I have a background in Biology from the University of Barcelona
(B.Sc., Ph.D.). Currently, I am Professor of Ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
My research was in hydrology and biogeochemistry of forested ecosystems
, water transport in woody plants
, and forest fires
, but now my main interest lies on the study of trophic interactions
in arthropod-dominated terrestrial communities. In particular, my goal is to establish the food web in these communities. The methodology I use includes field experiments, modelling, and diet analysis using stable isotopes and the identification of prey DNA remains in predator’s gut. I teach ecology and modelling; in 2006 I published a textbook that combines these two topics: Ecología con números