Curriculum vitae


Freelance scientist, with main areas of knowledge terrestrial ecosystems, statistical modelling and greenhouse gas balance. For more information on my current work, go to Portafolio [2019-]

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

Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow 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]


PhD - 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]


    I love all sort of arts, specially music and sculpture. I am a passionate climber and alpinist (which I consider and art too!) and play the flute. I love small gestures and wish humanity would be a bit more sensible.



Alicia Ledo