Baselga lab

Carola

Carola Gómez-Rodríguez

Departamento de Zoología, Facultad de Biología

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

c/ Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n

15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Phone: +34 881813278

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Education

  • PhD in Sciences, "Doctor Europaeus" mention, University of Salamanca and Doñana Biological Station (CSIC), 2009

  • Expert in Bilingual Education (Post-Graduate Specialization Program), National Distance Education University (UNED), 2013

  • Master's Degree in Secondary Education Teacher Training [QTS accreditation], University of Santiago de Compostela, 2012

  • Bachelor´s Degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Salamanca, 2001

Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral fellowship (Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spanish Government). 2016-2018

  • Postdoctoral fellowship (Xunta de Galicia, I2C Program). 2013-2016

  • Predoctoral fellowship (FPU) from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (Spanish Government). 2002-2005

  • Undergraduate research fellowship from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (Spanish Government) for final year students, Department of Botany, University of Salamanca, Spain. 2000-2001

Awards

  • Best PhD Thesis, University of Salamanca, Spain (Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado). 2010

  • Runner up (accessit) for Best PhD Thesis in Aquatic Ecology/Limnology in the biennium 2008-2009. Iberian Association of Limnology. 2010

  • Best Environmental Sciences Student, University of Salamanca, Spain (Premio de Grado). 2003

Publications

Selected contributions

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., M.J.T.N. Timmermans, A. Crampton-Platt & A.P. Vogler (2016). Intraspecific genetic variation in complex assemblages from mitochondrial metagenomics: comparison with DNA barcodes. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, in press pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Crampton-Platt, M.J.T.N. Timmermans, A. Baselga & A.P. Vogler (2015). Validating the power of mitochondrial metagenomics for community ecology and phylogenetics of complex assemblages. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6, 883–894 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Baselga & J.J. Wiens (2015). Is diversification rate related to climatic niche width? Global Ecology and Biogeography 24, 383-395 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Freijeiro & A. Baselga (2015). Dispersal and ecological traits explain differences in beta diversity patterns of European beetles. Journal of Biogeography 42, 1526–1537 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Guisan, C. Díaz-Paniagua & J. Bustamante (2012). Integrating detection probabilities in habitat models of amphibians breeding in Mediterranean temporary ponds. Diversity and Distributions 18, 260-272 pdf

Papers listed in ISI Web of Science

  • Freijeiro A., Gómez-Rodríguez C., Castro-Insua A. & A. Baselga (2017). Optimizing taxonomic effort to overcome the Linnean shortfall: the case of European leaf beetles. Insect Conservation and Diversity, in press

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., M.J.T.N. Timmermans, A. Crampton-Platt & A.P. Vogler (2017). Intraspecific genetic variation in complex assemblages from mitochondrial metagenomics: comparison with DNA barcodes. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8, 248-256 pdf

  • Castro-Insua A., C. Gómez-Rodríguez & A. Baselga (2016). Break the pattern: breakpoints in beta-diversity of vertebrates are general across clades and suggest common non-contemporary causes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25, 1279–1283 pdf

  • Serrano L., C. Díaz-Paniagua, C. Gómez-Rodríguez, M. Florencio, M.-A. Marchand, J.G.M. Roelofs & E.C.H.E.T. Lucassen (2016). Susceptibility to acidification of groundwater-dependent wetlands affected by water level declines, and potential risk to an early-breeding amphibian species. Science of the Total Environment 571, 1253-1261 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Crampton-Platt, M.J.T.N. Timmermans, A. Baselga & A.P. Vogler (2015). Validating the power of mitochondrial metagenomics for community ecology and phylogenetics of complex assemblages. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6, 883–894 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Baselga & J.J. Wiens (2015). Is diversification rate related to climatic niche width? Global Ecology and Biogeography 24, 383-395 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Freijeiro & A. Baselga (2015). Dispersal and ecological traits explain differences in beta diversity patterns of European beetles. Journal of Biogeography 42, 1526–1537 pdf

