• 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
 

Projects

 
Research Projects  Research Contracts
 
 

Forest Regeneration Networks - The role of genetic connectivity networks in mediating colonization dynamics in chronic fragmented populations: an integrated spatio-temporal approach

 

The consequences of habitat fragmentation are a major theme in plant ecology and conservation biology. We know that demographic and genetic population features are affected by fragmentation that in turn determine the success of subsequent recolonization. Yet, we lack an integrated understanding of how these factors interact.


Here we propose an integrated study of the genetic and demographic outcomes of anthropogenic fragmentation and subsequent re-colonization, using a top-level species of the Mediterranean costal dune ecosystem, the Juniperus phoeniceae turbinata. This research has important theoretical and applied outcomes. Theoretically, it links for the first time fragmentation background and historical genetic connectivity with current colonization dynamics. Pragmatically, it establishes a foundation for realistic prediction and management of forest recovery, in and beyond this vulnerable coastal dune ecosystem.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Cristina Garcia Perez

Cristina Garcia Perez

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
Antonio Jesús Muñoz Pajares

Antonio Jesús Muñoz Pajares

Post-Doc Researcher

 
 
 
Other Members:
Stuart James Edmiston Baird, Marc Stift, Pedro Jordano Barbudo, Juan Jose Robledo-Arnuncio, Ricardo Díaz-Delgado
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/UP)
 
Funded by:
FCT, COMPETE
 
Dates:
2011 (Duration: 4 years)
 
Participant Institutions:
Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade de Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO/ICETA-Porto/UP)
 
Reference:
PTDC/BIA-ECS/116521/2010