Short CV/Education and training

  • 2020 – 2023
    Postdoctoral Researcher Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación (JdC-I-2018), Irrigation and Crop Ecophysiology Group (REC), Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville (IRNAS – CSIC), Spain

  • 2017 – 2020
    Postdoctoral Researcher Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Action (H2020-MSCA-IF-GF-2016). No. 751918-AgroPHYS Project. Outgoing phase (01.08.2017 – 31.07.2019): Appointment as an Adjunct Researcher in the School of Biological Sciences. University of Tasmania (UTAS). Australia. Incoming phase (01.08.2019 – 31.07.2020): Irrigation and Crop Ecophysiology Group (REC), Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville (IRNAS – CSIC), Spain

  • 2016 – 2017
    Postdoctoral Position, School of Biological Sciences., University of Tasmania (UTAS). Australia

  • 2015 – 2016
    Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Position. Irrigation and Crop Ecophysiology Group (REC), Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville (IRNAS – CSIC), Spain

  • 2014 – 2015
    Postdoctoral Position. Department of Plant Biology and Ecology. Plant Physiology Area, University of Seville, Spain

  • 2014
    Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Position. Irrigation and Crop Ecophysiology Group (REC). Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville (IRNAS – CSIC), under the framework of the technological support contract between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the company BASF Española S.L. Spain

  • 2014
    Ph.D. in Biological Science (Summa cum laude). ‘International Doctoral Research’ mention, University of Seville, Spain

  • 2012
    Certificate of Research Proficiency (Outstanding). Ph.D. programme: Natural Resources and Environment, University of Seville, Spain

  • 2010 – 2014
    Ph. D. student. Department of Plant Biology and Ecology. Plant Physiology Area, University of Seville

  • 2009 – 2010
    Ph. D. student. Centre of Soil Science and Applied Biology from Segura (CEBAS-CSIC), Murcia, Spain, Refused in March 2010

  • 2009
    B.Sc. in Biology, University of Seville, Spain

  • 2004 – 2009
    Undergraduate research assistant internship, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Ecology Area, University of Seville

Selected publications

  • A. Gauthey, J.M.R. Peters, M.R. Carins-Murphy, C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, X. Li, S. Delzon, A. King, R. López, B.E. Medlyn, D.T. Tissue, T.J. Brodribb & B. Choat. (2020). Visual and hydraulic techniques produce similar estimates of cavitation resistance in woody species. New Phytologist, 228: 884 – 897. JCR Impact Factor: 8.512, Q1, D1, Cites: 2 (ref. SCOPUS).

  • C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez & T.J. Brodribb. (2020). Declining root water transport drives stomatal closure in olive under moderate water stress. New Phytologist, 225: 126 – 134. JCR Impact Factor: 8.512, Q1, D1, Cites: 7 (ref. SCOPUS).

  • T.J. Brodribb, H. Cochard & C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez. (2019). Measuring the pulse of trees; using the vascular system to predict tree mortality in the 21st century. Conservation Physiology, 7: 1 – 7. JCR Impact Factor: 2.570, Q1, Cites: 2 (ref. SCOPUS).

  • C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, V. Hernandez-Santana, T.N. Buckley, J.E. Fernández & A. Diaz-Espejo. (2019). Sensitivity of olive leaf turgor to changes in air vapour pressure deficit correlates with diurnal maximum stomatal conductance. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 272 – 273: 156 – 165. JCR Impact Factor: 4.651, Q1, D1, Cites: 2 (ref. SCOPUS).

  • C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, M.R. Carins Murphy, C. Lucani & T.J. Brodribb. (2018). Mapping xylem failure in disparate organs of whole plants reveals extreme resistance in olive roots. New Phytologist, 218: 1025 – 1035. JCR Impact Factor: 7.299, Q1, D1, Cites: 33 (ref. WoS). Hot paper and Highly cited paper (March 2019, ref. WoS).

  • C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, T.N. Buckley, G. Egea, A. de Cires, V. Hernandez-Santana, S. Martorell & A. Diaz-Espejo. (2016). Most stomatal closure in woody species under moderate drought can be explained by stomatal responses to leaf turgor. Plant, Cell & Environment, 39: 2014 – 2026. JCR Impact Factor: 6.173, Q1, D1, Cites: 61 (ref. SCOPUS). Hot paper (May 2018, ref. WoS).

  • V. Hernandez-Santana, C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, J.E. Fernández & A. Diaz-Espejo. (2016). Role of leaf hydraulic conductance in the regulation of stomatal conductance in almond and olive in response to water stress. Tree Physiology, 36: 725 – 735. JCR Impact Factor: 3.653, Q1, D1, Cites: 28 (ref. SCOPUS).

