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Paco Garcia-Gonzalez

My research aims to answer questions in evolutionary biology relating to the causes and consequences of female multiple mating (polyandry), post-copulatory sexual selection and sexual conflict. I predominantly follow empirical approaches, using several model systems (mainly insects and other invertebrates), but I am also interested in theoretical developments.

Current research lines include (1) the use of modified quantitative genetic designs to identify sources of variation in fertilization success and embryo viability, (2) the analysis of trans-generational effects (indirect genetic effects) on offspring performance and their consequences for the evolution of polyandry, (3) the influence of stochastic effects on genetic variation in fertilization success and the interpretation of models of sexual selection, and (4) the examination of bet-hedging as a mechanism underlying the evolution of female multiple mating.


  • 2017–present
    Senior Research Scientist (Cientifico Titular), CSIC (Spanish Research Council)-Doñana Biological Station


  • 2002 
    Complutense University of Madrid, PhD/Evolutionary Biology

Research Areas

  • Evolutionary Biology (0603)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)