Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Researcher

Universidad de Sevilla

Feb 2020 – Present Sevilla, Spain
 
 
 
 
 

Spatial Data Scientist

Agresta S. Coop.

Jul 2019 – Jan 2020 Sevilla, Spain
Machine Learning and Geospatial processing. Developed machine learning models and automated workflows to predict forest structure from remote sensing (LiDAR and satellite images).
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Mar 2014 – Dec 2017 Sevilla, Spain

Performed a global meta-analysis of changes in population performance across species ranges, in relation to recent warming trends.

Performed a global meta-analysis of tree canopies buffering of forest understory temperatures.

Compiled historical records and carried out field vegetation surveys to analyse changes in southern Spanish forests in the last 25 years, in the light of climate change and forest management practices.

Collaborated on several biogeographical studies involving species distribution modelling of Carex species.

 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

Computational Ecology Group, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Oct 2010 – Sep 2013 Cambridge, UK
Hierarchical Bayesian modelling, R and C++ programming.
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Cambridge

Oct 2010 – Sep 2013 Cambridge, UK

Developed an statistical framework (based on hierarchical Bayesian state-space models) to reconstruct species range dynamics with climate changes.

Also, assessing the importance of microclimates and climatic refugia to facilitate species’ persistence under climate change.

 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

Duke University

Oct 2006 – Dec 2006 North Carolina, USA
Hierarchical Bayesian modelling of tree demography.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria

May 2005 – Jun 2005 Zaragoza, Spain
Dendrochronology. Climate change impacts on relict tree species.
 
 
 
 
 

Predoctoral Researcher

Universidad de Sevilla

Jan 2003 – Dec 2009 Sevilla, Spain
Years of intensive field work inventorying forest plots and monitoring tree demography in southern Spain to better understand the persistence of relict species under climate change. Also travelling across the Mediterranean collecting samples for a genetic study on the phylogeography of laurel tree species. Finally, implementing species distribution models to reconstruct the range dynamics of several Mediterranean species in the last million years, and to forecast their future distributions with climate change.