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Scientific Partners


Arndt Hampe (
Unité Mixte de Recherches 'Biodiversité Gènes et Communautés' (BIOGECO), INRAE, Cestas, France


Josep María Espelta Morral (
Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), Barcelona, Spain


Fernando Valladares Ros (
Dept. of Biogeography and Global Change, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN), CSIC, Madrid, Spain


François Lefèvre (
Unité de Recherche 'Écologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes' (URFM), INRA, Avignon, Francee


Cristina García Pérez (
Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO), ICETA, Vairão, Portugal


Frank Schurr (
Institue of Landscape and Plant Ecology, University of Hohenheim (UH), Hohenheim, Germany


Georg Winkel (
European Forest Institute (EFI), Bonn, Germany


Metodi Sotirov (
Unique Forestry and Landuse GmbH (UNIQUE), Freiburg, Germany



Postgraduate associates

  • Raquel Alfaro-Sánchez (CREAF, 2018-2020) associated Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher
  • Violette Doublet (URFM, 2017-2020) PhD student
  • Kim Edou (EFI, 2018-2019) contracted junior researcher
  • Theresa Frei (EFI, 2017-2020) PhD student
  • Gabriel Gerzabek (BIOGECO & UH, 2017-2018) contracted postdoctoral researcher
  • Dominique Lamonica (UH, 2018-2020) contracted postdoctoral researcher
  • Irene Martín-Forés (MNCN, 2017-2019) contracted postdoctoral researcher
  • Marina Palmero-Iniesta (CREAF, 2017-2020) PhD student
  • Carmen Rodríguez Fernández-Blanco (EFI, 2017-2019) PhD student
  • Elena Valdés-Correcher (BIOGECO, 2017-2020) PhD student
  • Jesús Villellas (MNCN, 2019-2020) associated Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher


Master students

  • Belén Acuña-Míguez (MNCN, 2019) La eficiencia en el uso del agua de Juniperus thurifera L. varía a lo largo de un gradiente de expansión forestal. University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
  • Pablo Álvarez García (MNCN, 2019) Efecto de filtros ambientales e históricos en el proceso de regeneración natural de Juniperus thurifera en suelos agrícolas abandonados del Parque Natural de Alto Tajo. University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
  • Audrey Bourdin (BIOGECO, 2019) Herbivory in novel oak stands: How much do the landscape context, leaf defences and tree genotype matter? University of Bordeaux, France.
  • Jakob Derks (EFI, 2017) Form over Function? Stakeholder perception of Atlas cedar in France and Douglas fir in Germany. Universities of Eastern Finland and Freiburg, Germany.
  • Oihane Díez-Nogales (CREAF, 2018) Land use legacies matter: New and pre-existing beech forests differ in growth, key functional traits and herbivory damage. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Elliot Miles (CIBIO, 2020) The role of genetic diversity in driving forest resilience to climate change. University of Liverpool, UK.
  • J Pérez-Baena (CREAF, 2018) Assessing the effects of forest history, site quality and landscape pattern on the richness and cover of contrasting plant species groups across a biogeographical gradient. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Carles Pérez-Sáez (CREAF, 2018) Disentangling the effects of land use legacies, climatology, connectivity and dispersal mode in the assembly of woody plant species communities in Mediterranean forests. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Eduardo Serna-Arenas (MNCN, 2018) Almacenamiento de carbono en bosques de Juniperus thurifera asociado a la restauración pasiva y su importancia en la mitigación del cambio climático. University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain.