Guillermo Martinez Pastur | Forest management | Lifetime achievement Award

Dr Guillermo Martinez Pastur | Forest management | Lifetime achievement Award

Investigador Principal at  CONICET Argentina, Argentina

Guillermo José Martínez Pastur is a renowned researcher specializing in silviculture, forest management, biodiversity conservation, and landscape ecology. Born on October 31, 1965, in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, he holds a Ph.D. and has been actively contributing to the field since 1999. Martínez Pastur has held positions at prestigious institutions such as CONICET and has served as an agent for the Directorate of Forests of Tierra del Fuego. With a focus on ecosystem services, he has made significant contributions to academia, as evidenced by his publications and citations. Currently based in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Martínez Pastur continues his research at CADIC while also engaging in various collaborative projects.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering from the National University of La Plata (UNLP), followed by a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences from the National University of the South (UNSur).

👨‍💼 Professional Journey:

Martínez Pastur’s professional journey has been marked by his roles as a researcher at CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council) and various positions within the forestry sector, including the Directorate of Forests of Tierra del Fuego.

📚 Expertise:

His expertise spans silviculture, forest management, biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology, and ecosystem services, reflected in his numerous publications and research projects.


🌱 Research Focus: Forest management

🌲 Silviculture and Forest Management: Martínez Pastur’s expertise lies in the cultivation and management of forests, including techniques for enhancing forest health, productivity, and resilience to environmental challenges. 🌿 Biodiversity Conservation: He investigates strategies for preserving and enhancing biodiversity within forest ecosystems, recognizing the vital role of diverse flora and fauna in ecosystem stability and resilience. 🌍 Ecology of Landscapes: Martínez Pastur explores the intricate relationships between land use, landscape structure, and ecological processes, aiming to inform landscape-level management decisions for maximizing ecological integrity.🔄 Ecosystem Services: His research delves into the provisioning, regulating, supporting, and cultural services provided by forests, aiming to quantify and optimize these services for human well-being and environmental sustainability.


  • Citations (Since 2019): 5139
  • h-index (Since 2019): 31
  • i10-index (Since 2019): 136


Publications Top Notes:

  1. Gustafsson, L., Baker, S.C., Bauhus, J., Beese, W.J., Brodie, A., Kouki, J., … Martínez Pastur, G. (2012). Retention forestry to maintain multifunctional forests: a world perspective. BioScience, 62(7), 633-645. (Citations: 894)
  2. Lindenmayer, D.B., Franklin, J.F., Lõhmus, A., Baker, S.C., Bauhus, J., Beese, W., … Martínez Pastur, G. (2012). A major shift to the retention approach for forestry can help resolve some global forest sustainability issues. Conservation letters, 5(6), 421-431. (Citations: 452)
  3. Martínez Pastur, G., Peri, P.L., Lencinas, M.V., García-Llorente, M., & others. (2016). Spatial patterns of cultural ecosystem services provision in Southern Patagonia. Landscape ecology, 31, 383-399. (Citations: 247)
  4. Anderson, C.B., Pastur, G.M., Lencinas, M.V., Wallem, P.K., Moorman, M.C., & others. (2009). Do introduced North American beavers Castor canadensis engineer differently in southern South America? An overview with implications for restoration. Mammal Review, 39(1), 33-52. (Citations: 179)

Hamed Yousefzadeh | Biodiversity | Best Researcher Award

Dr Hamed Yousefzadeh | Biodiversity | Best Researcher Award

Tarbiat Modares University,  Iran

Hamed Yousefzadeh is an Iranian molecular ecologist and population geneticist born on September 17, 1981, in the province of Mazandaran. He currently works at the Department of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Educational Background:

Ph.D. in Molecular Ecology, Department of Forestry, Tarbiat Modares University. M. Sc. in Forestry (Population Genetic), Department of Forestry, Tarbiat Modares University.

Computer Skills:

Proficient in phylogenetic and population genetic software, including MEGA 6, DNASp, PopArt, Network, BEAST, GenAlex, STRUCTURE, etc. Experienced in using statistical software such as SPSS, Minitab, SAS, Pcord, and Excel.

Laboratory Skills:

Skilled in genomics DNA extraction. Proficient in PCR (polymorphism chain reaction) and various analysis techniques including Specific and RAPD, SSR, etc.


Research Focus:

Hamed Yousefzadeh’s research primarily focuses on the morphological variations and ecological adaptations of tree species in the Caspian and Hyrcanian forests of Iran. 🌳 His investigations span diverse species such as Acer velutinum, Buxus hyrcana, Parrotia persica, and Castanea sativa. 🍃 He explores the impact of seed sources on leaf morphology, intrapopulation variations, and morphological plasticity in response to factors like altitude. 🏔️ Additionally, his work delves into root distribution patterns and the effects of elevational gradients on leaf and stomatal morphology. 🌿 Hamed’s research contributes to our understanding of plant ecology and adaptation in unique forest ecosystems.


    • Total Citations: 573
    • Citations Since 2019: 389
    • h-index: 13 (Total), 10 (Since 2019)
    • i10-index: 22 (Total), 12 (Since 2019)

    These citation metrics provide an indication of the impact and influence of Hamed Yousefzadeh’s scholarly work. The h-index represents the number of papers (h) that have received at least h citations, while the i10-index indicates the number of publications with at least 10 citations. These metrics reflect the academic recognition and reach of Hamed’s contributions to the field since 2019.


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