Depto. Biogeografía y Cambio Global,
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC),
C/José Gutiérrez Abascal 2,
28006 Madrid, Spain
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I am a biogeographer with broad interests in macroecology, community ecology, island biogeography, insect ecology, evolution, and biodiversity research. My main research aim is to determine why biodiversity – and in particular community structure – is geographically distributed the way it is, and to identify the processes that underlie the spatial and temporal dynamics of ecological assemblages.
Currently I am a Tenured Scientist at the Department of Biogeography and Global Change of the Natural History Museum in Madrid (MNCN), a research institute of the Spanish Scientific Council (CSIC). I am also a Collaborating Professor at the Departamento de Ecologia of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) in Brazil, and an Associate Researcher of the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c).
I am Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers of Biogeography – the official journal of theInternational Biogeography Society (IBS) – and Subject Editor of Ecography.
After my research training and PhD at the Natural History Museum in Madrid (1996-2004), I worked as a postdoc at the Azorean Biodiversity Group in Terceira, Azores (2004-2005) and the Center for Macroecology of the University of Copenhagen (2006). From 2007 to 2010 I was a Research Associate at the NERC Centre for Population Biology of the Imperial College London at Silwood Park. Finally, in May 2010 I moved back to the MNCN, first as a JAE-Doc Research Associate, then as a Ramon Y Cajal Fellow, until the start of my current position in 2016. During 2010-2012 I was also a Visiting Researcher at the Departamento de Ecologia of the UFG. See a recent version of my CV for more detailed information.
Chozas, S., Chefaoui, R.M., Correia, O., Santos, A.M.C. & Hortal, J. (2023) Geographical shifts in the successional dynamics of inland dune shrub communities.Ecology and Evolution, 13, 2. DOI:10.1002/ece3.9828 (IF2021 3,167; Q2 Ecology)
Noriega, J., Santos, A.M.C., Calatayud, J., Chozas, S. & Hortal, J. (2021) Short‑and long‑term temporal changes in the assemblage structure of Amazonian dung beetles.Oecologia, 195(3), 719-736. DOI:10.1007/s00442-020-04831-5 (IF2021 3,298; Q2 Ecology)
de Castro-Arrazola, I., Hortal, J., Noriega, J.A. & Sanchez-Pinero, F. (2020) Assessing the functional relationship between dung beetle traits and dung removal, burial, and seedling emergence.Ecology, 101(10), e03138. DOI:10.1002/ecy.3138 (IF2020 5,499; Q1 Ecology)
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