Pedro Rey was born in Granada, Spain, in 1964. He received his B.S. degree in biology and Ph.D. degree from the Universidad de Granada (Spain) in 1987 and 1992, respectively. In 1988, he achieved a predoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Sciences to conduct a research on frugivory and seed dispersal in agricultural systems. In 1993, he was a Postdoc Research Fellow at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla, USA. From 1994 to 2000, Rey served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Jaén. Presently, he serves as a Permanent Professor of ecology at the same University. He leads a research team on plan ecology and evolution at the University of Jaén (PAIDI RNM-354, Junta de Andalucía). He is mainly interested in the ecological, biogeographical, and evolutionary drivers of plant biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin, one of the plant biodiversity hot spots in the planet. More recently, he became concerned with the conservation, restoration, and management of such biodiversity. For that purposes, he combines field ecology, quantitative genetics and modern molecular ecology approaches, encompassing both micro- and macroevolutionary perspectives and moving from the population to the community scale.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011