I am Associate Professor in Ecology at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). My research is focused on the Management and Restoration of Forest Ecosystems under Global Change
I studied environmental sciences at the University of Huelva (Spain), where I took my early steps in research and conducted my PhD in forest restoration (2007-2011). I complemented my PhD with a training stay at INRA-Bordeaux (France), where I was introduced to the study of nutrient cycling and plant-soil interactions in forest ecosystems.
Afterwards, I travelled as postdoc, from Huelva to the Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic, 2012-2013) where I focused my research on plant-plant and plant-soil interactions in mixed forests. Then, I moved to the Earth and Life Institute in Belgium (Marie Curie fellow, 2013-2015) expanding my research interests to climate change effects on forest ecosystems. After my experience abroad, I came back to Spain first as Juan de la Cierva postdoc fellow in the FORECO lab at the University of Alcalá (2015-2018), and then as senior postdoc at Complutense University of Madrid (2018-2021).