Address and links

Departamental II – 243
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles

Phone: +34 91 488 7173
E-mail: arantzazu.luzuriaga at
Homepage at URJC
Scopus: 7801325993
ORCID: 0000-0001-5023-7813
ResearcherID: A-3734-2009
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Short CV

I conducted my PhD in plant community ecology in the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao (Spain) in 2003. Currently, I hold a position as associate professor at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid (Spain) where I teach a course about experimental design and statistical analyses in the Degree in Biology and a course about plant community ecology in the Master´s Degree (Máster en Técnicas de Conservación de la Biodiversidad y Ecología). I am interested in studying soil seed bank dynamics (Luzuriaga et al 2005; Martínez-Duro et al 2012; Peralta et al 2016), the abiotic and biotic factors that determine community properties (Luzuriaga et al 2012; 2015, 2020), and recently I am mainly focused on annual plant communities of arid and semiarid systems as a research model to evaluate the ecological processes that drive species assembly (Luzuriaga et al 2018; Chaves et al 2021; Sánchez et al 2022).  I have published 34 research articles in ISI Journals (24 papers in Q1 and 9 papers in Q2 journals) that have yielded 1923 citations and h-index of 21 (Google scholar) [30 september 2022].

Research interests

  • Plant community ecology
  • Germination ecology
  • Ecology of gypsophytic plants

Current position

Associate professor. I teach Data gathering, design and analysis of experiments in the degree in Biology.