About me

I am a researcher in the field of empirical ecology, grounded in theory, with a particular focus upon population dynamics and species interactions (including us, the humans, in the equation!).

My early fascination with ecology lead me to become an undergraduate research assistant in population ecology and afterwards in behavioural ecology in the University of Valencia (UV, Spain)These two experiences were complemented in the University of Barcelona (UB, Spain) by my Master’s thesis on population dynamics of the European mink (Mustela lutreola). This work gave me the opportunity to gain invaluable insights from multidisciplinary research, underpinning the direction I gave to my subsequent PhD project focused on ecology and management of the American mink (Neovison vison).

In parallel to my thesis work, I have taken an active part in several projects undertaken by my colleagues at the University of Barcelona, as well as by colleagues based at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC, USA), Università degli studi di Trieste (Italia), Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC (EBD, Spain) and with the European Mink Society (AVE, Spain) of which I am a founder member.

On September 2011, I was awarded by the “Beatriu de Pinós” postdoctoral fellowship followed on October 2012 by a Marie Curie IEF Fellowship to work with Prof. Lambin and his team. Our research project aims to determine the demographic and dispersal dynamics of mammal populations, in relation to the rate of (re)colonisation at low density and to test hypotheses about the roles of compensation and depensation in these dynamics.