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Carola

Dr. Carola Gómez-Rodríguez

I am a macroecologist at the Functional Biology Department and the Cross-disciplinary Research Center in Environmental Technologies (CRETUS), University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

I am mostly interested in the role of dispersal limitation structuring large-scale biodiversity patterns, both at genetic and species levels. Long-term (or historical) dispersal limitation is a critical player in global change scenarios because a large fraction of less-known diversity, mostly invertebrates, seems to be far from equilibrium with climate. It is thus uncertain how it will respond to current climate warning and whether some biological groups may be able to track their optimal habitat and climatic conditions. In this context, the extent to which different species and genetic lineages have expanded their geographic ranges since the last ice age offers the closest analogue we may have to understand how biodiversity will respond to future habitat and climatic changes in the Anthropocene.

I use ecological and evolutionary approaches, mostly at the assemblage level, and I am also particularly excited about the development of new methods for the inventory, characterization and projection of biodiversity patterns.

I am also a Mum in Biodiversity Science (@madresBDV).

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Affiliation

Associate Professor at the Functional Biology Department (Ecology section), University of Santiago de Compostela

Researcher at the Cross-disciplinary Research Center in Environmental Technologies (CRETUS), University of Santiago de Compostela

Associate Editor for Journal of Animal Ecology .

Member of the British Ecological Society (BES) Grants Committee.

Member of Research Group "Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation of Invertebrates (BiBiCI), IP: Andres Baselga (USC), funded as GCP by Xunta de Galicia, Spain.

Teaching (since 2020, Ecology, USC)

- Ecology (Community and Ecosystem Ecology) (Ecología II), Degree of Biology

- Characterization of the Physical Environment for Biology (Caracterización del Medio Físico para Biología), Degree of Biology

- Fundamentals of biodiversity: origin, measure and patterns (Bases de la biodiversidad: orígen, medida y patrones), Master in terrestrial biodiversity: characterization, conservation and management

Previous Teaching (Zoology, USC)

- Non-arthropods Invertebrate Zoology (Zoologia I), Degree of Biology, University of Santiago de Compostela (2016-2018)

- Arthropods and Vertebrates Zoology (Zoologia II), Degree of Biology, University of Santiago de Compostela (2016-2017)

Research IDs

ORCID: 0000-0002-2019-7176

ResearcherID: B-6823-2016

Scopus: 14045069800

Google Scholar: Link

Publons: Link

Publications

Please find the full list of publications here.

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