I was born in Sevilla, Spain (October 1965), where I also attended school and University. I got a PhD in Plant Ecology in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, I did my postdoc at the former Institute for Plant Conservation (now Plant Conservation Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa). I am currently an associated professor of Botany at the University of Cádiz, attached to the Department of Biology, and a fellow researcher of EVOCA research group.
My main research interests are to do with (i) the role of fire in the evolution of mediterranean plants; (ii) the ecology and evolution of heathland plants; and (iii) the biogeography, biodiversity and conservation of Mediterranean heathlands.