Address

Departamental II – DII. 217
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)
Spain

Phone: +34 91 488 8288
Fax:     +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: marialuisa.rubio at urjc.es

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Rubio_Teso

Short CV

2001 – 2006 – Degree in Biology, Universidad de Salamanca.

2009 – 2010 – MsC in Phytogenetic Resources, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Research lines

Supervisor: José Mª Iriondo.

Title: Ecogeographic analysis as a tool for the conservation of crops’ wild relatives.

My PhD thesis focuses on the conservation of crops’ wild relatives (CWR). We work on the proposal of conservation strategies for this group of plants making an exhaustive evaluation of the main CWRs in Spain and their current state of conservation. In addition to working with ecogeographic models, we work with other tools such as the directed germplasm identification strategy, better known by its acronym in English FIGS (Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy). At the experimental level we have made common gardens with Lupinus angustifolius L. and reciprocal plantings in the field to try to test the concept of local adaptation and resistance to drought in this CWR of great potential in the genetic improvement of crops.

In addition to this main line of research, I work in the team of high mountain plants, whose main objective is the conservation of plant biodiversity in these particular habitats, using mainly Silene ciliata Pourr. as model.

Publications

Draper, D.; Rubio Teso, M. L.; Marques, I. (2011). Defining collecting protocols to improve genebank diversity of the genus Mentha L. in Spain. Advances in Environmental Biology 5: 2956-2959.

Rubio-Teso, M. L.; Torres, M. E.; Parra-Quijano, M.; Iriondo, J. M. (2012). Parientes Silvestres de Cultivos (PSC) en España: priorización y necesidades. Conservación Vegetal. Boletín Anual de la Sociedad Española de Biología de la Conservación de Plantas 16: 6-8.

Rubio-Teso, M. L.; Torres, M. E.; Parra-Quijano, M.; Iriondo, J. M. (2012). Prioritization of crop wild relatives in Spain. Crop Wild Relative Newsletter 8: 18-22.

De la Rosa, L.; Aguiriano, E.; Mallor, C.; Rubio-Teso, M. L.; Parra-Quijano, M.; Torres, E.; Iriondo, J. M. (2013). Status on the National Inventory of Plant Genetic Resources for Agriculture and Food. Crop Wild Relative Newsletter 9: 23-26.

Rubio Teso, M. L.; Ronquillo Ferrero, C.; Nebreda Trejo, A.; Parra Quijano, M.; Torres Lamas, E.; Iriondo Alegría, J. M. (2015). In situ conservation of CWR in Spain. Present and future. Crop Wild Relative Newsletter 10: 24-26.

Thormann, I.; Parra-Quijano, M.; Iriondo, J. M.; Rubio-Teso, M. L.; Endresen, D. T.; Maxted, N.; Dias, S.; Dulloo, E. (2015). Two predictive characterization approaches to search for target traits in crop wild relatives and landraces. Crop Wild Relative Newsletter 10: 16-18.

Frese, L.; Lorenz Bülow, L.; Nachtigall, M.; Rubio-Teso, M. L.; Duarte, M. C.; Rey, E.; Iriondo, J. M. (2017). Genetic diversity of Patellifolia patellaris from the Iberian Peninsula, a crop wild relative of cultivated beets. Euphytica 213: 187.

Iriondo, J. M.; Fielder, H.; Fitzgerald, H.; Kell, S. P.; Labokas, J.; Magos-Brehm, J.; Negri, V.; Phillips, J.; Rubio Teso, M. L.; Sensen, S.; Taylor, N.; Maxted, N. (2016). National strategies for the conservation of crop wild relatives. In: Maxted, N.; Dulloo, M. E.; Ford-Lloyd, E. (eds.) Enhancing crop genepool use: Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement: 161-171. CAB International, Oxfordshire.

Rubio Teso, M. L.; Kinoshita, K.; Iriondo Alegría, J. M. (2016). Optimized site selection for the in situ conservation of forage CWRs: a combination of community and genetic level perspectives. In: Maxted, N.; Dulloo, M. E.; Ford-Lloyd, E. (eds.) Enhancing crop genepool use: Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement: 199- 205. CAB International, Oxfordshire.

Thormann, I.; Parra-Quijano, M.; Rubio-Teso, M. L; Endresen, D. T.; Dias, S.; Iriondo, J. M.; Maxted, N. (2016). Predictive characterization methods for accessing and using CWR diversity. In: Maxted, N.; Dulloo, M. E.; Ford-Lloyd, E. (eds.) Enhancing crop genepool use: Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement: 64- 77. CAB International, Oxfordshire.