles-Hernández, M. I., Gallardo-Lancho, J. & Osorio, W. 2014. Effects on nutrient cycling of conifer restoration in a degraded tropical montane forest. Plant and Soil, 378 p. 215-226.

del Valle, J.I., Ramírez, J., Herrera, D.A., 2012. Experiencias dendroclimáticas en árboles de ecosistemas contrastantes de Colombia. Cuadernos de Geografía, Revista Colombiana de Geografía, Vol 21 (2): 117-126. ISSN 0121-215X.

Herrera D.A., del Valle, J.I., 2011. Reconstrucción de los niveles del Río Atrato con anillos de crecimiento de Prioria Copaifera. Dyna, año 78, Nro 196: 121-130. ISSN 0012-7353.