About me

Foto1I was born in Santander (Spain) on the 15th August 1974.

I finished my degree studies in Biology (Zoology) at the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1997.

I conducted my thesis work at the University of Oviedo (Spain), under the supervision of Florentino Braña, examining the ecological interactions between introduced fish and amphibians.  I defended my PhD thesis in 2004.

I conducted my postdoc between 2005-2011, in the group of Anssi Laurila at the Population and Conservation Biology Unit, Uppsala University, where I examined the microgeographic variation of crucial life-history traits and the evolutionary potential of small and isolated populations, using the Swedish pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) as study model. During this time, I also examined the determinants of growth and development across latitudinal gradients in amphibians.

I worked as Associate Researcher in Animal Ecology, Dept. Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University between December 2010-May 2018.

Since June 2018, I work as Senior Researcher (Ramón y Cajal Program) at the University of Oviedo, Spain. Here, I am affiliate to the Zoology Unit (Department of Biology of Organisms and Systems) and the Biodiversity Research Institute-IMIB (joint centre between the University of Oviedo, the Spanish Research Council-CSIC, and the Principality of Asturias). Here, I maintain a research program examining the effects that environmental variation, and in particular extreme environments, have on the evolutionary ecology and life-history strategies in organisms with complex-life cycles. Current projects deal mostly with the effects of low-dose radiation, altitude and latitude in a diverse range of genomic, physiological and ecological traits of amphibians.

Here are my Google Scholar, ResearchGate and ID-Researcher pages.