Virginia Valcárcel Núñez


Autonomous University of Madrid.


I am a plant biologist that uses molecular phylogenetics and ecology to clarify the evolutionary history of plants and understand current diversity patterns. Most of my fieldwork is done in the Mediterranean. My main study group is Araliaceae and particularly the genus Hedera, on which I did my PhD at the Botanical Garden of Madrid. I joined the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville) as a lecturer and since 2016 I am an Associate Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.