Academic Achievements

Academic Achievements
(1) Name: PhD in Ecology and Environment
Institution: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas/Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study: Global Change Ecology
Date received: 01/20/2012
Qualification: Summa cum laude by unanimity (highest mark in Spain) with “Doctorate Extraordinary Prize”

(2) Name: MSc in Ecology and Environment
Institution: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas/Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study: Global Change Ecology
Date received: 09/01/2007
Qualification: Sobresaliente (highest mark in Spain)

(3) Name: BSc in Biology
Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study: Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity
Date received: 07/01/2006
Qualification: 3.24 (ranged from 1 to 4) with “Degree Extraordinary Prize”

Grants and Awards
(1) 2007-2011: FPU Predoctoral Fellowship (Spanish Ministry of Education and Science)

(2) 2005-2006: Collaboration grant in the Zoology Department at the Autonomous University of Madrid

Previous Research Contracts and Postdoctoral Experience
(1) 01/16-04/19/2013: Postdoctoral contract at the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC). Dr. Fernando Maestre’s lab

(2) 06/15-12/14/2012: Postdoctoral contract at the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC). Dr. Fernando Maestre’s lab

(3) 09/01-11/30/2011: Research technician at the National Natural History Museum (MNCN-CSIC). Prof. Esteban Manrique’s lab

Signing Member in Research Projects
(1) Duration of the project: 2013-2016. Title of the project: ‘Drought, deluge and diversity decline – How do root herbivors affect grassland resilience to predicted changes in rainfall patterns?’. Funding Institution: The Hermon Slade Foundation, Australia. Budget: AUD85,846. Principal Investigator: Sally A. Power

(2) Duration of the project: 2010/2014. Title of the project: ‘Biotic community attributes and ecosystem functioning: implications for predicting and mitigating global change impacts (BIOCOM – Grant agreement nº 242658)’. Funding Institution: European Research Council-Starting Grants. Participant Institutions: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. Budget: 1,463,374 €. Principal Investigator: Fernando T. Maestre

(3) Duration of the project: 08/2012. Title of the project: ‘Isoprene emissions and pigment content in Sphagnum from peatlands in relation to N deposition’. Funding Institution: ExpeER Ecosystem Research (Seventh Framework Programme). Participant Institutions: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid; Center for Ecology and Hydrology (Drs. Lucy Sheppard and Susan Owen). Budget: 1,492 € (for travelling and daily allowance). Principal Investigator: Raúl Ochoa-Hueso

(4) Duration of the project: 2010-2013. Title of the project: ‘Nitrogen deposition effects on Mediterranean Ecosystems (ECONIMED)’. Funding Institution: Ministry of Science and Innovation. Participant Institutions: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Budget: 43,000 €. Principal Investigator: Esteban Manrique Reol

Community service 
• Reviewer for specialized scientific journals. Click here to see all my reviews.

• Reviewer for the Spanish Bureau for Climate Change (http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/ceneam/recursos/quien-es-quien/oficina_cc.aspx)

• Founder and co-organizer of CAPERmed – Committee on Air Pollution Research Effects on Mediterranean Ecosystems.

http://www.ecoticias.com/residuos-reciclaje/93245/noticia-medio-ambiente-Lisboa-acoge-Congreso-efectos-contaminacion-ecosistemas-mediterraneos

• Project Reviewer for COST Action FP1305

• Participation in global research networks (NutNet and DroughtNet )

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