Cristina Garcia

  • Tenure Track Resercher - University of Liverpool

Research interests

My research interest encompases broadly encompases the study of the biological impacts of climate change. I investigate the role of biotic interactions in driving plant population and community dynamics, as well as their genetic diversity and their resilience to extreme climatic events, such as prolonged drought events.

I am particularly interested in understanding how the structure and functioning of biotic interaction networks underlie ecosystems' reponses to climatic change. Particularly, I am interesed evidence the impact of biodiversity loss on plant population dynamics and ecosystem services provision. I combine genomic and field data with network theory to elucidate the impact on climate change across ecosystem subjected to different levels of biodiveristy loss. I am also interested in improving science communication to the general public, particularly on ecological risk and climate change.