I work at IREC since 2006. Before that, I spent four years in Oxford, UK, at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology (EGI, http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/) to carry out my PhD; four years in France at the Centre d´Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (CEBC-CNRS;), as a postdoctoral researcher, and six years in Scotland in the Center of Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory (CEH-Banchory;).
My research has as the main objective to contribute to compatibilze human activities and wildlife conservation. Among others, my research interests include the following topics:
- Ecology and conservation of harrier species (Montagus, pallid, hen and black harriers).
- Agriculture and conservation of farmland birds.
- Game management and environmental sustainability.
- Effects of human disturbance on protected birds.
- Management of ecological and conservation conflicts.
I am also increasingly interested by non-ecological (social and economic) aspects associated to nature conservation, and how these relate to transferability of research results to management decisions. Additionally, I am also interested in cost-efficiency and long-term sustainability of wildlife management and conservation.