Departamental II – DII. 218
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 7106
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: marina.dacal at

Short CV

2012 – Degree in Environmental Sciences, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares

2013 – MsC in Microbiology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Research lines

The title of my thesis is “The role of soil organisms as modulators of the response of arid ecosystems to global change: a pluriscalar analysis”


Dacal, M.; Bradford, M. A.; Plaza, C.; Maestre, F. T.; García-Palacios, P. (2019). Soil microbial respiration adapts to ambient temperature in global drylands. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 232-238.