Within this context the overall goal of our research is to better understand the ecological interactions that underpin agricultural production systems so as to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture.
From this perspective, the main interrelated research lines of our group are:
- Study the diversity of weeds and ecosystem services provided in Mediterranean crops
- Establish the rules of community assembly weed
- Study effect of climate change on populations and communities of weeds and on weed-crop interference
For the development of those areas of research our group is funded by national and international project and has stable collaboration of researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the University of Huelva.
Our group has an extensive network of international connections, collaborating with prestigious institutions usch as Rothamsted Research (UK), University of California (Davis, USA), USDA (USA) and INRA (France), among others. This allows the development of our research on a more international context and improve training with the exchange of researchers. We are also associated with the International Laboratory for Climate Change which aims to understand, predict and develop strategies to respond to the impact of global change on marine and terrestrial ecosystems.