Departamental II – DII. 218
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 7106
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: concepcion.cano at

Short CV

2013 – Degree in Biology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

2015 – MsC in Ecology, interuniversitary program of Universidad Autónoma and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
2021 – PhD in Conservation of Natural Resources, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Research lines

The title of my thesis is: Effects of global environmental change in microbial communities of arid zones at several spatial scales.

Currently I am focusing my studies in the cyanobacterial communities living in semiarid soils and that take part of the biological crust.


Cano‐Díaz, C.; Maestre, F. T.; Eldridge, D. J.; Singh, B. K.; Bardgett, R. D.; Fierer, N.; Delgado‐Baquerizo, M. (In press). Contrasting environmental preferences of photosynthetic and non‐photosynthetic soil cyanobacteria across the globe. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Delgado-Baquerizo, M.; Guerra, C. A.; Cano-Díaz, C.; Egidi, E.; Wang, J. T.; Eisenhauer, N.; Singh, B. K.; Maestre, F. T. (2020). The proportion of soil-borne pathogens increases with warming at the global scale. Nature Climate Change 10: 550-554.

Dacal, M.; García‐Palacios, P.; Asensio, S.; Cano‐Díaz, C.; Gozalo, B.; Ochoa, V.; Maestre, F. T. (2020). Contrasting mechanisms underlie short‐and longer‐term soil respiration responses to experimental warming in a dryland ecosystem. Global Change Biology 26: 5254-5266.

Cano-Díaz, C.; Mateo, P.; Muñoz-Martín, M. A.; Maestre, F. T. (2018). Diversity of biocrust-forming cyanobacteria in a semiarid gypsiferous site from Central Spain. Journal of Arid Environments 151: 83-89.