PhD University of Oviedo, 2004. Dissertation: “Efecto de la predación sobre el comportamiento de puesta y la biología larvaria de anfibios [Effect of predators on the oviposition behaviour and larval biology of amphibians]”. Supervisor: Florentino Braña.
MSc. University of Oviedo, 1999.
Degree in Biological Sciences, Zoology, University of Oviedo, 1997.
Docent, National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation, Spain, 2011.
* Parental leave between January 2011 and December 2013 (60% time reduction)
Associate Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden. Since December 2010.
Post-doctoral Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden. May 2005-November 2010.
Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Oviedo, Spain. August 2004-April 2005.
Pre-doctoral Researcher, University of Oviedo, Spain. January 1998-July 2004.
Postgraduate Researcher, University of Oviedo, Spain. July-August 1997.
Undergraduate Research Fellow, University of Oviedo, Spain. June 1995.
Honours, Fellowships and Awards
DuPont Safety, Health and Environmental Excellence Award 1996.
Biological Association Award for the Best Biology Student Record, University of Oviedo 1997.
Fundación Ramón Areces Research Fellowship, October 2008-September 2010.
Fundación Caja Madrid Research Fellowship, September 2007-August 2009 (declined Sept 2008).
Spanish Ministry of Education and Science Post-doctoral Fellowship, June 2005-May 2007.
University of Oviedo Research Fellowship, March 2005.
University of Oviedo Pre-doctoral Fellowship, March-June 2002.
Spanish Ministry of Education and Science Pre-doctoral Fellowship, January 1998- Decemb. 2001.
University of Oviedo Post-graduate training fellowship, July-August 1997.
University of Oviedo Research Fellowship, June 1995.
Fundación Marcelino Botín University Fellowship (Biology), 1992-1993.
Post-doc. Pablo Burraco (since Nov. 2017), within the project “Effects of chronic exposure to low dose radiation in natural populations of amphibians”, funded by Carl Tryggers Stiftelsen.
PhD Thesis. Emma Dahl (2006-2011): “Physiological and environmental processes influencing growth strategies in amphibian larvae”, co-supervised with Anssi Laurila and Svante Windberg. Uppsala University, Sweden.
Master Thesis. Baptiste Pasteur (2013). “Induced immune response and local adaptation along environmental gradients”, co-supervised with Anssi Laurila. Uppsala University.
Master Thesis. Andrea Murillo (2012). “Quantitative genetics of larval life history plasticity in response to changes in breeding phenology: measuring the costs of compensatory strategies”, co-supervised with Anssi Laurila and Kuke Bijlsma. University of Groningen, Netherlands and Uppsala University, Sweden.
Research Training. Nora Kolter (2012). “Do competitive interactions affect compensatory growth strategies in anuran larvae exposed to changes in time-constraints?”. University of Bremen, Germany and Uppsala University, Sweden.
Research Training Project. Jordi Estefa (2011). “Phenology and life history strategies in amphibians under climate change”. Uppsala University, Sweden.
Projects in which I acted as Principal Investigator:
Effects of long-term exposure to ionizing radiation on Chernobyl’s treefrogs, funded by Swedish Radiation Protection Authority, 2017 (SSM2017-269; 1.05M SEK).
Effects of chronic exposure to low dose radiation in natural populations of amphibians, funded by Carl Tryggers Stiftelsen, 2016 (CTS 16: 344; 387.000 SEK).
Effects of chronic exposure to low dose radiation on Chernobyl’s treefrogs, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2016 (57.000 SEK).
Local adaptation in the Asian toad, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2015 (45.000 SEK).
Costs of compensatory responses to changing phenology in amphibian larvae, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2014 (80.000 SEK).
Genomics of the response to changes in breeding phenology in amphibians, funded by Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapet i Lund (Nilsson-Ehle-donationerna), 2013 (120.000 SEK).
Bacterial communities in tadpole’s skin: linking environmental variation to disease susceptibility in amphibians, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2013 (80.000 SEK).
Quantitative genetics of larval life history plasticity in response to changes in breeding phenology: measuring the costs of compensatory strategies, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2012 (60.000 SEK).