  • V. Hernandez-Santana, J.E. Fernández, C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, R. Romero & A. Diaz-Espejo. (2016). The dynamics of radial sap flux density reflects changes in stomatal conductance in response to soil and air water deficit. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 218-219: 92 – 101. JCR Impact Factor: 3.887, Q1, D1, Cites: 30 (ref. SCOPUS).

  • J.M. Torres-Ruiz, H. Cochard, S. Mayr, B. Beikircher, A. Diaz-Espejo, C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, E. Badel & J.E. Fernández. (2014). Vulnerability to cavitation in Olea europaea current-year shoots: further evidence of an open-vessel artefact associated with centrifuge and air-injection techniques. Physiologia Plantarum, 152: 465 – 474. JCR Impact Factor: 3.138, Q1, Cites: 53 (ref. SCOPUS).

  • C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, W. Ehrenberger, C. Sann, S. Rüger, V. Sukhorukov, M.J. Martín-Palomo, A. Diaz-Espejo, M.V. Cuevas, J.M. Torres-Ruiz, A. Perez-Martin, U. Zimmermann & J.E. Fernández. (2012). Concomitant measurements of stem sap flow and leaf turgor pressure in olive trees using the leaf patch clamp pressure probe. Agricultural Water Management, 114: 50 – 58. JCR Impact Factor: 2.203, Q1, Cites: 31 (ref. SCOPUS).



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Fundamentos fisiológicos de un nuevo método para el manejo del riego deficitario en frutales. FINANCIAL ENTITY: MICINN, Programa I+D, RTI2018-098961-B-I00. BUDGET: 175 450 €. P.I.: Dr. Antonio Díaz Espejo, Dr. José Enrique Fernández Luque, 2019 – 2021

  • Evaluating long term recovery from drought stress in woody plant species. FINANCIAL ENTITY: Australian Synchrotron (managed by ANSTO) Award #14512. BUDGET: In-kind ANSTO Grant Value: $ AUD131,136.00 (based on the number of beamtime hours). P.I.: Dr. Brendan Choat, 2019

  • Non-invasive measurement of drought stress in trees. FINANCIAL ENTITY: Australian Synchrotron (managed by ANSTO) Award #13106. BUDGET: In-kind ANSTO Grant Value: $ AUD131,136.00 (based on the number of beamtime hours). P.I.: Dr. Brendan Choat, 2017

  • AgroPHYS. Understanding how plants overcome drought by controlling stomatal function: applicability and impacts on agriculture. FINANCIAL ENTITY: Research Executive Agency, European Commission, H2020-MSCA-IF-GF-2016. No: 751918. BUDGET: 263 440 €. P.I.: Dr. C.M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, Dr. Antonio Díaz Espejo, Prof Tim Brodribb, 2017 – 2020

  • Finding the failure threshold of leaves in drought. FINANCIAL ENTITY: Australian Research Council, Discovery Projects, DP170100761. BUDGET: 380 000 $. P.I.: A/Prof Tim Brodribb, 2017 – 2019

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPG) within the British Ecological Society and the Society for Experimental Biology

  • Member of the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology (SEFV) and of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology

Additional qualifications

  • Measurement of soil water status using TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry), PR2 Profile Probe

  • Measurement of environmental variables using Standard weather station set-up: PAR (direct and diffuse), global radiation, net radiation, air and soil temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation

  • Physiological measurements using Infrared gas analyzer for stomatal conductance and photosynthesis: Li-Cor 6400, 6800; Leaf water potential: Pressure chamber (Scholander); Osmotic, leaf and stem water potentials: Psychrometers (Wescor, C-52 chambers; Tru Psi model SC10X; PSY1, ICT International); Plant-based sensors: Leaf turgor pressure-related probes (ZIM probes), Sap flow probes, Dendrometers; Leaf area: LAI-2000, LAI-2200, Li-Cor 3000-A; Plant hydraulics: XYL’EM apparatus, balance method (Sperry et al. 1988 Plant Cell Environ), Evaporative Flux Method (Sack et al. 2002 J Exp Bot), Rehydration Kinetic Method (Brodribb & Holbrook 2003 Plant Phys), Optical Vulnerability Curves Method (Brodribb et al. 2016 New Phyt); Abscisic acid extraction and quantification: Liquid Chromatography–Electrospray/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method (Gómez-Cadenas et al. 2002 Phytochem Anal)

  • Physiological Modelling using Leaf-level models (BMF stomatal conductance model, Buckley et al. 2003 Plant Cell Environ)

  • Experience in graphical and statistical programs (SPSS, Sigma Plot, R). Notions on Mathematica program. Notions on Campbell data loggers installing. Notions on irrigation and fertigation controllers (Agrónic 2000)


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