Office: C5/1126

I hold a PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona, and I am currently an ecology researcher at CREAF where I study the effect of urban environments on metapopulation dynamics. Since June 2022 I am Associate Professor Serra Húnter at the University of Barcelona.

The expected growth of urbanised areas will increase functional distances and decreased biological connectivity among species populations, thus reducing their survival. My current research focuses on these effects and how different degrees of green zones in metropolitan areas could enhance the persistence and viability of species populations, and how this effect depends on the species traits.  I also work on the role of extreme climatic events on population dynamics and species adaptations in the University of Reading since 2019 (Marie Skłodowska Curie H2020-MSCA-IF-2017 795890 project EXTINCT). Previously, I've been working on behavioural ecology at the University of Barcelona, and on population dynamics at low densities to test hypotheses about the roles of compensation and depensation (also known as Allee effects) based at the University of Aberdeen (Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF 300288-Project Depensation).