B.Sc. Biology, University of Salamanca (2002)
Ph.D. Biology, University of Salamanca (2008)
Research associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (2008-2010)
Researcher "Juan de la Cierva", IREC (2010-2013)
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Aveiro, Portugal (2013-2014)
Researcher "Marie Curie", University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (2014-2015)
I study the effects of environmental pollution on wildlife using a tiered approach, from the molecular and physiological processes that help understanding the mechanisms of action of pollutants to the population and community responses that serve to estimate the ecological effects of pollution. I am especially interested in the transfer of this knowledge into risk assessment schemes in order to improve the efficacy of evaluation procedures to protect wildlife from the impact of environmental pollution.
Ongoing research projects
REGRESEEDS. Can red seeds become green? Refining exposure assessment to minimize risks of pesticide-treated seeds to farmland birds. 2016-2019, Spanish National Program of R D I, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Validation of non-invasive methods to monitor pollutants in reptiles. 2016-2017, Diputation of Ciudad Real.
Editor, Basic and Applied Herpetology (Spanish Herpetological Society).
Associate Editor, Ecotoxicology (Springer).
Member of the EFSA Working Group elaborating the scientific opinion on amphibians and reptiles.