I am Maria, a research fellow at the Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC) and research associate at the University of Zurich. I have just been awarded the Ramón y Cajal Fellowship to start a research group. So, I am in the process of "gathering" my globally distributed team and new team members to be based at EBD-CSIC. This website is therefore currently being updated. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
The overarching theme of our research is to understand how feedbacks between phenotypic and genetic traits, life-history processes, and biotic interactions can allow natural populations and communities to "cope" with environmental change. We are working with long-term data on animal and plant populations to generate iterative short-term forecasts and to project population dynamics under global change scenarios - trying to create theoretical principles and empirical applications to anticipate and mitigate emerging threats to natural communities.