Has been part of 2 CREAF projects Projects involved in DRESS Plant water use and drought resistance strategies across scales: from homeostatic mechanisms to regional vegetation dynamics ForESmap Forest Ecosystem Services Mapping View projects Research groups this member belongs to Functional Biogeography: terrestrial ecosystems response to environmental changes and gradients Related linksRaúl García-Valdés - Google Scholar firstname.lastname@example.org profile orcid profile researchergate profile I work at CREAF and at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) since September 2015. My primary research interests are forest and community ecology, and biogeography. My research revolves around the effect that climate change has on forests through the interaction between climate and the composition and richness of species and traits. From a theoretical perspective, my work focuses on the dynamics between species distribution and climate, and on the relationship between forest functioning and its composition. To address these questions, I merge and analyse large datasets (e.g. forest inventories and trait data), and develop and couple different models, like patch, species distribution, and forest growth (gap), models. Most recently, I have been studying the effect climate change has on forest biomass productivity through altering its composition and diversity of drought tolerance traits.In the last four years I have been also teaching at the UAB around 120-140 real hours per year. I teach Ecology (within the degree in Environmental Science), Population Biology and Forest Ecology (both within the degree in Environmental Biology). Last year I also started teaching a class called Advanced Content in Terrestrial Ecology, in the Official Master's Degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management (CREAF-UAB).