While worried about global change, I did a BSc and MSc in Environmental Sciences at Alcalá de Henares University (2009). Physics envy of elegant theories and the desire to find laws in nature brought me to a MSc in Physics of Complex Systems at Madrid Polytechnic University (2010), and to a PhD in Ecology at Doñana Biological Station (CSIC) supervised by Jordi Bascompte.
My research has almost always been independently funded, with JAE-Intro (2008), Jae-Predoc (2015), FPU (2010-2015) PhD fellowships, the Eawag Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2019), and since January 2020, the Ambizione fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
While my research points every so often to the effect of anthropogenic activities on biodiversity, I also have empathy for humankind, and I believe that education is key to a brighter future. To this end, I collaborate with the Rural Development Trust (Fundación Vicente Ferrer), building schools in Andhra Pradesh, and swimming extenuating distances.