2016-2019: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. Studies in agricultural sciences. Degree: Doctor of Science. Dissertation topic: Biodynamic compost from available crop residues and its impact on the important plant crops of the region.

2010-2012: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. Studies in agricultural sciences. Degree: master of science. Master's thesis topic: biomass production of Chlorella vulgaris CLV2 using hydroponic nutrient solution at pilotscale.

2001-2009: Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala. Degree: agricultural engineer. Thesis topic: Evaluation of the effectiveness of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and Jaragua grass (Hyparrhenia rufa) residues as substrates in the cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus ECS110.

Since June 2020: Research associate, Department of Organic Agriculture and Plant Production, University of Kassel. Coordination of the project "Influence of biodynamic preparations on soil parameters of experimental sites in France".

2017-2019: Lecturer, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (FAUANL), Mexico.

2018: project collaborator, FAUANL, Mexico. (Use of lignocellulosic substrates for the production of edible mushrooms "Pleurotus ostreatus").

2013-2015: Greenhouse manager, Demeter farm Landgut Pretschen GmbH & Co. Brandenburg, Germany.

2009: Project Associate, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (FAUSAC), Guatemala. (Evaluation of the effects of organic materials (manure and worm compost) on the availability of zinc for crops in arable farming).

2008-2009: Intern, laboratory of soil, water and plant analysis. FAUSAC, Guatemala.

2005-2007: Research Assistant, FAUSAC, Guatemala (Preparation and execution of laboratory exercises for general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.)

  • Rodas Gaitán H.A., Fritz J., Dahn, C., Köpke U., Joergensen R.G. (2022) Biodynamic compost effects on soil parameters in a 27-year long-term field experiment, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40538-022-00344-w

  • Rodas Gaitán H.A., Fritz J. (2021): Biodynamic compost effect on soil parameters in a long-term field experiment. 2nd International Conference on Biodynamic Research. August 30th to September 2nd 2021, Dornach, Switzerland.

  • Rodas Gaitán H.A., Fritz J. (2021): Investigations of vineyard soils in France with and without the application of biodynamic spray preparations. 2nd International Conference on Biodynamic Research. August 30th to September 2nd 2021, Dornach, Switzerland.

  • Pérez Alvarez L.A., Vielman-Ruiz O., Rodas Gaitán H.A. (2021): Correlations between Pfeiffer's circular chromatography test and physical, chemical, biological compost parameters in compost and vermicompost. 2nd International Conference on Biodynamic Research. August 30th to September 2nd 2021, Dornach, Switzerland.

  • Rodas-Gaitán, H. A., Palma-García, J. M., Olivares-Sáenz, E., Gutiérrez-Castorena, E. V., Vázquez-Alvarado, R. (2019): Biodynamic preparations on static pile composting from prickly pear cactus and moringa crop wastes. Open Agriculture, 4(1), 247-257.https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2019-0023
  • Rodas-Gaitán, H. A., Vázquez-Alvarado, R. E., Olivares-Sáenz, E., Aranda-Ruiz, J., Palma-García, J. M. (2019): Estabilidad de compostas estáticas biodinámicas a partir de restos de cultivos regionales. English full version available: Stability of static biodynamic compost from regional crop wastes. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Agrícolas, 10(1), 187-195. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.29312/remexca.v10i1.1337
  • Rodas Gaitán H.A., Fritz J. (2018): Biodynamic preparations on static pile composting from Opuntia ficus-indica and Moringa oleifera wastes. 1st International Conference on Biodynamic Research. September 5th to 8th 2018, Dornach, Switzerland.
  • Guardiola de León, AJ, Vázquez Alvarado, RE, Rodas Gaitán, H. A., (2017): Producción de grana cochinilla (Dactylopus cocus) para la extracción del carmín; un proyecto educativo. / Cochineal insect (Dactylopus cocus) production for carmine extraction: An educational project. XVI Simposium Taller Nacional y IX Internacional de Producción y Aprovechamiento del Nopal y Maguey. Facultad de Agronomía. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Ecobedo, N.L. Mexico. Proceedings paper: pp 103-109.
  • Rodas-Gaitán, H. A., Vázquez-Alvarado, RE, Olivares-Sáenz, E, Gutiérrez-Castorena, Aranda-Ruiz, J, Palma-García, JM. (2017): Efectos de preparados biodinámicos en compostas estáticas de nopal. / Effect of biodynamic preparations on static compost piles from prickly pear cactus. XVI Simposium Taller Nacional y IX Internacional de Producción y Aprovechamiento del Nopal y Maguey. Facultad de Agronomía. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Ecobedo, N.L. Mexico. Proceedings paper: pp 193-202.
  • Rodas-Gaitán, H. A., Rodríguez-Fuentes, H., Luna Maldonado, A. I., Alcalá Jáuregui, J., Vidales-Contreras, J. A., Flores-Breceda, H. (2016): Biomass production and quality estimation of Chlorella vulgaris (CLV2) under large scale production conditions. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 4(5),493-498. http://dx.doi.org/10.18006/2016.4(5).493.498
  • Rodas-Gaitán, H. A., Rodríguez-Fuentes, H., Flores-Mendiola, G., Vidales-Contreras, J. A., Aranda-Ruiz, J., Luna-Maldonado, A. I., (2012): Efecto de la densidad celular de inoculación en el crecimiento de Chlorella Vulgaris CLV2 cultivada bajo condiciones mixotróficas. / Effect of inoculation cellular density on Chlorella vulgaris CLV2 growth cultivated under mixotrophic conditions. Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana, 35 (SPE. 5), 83-86. ISSN 0187-7380. http://www.scielo.org.mx/pdf/rfm/v35nspe5/v35nspe5a16.pdf
  • Rodas-Gaitán, H. A., Rodríguez-Fuentes, H., Ojeda-Zacarías, M., Vidales-Contreras, J. A., & Luna-Maldonado, A. I., (2012): Curvas de absorción de macronutrientes en calabacita italiana (Cucurbita pepo L.). / Macronutrients absorption curves in italian squash (Cucurbita pepo L.). Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana, 35 (SPE. 5), 57-60. ISSN 0187-7380. http://www.scielo.org.mx/pdf/rfm/v35nspe5/v35nspe5a12.pdf
  • Flores-Mendiola, G.R.; H. Rodas-Gaitán; H. Rodríguez-Fuentes; J.A. Vidales-Contreras; E. Sánchez-Alejo and J. Aranda-Ruiz., (2011): Producción de biomasa seca y parámetros sensoriales de nopal verdura cultivado en forma hidropónica. / Dry biomass production and sensorial parameters of cactus cultivated hydroponically. pp. 175-189. In: Vázquez-Alvarado, R.E.; F. Blanco-Macias; R.D. Valdez-Cepeda and J.A. Santos-Haliscak (eds.) Conference proceedings of X Simposium-Taller Nacional y III Internacional de Producción y Aprovechamiento del Nopal y Maguey. Facultad de Agronomía. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Ecobedo, N.L. Mexico. 194 S.

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