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He has broad interests in Evolutionary Biology, including Comparative phylogenetics, Behavioral ecology and Global change biology. Since 2022 he has been a Severo Ochoa Principal Investigator at CREAF, the year in which he has been named a National Geographic Explorer, a distinction he also received previously. He is also Junior Leader la Caixa researcher. He did part of his postdoctoral research in Losos lab, at Harvard University (Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology).

His primary goal as a researcher is to shed light on how organisms adapt to environmental changes with a specific focus on the role of animal behavior in this process. His research combines approaches from Behavioral ecology, Evolutionary ecology, and Global change biology. Throughout his scientific career, he has applied these skills to study two main lines of research: unraveling the role of animal behavior in evolution, and investigating how organisms successfully cope with human-induced rapid environmental changes.

Some of his work:

Lapiedra, O., Sayol, F., Garcia-Porta, J. and Sol, D., 2021. Niche shifts after island colonization spurred adaptive diversification and speciation in a cosmopolitan bird clade. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1958), p.20211022.

Lapiedra, O., 2018. Urban behavioral ecology: lessons from Anolis lizards. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58(5), pp.939-947.

Lapiedra, Schoener, Leal, Losos & Kolbe., 2018. Predator-driven natural selection on risktaking behavior in anole lizards. Science 360 (6392), 1017-1020.

Lapiedra, O., Chejanovski, Z. and Kolbe, J.J., 2017. Urbanization and biological invasion shape animal personalities. Global Change Biology, 23(2), pp.592-603.

Sol, D., González‐Lagos, C., Moreira, D., Maspons, J. and Lapiedra, O., 2014. Urbanisation tolerance and the loss of avian diversity. Ecology letters, 17(8), pp.942-950.

Sol, D., Lapiedra, O. and González-Lagos, C., 2013. Behavioural adjustments for a life in the city. Animal behaviour, 85(5), pp.1101-1112.