  • Baselga A., C. Gómez-Rodríguez & A.P. Vogler (2015). Multi-hierarchical macroecology at species and genetic levels to discern neutral and non-neutral processes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24, 873-882 pdf

  • Pardo I., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, R. Abraín, E. García-Roselló & T.B. Reynoldson (2014). An invertebrate predictive model (NORTI) for streams and rivers: Sensitivity of the model in detecting stress gradients. Ecological Indicators 45, 51-62 pdf

  • Díaz-Paniagua C., C. Keller, M. Florencio, A.C. Andreu, A. Portheault, C. Gómez-Rodríguez & I. Gomez-Mestre (2014). Rainfall stochasticity controls the distribution of invasive crayfish and its impact on amphibian guilds in Mediterranean temporary waters. Hydrobiologia 728, 89-101 pdf

  • Florencio M., C. Díaz-Paniagua, C. Gómez-Rodríguez & L. Serrano (2014). Biodiversity patterns in a macroinvertebrate community of a temporary pond network. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7, 4-21 pdf

  • Baselga A., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, F. Novoa & A.P. Vogler (2013). Rare failures of DNA bar codes to separate morphologically distinct species in a biodiversity survey of Iberian leaf beetles. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74854 pdf

  • Florencio M., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, L. Serrano & C. Díaz-Paniagua (2013). Competitive exclusion and habitat segregation in seasonal macroinvertebrate assemblages in temporary ponds. Freshwater Science 32, 650-662 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Guisan, C. Díaz-Paniagua & J. Bustamante (2012). Integrating detection probabilities in habitat models of amphibians breeding in Mediterranean temporary ponds. Diversity and Distributions 18, 260-272 pdf

  • Baselga A., C. Gómez-Rodríguez & J.M. Lobo (2012). Historical legacies in world amphibian diversity revealed by the turnover and nestedness components of beta diversity. PLoS ONE 7(2), e32341 pdf

  • Kelly M.G., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, M. Kahlert, S.F.P. Almeida, C. Benett, M. Bottin, F. Delmas, J.-P. Descy, G. Dörflinger, B. Kennedy, P. Marvan, L. Opatrilova, I. Pardo, P. Pfeister, J. Rosebery, S. Schneider & S. Vilbaste (2012). Establishing expectations for pan-European diatom based ecological status assessments. Ecological Indicators 20, 177-186 pdf

  • Pardo I., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, J.-G. Wasson, R. Owen, W. van de Bund, M. Kelly, C. Bennett, S. Birk, A. Buffagni, S. Erba, N. Mengin, J. Murray-Bligh & G. Ofenböeck (2012). The European reference condition concept: a scientific and technical approach to identify minimally impacted river ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 420, 33-42 pdf

  • Lucena-Moya P., C. Gómez-Rodríguez & I. Pardo (2012). Spatio-temporal variability in water chemistry of Mediterranean coastal lagoons and its management implications. Wetlands 32, 1033-1045 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., C. Díaz-Paniagua, J. Bustamante, L. Serrano & A. Portheault (2010). Relative importance of dynamic and static environmental variables as predictors of amphibian diversity patterns. Acta Oecologica 36, 650-658 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., C. Díaz-Paniagua, J. Bustamante, A. Portheault & M. Florencio (2010). Inter-annual variability in amphibian assemblages: Implications for diversity assessment and conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 20, 668-677 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., A. Guisan, C. Díaz-Paniagua & J. Bustamante (2010). Application of detection probabilities to the design of amphibian monitoring programs in temporary ponds. Annales Zoologici Fennici 47(5), 306-322 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., C. Díaz-Paniagua & J. Bustamante (2010). Evidence of hydroperiod shortening in a preserved system of temporary ponds. Remote Sensing 2, 1439-1462 pdf

