Our research centers around demographic modelling and mechanistic forecasts. We develop methods to integrate data and facilitate multi-species demographic models and apply these methods to our study systems.
We are developing theory and applications to quantify dynamic feedbacks between species life-history traits and biotic interactions in complex natural systems. More information here.
We are synthesising evidence on how the complexity of demographic responses to environmental change translates into persistence of populations. More information here.
Plants can adapt fast to global change. However, if different global-change drivers put lead to different selection pressures on life histories, is maladaptation the consequence? Find out more about this research here.
What are the demographic determinants of drought resilience? We try to answer this question working with detailed data on shrubs from Doñana National Park, which is extremely vulnerable to predicted increases in temperature and rainfall scarcity. More information here.
Drylands are among the most climate-change affected ecosystems. We are investigating the biotic pathways of such effects. We are particularly interested in how stage-specific multitrophic interactions mediate ecosystem effects of increased climatic extremes. We work on plants, invertebrates, herbivores, and carnivores. More information here.
The Carpathian Mountains, one of the most biodiverse regions in Europe, are increasingly threatened by multiple invasion. We want to understand the drivers of this invasion to propose better management. More information here.