University of Charleston
Aida Jimenez Esquilin
Contact Info


Biology Program Director
Associate Professor of Biology


  • Colorado State University Ph.D. Soil Microbiology 2003 – 2006
  • University of Colorado at Denver M.S. Biology/Microbiology Outstanding Thesis Award in Biology 2001 – 2003
  • University of Great Falls B.S. Molecular Biology Magna Cum Laude 1999 – 2001

  1. Katherine P. O’Neill, Harry Godwin, and Aida E. Jimenez Esquilin. 2010. Reducing the Dimensionality of Soil Microinvertebrate Datasets using Indicator Species Analysis: A Case Study along an Appalachian Meadow- Forest Gradient. Soil Biology and Biochemistry Journal. 45: 217-235 (
  2. Aida E. Jiménez Esquilín, Mary E. Stromberger, and Wayne Shepperd. 2007. Soil scarification and wildfire interactions on microbial communities and carbon. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 72:1-7. (
  3. Aida E. Jiménez Esquilín, Mary E. Stromberger, William J. Massman, John M. Frank, and Wayne D. Shepperd. 2007. Microbial Community Structure and Activity in a Forest Soil Scarred by Slash Pile Burning. Soil Biology and Biochemistry Journal. 39:1111-1120. (
  4. Jiménez-Esquilín, A.E. and T. M. Roane. 2005. Antifungal activities of actinomycete strains associated with high-altitude sagebrush rhizosphere. J. of Industrial microbiology and biotechnology. 32:378-381. (
  5. Bozlee, B., G.J. Exharos., A.E. Jiménez, et al. 2002. Measurement of the index of refraction of solids by UV-Vis Spectroscopy. Journal of Chemical Education. 79:169.

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