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    Research Statement

    I develop approaches to understand and predict species' dynamics in a world of continuous change: temperature rise, land-use get intensified in some areas while others are abandoned, species are moved from one continent to another. 
    To achieve this, I use a combination of modelling and data analysis to reveal how species’ life-histories interact with environmental conditions and human intervention, to produce large-scale ecological patterns. I favour models as tools to address these questions for theoretical or applied studies. I juggle between modelling techniques to best approach the problem at hand, but I like those emphasizing mechanisms

    My work has a strong theoretical component, but is dedicated to providing tools to understand, predict, and manage the ecological aspects of global change. As a consequence my research is developed along two themes: 1) linking local processes to large-scale patterns, and 2) help manage species and landscapes.

    For instance, I try to predict how species distributions will change with climate change; how farming or forestry practices impact biodiversity; how biodiversity contributes to ecosystem services.

    Research Interests

    Spatial ecology; Macroecology; Landscape ecology; Invasion biology; Population biology; Bayesian Inference; Individual-based models; trees; birds;


    BIO3206 "Conservation biology" - I developed this module to offer third year students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of ecological concepts and methods relevant for conservation, through interactive lectures, workshops and group work.

    Frequent Journals

    • Biological Invasions

      ISSNs: 1387-3547

      Springer Netherlands

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.98 SJR 1.272 SNIP 1.268


    • Oikos

      ISSNs: 0030-1299

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1600-0706

      Wiley Online Library

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.68 SJR 2.078 SNIP 1.337


    • Global Ecology & Biogeography

      ISSNs: 1466-822X, 0960-7447, 1466-8238

      Wiley Online Library

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 6.39 SJR 3.458 SNIP 2.07



      ISSNs: 1286-4560

      Springer Science + Business Media

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.69 SJR 0.913 SNIP 1.206



      ISSNs: 0921-2973

      Springer Netherlands

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.41 SJR 1.821 SNIP 1.474


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