I am particularly interested in studying the mechanisms that drive and maintain biodiversity in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, analyzing biodiversity territorial patterns and what’s threatening it. I tackle conservation problems from a socioecological approach.
Biodiversity loss is one of the greatest environmental challenges we’ve faced over the last decades. Without biodiversity, it would be impossible to obtain the wide range of ecosystem goods and services we need to live.
I’m particularly interested in studying the mechanisms that drive and maintain biodiversity in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, analyzing biodiversity territorial patterns and what’s threatening it. I tackle conservation problems from a socioecological approach. That’s why I think is important to focus research and scientific work in understanding how species are distributed across the land by applying methods that take into account metapopulation, metacommunity ecology and animal behavior in migratory as well as non-migratory species.
I’ve always devoted myself to species and communities using study methods that require multi-level analysis (from the organism to the ecosystem), combining experimentation with modeling, and carrying out long-term monitoring of several ecosystems. Every organism, community and ecosystem play an important role in the regulation of the energy and nutrient cycles keeping the planet alive. Their function has been affected by global climatic changes, an increase in natural disturbances, a major anthropic influence, the introduction of exotic species and changes in land use, among others.
I enjoy working from an interdisciplinary approach, gathering researchers from multiple groups and fields so that conservation problems can be tackled more effectively from a wide range of perspectives and methodologies. The projects in which I’ve been involved address applied ecology issues with the aim of providing direct results that can contribute to improve conservation strategies and policies for the management of diversity, natural heritage, natural resources and ecosystem services. Likewise, studying interspecific interactions sheds some light on ecosystem dynamics and helps making informed predictions of future scenarios.
Catalonia (Iberian Peninsula, NE), with a high environmental gradient, provides an interesting opportunity to study how carnivorous mammal communities are structured. This community is made
The Yasuní National Park is located in the Ecuadorian Amazon region, across the sub-basins of the Tiputini, Yasuní, Nashiño, Cononaco and Curaray rivers, tributaries of