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Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Cristina Ganuza

PhD student

Telephone:+49 (0)931 / 31-86893
e-Mail: cristina.ganuza_vallejo@uni-wuerzburg.de

ORCID: 0000-0002-4197-1829

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Room C042

University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter - Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg, Germany

- Community Ecology and Agroecology.

- Pollination and plant-pollinator interactions.

- Effects of climate and land-use change on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

LandKlif - Effects of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services in semi-natural, agricultural and urban landscapes and strategies for management of climate change. Subproject 1 - Climate change in a landscape context: functional biodiversity, biotic ecosystem services and data synthesis.

12/2018 - Present: PhD candidate Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany).

  • Project title: Understanding the effects of climate and land use change on pollinator communities, their interactions with plants and antagonists, and their services to wild plants and crops – LandKlif. Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter.

03/2018 - 08/2018: Research assistant Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation Group (PEN) Wageningen University (the Netherlands)

  • Project title: The relative importance of wild pollinators as an agricultural input in seed production.

02/2016 - 12/2017: MSc in Biology (Conservation and Systems Ecology) Wageningen University (the Netherlands)

MSc thesis in the Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation Group (PEN) – Wageningen University (the Netherlands).

  • Thesis title: The role of sown wildflower strips in supporting pollinators on blueberry farms in the Netherlands - FP7-project LIBERATION. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ir. David Kleijn.

MSc internship in the Agroecology Group – Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany).

  • Internship title: How does habitat fragmentation affect plant and pollinator communities and the interactions among them in calcareous grasslands? Supervisors: Dr. Felipe Librán-Embid and Prof. Dr. Teja Tscharntke.

09/2011 - 07/2015: BSc in Biology – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

BSc thesis in the Parasitism Ecology group (Department of Evolutionary Ecology– Natural Science Museum-CSIC (Spain).

  • Thesis title: Effect of the elimination of ectoparasites on blue tits' parental effort. Supervisors: Dr. Elisa P. Badás and Prof. Dr. Santiago Merino.

2022

Ganuza, C., Ayasse, M., Boff, S., 2022. Chemical and mechanical signals trigger courtship in the wild large-headed resin bee Heriades truncorum. Journal of Insect Behaviour. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10905-022-09808-1

Fricke, U., Redlich, S., Zhang, J., Benjamin, C., Englmeier, J., Ganuza, C., Haensel, M., Riebl, R., Rojas-Botero, S., Tobisch, C., Uhler, J., Uphus, L., Steffan-Dewenter, I., 2022. Earlier flowering of winter oilseed rape compensates for higher pest pressure in warmer climates. Journal of Applied Ecolology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14335

Englmeier, J., von Hoermann, C., Rieker, D., Benbow, M.E., Benjamin, C., Fricke, U., Ganuza, C., Haensel, M., Lackner, T., Mitesser, O., Redlich, S., Riebl, R., Rojas-Botero, S., Rummler, T., Salamon, J-A., Sommer, D., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Tobisch, C., Uhler, J., Uphus, L., Zhang, J., Müller, J. 2022. Dung-visiting beetle diversity is mainly affected by land use, while community specialization is driven by climate. Ecology and Evolution. 12:e9386. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9386

Fricke, U., Redlich, S., Zhang, J., Tobisch, C., Rojas-Botero, S., Benjamin, C.S., Englmeier, J., Ganuza, C., Riebl, R., Uhler, J., Uphus, L., Ewald, J., Kollmann, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., 2022. Plant richness, land use and temperature differently shape invertebrate leaf-chewing herbivory on plant functional groups. Oecologia. 199: 407-417. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-022-05199-4

Ganuza, C., Redlich, S., Uhler, J., Tobisch, C., Rojas-Botero, S., Peters, M.K., Zhang, J., Benjamin, C.S., Englmeier, J., Ewald, J., Fricke, U., Haensel, M., Kollmann, J., Riebl, R., Uphus, L., Müller, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., 2022. Interactive effects of climate and land use on pollinator diversity differ among taxa and scales. Science Advances. 8, eabm9359. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abm9359

Fricke, U., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Zhang, J., Tobisch, C., Rojas-Botero, S., Benjamin, C.S., Englmeier, J., Ganuza, C., Haensel, M., Riebl, R., Uhler, J., Upuhs, L., Ewald, J., Kollmann, J., Redlich, S., 2022. Landscape diversity and local temperature, but not climate, affect arthropod predation among habitat types. PLoS ONE. 17(4): e0264881. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264881

