My research focuses on how intrinsic (density) and extrinsic (environment) factors, biotic interactions, and individual traits (size or mass) interact to determine population structure and dynamics. Working with long-term data on animal and plant populations, I am particularly interested in how population projections under global change can be improved by accounting for trait dynamics, environmental and spatial patterning, and tradeoffs between survival and reproduction. I am also keen on investigating potential evolutionary consequences of environmental change. Most recently, my research tries to integrate multi-species seasonal population dynamics into a comprehensive framework.
During my PhD, I largely worked on the demography of a disturbance-adapted plant species (dewy pines). I am now working mostly with animal data, such as the meerkats , yellow-bellied marmots, African striped mice, ungulates, and the Iberian lynx. But I do foray into plant demography once in a while, at Doñana National Park. You can download my CV here (last update: Sept 2021).