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My research interests go from the behaviour of tiny feather mites when escaping from bird moult, to the statistical properties of colony size variation of seabirds in different parts of the world. In between, I study collective behaviour of groups, combining individual-based models with field observations; the causes of fault bars on bird feathers; the evolutionary ecology of the interaction between birds and feather mites; or the use of fractal geometry to describe the spatial distribution of bird nests, or to quantify the heterogeneous patterns of bird plumage.
I have the pleasure to lead a growing team of enthusiast researchers, each pursuing different research lines within my interests. Also, I maintain close collaborations with several Spanish and international researchers.
Please, visit my blogs on Birds and Science, and ScientificPlotting.
See my publications here.
CV, in brief:
– Born in Barcelona (1975). Five-year degree in Biology; University of Barcelona (1999).
– PhD in the Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC), Spain (2007).
– Postdoctoral Researcher in UFZ Leipzig, Germany (2007-2009).
– “Ramón y Cajal” researcher (2009-2016) in Estación Biológica de Doñana.