Virginia Dominguez-Garcia


ARSENIC project (ANR), co-supervised by Sonia Kéfi and Colin Fontaine

Email: virginia.dominguez-garcia (at)


I have a Bsc + Msc in Physics, but I did my Ph.D. Thesis on Complex Networks applied to ecology and biology, studying how some structural properties of these networks have an effect on the emergent behaviour of the systems.
Now I work in the Biodicee team applying statistical physics to understand problems of ecological relevance. As a member of the ARSENIC project I am especially interested in studying the stability of ecological communities and how external perturbations affects them.

Topics I’m interested in include:
Biodiversity and stability
Ecological and biological networks
Interplay between topological and dynamical features in ecological and biological networks



Factors determining nestedness in complex networks. S. Johnson, V. Domínguez-García and MA. Muñoz.
PloS ONE, e74025, 2013

Trophic coherence determines foodweb stability. S. Johnson, V. Domínguez-García, and MA. Muñoz.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA , 111 , 17923–17928 , 2014

Inherent directionality explains the lack of feedback loops in empirical networks. V. Domínguez-García, Simone Pigolotti, and MA. Muñoz.
Scientific Reports 4 , 7497 , 2015

Ranking species in mutualistic networks. V. Domínguez-García and MA. Muñoz.
Scientific Reports 5, 8182 , 2015

Understanding Nanopore Window Distortions in the Reversible Molecular Valve Zeolite RHO. Salvador Rodríguez-Gómez Balestra, Said Hamad, A. Rabdel Ruiz-Salvador, Virginia Domínguez-García, Patrick J. Merkling, David Dubbeldam, Sofía Calero
Chemistry of Materials 27 , 5657–5667 , 2015

Intervality and coherence in complex networks. V. Domínguez-García, S. Johnson and MA. Muñoz.
Chaos 26, 065308 , 2016