Curriculum Vitae

 EDUCATION      

          PhD studies, Forest Ecology  -Thesis “On the spatial distribution of woody plant species in a tropical montane cloud forest”                                                                         Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. Cum Laude [2008-2012]

          MSc - International Cooperation for Development – Campus Cyes, Spain [2007].

          BSc in Mathematics and Statistics – Open University, UK [2017- ].        

          BSc in Forest Engineering - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain [1999-2007]

 

SKILLS
                                                                      

Fields of knowledge: Forest ecology and dynamics (including tropical ecology and forest restoration); ecosystem functioning; biogeochemical cycles (especially carbon); soil carbon dynamics; agricultural systems (especially perennial crops); impact of climate change on ecosystems; carbon foot-printing and PEF standards

Data analysis: complex statistical analyses of large datasets (regression and multivariable techniques, spatial analysis, longitudinal and multi-census data). Experience in developing models, both empirical and mechanistic.

Programming languages and software: R (advanced); Python (data analysis, NumPy, Pandas); QGIS (advanced); PostgreSQL (basic).

Language and collaborative networking: Multilingual communication, fluent in Spanish and English. Experience in living internationally and collaborating with individuals from many cultures with varied communication skills, work habits and expectations. I have an ample international professional network, with which I collaborate regularly.

Individual skills: Self-learning capacity and creativity; Multidisciplinary approach; I usually look at the big picture while carefully working on small details; Creative problem solving; Natural curiosity; Determination to complete tasks; I seek for robust, science- and data-based answers, as realistic and exact as possible.

 

 RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE       

 

Freelance researcher. For more information on my current work, go to current work  

Postdoctoral researcher at University of Aberdeen, UK: Modelling carbon balance (soil, biomass) and greenhouse gas emissions on perennial crops, globally [2016-2019]

Consultant for the “High Carbon Stock Study for the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto”. Consulting Report 1- Review of forest inventory methods for estimating biomass carbon stocks [2017]

Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellowship at University of Aberdeen, UK: Modelling biomass dynamics in tropical forest. Improving models to estimate biomass [2014-2016]

Postdoctoral researcher at CIFOR-INIA, Spain: Modelling coexistence of tree species in Mediterranean forest [2012-2013]

Postdoctoral researcher at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, USA: The liana ecology project: modelling spatial distribution of lianas in neotropical forests [2012]

Predoctoral researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. Thesis: On the Spatial Distribution of Woody Plant Species on a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest [2008 -2012]

Technical Employee at 112 emergency call center in Madrid, Spain. Forest emergency and forest fire extinction coordination [2008]

 

 BIO      

          Born in Madrid, to a family from Galicia, I grow up between the big city and the countryside.

          I have been fortunate to live in different countries, from tropical to polar regions.

          I love the outdoors and fresh air. I am a mountaineer and climber, and I try to enjoy the good moments that life offers.

          I believe in cooperation, and not competition, among people.