M Rosario García-Gil studied at the University of Valencia Biological sciences with a master in biochemistry and microbiology. She conducted her PhD work in genomics applied to fruit tree breeding at the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. Her postdoc work was conducted at the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland on the topic of population genetics and local adaptation. She continued her carrier as assistant professor at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, University of Agricultural sciences, SLU, Umea, Sweden. She is presently associate professor at the same department and University. She has published 42 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and three book chapters.