Postdoctoral researcher, ecologist
|Since||2021||Postdoctoral researcher at the Biochange Lab, Chair of Terrestrial Ecology, Technische Universität München|
|2016-||2020||PhD Biogeography at the University of Southhampton, United Kingdom.|
|2015-||2015||M.Sc. Terrestrial Ecology at Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.|
|2010-||2014||BSc. Environmental Biology at Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.|
My formal academic training in ecology initiated with a BSc degree in Environmental Biology, (2010-2014) and a MSc Terrestrial Ecology (2015) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Soon later, I started a PhD at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom, 2016-2020) where I specialised in biogeography. During my PhD thesis I focused on understanding the role of habitat filtering and biotic interactions driving biogeographic patterns of European bats.
My current research interests turn around developing comprehensive understanding on how ecological processes drive diversity patterns, which is a key necessary step for predicting global change impacts on biodiversity. I am particularly interested in the operation of environmental and biotic filtering processess through species functional traits across spatial scales, from local essembles to species ranges and across taxa. For that I combine fieldwork-based data with GIS modelling and DNA metabarcoding tools. As an animal ecologist, I have broad taxonomic interests, including vertebrate and invertebrate groups, from bats and birds to several insect orders.