Joaquina Pato

Técnica Titulada Superior

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
+34 985103000 (ext.5938)

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:
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