María Begoña García is a research scientist in the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Restoration at the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), where she also served as Vice-Chair between 2010 and 2017. Her research focuses on the long-term dynamics of plant species and habitats, especially those of Community interest, as well as interactions between plants and animals. Among her current projects are the coordination of a monitoring network of plant population trends and habitat changes in northeastern Spain that is tracking 180 plant species, of which 60 are threatened, 65 are alpine, and 70 are indicators of climatic change. This project associates demographic trends with biological traits, population sizes, land changes and microclimatic conditions, in order to better assess their future vulnerability. She is the national coordinator of the Spanish Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER-Spain), co-coordinator of the CSIC Interdisciplinary Platform ECOBIODIV and a member of the scientific committee for Spain’s National Parks.