Understanding the activation mechanisms of ecological responses to time constraints in ectotherms, funded by Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, 2012 (45.000 SEK).
Life-history strategies in response to time constraints in frogs: implications of climate change, funded by Oscar och Lili Lamms Minne, 2012 (275.000 SEK)
Life-history strategies in time-constrained amphibians: implications of climate change, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2011 (20.000 SEK).
Phenology and life history strategies in amphibians under climate change, funded by Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, 2011 (24.000 SEK).
Adaptability in amphibians with contrasting conservation status in Sweden, funded by Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, 2010 (45.000 SEK).
Population biology and genetic structure of the endangered European storm-petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) in the Bay of Biscay, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2009 (50.000 SEK).
Population genetics of the common tern (Sterna hirundo) in Europe: a tool for identifying the origin of recently established colonies, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2008 (25.000 SEK).
Population dynamics and genetics of small and isolated bird populations: the case of the Common tern (Sterna hirundo) in Northern Spain, project FOA07B-406 funded by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, 2008 (30.000 SEK).
The potential of isolated vertebrate populations to face climate change, funded by Fundación Ramón Areces, 2009-2010 (48.000 EUR).
Role of maternal effects in population differentiation at microgeographic scale, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2007 (32.000 SEK).
The use of molecular tools in the conservation of isolated vertebrate populations: the case of Rana lessonae in Sweden, funded by Fundación Caja Madrid 2007-2008 (25.000 EUR).
Genetic variation in isolated vertebrate populations: the case of the pool frog (Rana lessonae) in the Baltic area, funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2006 (19.800 SEK).
Adaptive potential in isolated populations: climate adaptation in pool frog (Rana lessonae), funded by Stiftelsen för Zoologisk Forskning, 2005 (25.000 SEK).
Adaptive potential in endangered vertebrate populations: the case of Rana lessonae in Sweden, project EX2005-0132 funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2005-2007 (50.000 EUR).
Effect of predation on the oviposition behaviour and larval biology of amphibians, projects AP-045 and AP97 13795252 funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 1998-2002 (60.000 EUR).
2017. Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences. University of Jyväskylä, Finland. “Breeding phenology and plastic life-histories in amphibians”
2016. Dept. Ecology, Swedish Agricultural University-SLU, Uppsala, Sweden. “Breeding phenology and life-history strategies in amphibians”
2016. Uppsala University- Association of Spanish Scientist in Sweden ACES/SFFS. “A Scientist’s view of social media”
2015. Doñana Biological Station-CSIC, Seville, Spain. “Amphibians and breeding phenology: a life-history perspective”
Editorial and evaluation service
Subject Editor at Oikos since January 2017.
Member of the British Ecological Society Review College since 2013.
Member of the Amphibia-Reptilia Advisory Editorial Board since 2005.
I have refereed 95 manuscripts (excluding re-reviews) for the following 38 journals: Evolution, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biology Letters, Journal of Animal Ecology, Ecology, Functional Ecology, Oecologia, Oikos, Evolutionary Applications, Evolutionary Ecology, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Royal Society Open Science, Ecology and Evolution, Behavioral Ecology, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Biological Conservation, Animal Conservation, Freshwater Biology, Conservation Genetics, Ethology, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Annales Zoologici Fennici, Animal Biology, Chemoecology, Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Biological Invasions, Journal of Environmental Radiation, Copeia, Herpetologica, Journal of Herpetology, Amphibia-Reptilia, Herpetological Journal, Acta Herpetologica, Current Zoology, Journal of Natural History, Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, Herpetological Conservation and Biology, and Applied Herpetology.
External project evaluator for Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS-FRS), Belgium: 3 projects in 2012, 1 project in 2013, 1 project in 2014.
External project reviewer (Natural and Environmental Sciences) for the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal: 2 projects and 1 FCT Investigator projects in 2012, 18 FCT Investigator projects in 2013, 7 FCT Investigator projects in 2014.
Reviewer of Grant Applications for the British Ecological Society, UK: 13 projects in 2013, 13 projects in 2014, 12 projects in 2015, 7 projects in 2016, 3 projects in 2017.