I am a researcher in Plant ecophysiology. Currently (2023), I have a Margarita Salas postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the University of Barcelona and a the Department of Biology of the University of Oxford.
I received a BSc in Environmental Sciences and MSc in Environmental Agrobiology from University of Barcelona in 2015 and 2016 respectively, both with extraordinary prize. I have also a Superior University Course in Data Science, aplications in Biology and Medicine with Python and R (2018) and a second MSc in Data Science (2023). I performed my PhD in Ecology, Environmental Sciences and Plant Physiology Summa Cum Laude and with extraordinary prize (2020) in the ANTIOX Ecophys group run by Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch, where I used a combined approach integrating data science in the study of invasive plants' physiology. In 2022 I won a Margarita Salas Fellowship to continue my research abroad at the SalGo Team run by Dr. Rob Salguero-Gómez at the University of Oxford, studying the interface between plant physiological performance, demographic responses, and species distributions to examine the drivers of species invasion at macro-ecological scales and their forecasts under different environmental scenarios (i.e., climate change). Additionally, I shared my plant physiology expertise to develop novel ecological monitoring tools based on UAV’s (drones) multispectral images for grasslands. During this period I also had a position as Biology Lecturer at Balliol College in Oxford enjoying my second passion: teaching stats. After a year abroad I continued my Margarita Salas fellowship at the University of Barcelona, at the Plant Synergy Team, where I am extending the knowledge acquired abroad to define an invasive plant stress proxies based on RGB images as well as explore alien species physiological plasticity and multivariate stress responses to understand invasive plants success. Additionaly, I am Review Editor for Technical Advances in Plant Science in Frontiers in Plant Science and Data Editor in Ecology Letters.
My current research lines comprise: Mechanisms of abiotic plant stress tolerance, Ecophysiology of invasive plants, Ecological modelling of invasive success, Seed longevity and ageing and Imaging for ecological monitoring. I love doing outreach both in-situ (teaching, or workshops with students) and out-situ (dissemination videos - through my Youtube channel - or learning materials). Read more about it at the Research, Publications and Outreach tabs or follow me on social media (see links below).
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