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I am a plant ecophysiologist and I am interested in how different drivers of global change affect the functioning of vegetation and its interactions with the biotic and abiotic environment. In my research I combine observational and experimental studies with the aim of obtaining parameters that allow us to predict the physiological response of vegetation to different drivers of global change. These parameters are necessary to be able to predict how vegetation and the terrestrial biosphere can contribute to mitigate the effects of climate change. I have addressed the climate change impacts, namely warming, temperature extremes and drought; land use changes and elevated atmospheric CO2. My ultimate goal is to parameterise how simultaneous global change factors affect the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum to predict biosphere-climate feedbacks.

Brief bibliography: before joining CREAF, I worked at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), the INRAE-Bordeaux (France) and at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (Australia). I did my PhD thesis at the former Institute of Natural Resources of the CSIC (now part of the National Museum of Natural Sciences, MNCN-CSIC (Madrid) and obtained my PhD in Natural Resources Conservation from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) in 2011. Previously I obtained a Master's degree in Environmental Science and Technology (URJC, 2008) and a degree in Biology from the University of Navarra (2006).