I 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 started my postdoc in 2005, in the group of Anssi Laurila at Population and Conservation Biology, 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. In Uppsala, I have also examined the determinants of growth and development across latitudinal gradients in amphibians.
Currently, I work as Researcher at Animal Ecology, Dept. Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University. Here, I have recently started an independent research program to examine the effects that changes in the strength of time-constraints have on the evolutionary ecology and life-history strategies in animals with complex life cycles. I am also examining the ecological determinats of disease susceptibility in amphibians across different environmental gradients.