  • Díaz-Paniagua C., R. Fernández-Zamudio, M. Florencio, P. García-Murillo, C. Gómez-Rodríguez, A. Portheault, L. Serrano & P. Siljeström (2010). Temporary ponds from the Doñana National Park: A system of natural habitats for the preservation of aquatic flora and fauna. Limnetica 29(1), 41-58 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., C. Díaz-Paniagua, L. Serrano, M. Florencio & A. Portheault (2009). Mediterranean temporary ponds as amphibian breeding habitats: The importance of preserving pond networks. Aquatic Ecology 43,1179-1191 pdf

  • Florencio M., L. Serrano, C. Gómez-Rodríguez, A. Millán & C. Díaz-Paniagua (2009). Inter- and intra-annual variations of macroinvertebrate assemblages are related to the hydroperiod in Mediterranean temporary ponds. Hydrobiologia 634, 167-183 pdf

  • Rodríguez-Pérez H., M. Florencio, C. Gómez-Rodríguez, A. Green, C. Díaz-Paniagua & L. Serrano (2009). Monitoring the invasion of the aquatic bug Trichocorixa verticalis verticalis (Hemiptera: Corixidae) in the wetlands of Doñana National Park (SW Spain). Hydrobiologia 634, 209-217 pdf

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., J. Bustamante, S. Koponen & C. Díaz-Paniagua (2008). High-resolution remote-sensing data in amphibian studies: identification of breeding sites and contribution to habitat models. Herpetological Journal 18, 103-113 pdf

  • Portheault A., C. Díaz-Paniagua & C. Gómez-Rodríguez (2007). Predation on amphibian eggs and larvae in temporary ponds: the case of Bufo calamita in southwestern Spain. Revue d´Ecologie- La Terre et la Vie 62, 315-322 pdf

  • Fortuna M.A., C. Gómez-Rodríguez & J. Bascompte (2006). Spatial network structure and amphibian persistence in stochastic environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 273, 1429–1434 pdf

Books and official publications

  • Díaz-Paniagua C. (coord); Díaz-Paniagua C., R. Fernández-Zamudio, L. Serrano, M. Florencio, C. Gómez Rodríguez, A. Sousa, P. Sánchez Castillo, P. García Murillo & P. Siljestrom (authors) (2015). El Sistema de Lagunas Temporales de Doñana, una red de hábitats acuáticos singulares [The System of Temporary Ponds in Doñana, a network of singular aquatic habitats]. Publicaciones del Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales. ISBN 978-84-8014-880-1

  • Gómez-Rodríguez C., C. Díaz-Paniagua & J. Bustamante (2011). Cartografía de lagunas temporales del Parque Nacional de Doñana [Cartography of temporary ponds in Doñana National Park]. Agencia Andaluza del Agua, Junta de Andalucía. Web Booklet

  • Pardo I., S. Poikane, W. Bonne (main authors); W. Uszko, W. van de Bund, R. Owen, M. Kelly, D. Pont, S. Birk, C. Bennett, C. Gómez-Rodríguez, G. Wolfram, F. Ecke, M. van den Berg, D. Ritterbusch, G. Phillips, S. Brucet & J. Ortiz-Casas (secondary authors) (2011). Revision of the consistency in reference criteria application in the phase one of the European Intercalibration Exercise. Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN: 978-92-79-20443-2. Web

  • Díaz-Paniagua C., C. Gómez Rodríguez, A. Portheault & W. de Vries. (2005). Los anfibios de Doñana [Amphibians in Doñana]. Publicaciones del Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales. ISBN 84-8014-600-1.

