Born in Girona, I graduated in Biology with the University of Barcelona (2008) and then pursued an MSc in Ecology with the same University (2009). During my PhD (2009-2013) at the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), I focused on understanding the interaction between the landscape, animal behaviour and disturbances in influencing ecosystem functioning of macrophyte communities.
I am currently a Sêr Cymru research fellow at Bangor University (Wales, UK), within the NRN-LCEE funded project RESILCOAST that aims at integrating ecosystem resilience into coastal planning. Through this project I collaborate with GAME to better understand the relationship between ecosystem persistence and carbon sequestration.
Nature photography, meteorology and hiking.
I have strong interests in theoretical and experimental ecology. My research comprises 5 main areas: 1) biotic interactions, particularly herbivory, plant-animal and predator-prey interactions 2) landscape ecology, especially to understand the drivers of spatial heterogeneity in ecosystem processes 3) the effects of disturbances on plant and animal species 4) understanding ecosystem stability and alternative stable states 5) drivers and consequences of animal movement on ecosystem function.
Marine Pollution Bulletin, October 2017
Immanent conditions determine imminent collapses: nutrient regimes define the resilience of macroalgal communities.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284 (1851)
Aquatic Botany, 135
Should we sync? Seascape-level genetic and ecological factors determine seagrass flowering patterns.
Journal of Ecology, 103
Assessing the role of large herbivores in the structuring and functioning of freshwater and marine angiosperm ecosystems.