Address and links

Departamental II – DI. 249
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles

Phone: +34 91 488 8158
E-mail: javier.sanchezh at
Homepage at URJC
ORCID: 0000-0001-9684-4774
ResearcherID: J-2544-2014

Short CV

2009-2019 Post-doc researcher at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
2009 PhD Thesis in Biology, Universidad de Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
2005 Degree in Biology, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Current position

I teach Limnology  in the degree of Water Resources and Advanced Experimental Design and Data Analysis at the master level.

Research interests

I am a freshwater ecologist with a main research interest in trophic ecology, including competitive interactions, food-web modelling and biogeographic patterns in feeding. My research touches on a wide variety of aspects of trophic ecology theory, including ontogenetic diet trajectories, individual niche specialisation, competitive exclusion, food resource partitioning among sympatric species and the exploration of competitive coexistence principles to understand stability and functioning of animal assemblages and ecosystems. My research combines empirical data with mathematical modelling and meta-analyses.

Currently, the exploration of biogeographic patterns in feeding is a major, but not exclusive, focus of my research, aiming to explore macroecological hypotheses to uncover consistent patterns in trophic ecology characteristics of organisms, and identify the underlying mechanisms responsible for biogeographic patterns in feeding of animals.