Victor Castillo

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Silvicultural thinning usually improves the water status of remaining trees in water-limited forests. We evaluated the usefulness of a dual stable isotope approach (δ¹³C, δ¹⁸O) for comparing the physiological performance of remaining trees between forest stands subjected to two different thinning intensities (moderate versus heavy) in a 60-year-old Pinus(More)
The Mar Menor is a coastal lagoon increasingly threatened by urban and agricultural pressures. The main watercourse draining into the lagoon is the Rambla del Albujón. A fortnightly campaign carried out over one annual cycle enabled us to characterize the treated urban sewage effluents and agricultural sources which contribute to the nutrient fluxes in the(More)
The spread of plaza-pyramid complexes across southern Mesoamerica during the early Middle Preclassic period (1000 to 700 BCE) provides critical information regarding the origins of lowland Maya civilization and the role of the Gulf Coast Olmec. Recent excavations at the Maya site of Ceibal, Guatemala, documented the growth of a formal ceremonial space into(More)
SimPy is a Python-based, interpreted simulation tool that offers the power and convenience of Python. It is able to launch processes and sub-processes using generators, which act autonomously and may interact using interrupts. SimPy offers other advantages over competing commercial codes in that it allows for modular development, use of a version control(More)
BACKGROUND Tamoxifen (TAM) has been widely used for the treatment of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer and its combination with other therapies is being actively investigated as a way to increase efficacy and decrease side effects. Here, we evaluate the therapeutic potential of co-treatment with TAM and BreastDefend (BD), a dietary supplement(More)
  • Walter J. Ammann, Vanja Westerberg, +22 authors Mélanie Requier-Desjardins
  • 2013
Economic assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas and Switzerland for their contributions and generous support. Voluntary financial contributions have helped in the preparation and organization of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 2nd Scientific(More)
BACKGROUND Recent progress in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF) has led to the development of new therapeutic options such as gene therapy and the use of adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors. Despite the promising results in early clinical trials of gene therapy for HF, various obstacles have been faced, such as the presence of neutralizing(More)
We simulate the far-from-equilibrium irreversible expansion of a compressed ideal gas in two space dimensions. For this problem the particle trajectories from conventional Smooth Particle Applied Mechanics are isomorphic to those from a corresponding molecular dynamics simulation. The smooth-particle \weight function", used to describe the expanding gas, is(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urological cancer worldwide and is known to have a high risk of metastasis, which is considered responsible for more than 90% of cancer associated deaths. Honokiol is a small-molecule biphenol isolated from Magnolia spp. bark and has been shown to be a potential anticancer agent involved in multiple facets of signal(More)
spend the day at Texas State University-San Marcos for a job shadowing event. After spending the morning at Aquarena Center learning about activities there, the students spent the afternoon at EARDC. They learned about the various water analysis procedures and equipment that are used to test water quality from lab manager Joe Guerrero. They also learned(More)