Ana Mª Sánchez

Address and links
Departamental II – 216
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles

Phone: +34 91 488 8101
E-mail: ana.sanchez at
Homepage at URJC
Scopus: 57190111277
ORCID: 0000-0002-6220-300i
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Short CV
2001 – PhD in Biological Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
1995 – Degree in Biological Sciences, UAM

Research interests
Population ecology in gypsophytic bushes
– Reproductive biology of plants with prolongated flowering periods.
– Population dynamics: experimental study of seed and microsite availability for establishment.
– Local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in natural gradients of environmental stress.
– Plant-pollinator interactions in fragmented landscapes.
Community ecology of annual plants in gypsum soils of Central Spain.
I study different processes determining the community assembly, combining direct observation with manipulative experiments in the field and greenhouse/growth chamber. Starting with a taxonomical approach, I am now integrating functional data and community phylogenetic structure.
– Environmental control of germination and seed bank.
– Microhabitat influence: interaction with perennial vegetation and lichenic crust.
– Rainfall regime and interannual variability in the community.
– Effects of fragmentation on biodiversity.