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I am a forest ecophysiologist and ecohydrologist, at CREAF since 2009, and I am Assistant Professor in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) since 2018. I received a PhD in Biology (ICTJA-CSIC and Universitat de Barcelona, UB) in 2006. I have conducted postdoctoral research at Solfranc Tecnologías (2007-2008), Durham University, UK, (2008-2009) and I have visited several European institutions, including the The University of Edinburgh, UK, (2004, 2012) and Ghent University in Belgium (2017).

I am interested in improving our understanding of how terrestrial ecosystems control water and carbon fluxes. I have made relevant contributions on (1) forest ecohydrology, (2) functional responses to drought in forests, (3) the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the carbon cycle, (4) the mechanisms and consequences of drought-induced tree mortality and (5) big data and the global controls on transpiration. I have been awarded several competitive fellowships and grants, including a ‘Juan de la Cierva’ postdoctoral fellowship (2010), a Marie-Sklodowska Curie-EF (2014), a JIN Young Researchers Grant (2014) and a ‘José Castillejo’ mobility grant (2016). I have participated in 20 research projects and I currently coordinate the SAPFLUXNET project, where we have compiled the first global database of tree water use derived from sap flow measurements. I am member of the editorial review board of the journals Tree Physiology and Frontiers in Forests and Global Change and guest editor of the journal Forests. At the UAB, I have lectured in the MSc in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management (2010-2013) and at several BSc courses (since 2018).


Physiological ecology of plants and ecosystems. Water and carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Drought responses of plants and ecosystems. Management of ecological data: from field measurements to databases.

Recent publications under CREAF affiliation