Dr. María Fernanda PérezResearch Line: Macroecology
PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the Universidad de Chile. Associate professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Area of research: Her research focuses on the evolution of the functional attributes of plants. Using a combination of fieldwork, molecular phylogenetics and comparative analysis, she studies the evolution of reproductory and functional attributes of plants across different spatial and temporal scales.