Cristina Llopis-Belenguer

Researcher at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Valencia (Spain). She is a graduate in Biology with a Master’s Degree in Biodiversity: Conservation and Evolution. She is currently researching for her PhD in functional and phylogenetic diversity in fish parasite communities on a predoctoral contract (ACIF/2016/374) funded by the Valencian Department of Education and the European Social Fund (ESF).

In modern ecology, the traditional diversity indices (usually of richness, abundance, and species evenness) have been highly revealing and useful for monitoring community and ecosystem processes.