Address

Laboratorios III – LIII. 202
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)
Spain

Phone: +34 91 488 4594
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: carlos.lara at urjc.es

Personal website: http://lararomero.weebly.com/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=DcKsIEMAAAAJ&hl=en
ResearchGate:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jesus_Lopez-Angulo/publications
ORCID: 0000-0003-0962-0567
Publons: 583636

Short CV

2008- Degree in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

2009- MsC in Science and Environmental Technology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

2014- PhD in Conservation of Natural Resources, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Extraordinary Award for PhD).

2015- Visiting postdoc researcher (ESF Grant), Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH) (Switzerland).

2015-2016 Postdoc researcher, Area of Biodiversity and Conservation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

2016- Postdoc researcher, Natural Science Department, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador).

2017- 2019 Postdoc researcher (Juan de la Cierva), IMEDEA-CSIC, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Research lines

I focus my research on plant adaptation as a response to climate change, reproductive biology and ecological interactions. I apply an integrative approach that combines population genetics and genomics, spatial statistics and complex network analysis.

Publications

Sacristán-Bajo, S.; García-Fernández, A.; Iriondo, J. M.; Lara-Romero, C. (In press). Transcriptome assembly and polymorphism detection in Silene ciliata (Caryophyllaceae). Plant Genetic Resources.

Lara-Romero, C; Seguí, J.; Pérez-Delgado, A.; Nogales, M.; Traveset, A. (2019). Beta diversity and specialization in plant-pollinator networks along an elevational gradient. Journal of Biogeography 46: 1598-1610.

Naranjo, C; Iriondo, J. M.; Riofrío, M.; Lara-Romero, C. (2019). Evaluating the structure of commensalistic epiphyte–phorophyte networks. A comparative perspective of biotic interactions. AoB Plants 11: plz011.

Morente-López, J.; Lara-Romero, C.; Ornosa, C.; Iriondo, J. M. (2018). Phenology drives species interactions and modularity in a plant-flower visitor network. Scientific Reports 8: 9386.

Giménez-Benavides, L.; Escudero, A.; García-Camacho, R.; García-Fernández, A.; Iriondo, J. M.; Lara-Romero, C.; Morente, J. (2018). How does climate change affect regeneration of Mediterranean mountain plants? An integration and synthesis of current knowledge. Plant Biology 20: 50-62.

Iglesias-Merchan, C.; Horcajada-Sánchez, F.; Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Escribano-Ávila, G.; Lara-Romero, C.; Virgós, E.; Planillo, M.; Barja, I. (2018). A new large-scale index (AcED) for assessing traffic noise disturbance on wildlife: stress response in a roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) population. Environmental Monitoring and Sssessment 190: 185.

Morente-López, J.; García, C.; Lara-Romero, C.; García-Fernández, A.; Draper, D.; Iriondo, J. M. (2018). Geography and environment shapes landscape genetics of Mediterranean alpine species Silene ciliata (Caryophyllaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1698.

Lara-Romero, C.; Gusman, E.; Ramón, P.; Vélez, D.; Espinosa, C. I. (2017). Does size matter? Ontogenetic responses of an Andean shrub to conspecific density-dependence. Pespectives in plant Ecology and Evolution 25: 59-67.

Lara-Romero, C. (2017). Adjustment, interpretation and presentation of linear models: p-value is not enough. Ecosistemas 26: 64-66.

Lara-Romero, C.; García, C.; Morente-López, J.; Iriondo, J. M. (2016). Direct and indirect effects of shrub encroachment on alpine grasslands mediated by plant-pollinator interactions. Functional Ecology 30: 1521–1530.

Lara-Romero, C.; de la Cruz, M.; Escribano-Ávila, G.; García-Fernández, A.; Iriondo, J. M. (2016). What causes conspecific plant aggregation? Disentangling the role of dispersal, habitat heterogeneity and plant–plant interactions. Oikos 25: 1304–1313.

Lara-Romero, C.; García-Fernández, A.; Robledo-Arnuncio, J. J.; Roumet, M.; Morente-López, J.; López-Gil, A.; Iriondo, J. M. (2016). Individual spatial aggregation correlates with between-population variation in fine-scale genetic structure of Silene ciliata (Caryophyllaceae). Heredity 116: 417-423.

García-Fernández, A.; Escudero, A.; Lara-Romero, C.; Iriondo, J. M. (2015). Effects of the duration of cold stratification on early life stages of the Mediterranean alpine plant Silene ciliata. Plant Biology 17: 344-350.

Lara-Romero, C.; García-Camacho, R.; Escudero, A.; Iriondo, J. M. (2014). Genetic variation in flowering phenology and reproductive performance in a Mediterranean high-mountain specialist, Armeria caespitosa (Plumbaginaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 176: 284-395.

Lara-Romero, C.; Robledo-Arnuncio, J. J.; García-Fernández, A.; Iriondo, J. M. (2014). Assessing intraspecific variation in effective dispersal along an altitudinal gradient: a test in two Mediterranean high-mountain plants. Plos ONE 9: e87189.

Barrio, I. C.; Bueno, G.; Nagy, L.; Palacio, S.; Grau, O.; Munilla, I.; García, M. B.; García-Cervigón, A. I.; Gartzia, M.; Gazol, A.; Lara-Romero, C.; Anadon-Rosell, A.; Ninot, J. M.; Chocarro, C.; Alados, C. L.; Fillat, F.; Zamora, R. (2013). Alpine ecology in the Iberian Peninsula: what do we know and where should we go? Mountain Research and Development 33: 437-442.

