Joaquina Pato

  • Dirección
    Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Biodiversidad
    Universidad de Oviedo, Campus de Mieres
    Edificio de Investigación – 5ª planta
    c/ Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós s/n
    33600 Mieres, Asturias

    Historial académico

    2016 Research Fellow (CSIC, Research Unit of Biodiversity, Spain).
    2012 PhD in Biology, FPU Fellow (Oviedo University, Spain).
    2006 BSc in Biology (Oviedo University, Spain).

    Líneas de investigación

    • Biodiversity along elevational gradients: ecological and evolutionary drivers.
    • Evolution of phenotypic traits.
    • Entomology and Insect Ecology.
    • Plant-Animal (mainly Insect) interactions.

    Actividad actual
    Research fellow in the Project “Interspecific information transfer as a mechanism of facilitation in animal communities
    Funding entity: MICINN
    Duration from: 2018 To: 2020
    Principal Investigators: Paola Laiolo


    • Melguizo‐Ruiz, N., Jiménez‐Navarro, G., De Mas, E., Pato, J., Scheu, S., Austin, A. T., … & Moya‐Laraño, J. 2020. Field exclusion of large soil predators impacts lower trophic levels and decreases leaf‐litter decomposition in dry forests. Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 334-346.
    • Laiolo P., Pato J., Jiménez-Alfaro B. & Obeso J.R. (2020) Evolutionary conservation of within-family biodiversity patterns. Nature Communications 11: 882. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14720-3.
    • Pato, J., Illera, J.C., Obeso, J.R. & Laiolo, P. (2019). The roles of geography, climate and sexual selection in driving divergence among insect populations in mountaintops. Journal of Biogeography, 46: 784-795.
    • Laiolo P., Pato J., & Obeso J.R. (2018). Ecological and evolutionary drivers of the elevational gradient of diversity. Ecology Letters 21: 1022–1032.
    • Pato, J., Obeso, J.R., Ploquin, E.F. and Jiménez-Alfaro, B. 2016. Experimental evidence from Cantabrian mountain heathlands suggests new recommendations for management of Vaccinium mytillus L. Plant Ecology and Diversity 9: 199 – 206
    • Pato, J. and Obeso, J.R. 2013. Simulated ungulate herbivory affects differently two herbivorous arthropod guilds in bilberry. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 7: 555 – 565
    • Pato, J. and Obeso, J.R. 2013. Effects of clipping and N fertilization on insect herbivory and infestation by pathogenic fungi on bilberry. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 347 – 356
    • Pato, J. and Obeso, J.R. 2012. Fruit mass variability in Vaccinium myrtillus as a response to altitude, simulated herbivory and nutrient availability. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 338 – 346
    • Pato, J. and Obeso, J.R. 2012. Growth and reproductive performance in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) along an elevation gradient. Ècoscience 19: 59 – 68

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