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).

Research Lines:

1) Global Change Ecology

2) Macroecology and Biogeography

3) Remote Sensing and Conservation

My research is aimed at contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals by (1) assessing and forecasting the combined impacts of global change drivers (wildfires, land-use and climate change) on biodiversity and ecosystem services under a wide range of socio-ecological scenarios, (2) developing cost-effective biodiversity monitoring systems; and (3) identifying ‘win-win’ situations for nature conservation and human well-being to contribute to a more sustainable decision-making.

In our studies, we apply a wide range of techniques: process-based models (such as spatially-explicit fire-succession models or landscape dynamic models), Earth Observation data (e.g. Sentinel, Landsat mission, etc.) and remote sensing technologies (e.g. Google Earth Engine), predictive ecology (e.g. ecological niche models, community-level modelling), ecological indicators (e.g. Community Themal Index), spatial conservation prioritization tools such as MARXAN, and large datasets (Atlas data or long-term monitoring programs).

Research Interests
: Landscape ecology, Predictive ecology, Fire ecology, Conservation Biogeography, Spatial Conservation Prioritisation, Conservation Biology, Bird conservation, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Science.


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