Ana Benítez López

ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Ana Benítez López

ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Ana Benítez López

ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Ana Benítez López

ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Ana Benítez López

ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Ana Benítez López

ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

About me

I am an ecologist with broad interests in spatial ecology, macroecology, biodiversity conservation and global change biology. Interested in the factors that determine species distributions and species abundance, with an emphasis on the effect of anthropogenic drivers and how these may drive local populations or species to extinction

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I am particularly interested in the behavioural, demographic and functional responses of wildlife along anthropogenic gradients. My main scientific achievements include incorporating complex meta-analytical and predictive models to study the effect of global change drivers on species abundance patterns across large scales. This approach involves using mining techniques to compile large datasets from the literature, and the coupling of georeferenced data with spatial information on anthropogenic drivers and species traits.

I strive for employing the best ecological information to date retrieved from historical sources, camera trap data, acoustic monitoring and/or long term monitoring schemes, and combining it with spatially-explicit environmental and anthropogenic factors derived from remote sensing in order to tackle long-standing questions in Ecology and Conservation. I work at the interface between local-scale ecology studies, macroecology and (large-scale) conservation, by swiftly transferring data and tools from one discipline to the other in order to better understand the mechanisms, interactions and impact of global change drivers on ecological communities and ecosystem functioning. These questions are extremely relevant for advancing ecological knowledge, informing policymakers, and addressing societal challenges.

RECENT NEWS

New job, new project, new PhD student!

Because three is better than one, here I am announcing three new major changes that have happened in the past three months. I have been busy enough to not find the time to write individually about them, so here they go! Since half april I started a new job at the...

First paper of the sRedList project in TREE

The first paper of the sRedList project was published online in January 2022. This project brings together a large network of scientists and practitioners (larger than listed on the website) and its main aim is to maximize the effectiveness of the RL assessments. Why...

New paper in Oikos

A co-authored paper was just published in Oikos: "Assessing short- and long-term variations in diversity, timing and body condition of migratory frugivorous birds?" Early January we published a new paper where we look at changes in the diversity (composition and...