Javier de Dios García is currently working as a research assistant at FiDBosc for proyects Life MixForChange “Innovative management strategies for climate change of mixed subhumid Mediterranean forests” and Interreg-CANOPEE "Cambio climático y adaptación de los bosques del Pirineo". He is also a PhD candidate at INIA-Forest Research Centre under the supervision of Rafael Calama and Marta Pardos. His research has focused on studying the influence of intra- and interspecific competition and climate on the growth and dynamics of Pinus pinea mixed stands. During his PhD he has developed linear and non-linear mixed models to study the secondary growth of three Mediterranean tree species that naturally coexist in the limestone plain areas of the province of Valladolid; looking for differences at intra- and interannual scales. He is currently working too on a survival model to analyse the influence of canopy cover and rain interception on seedling survival in mixed oak-pine forests.
He has benefitted from a PhD grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FPI-MINECO) from 2011 to 2015 and three short term scientific grants from the MINECO to develop his research in collaboration with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Michigan State University (MSU) and Agroparistech in Nancy (France).
PhD candidate in Forest ecology. Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. 2011-2017
IPs: Rafael Calama and Marta Pardos.
Master degree in Ecology. Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. 2010
BSc/MSc in Biology. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. 2002 - 2008
Grants: Sicúe-Séneca, Universidad de Granada, Spain. (2007-2008).
Erasmus, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.(2005-2006).
INIA. Forest Research Centre, Madrid, Spain. 2011 - 2015
PhD student (FPI-MICINN grant), Department of silviculture and forest management.
Description: PhD thesis on Growth and dynamics of mixed stone pine stands in a context of climate change.