• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 
Cristina Garcia Perez
 
Position: Auxiliary Researcher
Member Type: Researchers
Degree: PhD
Email: cristinagarcia@cibio.up.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: PLANTBIO

My research activity focuses on deciphering the influence of plant-animal dispersal interactions in driving forest natural regeneration. Recruitment success strongly depends on dispersal services provided by pollinators and frugivorous vertebrates, which in turn determine gene flow patterns across the landscape.

Specifically, I am interested in understanding what is the role of dispersal mutualisms in driving demographic expansions of chronically fragmented landscapes, and to what extent they shape the spatial distribution of the genetic variation in recently colonized sites.

 

Future research projects pursue to combine genetic population models and genomic approaches -based on NGS- to understand the interplay between gene flow and local adaptation in driving natural regeneration patterns.

 

For further information, please visit my personal webpage.