Yurena Arjona Fariña is a postdoctoral researcher interested in island plant evolution, ecology, and biogeography. During her Ph.D., she studied the role of dispersal syndromes in the colonization and spread of native plants in the Galápagos and the Canary Islands. She combined a floristic approach focused on the whole flora of each archipelago with a genomic and landscape genetic approach at the intraspecific level. Nowadays, her research is addressing the urgent problem of invasive species on islands. By comparing native and introduced plant species in the Canaries from an evolutionary and morphological perspective, she is trying to disentangle the key of species invasiveness.
Evolution and ecolgy, island biogeography, botany, invasive species, population genetics and landscape genetics.
- Degree in Biology, University of La Laguna (2009).
- Master in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville (2010).
- PhD in Conservation of Natural Resources, Rey Juan Carlos University (2019).
- Postoctoral researcher, University of La Laguna (2021-present).
- Postdoctoral researcher, IPNA-CSIC (2019-2020).
- Predoctoral researcher, Royal Botanical Garden (RJB-CSIC), Madrid (2014-2019).