Principal Investigator; Professor of Botany.
My main research interests are (i) the role of fire in the evolution of mediterranean plants; (ii) the ecology, biogeography and evolution of heathland plants; and (iii) the biodiversity and conservation of the herriza or Mediterranean heathland of the Strait of Gibraltar. Visit my website.
Susana Gómez González
Associate professor in Botany; Adjoint researcher of the CR2, Chile
Research interests: Plant ecology, evolution and management in fire-prone ecosystems, seed ecology and plant invasions.
Assistant profesor in Botany
My main research interests are centered on (i) plant reproductive biology and plant -animal interactions, (ii) phylogeny and phylogeography of Mediterranean plant taxa and (iii) plant biodiversity and conservation.
«Ramón y Cajal» fellow researcher
I am a community ecologist interested in the maintenance of species diversity. Two questions are the basis of my research. 1) Which are the determinants of species coexistence and exclusion? and 2) Which are the consequences of resulting coexisting species for ecosystem functioning? Approaches to tackle these questions include combining theory with observational studies, manipulative experiments and a strong component of statistical modeling. Visit my website.
«Ramón y Cajal» fellow researcher
I am interested in understanding the effects of global environmental change on biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and the link between them. I am also interested in how these undesired impacts affect key ecosystem services such as soil fertility and above-ground and below-ground carbon storage. Visit my website.
Álvaro Pérez Gómez
MSc in Conservation, Management and Restoration of Biodiversity (University of Granada, Spain). My research interests include different aspects of arthropod diversity, taxonomy and ecology. I am keen to understand the interactions of arthropods with their environment to help determine the conservation status of this fascinating – but frequently overlooked – group of animals
Cristina Caetano Sánchez
Andalusia Young Researchers Programme
BSc in Environmental Sciences and MSc in Conservation Biology (University of Huelva).
MSc student in Conservation and Management of Nature (UCA, Master Program). I’m currently doing my master thesis using GIS to try to understand the relationships between fire and the different habitats in the north side of the Strait of Gibraltar.
José Gabriel Segarra-Moragues.
Plant Biology Lecturer at the University of Valencia (Spain). My interests include (i) the study of ecological factors affecting genetic diversity and population structure in plants; (i) plant phylogeography and phylogenetics; (iii) molecular and morphological taxonomic studies of a variety of plant groups including vascular plants and bryophytes.
Formerly at the University of Cadiz, where I did my PhD, I am a postdoc at the Population Ecology Research Group of the University of Zurich. My research is focused on how interactions of genetics, environmental drivers, and density dependence affect population dynamics of animals and plants. I am particularly interested in how we can use traits of individual to predict population-level changes due to changes in environmental conditions.
José Manuel Herrera
Postdoctoral Researcher at
Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development (MED) (Évora-Portugal). My research aims at understanding changes in species distribution patterns and in networks of species interactions in response to global change drivers (habitat loss, fragmentation and climate warming). Visit my website.
Manuel J. Gil-López
(Postdoctoral researcher). My main research interests are the ecology, population genetics and biogeography of plant taxa