The Lichen Ecology group is at the Department of Pharmacology
Pharmacognosy and Botany in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Complutense University of Madrid. We explore the ecology and diversity of alpine, polar antarctic and semiarid lichens, mosses and plants from a taxonomic, functional, ecophysiological and molecular perspective. We have a considerable experience in the use of advanced gas exchange and fluorescence systems for measuring photosynthesis. Since 2005 we collaborate with European Space Agency in different exobiology experiments with lichens.