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BIO

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC) working in the SHOWCASE project (H2020).

My research focuses on wild and domesticated biodiversity in agricultural landscapes.

I have multidisciplinary expertise in agricultural systems with a deep focus on human-environment interactions. I have combined studies in Veterinary, Agroecology and Ecology, searching for multidimensional solutions to contemporary problems of agricultural systems under Global Change.  

My line of research is interdisciplinary between ecology, animal production and agronomy, genetics, sociology and anthropology. I have worked on ecosystem services assessments in agroecosystems and the sustainability analysis of agricultural and livestock activity. During my PhD, I developed an innovative line of research on the auto-ecological and biogeographical aspects of local Spanish livestock breeds. The aim of this research has been to integrate knowledge on the functioning of ecosystems and the behaviour of biodiversity in agricultural areas in order to promote a more sustainable land management. 

 My main research interests can be framed as:

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Integration of theories from different fields (ecology, evolution, earth sciences, genetics, anthropology, etc.) to improve our understanding of biodiversity processes, mechanisms and functions

To better understand those drivers that modulate the distribution, adaptation and selection of wild and domesticated diversity in order to foster its conservation and to promote more sustainable food systems.

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EducatiOn & Jobs

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2021

Postdoctoral Researcher
Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC)

 

Showcasing synergies between agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystem services to help farmers capitalising on native biodiversity. (H2020/ 862480). PI: Ignasi Bartomeus Roig

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2020

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Alcalá

 

Assessment of ecosystem services derived from the management of vegetation in the Spanish energy transport network through grazing. PI: Antonio Gómez Sal.

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2017-2020

International Doctoral Degree in Ecology, Conservation and Restoration of Ecosystems
University of Alcalá

 

Title: “Livestock & Biodiversity. Ecological determinants and functions of the diversity of local livestock breeds in peninsular Spain”.

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2019

Research Stay
Colorado State University

 

Research Stay, at Forest & Rangeland Stewardship Department. Colorado State University. Colorado. EE.UU.  

 

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2015-2016

Research Assistant
University of Alcalá Foundation

 

Incorporation of ecosystem assessment approach into decision-making for the management of Dehesas in Andalusia. Life Biodehesa (life11/bio/es/000726). PI: Antonio Gómez Sal.

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2014-2015

Master of Sciences in Agroecology, a model for rural sustainability
University of Córdoba

 

Title: “Transhumance in León province. Puertos towards sustainability”

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2009-2014

University Degree in Veterinary Sciences
University of León

 

2013 SICUE Mobility at University of Córdoba

2012 Erasmus Mobility at Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien