Andrés García


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How the composition of biological communities and ecosystem functioning are shaped by anthropogenic activities, and the effects on ecosystem service provisioning are pressing global environmental issues. Recognizing the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss is what is leading my research.

My research interests span from how species interact with each other and with the surrounding environment to what are the mechanisms underlying species distribution across scales. During the last couple of months, I have joined the BugNet collaborative initiative ( aiming at studying changes in invertebrate herbivores functional composition across latitudinal gradients.  

Collaborative networks using multi-trophic replicated experimentation to assess diversity patterns along environmental gradients are a powerful mean of evaluating the relationship between functional diversity, ecosystem processes and ecosystem service provisioning.