J. Gallego Zamorano

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J. Gallego Zamorano MSc (Juan)
PhD student

Contact info:
Radboud University Nijmegen
Faculty of Science
Department of Environmental Science

Postal address:
P.O. Box 9010 (mailbox 89)

Visiting address:
Heyendaalseweg 135
(Huygens building; 2nd floor, wing 6; room 02.632)

Tel. +31 (0)24 365 23 93
E-mail: J.Gallego.Zamorano@science.ru.nl

Curriculum vitae
Juan graduated in 2015 from the Complutense University of Madrid with a BSc in Biology, he did the last 12 months in Helsinki (Finland) where he did the BSc thesis with the Helsinki Lab of Ornithology at the LUOMUS (Finnish Museum of Natural History). During his exchange, he also worked for the Metapopulation Research Centre at the University of Helsinki, where he got passion about habitat fragmentation and its consequences for biodiversity.

He undertook a double MSc in “Nature Conservation” and “Environmental Data Science”, at the Life Science University of Prague (Czech Republic), and Cranfield University (UK). For his first MSc thesis, he studied how climate change affects common-bird populations in different parts of their distribution ranges in Europe. For his second thesis, he was based at the Natural History Museum of London where he worked with the PREDICTS database to investigate the influence of the landscape context on site-level biodiversity of bees in Europe. He is also passionate about birds, being an active trainee bird ringer.

For his PhD project, he will use Species-area relationships (SARs) models for quantifying biodiversity responses to anthropogenic pressures as land-use change, habitat fragmentation or climate change. The so-called country-side SARs is an improvement of the classic SARs models, by accounting for the fact that not all human-made or modified habitat is completely hostile to all species. Therefore, the main goal of this project is to develop, test and apply a country-side SAR-based model framework for assessing the impacts of anthropogenic changes on terrestrial biodiversity across spatial and temporal scales. The focus will be on vertebrate species (mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles).


  • Vojtech, B., Milič, S., Barbora H., Lastra González, D., Gallego Zamorano, J., Sevilleja, C.G., Torrent, L., & Vojar, J. 2017. First suervey of pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in wild and captive amphibians in the Czech Republic. Salmandra (Accepted).
  • Gallego Zamorano, J., Hokkanen, T., & Lehikoinen, A. 2016. Climate driven synchrony in crop size of masting deciduous and conifer tree species. Journal of Plant Ecology. DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtw117
  • Duplouy, A., Woestmann, L., Gallego Zamorano, J., Saastamoinen, M. 2016. Impact of male condition on his spermatophore and consequences for female reproductive performance in the Glanville fritillary butterfly. Insect Science, DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12424.

Last update: 27 November 2017