These are the main study systems we work with. They offer numerous opportunities for MS and PhD theses or collaborations.
We established an individual-based long-term monitoring of this endemic carnivorous plants from Mediterranean heathlands in 2011. With demographic data on thousands of individuals, we can address questions related to (mal)adaptation to global change.
We are investigating demographic mechanisms of drought resilience working with stage-specific abundance data of 10 dominant shrub species, collected systematically since 2007 in Doñana National Park. In addition, we have been collecting individual demographic data for 4 shrub species since 2019.
We are starting a four-year project integrating individual monitoring of multiple species across trophic levels, including dung beetles. This project will be done in Doñana National Park and Kalahari Research Center. We are looking for PhD or postdoc candidates for modelling!
We are developing (spatially explicit) individual-based models for numerous carnivores in Iberian Peninsula. For the lynx and rabbits, we are developing linked IBMs and are working on scaling them to ecosystem processes and improved habitat connectivity.
We are collaborating with the Alpine Marmot Project at the Gran Paradiso National Park. There are > 15 years of individual data from hundreds of marmots available to investigate marmot responses to climate change. Ideal for a postdoctoral project.
We are collaborating with the Succulent Karoo Research Station to jointly model the demographic mechanisms of climate-change effects on African striped mice and Karoo bush rats. We are looking for interested postdocs to tackle the data!
We have started a long-term monitoring project (BUGS), investigating the diversity, relative abundances, and population dynamics of soil fauna in the Kalahari Desert. We want to understand how climate and land-use change affect soil fauna in distinct microhabitats.