Degree in Biology, PhD in Biology
I am interested in the origin, distribution and conservation of biodiversity. My research interests are at the interface of biological conservation, biogeography and evolutionary biology. More specifically, my research program integrates knowledge and methodologies from various scientific fields to understand the evolutionary processes that gave rise to current biodiversity patterns, how biodiversity respond to global changes, both ancient and recent, and how biodiversity can be conserved given current and future challenges. My research has mainly focused on freshwater biodiversity, specially working with water beetles as model system.