Prof Maria-Teresa Sebastià Álvarez

Head of the Laboratory

Address at the University of Lleida:
Universitat de Lleida (UdL)
Escola Tècnica Superior d’Ingenyeria Agraria (ETSEA)
Departament d’Hortofructicultura, Botànica i Jardineria
Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Global Change (ECOFUN)
Avinguda Alcalde Rovira Roure 191
25198 Lleida, Spain
Office: Edifici 2, despatx 2.01.06
Phone: (+34) 973 702 623

Address at the CTFC:
Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Global Change (ECOFUN)
Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)
Carretera de Sant Llorenç de Morunys, km 2
25280 Solsona, Spain
Phone: (+34) 973 48 17 52

CTFC web page

M.-Teresa Sebastià is Professor of Botany at the School of Agrifood and Forestry Science and Technology (ETSEA) of the University of Lleida (UdL) since 1998, where she coordinates the research group GAMES on Multiscale Management and Analysis of Biodiversity and Environmental Services in Forest and Agrarian Systems under Global Change. She is researcher at the Forest Sciences and Technology Centre of Catalonia, where she leads the laboratory ECOFUN on Functional Ecology and Global Change. She completed her PhD thesis at the University of Barcelona with Prof. Vigo and a postdoc at Harvard University with Prof. Bazzaz. Her main interests include the analysis of biodiversity distribution, mainly plants and soil microorganisms, in relation to environmental factors, including climate and management changes; and how biodiversity contributes to the provisioning of ecosystem goods and services, particularly biogeochemical services. She has developed research in grasslands, forests and croplands, including sown grasslands, in three continents. She coordinates a network of infrastructures of eddy covariance flux towers in grasslands across climatic gradients in the Pyrenees. Furthermore, she has coordinated several national and EU research projects on the effects of climate, land use and management changes on carbon dynamics and biodiversity in grassland ecosystems. In addition, she was chair of WG2 of EU COST Action 852: Quality Legume-Based Forage Systems for Contrasting Environments; and coordinator of WP6 of the ClimAfrica project: Improving our understanding of climate trends and impacts in Africa. The most recent project she coordinates is the PRIMA project SUSFORAGE: Sown forage mixtures for sustainable agroecosystems in the Mediterranean area (2021-2024), including research groups from six countries. She has served as chair and co-chair in numerous national and international Committees, and as a reviewer of articles and of projects for the EU and National Science Foundation of several countries. She participated as an expert in the EU EIP-AGRI Focus Group Grazing for Carbon. She also sits in the following Committees: Group of Experts on Climate Change of Catalonia; Group of Experts on Climate Change of the municipality of Barcelona. She has numerous scientific publications, including books, book chapters and articles.

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WoS Researcher ID: B-5479-2013

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