About me


Current position:

  • Aggregate Professor at the  Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain.
  • Coordinator of the Doctoral  Programme of Ecology, Environmental Sciences and Plant Physiology at the Doctoral School of the University of Barcelona.

Current interests

  • Paleolimnology and Paleoecology
  • Evolution of hypoxia in lacustrine ecosystems
  • Varved lake sediments
  • Ecosystems responses to climate changes
  • Tropical biodiversity
  • Tropical limnology
  • Environmental conservation and management

Study regions

  • Mountain and high mountain lakes (Pyrenees, Andes)
  • Guayana Highlands (tepuis)
  • Orinoco river and delta
  • Amazonian igapó
  • Antartica

Keywords: biodiversity, biogeochemistry, blackwater river, abrupt climate change, conservation, diatoms, ecology, Guri reservoir, Gran Sabana,  humic substances, Igapó, impact assessment, lake Estanya, lake Montcortès, mangroves, meadows, Neotropic, dissolved organic carbon, Orinoco delta, paleoecology, paleolimnology,  Pantepui, threshold response,  tropical limnology, varves, wetlands, meromixis, anoxia, hypoxia, global warming, climate reconstruction