© 2020 by Roberto García-Roa

About me...

 To be brief, I am an evolutionary biologist interested in understanding how environment and phylogenetic history influence animal behaviour, with a special interest in sexual selection and sexual conflict processes. During my degree and MSc formation, I conducted several projects about reptiles and amphibians natural history and with different scientific institutions (UNAM, Nicaragua; Universidad de la República, Uruguay; MNCN-CSIC, Spain). I obtained my PhD in Ecology from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC, Madrid-Spain) in 2017. During my PhD, I also established a collaboration with Daniel Pincheira-Donosos´s group (Nottingham Trent University; UK) to investigate large-scale ecological questions through macroecological and evolutionary approaches. I also had the pleasure of working with Dr. Raoul Van Damme and Dr. Simon Baeckens in the University of Antwerp (Begium).


Currently, I am deeply involved in a very attractive postdoc project with Dr. Pau Carazo at the University of Valencia (Spain) investigating different factors that could modulate sexual selection and sexual conflict. In this context, we aim to study the role of chemical communication, microbiota and other biotic and abiotic factors (e.g. temperature) in how sexual selection and sexual conflict operate. We are mainly using the extraordinary model Drosophila melanogaster, but other organisms, both vertebrates and invertebrates, are also studied on our route. You can see here my publications, and the team & projects in www.paucarazo.com!

In science,  the road is long, hard and beautiful. The conclusion is clear: there is no time for idleness!!!

Qualifications
Postdoc — University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
PhD Ecology— National Museum of Natural Sciences, Madrid, Spain
MSc Biodiversity — Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Degree in Biology — Alcalá de Henares University, Madrid, Spain​

​Professional Affiliations
British Ecological Society

The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
Asociación Herpetológica Española

Email: roberto.garcia-roa@uv.es                             

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