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: ana.garcia at

Short CV

2012 – Degree in Biology, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares

2014 – MsC in Techniques of characterization and conservation of biological diversity, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Research lines

In a scenario of climate change, the study of processes determining the presence and shift in distribution range of species is key to assess the response of the species.

Processes determining range size of species at broad geographic scales can differ from those at small scales. In general, biotic and dispersal-related processes are more important for expanding species, while abiotic are more influential for retreating species.

I will study these processes for species of algae in the genus Codium in the coast of N Spain.


García, A. G.; Olabarria, C.; Arrontes, J.; Álvarez, O.; Viejo, R. M. (2018). Spatio-temporal dynamics of Codium populations along the rocky shores of N and NW Spain. Marine Environmental Research 140: 394-402.