I obtained a PhD in Environmental Sciences at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, 2001). I am now Senior Lecturer at UAB and researcher at CREAF, and I have been Honorary Fellow at the University of Edimburg (UK). I obtained an ICREA award in 2014.
My research aims at improving our understanding of the functioning of natural systems and their responses to environmental changes. My work is focused on the study of plant communities, particularly forests, and emphasizes drought impacts in the context of climate change; an area in which I have coordinated many research projects.
HI am member of the Editorial Review Board of the journals Tree Physiology, iForest and ISRN Ecology, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Plant Hydraulics.
I have authored two books: Ecología con números (Lynx Edicions, 2006), with Josep Piñol; and Un planeta a la deriva, converses sobre el canvi global (La Magrana, 2011), with Daniel Sol, Jaume Terradas and José Luis Ordoñez.