JAE PreDoc PhD fellowship
After finishing my Biology bachelor degree at the Universidad de Granada, I got a full scholarship from the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) to study my masters degree in Biodiversity and Conservation of Tropical Areas, tought by the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Ecuador. My master thesis, supervised by Juan M. Guayasamín, Santiago Ron and Ignacio de la Riva, was the first research on the amphibian and reptile assemblages in Wisui Biological Station, in the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera del Cutucú, Ecuador.
Appart from community ecology, I am interested in biogeography of amphibians and reptiles, and particularly in their phylogeography and ecophysiology. As many other organisms, amphibians and reptiles are suffering worlwide population declines and climate change seems to be one of the main threats after habitat destruction. With my research I would like to help to understand how past climate variations have modelled their current diversity and distribution and how the current anthropogenic climate change will affect them.