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María Mercedes Hernández González

Investigador/a postdoctoral
Life and Earth Sciences

A graduate in Chemistry from the University of Salamanca and a Doctor of Science from the University of La Laguna, Dr. Hernández González did her doctorate at the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA) CSIC in La Laguna, and did a postdoctoral stay at CEBAS (Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura) CSIC in Murcia in the Department of Plant Nutrition. She is currently in charge of the research line Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, whose objectives are focused on the study of soil fertility of crops of interest in the Canary Islands, highlighting the importance of developing agro-ecological models for the regeneration of agricultural soils and the conservation of our natural environment.

Dr. Hernández González has developed CDTI-type projects (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology) with companies in the agricultural sector in subtropical plants such as bananas and ornamental plants such as Proteas. She has also participated in projects dedicated to other important crops such as avocados, pineapples, papayas and vegetables.

Dr. Hernández González heads the Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Service of IPNA aimed at supporting the business network focused on the primary sector.

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