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University of Tartu
Plant Ecology Laboratory
employee David Garcia de Leon Tartu,, Estonia

PhD David Garcia de Leon

Post-doc researcher


I am a plant community ecologist in the plant ecology group at Department of Botany. Currently, I am interested in understanding the impact of human disturbance on global distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. My previous postdoctoral project at the same team studied the co-variation among distribution of vascular plants, cryptogams and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in successional alvar grasslands. During my doctoral studies, I was also interested in determining the influence of climate change on weed population dynamics.

For further info, see my profile and the list of my publications here.

Selected publications

  • García de León, D., Moora, M., Öpik, M., Neuenkamp, L., Gerz, M., Jairus, T., Vasar, M., Bueno, C. G., Davison, J., Zobel, M. 2016. Symbiont dynamics during ecosystem succession: co-occurring plant and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw097.
  • García de León, D., Garcia-Mozo, H., Galan, C., Alcazar, P., Lima, M., Gonzalez-Andujar, J. L. (2015) Disentangling the effects of feedback structure and climate on Poaceae annual airborne pollen fluctuations and the possible consequences of climate change. Science of The Total Environment 530-531:103-109.