I graduated in Biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain (1998-2002). I did my MSc (2002-04) and my PhD (2004-09) at the University of Salamanca (Spain). Currently, I hold a postdoctoral grant at CIBIO (Univ. Porto, Portugal).
My PhD was aimed at understanding the biogeographical factors related to the maintenance of a triple contact zone among the three Iberian vipers in Northern Spain. I used Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Species Distribution Models (SDM), Geostatistics, radio-telemetry and Genetics as tools.
My current research aims to identify patterns of phenotypic and genetic variation, to infer evolutionary and ecological processes, and to advance in conservation strategies for biodiversity. It uses spatial explicit analyses combining ecological modelling, geostatistics and genetic tools. Western Palearctic fauna, particularly viper species, are used as model organisms.