Doctor in Biology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2003). Marie-Curie Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Animal and Plant Sciences Department of the University of Sheffield (2003-2005). Associate Professor at the Environmental Sciences Department of the University of Girona since 2010. I have focused my research on the study of plant and ecosystem responses to the changes in different abiotic factors (temperature, water availability, CO2, ultraviolet radiation, etc.) as a consequence of climate change. Specifically, the main goal of my degree thesis was to characterise the photoprotection responses of holm oak after a fire. I developed my PhD under the frame of two European projects (CLIMOOR and VULCAN) that aimed to study how the predicted increase in temperature and the reduction in water availability will affect the functioning and structure of European shrublands. My post-doctoral research was focused on determining how different coniferous species respond to long periods of continuous light under elevated CO2 conditions. Nowadays, I perform my research in the frame of the research group “Soils and Vegetation in the Mediterranean” (2014SGR1605). We are studying how the changes in the levels of ultraviolet radiation and water availability will affect the functioning of Mediterranean species and their ecosystems in the context of climate change. I have been involved in 14 competitive research projects (being the main researcher of 3 of them) and I have published 29 scientific papers in international ISI journals. I have also collaborated in the redaction of 5 book chapters and I have over 40 contributions to national and international conferences. I am Associate Editor of the international journal Functional Ecology (IF=4.83). At the University of Girona, I am teaching undergraduate students of the Biology and Environmental Sciences degrees, and Master students of the Master in Environmental Change.
Orcid Code: orcid.org/0000-0001-9190-5144
Researcher ID: L-8732-2014