Reviewers from Universitat de Lleida
The dominant research activity of my career so far has been to understand the impact of disturbances (natural and man-made) and management actions on forest ecosystems, identifying the ecological mechanisms and processes involved. The main aim that moves my research is to develop management techniques and theoretical approaches to forest communities restoration and conservation. Currently, my main research line, settled over my previous experience, explores the spatio-temporal dynamics of Mediterranean forest communities to promote resistance and resilience to cope with global change disturbance. It aims 1) to explore the mechanism behind diverse dynamics and trajectories of same communities in response to similar human-disturbances (vegetation, fungi) 2) to identify components of community resistance/resilience using long-term datasets and 3) to design new statistical methodologies to evaluate resilience dynamics. All these aims are highly relevant for conservation and sustainable management of forest communities.
My research is focused on polynomial differential systems defined on the real plane. In particular, I am interested in the bifurcation of limit cycles. I have tackled problems as integrability and the center problem and I have studied properties such as isochronicity, cyclicity and stability.
I am interested in plant biodiversity and ecology, and also on the effects of environmental perturbances on the vegetation. I am also interested in flora conservation and sustainable environment management. My PhD is focused on the biology of invasive weed species, specifically in the study of biology and adaptability of the species found in irrigated crops, their invasive strategies and functional ecology, their response to different management tactics and their impact on our agro-ecosystems, from an economic and ecological point of view.