Office: CM7/1

I am a Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral fellow. My research aims to understand the role of behaviour in the generation and maintenance of biodiversity. I often use a macroevolutionary approach, mainly using birds as a study model and combining global datasets with information from the literature and natural history collections.

I obtained a PhD in Terrestrial Ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2018), focusing my thesis on the evolution of brain size in birds. Then, conducted a postdoc at the University de Göteborg (2018-2020), where I developed a project on global patterns of bird extinctions, aiming to understand how trait distributions are affected by non-random extinctions. After that, I obtained a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellowship and moved to University College London (2020-2022), focusing my project on the evolution of ecological roles in birds.

Besides, I am one of the coordinators of the Wildcat project, which maintains a network of camera trapping sites for the long-term monitoring of the wildcat (Felis silvestris) and other mesocarnivores. This project is a close collaboration between the Institució Catalana d’Història Natural (ICHN), Barcelona Zoo Foundation and Generalitat de Catalunya.