Englmeier, J., Mitesser, O., Benbow, M.E., Hothorn, T., von Hoermann, C., Benjamin, C., Fricke, U., Ganuza, C., Haensel, M., Redlich, S., Riebl, R., Rojas Botero, S., Rummler, T., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stengel, E., Tobisch, C., Uhler, J., Uphus, L., Zhang, J., Müller, J., 2022. Diverse Effects of Climate, Land Use, and Insects on Dung and Carrion Decomposition. Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-022-00764-7

Martínez-Núñez, C., Kleijn, D., Ganuza, C., Heupink, D., Raemakers, I., Vertommen, W., Fijen, T.P.M. 2022. Temporal and spatial heterogeneity of semi-natural habitat, but not crop diversity, is correlated with landscape pollinator richness. Journal of Applied Ecology, 00: 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14137

Benjamin, C.S., Uphus, L., Lüpke, M., Rojas-Botero, S., Dhillon, M.S., Englmeier, J., Fricke, U., Ganuza, C., Haensel, M., Redlich, S., Riebl, R., Tobisch, C., Uhler, J., Zhang, J., Menzel, A., Peters, W. 2022. Modelling the relative abundance of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) along a climate and land-use gradient. Animals, 12: 222. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12030222

2021

Redlich, S., Zhang, J., Benjamin, C., Dhillon, M.S., Englmeier, J., Ewald, J., Fricke, U., Ganuza, C., Haensel, M., Hovestadt, T., Kollmann, J., Koellner, T., Kübert-Flock, C., Kunstmann, H., Menzel, A., Moning, C., Peters, W., Riebl, R., Rummler, T., Rojas-Botero, S., Tobisch, C., Uhler, J., Uphus, L., Müller, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I. 2021. Disentangling effects of climate and land use on biodiversity and ecosystem services - A multi-scale experimental design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 00: 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13759

Welti, E.A.R., Zajicek, P., Frenzel, M., Ayasse, M., Bornholdt, T., Buse, J., Classen, A., Dziock, F., Engelmann, R.A., Englmeier, J., Fellendorf, M., Förschler, M.I., Fricke, U., Ganuza, C., Hippke, M., Hoenselaar, G., Kaus‐Thiel, A., Kerner, J., Kilian, D., Mandery, K., Marten, A., Monaghan, M.T., Morkel, C., Müller, J., Puffpaff, S., Redlich, S., Richter, R., Rojas‐Botero, S., Scharnweber, T., Scheiffarth, G., Yáñez, P.S., Schumann, R., Seibold, S., Steffan‐Dewenter, I., Stoll, S., Tobisch, C., Twietmeyer, S., Uhler, J., Vogt, J., Weis, D., Weisser, W.W., Wilmking, M., Haase, P. 2022. Temperature drives variation in flying insect biomass across a German malaise trap network. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 15: 168–180. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12555

Uhler, J., Redlich, S., Zhang, J., Hothorn, T., Tobisch, C., Ewald, J., Thorn, S., Seibold, S., Mitesser, O., Morinière, J., Bozicevic, V., Benjamin, C.S., Englmeier, J., Fricke, U., Ganuza, C., Haensel, M., Riebl, R., Rojas-Botero, S., Rummler, T., Uphus, L., Schmidt, S., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Müller, J. 2021. Relationship of insect biomass and richness with land use along a climate gradient. Nature Communications, 12: 5946. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26181-3

Librán-Embid, F., Grass, I., Emer, C., Ganuza, C., Tscharntke, T. 2021. A plant-pollinator metanetwork along a habitat fragmentation gradient. Ecology Letters, 24: 2700-2712. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13892

Uphus, L., Lüpke, M., Yuan, Y., Benjamin, C., Englmeier, J., Fricke, U., Ganuza, C., Schwindl, M., Uhler, J., Menzel, A. 2021. Climate Effects on Vertical Forest Phenology of Fagus sylvatica L., Sensed by Sentinel-2, Time Lapse Camera, and Visual Ground Observations. Remote Sensing, 13: 3982. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13193982

2018

Haro, E., Scheper, J., Colombari, F., Ganuza, C., de Groot, A.G., van Kats, R., Kleijn, D. 2018. Landscape-scale forest cover increases the abundance of Drosophila suzukii and parasitoid wasps. Basic and Applied Ecology, 31: 33-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2018.07.003