Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Bloco C2, 6º Piso, Sala 11, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone 217500000 (ext.22609)
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Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher – external collaborator – at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (CE3C) - Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) as part of the group Ecology of Environmental Change leaded by Dr. Cristina Branquinho. I am the researcher in charge of a FCT Transnational Cooperation Project and team member of several FCT projects related to climate change assessment and urban ecosystem services, and an Academy-Industry (FFCUL-EDP) project. Also, I have been the principal researcher of the Marie Curie Project “Functional diversity of Biocrusts: towards ecosystem services quantification in drylands” (http://echanges.fc.ul.pt/projetos/biocrusts.html) from 2014 to 2016.
My research interests are i) Community and Functional Ecology; to understand how communities and organisms’ functional traits respond to local and regional changes in biotic-abiotic conditions, disturbance-recovery processes and habitat structure, ii) Soil Ecology; to determine the role of biological soil crusts (soil cyanobacteria-lichen-bryophyte communities) on soil properties and functioning, and iii) Ecosystem Services; to evaluate the contribution of biological soil crust to Ecosystem Services in drylands.
In short, I have almost ten years of postgraduate research experience in Ecology, five of them as postdoctoral researcher. Since 2008, I have published 11 papers (9 as first author) in scientific peer-reviewed journals (Land Degradation and Development, J. of Vegetation Science, Ecological Applications, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Biodiversity and Conservation, Ecosistemas), 1 proceedings paper and 1 book chapter. The percentage of publications in the first quartil is 77%, 4 of them in the first 5 percentile. I have 94 citations in Google Scholar (h=6). I reached >2000 reads since 2012 in ResearchGate (RG Score=19).
I have participated in 26 meetings and workshops at the national and international level (1 main talk, 3 invited talks). I have participated in 10 research projects (3 as principal investigator) devoted to functional diversity, desertification, global change, ecological fluxes and restoration. In 2014, I was awarded with a MSCA-IEF. I have organized and participated in several meeting sessions, workshops and courses in the Academy and the Academic-Society fields. I have supervised several projects of grade and post-graduate students.
Concostrina-Zubiri, L., Martínez, I. & Escudero, A. (2018) Lichen-biocrust diversity in a fragmented dryland: fine scale factors are better predictors than landscape structure.Science of the Total Environment, 628-629, 882-892. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.090 (IF2017 4,610; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Concostrina-Zubiri, L., Giordani, P., Matos, P. & Branquinho, C. (2018) Biocrust tissue traits as potential ecological indicators of global change in the Mediterranean.Plant and Soil, 429(1-2), 159-174. DOI:10.1007/s11104-017-3483-7 (IF2017 3,306; Q1 Agronomy)
Ochoa-Hueso, R., Mondragon-Cortés, T., Concostrina-Zubiri, L., Serrano-Grijalva, L., Estébanez, B. (2017) Simulated nitrogen deposition reduces lichen cover and soil pigment content in biocrusts from a Mediterranean shrubland.Environmental Science & Pollution Research, Accepted, . DOI: (IF2017 2,800; Q1 Environmental Sciences)