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Born in Barcelona, 1943. PhD Barcelona Science University in 1973, Professor Ecology UAB 1981-2005, 2005- Emeritus Professor UAB. He organized the first research team on terrestrial ecosystems in Catalonia. Director CREAF 1988-1998. First president of the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology.
He has been a member of: Council for the Protection of Nature (Generalitat) Scientific Commission of the Natural Park of Cévennes (France), Board of Fundació Territori i Paisatge, Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Park of Collserola, Committee on the Environment and Sustainability of the Barcelona City Council, member of the board of the Asociación Española de Ecología Terrestre, Spanish representative in the European COST program on forests, etc. and is a member emeritus of the Institute of Catalan Studies, member of the scientific committee of WWF-ADENA, Board of Fundació Boscos, honorary member of CREAF Board.
More than 300 articles and 20 books include Ecología de la vegetación (2001), Ecología urbana (2001), Biografía del Mundo (2006), Ecologia viscuda (2010), Notícias sobre Evolución (2014).
Medal Narcís Monturiol Catalonia Generalitat, Catalonia Government Environmental Award, Environment Award Institute of Catalan Studies, Award of Atlas and UGT Catalonia Generalitat, Serra d'Or Critics Prize for Biografia del Món, Award Amics dels Amics de la UAB UAB Distinction Fernando Gonzalez Bernaldez.
Terrestrial ecosystems. Vegetal Ecofisiology, Forestal Ecology, Urban Ecology, Biodiversity. Environmental Education.