Alicia Gómez is carrying out her PhD thesis on the evolution of plant size in crops
Javier Palomino is a PhD student who is working on the ecology of microbes associated to the wild progenitors of crops, and also on their functional role as decomposers.
Nieves Martín-Robles. Nieves has finished her PhD thesis on the evolution of root mutualisms during plant domestication
Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo. Together with Pablo García-Palacios and myself, Manu is coordinating the Microwild network, which aims to screen the microbial communities coexisting with the wild progenitors of eigth major crops at their habitats and sites of origins.
Pablo García-Palacios. Pablo works on litter dynamics, and contributed a superb work on litter chemistry and decomposition as affected by domestication (main paper here). We are working on follow-ups of that work and, jointly with Manu, are coordinating Microwild.
Silvia Matesanz is using our crops-wild progenitors study system to test hypotheses on whether and how phenotypic plasticity and integration has changed during crop evolution.
Gerlinde de Dyen & Janna Barel, at Wageningen University, are doing great experiments on how plant soil feedbacks work for pasture species from comercial and from wild seedstocks. We are doing the same for agricultural crop and wild progenitor species.