Departamental II – DII. 244
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 8159
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: carvalhogm at / gabriel.martins at

Short CV

2009 – Degree in Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal da Bahia – UFBA (Brazil).

2011 – MsC in Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity, Universidad Estadual de Santa Cruz – UESC (Brazil).

Research lines

Environmental determinism in plant comunities of tropical forests – The interest of naturalists and botanists in environmental factors, and their relationship to plant distribution, were key for the development of plant ecology. However, we are still lacking a clear understanding of factors influencing plant composition and diversity in tropical forests. Thus, my research intends to measure and compare patterns of plant richness and composition in different areas. This will allow to quantify the relative contribution of soil and climate that explain changes in different biodiversity components.


Niemeyer, J. C.; Moreira-Santos, M.; Nogueira, M. A.; Carvalho, G. M.; Ribeiro, R.; Silva, E. M.; Sousa, J. P. (2010) . Environmental risk assessment of a metal-contaminated area in the Tropics. I: screening phase. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10: 1557-1571.

Carvalho, G. M.; Roque, N.; Guedes, M. L. S. (2007). Levantamento das Espécies Arbóreas da Universidade Federal da Bahia. Sitientibus. Série Ciências Biológicas 7: 377-387.