Alejandra Zarzo-Arias has just joined our team, through a 3-yr Margarita Salas postdoctoral contract of Oviedo University, jointly based at MNCN and Rubén G. Mateo‘s lab at the Department of Biology of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Alejandra has worked with mammal conservation, in particular brown bear, and spatial models in her postdoc at the Czech University of Life Sciences, but during this project she will use her expertise in spatial modelling to investigate the effect of species’ niches and ecological interactions to the coexistence of plants and insects across spatial scales.
About The Author
I am a biogeographer with broad interests in macroecology, community ecology, island biogeography, insect ecology, evolution, and biodiversity research. My main research aim is to determine why biodiversity – and in particular community structure – is geographically distributed the way it is, and to identify the processes that domain the spatial and temporal dynamics of ecological assemblages. I work as Scientific Researcher at the Department of Biogeography and Global Change of the Natural History Museum in Madrid (MNCN), a research institute of the Spanish Scientific Council (CSIC). I am also External Professor at the Departamento de Ecologia of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) in Brazil, and Associate Researcher of the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in Portugal.
I am a biogeographer and community ecologist, working as scientific researcher at the Department of Biogeography and Global Change of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC).
I am also scientific collaborator at the Postgraduate Course on Ecology and Evolution of the Universidade Federal de Goiás and the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) of the Universidade de Lisboa, and member of eBryo – Research Group on Experimental Bryology.