Current research interests

  • Biotic responses to climate change
  • Climate-vegetation-human interactions
  • Quaternary ecology, evolution and biogeography
  • Origin of Neotropical biodiversity and endemism
  • The “Anthropocene” epoch vs. the “Anthropozoic” era
  • Scientific epistemology

Study areas

  • Orinoco lowlands and delta
  • Guiana region: the Pantepui lost world and the Gran Sabana 
  • South American Caribbean coasts
  • High mountains: Tropical Andes, Trans-Mexican volcanic belt, Pyrenees
  • Oceanic Islands: Azores (Atlantic Ocean), Easter Island (Pacific Ocean)

Current projects

  • LACEN – Sentinel Lakes of Global Change in National Parks: A Multidisciplinary Analysis over the last 6000 years. Funded by the Autonomous Organism of National Parks, Spain (OAPN-24505). PI: Teresa Vegas (BEECA, University of Barcelona, Spain).
  • DiscoverAZORES – When Were the Azores Really Colonized? A High-Resolution Paleolimnological Approach. Funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation, Portugal (02/SAICT/2017-28511). PI: Pedro Raposeiro (CIBIO-InBIO, University of Azores, Portugal).
  • ClavelN109216 – Glaciers and Paleoclimate of Central Mexico during the laset 13,000 years. Funded by the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). PI: Lorenzo Vázquez Selem (Institute of Geography, UNAM, México).

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