Cristina Armas

Cristina Armas, PhD, is a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Department of Evolutionary and Functional Ecology in the Experimental Station of Arid Zones (CSIC).

I am a plant functional ecologist with particular interest in dryland ecosystems. My main research topic pivots on biotic interactions, using plants and plant communities as models of study, covering a range of interactions ranging from plant-environment to plant-plant and plant-soil (soil community) interactions. In EVOFLOR, I am currently collaborating in a project on genetic assimilation in the Moricandia genus, in which we will analyze, both through observational and experimental analyses, the existence and possible mechanisms of intra-individual functional and photosynthetic plasticity in different species of Moricandia sp in the Iberian Peninsula.

Photo by F. Perfectti
Cristina Armas in a field of Moricandia rytidocarpoides


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Spectacular blooming of Moricandia foetida in the Desert of Tabernas


Contact info:

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