Departamental II – DII. 245
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 8517
      +34 91 664 7490
E-Mail: elena.castellanos at

Short CV

2004-2009 Degree in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)

2010-2011 MsC in Plant Production, Protection and Improvement, Universidad de Córdoba (Spain)

Research lines

“Conservation of ecological niche in mammals: an assessment based on the ecophysiology, phylogeny and and time transfer of distribution models” under the supervision of Emilio Virgós (URJC) and Nuria García (UCM).

In this thesis I try to define whether species are plastic in the face of environmental challenges or, by contrast, their requirements are rigid and are constrained by suitable environmental conditions.

We focus our study in the Cabrera vole (Iberomys cabrerae) and target a time window of 126 000 years, which encompass strong climatic oscillations that likely affected the range and ecological traits of this species.

Publicaciones científicas

Castellanos-Frías, E.; García-Perea, R.; Gisbert, J.; Bozinovic, F.; Virgós, E. (2015). Intraspecific variation in the energetics of the Cabrera vole. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 190: 32-38.