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Manuela Gonzalez-Suarez

Manuela Gonzales

Areas of interest

I am broadly interested in understanding and predicting the current loss of biodiversity.

My work aims to:

  • Identify species' life-history, ecological and behavioural traits that can be used as predictors of extinction risk and invasion success.
  • Explore the role that distinct anthropogenic impacts (in interaction with species' traits) play in current biodiversity loss.
  • Understand the importance of individual variation for population dynamics.

Postgraduate supervision


  • Ruben Bernardo-Madrid

PhD students

  • Pablo Medrano-Vizcaino
  • Kerry Smith
  • Aditya Srinivasulu
  • Simon Boulter
  • Ben Howes (main supervisor Dr. Cristina Banks-Leite, Imperial College London)
  • Katie Powell (main supervisor Dr. David Roy, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
  • Pip Oppenheimer (main supervisor Dr Robin Freeman, Institute of Zoology)
  • Rana Orturk (main supervisor Dr Campbell Murn, University of Reading)


Research centres and groups

International collaborators

  • Dr Margarita Mulero Pazmany, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
  • Dr Clara Grilo, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Dr Agustin Paviolo, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina
  • Dr Luca Santini, National Research Council (CNR), Italy


  • Co-Director of NERC-funded QMEE CDT
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Ecology and BioScience
  • Reviewer for 33 different ISI journals
  • Fulbright and Marie Curie alumna


Impact, Enterprise and Outreach

  • Participation and organization of outreach events like Soapbox Science and Pint of Science
  • Publication among top-cited papers in the Journal of Animal Ecology


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