ROBERTO GARCÍA ROA

Science & Photography

ABOUT ME

 To be brief, I am an evolutionary biologist interested in understanding how environment and phylogenetic history  influence sexual selection. During my degree and MSc formation, I conducted several projects to increase our general knowledge on reptiles and amphibians natural history. I worked with different scientific institutions (UNAM, Nicaragua; Universidad de la República, Uruguay; MNCN-CSIC, Spain). A few years later, I obtained my PhD in Biology from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC, Madrid-Spain) studying chemical communication in lizards. During my PhD, I also established a strong collaboration with Daniel Pincheira-Donosos´s group (Nottingham Trent University; UK) to investigate large-scale ecological questions through macroecological and macroevolutionary approaches. From this collaboration arose the Global Amphibian Biodiversity Project (GABiP). 


Currently, I am deeply involved in several research projects with Dr. Pau Carazo at the University of Valencia (Spain). I investigate different factors that shape sexual selection and sexual conflict, such as temperature or the role of chemical communication modulating sexual interactions. You can see here my publications, and the team & some of the projects in www.paucarazo.com!

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

Let's work together

Email: roberto.garcia-roa@uv.es                             

​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 Española Fotógrafos de Naturaleza
Asociación Herpetológica Española

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