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Email: daniel.montoya@bc3research.org
ORCID: 0000-0002-5521-5282
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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. ​


Career summary

June 2021- Research Associate at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), & Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain

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January 2022- Ramón y Cajal Fellow, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), 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)