  • Pardo I., R. Abraín, C. Gómez-Rodríguez & E. García-Roselló (2010). Tipología de ríos y conformidad con las comunidades biológicas en el ámbito de las Confederaciones Hidrográficas del Cantábrico y Miño – Sil [River typology and biological communities in Cantabrian and Miño-Sil River Basin Districts]. Convenio entre la Universidad de Vigo y las Confederaciones Hidrográficas del Cantábrico y Miño-Sil. 28 + xi pp. NIPO 783-10-003-9. Web

  • Pardo I., C. Gómez-Rodríguez & R. Abraín (2010). Sistema de clasificación del estado ecológico de los ríos en el ámbito de las Confederaciones Hidrográficas del Cantábrico y Miño- Sil [Ecological status classification system in Cantabrian and Miño-Sil River Basin Districts]. Convenio entre la Universidad de Vigo y las Confederaciones Hidrográficas del Cantábrico y Miño- Sil. 46pp. NIPO 783-10-002-3. Web

  • Pardo I., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, S. Poikane, W. Bonne & W. van de Bund (2010). IC Guidance Annex III: Guidance for deriving reference conditions and defining alternative benchmarks. European Commission-Joint Research Centre.

Other publications

  • Florencio M., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, A. Gómez, M. Reina, E. Gutiérrez, P. Siljeström, L. Serrano & C. Díaz-Paniagua (2009). Towards a quantitative classification of temporary ponds in Doñana (SW Spain). In: Fraga i Arguimbau, P. (ed.). International Conference on Mediterranean Temporary Ponds. Proceedings & Abstracts. Consell Insular de Menorca. Recerca, 14. Maó, Menorca. P. 83-92.

  • Díaz-Paniagua C., C. Gómez-Rodríguez, M. Florencio & A. Portheault (2009). Why a system of heterogeneous temporary ponds favours amphibian communities? Amphibians in Doñana National Park, an example of preserved breeding habitats. In: Fraga i Arguimbau, P. (ed.). International Conference on Mediterranean Temporary Ponds. Proceedings & Abstracts. Consell Insular de Menorca. Recerca, 14. Maó, Menorca. P. 245-254.

  • Díaz-Paniagua C., R. Fernández-Zamudio, M. Florencio, P. García-Murillo, C. Gómez-Rodríguez, P. Siljeström & L. Serrano (2008). The temporary ponds of Doñana: conservation value and present threats. European Pond Conservation Network Newsletter, nº1 summer 2008.

  • Díaz-Paniagua C., A. Portheault & C. Gómez-Rodríguez (2007). Depredadores de los anfibios adultos de Doñana: Análisis cualitativo [Predators of adult amphibians in Doñana: Qualitative analysis]. Munibe 25, 148-157 pdf

  • Díaz-Paniagua C., C. Gómez Rodríguez, A. Portheault & W. de Vries (2006). Distribución de los anfibios del Parque Nacional de Doñana en función de la densidad y abundancia de los hábitats de reproducción [Amphibian distribution in Doñana National Park and its relationship with the density and abundance of breeding hábitats]. Revista Española de Herpetología 20, 17-30 pdf

Previous affiliations and scientific visits

  • Life Sciences Department , Natural History Museum, London, UK. Postdoctoral fellowship (I2C Program, Xunta de Galicia): April 2013 - June 2015

  • Department of Zoology, University of Santiago de Compostela. Postdoctoral position: January 2012 - January 2013

  • Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London (Molecular Systematics Group). Academic visitor: June-August 2011

  • Department of Ecology and Animal Biology, University of Vigo. Postdoctoral position: December 2009 - May 2011

  • University of Lausanne (Spatial Ecology Group). Academic visitor: May - June 2008

  • Laboratory of Space Technology, Helsinki University of Technology. Academic visitor: July - August 2005

  • Department of Wetland Ecology, Doñana Biological Station (CSIC). PhD Student: January 2002 - December 2008

  • Department of Botany, University of Salamanca. Undergraduate Student: October 2000 - July 2001

PhD Thesis

*Please note that all chapters have already been published in scientific journals. Pdfs are available in the publications section (above)

Carola's Thesis PhD Dissertation available online

Inordinate fondness for beetles