Escribano-Avila, G.; Pettorelli, N.; Virgós, E.; Lara-Romero, C.; Lozano, J.; Barja, I.; Salas, F.; Puerta, M. (2013). Testing Cort-Fitness and Cort-Adaptation hypotheses in a habitat suitability gradient for roe deer. Acta Oecologica 53: 38-48.

García-Fernández, A.; Lara-Romero, C.; Segarra-Moragues, J. J.; Iriondo, J. M.; Widmer, A.; Escudero, A. (2012). Characterization of microsatellites in the mountain plant Armeria caespitosa (Plumbaginaceae) and transferability to congeners. American Journal of Botany 99: 292-294.

Lara-Romero, C.; Virgós, E.; Revilla, E. (2012). Sett density as an estimator of population density in the European badger (Meles meles). Mammal Review 42: 78-84.

Lara-Romero, C.; Virgós, E.; Escribano, G.; Mangas, J. G.; Pardavila, X. (2012). Habitat selection by European badgers in mediterranean semi-arid ecosystems. Journal of Arid Environments 76: 43-48.

Barja, I.; Escribano, G.; Lara-Romero, C.; Virgós, E. (2012). Non-invasive monitoring of adrenocortical activity in European badgers (Meles meles) and effects of sample collection and conservation on concentrations of faecal cortisol. Animal Biology 62: 419-432.

Lara-Romero, C.; Barja, I.; Virgós, E.; Escribano-Ávila, G. (2009). Evaluating adrenal activity and effects related with the collection and conservation of faecal samples to understand the physiological stress responses of wild European badgers. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 153: S63.

Escribano-Ávila, G.; Lara-Romero, C.; Heleno, R.; Traveset, A. (2018). Seed dispersal networks in the tropics. In: Ecological Networks in the Tropics: 93–110. Springer, Berlin.

Serrano, J.; Vicens, M.; Lara-Romero, C.; Iriondo, J. M. (2017). Allium grosii Font Quer. In: Atlas y Libro Rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España – Adenda 2017: 62-63. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Madrid.

Iriondo, J. M.; Rebolé, R.; Lara-Romero, C.; Rubio, M. L.; García-Fernández, A. (2017). Erodium paularense Gonz. & Izco. In: Atlas y Libro Rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España – Adenda 2017: 36-37. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Madrid.

García-Fernández, A.; Rebolé, R.; Lara-Romero, C.; Prieto, S.; Iriondo, J. M. (2017). Ranunculus parnassifolius L. In: Atlas y Libro Rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España – Adenda 2017: 124-125. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Madrid.

Escudero, A.; García-Camacho, R.; García Fernández, A.; Giménez-Benavides, L.; Iriondo, J. M.; Lara-Romero, C.; Morente, J.; Pescador, D. S. (2015). Vulnerabilidad al cambio climático de las plantas de alta montaña mediterránea. In: Los bosques y la biodiversidad frente al cambio climático: impactos, vulnerabilidad y adaptación en España. Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Madrid.

Iriondo, J. M.; Maxted, N.; Kell, S.; Ford-Lloyd, B.; Lara-Romero, C.; Labokas, J.; Brehm, M. (2012). Identifying quality standards for genetic reserve conservation of CWR. In: Agrobiodiversity Conservation: Securing the diversity of Crop Wild Relatives and Landraces. CABI, London.

Escudero, A.; García-Camacho, R.; García Fernández, A.; Gavilán, R. G.; Giménez-Benavides, L.; Iriondo, J. M.; Lara-Romero, C.; Morente, J.; Pescador, D.. S. (2012). Vulnerability to global change in Mediterranean high mountains plants.  Ecosistemas 21: 63-72.

Iriondo, J. M.; Parra-Quijano, M.; Lara-Romero, C.; Carreño, F.; Maxted, N.; Kell, S.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V. (2012).  Where and how? Genetic reserve site selection and development of common quality standards. Crop Wild Relatives 8: 33-35.

Lara-Romero, C*., Escribano-Ávila, G., Galeano, J., García-Verdugo, C., Iriondo, J.M., Lázaro, A., Picó, X., Santamaría, S., Seguí, J., Traveset, A. 2018. XV Reunión científica anual de ECOFLOR. Ecosistemas 27: 132-133.

Vicente, R; Carmen, M.A; Lara-Romero, C; Iriondo, J.M.; García-Fernández, A. 2017. Restitución de poblaciones como herramienta de conservación en España. Conservación Vegetal, 21: 1-4.

Lara-Romero C.; Virgós, E.; Mangas, J. G.; Barja, I.; Escribano, G. Tejones y hombres, bajo el mismo sol. Quercus, 278. Abril 2009.

Garcia-Fernandez, A; Lara-Romero, C; Segarra-Moragues, J.G; Iriondo, J.M; Widmer, A; Escudero, A. 2012. Polymorphic microsatellite markers for Armeria caespitosa.

Accession Numbers: JQ312126.1, JQ312127.1, JQ312128.1, JQ312129.1, JQ312130.1, JQ312131.1, JQ3121321, JQ312133.1, JQ320378.1, JQ320379.1, JQ320380.1, JQ320381.1, JQ320382.1, JQ320383.1, JQ320384.1, JQ320385.1