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Domingo Alcaraz-Segura

University of Granada
Associate Professor in the Dept. of Botany
Granada, Spain
Domingo Alcaraz-Segura is associate professor in the Dept. of Botany at the University of Granada. He is interested on the remote-sensing based assessment of global change effects on ecosystem functioning and services the development of monitoring and warning systems for changes in the functioning of socio-ecosystems and protected areas, and on setting geographical priorities in conservation. Together with his colleagues, we have proposed a new concept in Ecology, the Ecosystem Functional Type. EFTs have been successfully used to improve climate and species distribution models, to characterize the functional diversity of ecosystems, to evaluate the functional representativeness and the capacity to provide services of protected area networks. We have also developed the Monitoring and Warning System for functional changes in the Spanish National Park Network (REMOTE). During his Bachelor's Degree and PhD in Environmental Sciences he obtained outstanding grades. During his predoc and postdoc,  he enjoyed 5 years of research stays in prestigious centers (University of Virginia, University of Texas-Austin, University of Maryland, University of Oxford, University of Glasgow, University of Buenos Aires and CONICET, Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Málaga University, CIBIO-Universidade do Porto). He has published 50 articles in JCR indexed journals, 15 articles in non-indexed journals, 16 international book chapters, 24 national book chapters, and 1 international book. He has directed 35 projects (1 H2020, 3 National, 1 Andalusian, 1 UGR, 1 Fundación Mapfre) and 2 research contracts and have participated in 27 projects and 13 research contracts. He has made 61 communications to international congresses and 38 to national ones. He has collaborated in review tasks for 20 journals indexed in JCR. His research opened new lines in the Universities of Almeria and Granada and led to the creation of the Andalusian Centre for the Evaluation and Monitoring of Global Change. Since 2019, He is Associate Professor (civil servant, Profesor Titular de Universidad) in the Dept. of Botany at the University of Granada, where he entered as an assistant professor in 2011. He accumulates more than 2000 hours of theoretical and practical classes in core, obligatory and optional subjects of undergraduate, master and doctorate levels. His effort for quality teaching is reflected in the high marks that students systematically give me, placing him above those of the area of knowledge, degree and university. He has participated in two teaching innovation projects, one undergraduate and one master's, and he has taught subjects in English and participated in plans to promote multilingualism. He has directed 11 undergrad dissertations, 14 master's theses, 4 PhD theses (4 in progress). He is the coordinator of the Master's Degree in Conservation, Management and Restoration of Biodiversity at the University of Granada since 2018 (secretary from 2013 to 2018). He was a member of the committee that drew up the report for the creation of the Andalusian Centre for the Evaluation and Monitoring of Global Change.