Keywords: Biodiversity, Ecosystem function, Stability, Ecological networks, Global change, Restoration, Agroecology
I am an Associate Editor of Journal of Animal Ecology. I am also member of the British Ecological Society and the Société Française d’Écologie et d’Évolution (SFE²).
My research aims to understand the structure and functioning of communities and ecosystems: how biodiversity and species interactions affect community structure and stability, and how they affect the functioning of ecosystems. Specifically, I (i) explore the structure and dynamics of ecosystems following perturbations such as habitat loss and climate change, (ii) quantify the patterns displayed by communities and ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales, and (iii) investigate the assembly and recovery of these ecosystems. The more applied side of my research aims at using concepts, tools and approaches from ecological theory to help design more efficient restoration actions and to sustainably manage agricultural systems. To address these questions, I combine different approaches, including simulations and mathematical models, analysis of large datasets, field observations and experimental manipulations.
From June 2021 Research Associate at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), & Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain
2018-2021 Postdoctoral position, Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling, Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station, CNRS Moulis – UPS, France
2015-2018 AgreenSkills Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling, Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station, CNRS Moulis – UPS & Agroécologie, INRA Dijon, France
2014-2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
2012-2014 Marie Curie Fellowship, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
2010-2012 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
2005-2009 PhD University of Alcala (Spain)
Research placements in University California Irvine (USA), Princeton University (USA),
Microsoft Research Cambridge (United Kingdom), Queen Mary College (United Kingdom)