About me

Research interests

  • Biotic responses to climate change
  • Climate-vegetation-human interactions
  • Quaternary ecology, evolution and biogeography
  • Origin of Neotropical biodiversity and endemism

Study areas

  • Orinoco lowlands and delta
  • Guiana region (Pantepui, Gran Sabana)
  • Caribbean coasts (Maracaibo basin)
  • Tropical and temperate mountains (Andes, Pyrenees)
  • Oceanic Islands (Azores, Easter Island)

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).

Latest news

  • The latest review on “The Deforestation of Easter Island“, has already been published in the prestigious journal Biological Reviews (IFI-10.288) – (Jan 2020)
  • The Editorial Elsevier-Academic Press has approved the publication of the book entitled “Paleoecological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Deforestation and Cultural Change” – (Dec 2019)
  • The open-access journal Quaternary attains two years of successful publication and has been included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of the Web of Science – (Dec 2019)
  • The book “Quaternary Ecology, Evolution and Biogeography” (Elsevier-Academic Press) will be issued in March 2020 and can already be preordered – (Nov 2019)
  • The new book “Neotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes” (Springer) will be issued in March 2020 and can already preordered – (Nov 2019)