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: javier.palomino at

Short CV

2015 – B.Sc. Degree in Biology, Universidad de Sevilla.

2016 – M.Sc. Degree in the Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants, University of Edinburgh (UK).

Languages: Spanish (Native), English (C1), Japanese (B1).

Research lines

Supervisors: Rubén Milla & Pablo García-Palacios.

My objective during my PhD thesis is to explore how biodiversity has affected the provision of ecosystem services of agroecosystems throughout plant evolution. For accomplishing it, I am using crop plants and their nearest wild relatives in my experiments. Moreover, I will characterize the microbial community associated to the roots of my target plants.

I am also involved in a side research project involving the taxonomy of bitter lettuce.


Gómez-Fernández, A.; Osborne, C. P.; Rees, M.; Palomino, J.; Ingala, C.; Gómez, G.; Milla, R. (2022). Disparities among crop species in the evolution of growth rates: the role of distinct origins and domestication histories. New Phytologist 233: 995-1010.