and Global Change Lab
Led by Dr. Fernando T. Maestre,
the Dryland Ecology and Global Change Lab at the University of Alicante brings together graduate students, undergraduate students, technicians and post-docs aiming to understand how dryland ecosystems function and respond to the ongoing global change.
Understanding how dryland ecosystems function and are responding to ongoing global change
Research in the lab is driven by four unifying questions
What attributes of biotic communities control ecosystem functioning in dryland ecosystems?
How ongoing global change is impacting biotic communities in dryland ecosystems and the ecosystem processes depending on them?
Can biotic attributes modulate ecosystem responses to global change?
Can we use biotic attributes to establish effective actions to mitigate global change impacts?