My research aims to understand the influence of climate on how organisms perform and where species are. In February 2018 I started a new postdoctoral fellowship at the CLIME lab at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, supported by the Claude Leon Foundation. Using a mix of modelling and field and lab experiments, I am continuing my work on the interactive effects of climate change and plant invasions on the activity patterns of a tiny tortoise endemic to South Africa. And we’ve just finished another field season!



Species on the Move is moving to South Africa in 2019! It promises to be an inspiring conference.



rgarcia at sun.ac.za
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photos: Raquel A. Garcia, Jonathon Hanks and Joan de la Malla