Degree in CC. Biologist and Doctor in Ecology and Environment since 1994. She has specialised in the multi-scale study of plant biodiversity, analysing it from the ecosystemic to the landscape scale, as well as its role as an indicator of environmental sustainability. Since 2000 she has focused on landscape ecology and participates in the maintenance of the system for monitoring changes in Spanish rural landscapes (SISPARES) of the network of Spanish rural landscapes (REDPARES). This system is currently being integrated into a future European biodiversity observation network, the EBONE project of the VII Framework Programme. He has published 19 articles (9 in SCI journals) and 7 of them on landscape ecology. He has participated in 10 research projects, 5 of them related to Landscape Ecology and has made 30 communications to national and international congresses.
ORTEGA, M., BUNCE, R.G.H., GARCÍA DE BARRIO, J.M., ELENA ROSSELLÓ, R., 2008. The relative dependence of Spanish landscape pattern on environmental, geographical and temporal variables. Forest Systems 17(2): 114-129.
ORTEGA, M., ELENA-ROSSELLÓ, R., GARCÍA DEL BARRIO, J.M., 2004. Estimation of plant diversity at landscape level: A methodological approach applied to three Spanish rural areas. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 95 (1-3): 97-116.
ORTEGA, M., LEVASSOR, C., PECO, B., 1997. Seasonal dinamics of Mediterranean pasture seed banks along environmental gradients. Journal of Biogeography, 24: 177-195.