Group Members


Fernando AMOR GONZALEZ (Ph-D) is a freelance researcher who collaborates with the EBD. His research interest concerns the ecology and evolution of Cataglyphis desert ants. His researches encompass adaptation to heat and dryness, social evolution, and phylogeography.

Fernando's Ph-D thesis ws supervised by RB and XC. Link to his manuscript.

 

Send an email

Paloma ALVAREZ BLANCO is interested in biodiversity conservation. Currently, she is doing her PhD on the impacts of invasive species on native communities with special focus on the predator-prey relationships. Her study model is the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), one of the worst invaders worldwide.

 

Download Curriculum Vitae

 

Send an email

Elena ANGULO AGUADO (Ph-D) is a researcher at the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC) in Sevilla, Spain. Her main current line of research focuses on biological invasions and aims at understanding the impacts of invaders in natural communities and ecosystems. Her main model system is the Argentine ant invasion in the Western Mediterranean Basin.

 

Send an email

 

Orcid profile

 

Google scholar

 

Web personal

Raphaël BOULAY (Ph-D) is professor of Ecology at the University of TOURS, France and group leader at the Institute of Insect Biology. His main current researches concern the evolution of social behavior, the phenotypic and molecular adaptations of ants to their abiotic environment and consequences of urbanization on bees.

 

 Send an email

 

Google scholar profile

 

Sara CASTRO COBO is interested in insect conservation. She is doing her Ph-D at the Doñana Biological Station on the success of invasion as a function of the invasibility of native communities through three mechanisms: biotic resistance, enemy release and biotic facilitation. Her model species are the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) and the Ibiza wall lizard (Podarcis pityusensis).

 

Download Curriculum vitae

 

Send an email

Ana CARVAJAL MALDONADO is technician in the ant group of Seville since 2004. She is doing both laboratory and field experiments and also supervises the use of climatic chambers at the EBD.

 

Send an email

Xim CERDA (Ph-D) is Associate Professor of Research and group leader at the Doñana Biological Station a research institute of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas). He is a community and evolutionary ecologist working with ants as model system. His main current research interest is the evolution of caste system in the thermophilous Cataglyphis desert ants and  the ecological advantage of thermophyly.

 

Send an email

 

Google Scholar

Séverine DEVERS is technician at the IRBI. She is taking care of behavioral, physiological and molecular experiments on ants.

Oscar GONZALEZ JARRI  is Agricultural Technical Engineer. He is working at the EBD as an expert in ornithology and ringing. Since 2012 he is involved in the monitoring of the effects of the Argentine ant on passerine birds.

 

Send an email

Mubarak HASSABALLA ALI is doing his Ph-D on the impact of beekeeping practices on native bees of Dinder Natonal Park in Sudan. He is also teaching at the University of Gezira

 

 

Send an email

Patrocinio ORTEGA NUÑEZ is concerned by the behavioral evolution, phylogeography and taxonomy of social insects, especially ants. She is involved in studies on Spanish desert-ants of the genus Cataglyphis.

Daniel SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA is interested in ant taxonomy, ecology and conservation. He studies a master’s degree in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, and he is doing his MSc thesis at the Doñana Biological Station. His MSc thesis aims at studying the taxonomic and functional diversity of ants in different ecosystems of Doñana, mainly based on biotics (competition) and abitotics (temperature) factors.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel_Sanchez-Garcia

 

José Manuel VIDAL CORDERO is interested in insect conservation.  His PhD project aims at analyzing the consequences of fire on three groups of arthropods (ants, bees and spiders) and how species, communities and ecosystems respond to environmental changes caused by fire. He is studying 1) patterns of abundance, species richness and diversity of ants, beetles and spiders, 2) functional diversity of ants, bees and spiders and 3) the dominance relationships in the communities of ants. more info: http://jmanuelvidalcordero.wordpress.com/

 

Dowonlad Curriculum vitae

 

Send an email

Irene VILLALTA ALONSO is a researcher employed at the Doñana Biological Station and working on ant Phylogeny and Adaptive genomics.  She is currently working on the phylogeography of Cataglyphis ants and on the adaptive genomics of Aphaenogaster ants to heat and cold along an altitudinal gradient.

 

Send and email

Former Group Members

Cristela SANCHEZ

 

Former Ph-D student

Léa RAMI

 

Former Master student

Olivier BLIGHT.

 

Jessica PEARCE.

 

Juan Antonio GALARZA.

 

Stephane CAUT.

 

Michael JOWERS.

 

Camille RUEL. Former Ph-D student Click to download her manuscript.

 

Angel BARROSO. Former Ph-D student Click to download her manuscript.

 

Louise Van OUDENHOVE Former Ph-D student Click to download her manuscript.

 

Antonio José MANZANEDA AVILA.

 

José Maria FEDRIANI.

 

 

Main Collaborators