Francisco Javier Muñoz Gálvez

Francisco Javier Muñoz Gálvez

PhD candidate

PhD research topic

Functional diversity of plant water and nutrient use strategies in Mediterranean and other dryland ecosystems.

Background and former positions

  • Research assistant in the Terrestrial Ecology Group at Autonoma University of Madrid (2020-2021)
  • MSc in Ecology at Autonoma University of Madrid (2018-2020)
  • Degree in Biology at University of Murcia (2014-2018)

Research interests

My main research interest are the ecology and ecophysiology of semiarid plant communities, assessing the responses of plant communities to global change, stable isotopes ecology and dendroecology. My previous work at Autonoma University of Madrid was focused on the study of extensive farming abandonment in local communities, animal and plant communities, and the study of socio-ecological dynamics in high value ecosystems. In my Master Thesis (“Analysis of extreme drought response in Pinus sylvestris and Quercus pyrenaica mixed and monospecific stands in Guadarrama Mountains“) I have studied the responses of tree species to global changes using dendroecological methods.


Muñoz-Gálvez, F.J., Herrero, A., Esther Pérez-Corona, M., Andivia, E., 2021. Are pine-oak mixed stands in Mediterranean mountains more resilient to drought than their monospecific counterparts? For. Ecol. Manage. 484, 118955.

Acebes, P., Iglesias-González, Z., Muñoz-Galvez, F.J. 2021. Do Traditional Livestock Systems Fit into Contemporary Landscapes? Integrating Social Perceptions and Values on Landscape Change. Agriculture, 11, 1107.