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I work at the interface of theoretical and quantitative ecology. My main aims are to understand underlying eco-evolutionary processes driving population dynamics and to quantify and identify anthropogenic and environmental drivers acting on wild populations. Specifically, I have focused the effects stochasticity, early life conditions, supplementary feeding, consecutive perturbations and extreme climatic events  on life history traits such as survival, breeding performance, dispersal, migration, colonization or persistence.  Unravelling the underlying dynamics of wild populations under different environmental stochasticity regimes goes beyond the pure thrill of contributing to widening our ecological knowledge. Animal populations are increasingly vulnerable to extinction and population declines; hence understanding the processes, which underlie their dynamics, will be an invaluable tool in conserving and managing these species. Moreover, within my research I aim to integrate the socio-ecological perspective when modelling animal populations. This is because species do not exist on their own; they have an ecological and a social context that modulates their response to management actions. Therefore, if we aim to achieve both species conservation and sustainable development of local communities, we need to integrate them through the scientific process.

1. Demography ( including complex systems)

2. No Harm Energy Transition. 

3. Human Wildlife Conflict

4. Scientific Colonialism in Ecological Research

5. Art and Science as tools to achieve a more sustainable and cohesive society.

To have a look at my publication record you have a look at my Google Scholar profile. 


  • PhD Biodiversity Management and Conservation 2017 - Universidad de Barcelona - Best Biology PhD Thesis. 
  • MSc Biodiversity Management and Conservation  2011 - Universidad de Barcelona 
  • BSc & MSc Marine Sciences 2010 - Universidad de Cádiz. Top of the class. Best academic record. 
  • BSc & MSc Environmental Sciences  2010 - Universidad de Cádiz. Top of the class. Best academic record.

Research Keywords:

Demography, Population dynamics, Migration, Stochasticity, Wildlife Conflict, Top Predators, Offshore Renewable Energy

Teaching Responsibilities:


Science Diplomacy Workshop


Course of Diversity of Life II (BI1012)

Practical Skills in Animal Behaviour (ZO3813)

Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems field course (BI35F1)

Course on Imagination, creativity, and innovation in science (BI3508)

Meet the Scientist- Research Seminars in SBS (BI4026)

PGT Population Ecology (ZO5304)

Advanced Behavioural Ecology (ZO4539)


Population ecology (ZO5304)

Population ecology (EK3303)




Dr. Sanz-Aguilar (UIB-IMEDEA-CSIC, Spain)

Prof. Oro (CEAB - CSIC, Spain)

Dr. Tavecchia (IMEDEA-CSIC, Spain) 

Dr. Tomillo-Santidrián (IMEDEA-CSIC, Spain)

Prof. Gil (MNCN- CSIC, Spain)

Dr. Rotger (IMEDEA-CSIC, Spain) 

Prof. Bunnenfeld (UoS, UK) 

Dr. Iñamagua (UC, Ecuador)

Dr. Caplat (QU, UK)

Dr. Miller (MSS, UK) 

Dr. Rufino (JNCC, UK)

Dr. Masden (UHI, UK)

Prof. Reid(NTNU, Norway)

Dr. Acker (NTNU, Norway)

Prof. Daunt (CEH, UK)

Dr. Burthe (CEH, UK)

Dr. Cunningham (UoE, UK)

Prof. Thompson (UoA, UK)

Prof. Scott (UoA, UK) 

Prof. Lambin (UoA, UK) 

Dr. Layton (UoA, UK) 

Dr. Bodey(UoA, UK)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Homeward Bound Project Faculty

1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019

Research Fellow, IMEDEA-CSIC

1 May 201731 Aug 2017

Homeward Bound Project Fellow

1 Apr 201730 Mar 2018


1 Apr 201330 Mar 2017

Natural History Museum Curator Apprentice

1 Oct 201128 Feb 2013

Area of Expertise

  • Biological Sciences


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