Has been part of 31 CREAF projects Projects involved in UFOREST European Alliance on Interdisciplinary Learning and Business Innovation for Urban Forests CLEARINGHOUSE Collaborative Learning in Research, Information-sharing and Governance on How Urban forest-based solutions support Sino-European urban futures View projects Research groups this member belongs to BEEMed Biodiversitat i Evolució en Ecosistemes Mediterranis Related linksProjecte FAREM Josep.Espelta@uab.cat935814671Office: C5/1100orcid profile PhD in Biological Sciences (UAB, 1992). I am a senior researcher at CREAF since 1998. My research focuses on forest ecology, particularly, in the factors and processes involved in forest dynamics in environmental gradients and in response to disturbances (e.g. wildfires, drought, herbivory). This is why I am interested in the factors driving the variability on seed production, the balance among positive and negative plant-animal interactions (seed predation or dispersal, herbivory) and, finally, seedling recruitment or resprouting patterns. As forests are subjected to the effects of an intense global change (climatic, fragmentation, habitat lost or expansion), in the core of my research, there is the aim of designing more efficient and adaptive forestry practices to face these uncertain ecological scenarios. I carry out most of my research in Mediterranean and tropical-dry forests. InterestsSeed predation and seed dispersal ecology, Management of natural regeneration after disturbances (wildfires, drought, grazing). Land use changes and “new” forest expansion.