I am currently working as Post-doctoral reseacher funded by the Xunta de Galicia at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and CIBIO/InBIO (Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources) under the supervision of João P. Honrado (Predictive Ecology- PRECOL lab) in Porto.
1) Global Change Ecology
2) Macroecology and Biogeography
3) Remote Sensing and Conservation
In particular, my current research is aimed at: a) unravelling the interactive (antagonist, additive and synergistic) effects of multiple stressors on biodiversity (at both species and community level) and ecosystem functioning in terrestrial ecosystems using spatially-explicit process-based models, Earth Observation data, species distribution models, ecological indicators and large datasets; b) assessing and forecasting the impacts of global change drivers (mainly human-altered fire disturbance regimes, land-use changes and climate change) on biodiversity and ecosystem services under a wide range of socio-ecological scenarios using novel and integrative approaches; and, c) monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of protected area networks in conserving biodiversity and their habitats using remote sensing data and spatial conservation prioritization tools.
Research Interests : Landscape ecology, terrestrial animal ecology, fire ecology, biogeography, conservation biology, remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems, geographic information science