Rubén Torices

Rubén Torices, PhD, is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Department of Evolutionary and Functional Ecology in the Experimental Station of Arid Zones (CSIC) and at the Department of Ecology and Evolution in the University of Lausanne.

Ruben Torices working at the University of Lausanne glasshouse


I am an evolutionary biologist mainly interested in disentangling the evolution of reproductive strategies of plants. Reproductive strategies determine mating behaviour and gene transfer, and thus they are closely linked to plant fitness and evolutionary potential of populations. In particular, my research has been focused on how reproductive traits, such as sexual expression, flower and fruit traits have evolved in the history of flowering plants. More recently, I have been also focused on the role of biotic interactions as one of the major drivers shaping this extraordinary diversity of reproductive strategies in flowering plants. My goal is to continue my research of the evolutionary ecology of plant reproductive strategies, and include the role of social interactions as a main driver of reproductive traits in plants.

M. moricandioides‘ flowers


Contact info:

Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas (EEZA-CSIC)
Ctra Sacramento s/n, La Cañada de San Urbano
E-04120 Almería, Spain

E-mail: rubentorices @
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