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Lehrstuhl für Tierökologie und Tropenbiologie

Cristina Ganuza Vallejo

PhD student

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

Room C042

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

97074 Würzburg, Germany

- Landscape Ecology and Agroecology.

- Pollination and plant-pollinator interactions.

- Effects of climate change and land use 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 - Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology Group (Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg).

  • 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 and Research, 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 and Research (the Netherlands).

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

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.