Institution or affiliation:
Estación Biológica de Doñana – CSIC. Department of Wetland Ecology, Avda. Américo Vespucio 26, 41092 Sevilla
I obtained a bachelor in biology at Universitat de Barcelona in 1995. In 1997 I obtained my masters degree with a dissertation on the evolution of female biased sexual size dimorphism in monogamous waders. In 1998 I moved to Estación Biológica de Doñana to start a PhD on the importance of passive transport of aquatic organisms by waterbirds and the importance of long distance dispersal processes under the supervision of Andy Green. In 2002 I defended my dissertation at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. After a short postdoc in Museu de Ciencies Naturals de Barcelona I returned to Estación Biológica de Doñana, first with a tenure track contract in 2004. I’m know Professor of Research at the Department of Wetland Ecology.
My research focus on the interplay between behavioural, evolutionary and population ecology. I combine comparative analyses, with long term monitoring and field experiments to respond a wide range of questions related to the conservation of biodiversity, the evolution of life-history and ecological interactions. I’m interested in the conservation of wetlands and the long term changes in community composition and population dynamics. In the last years I have made relevant contributions to the study to dispersal and connectivity processes in aquatic systems. My current research focus on the One Health paradigm, analyzing the ecological and environmental factors that favor or limit the transmission of pathogens in general and zoonotic pathogens in particular in natural and urban areas.
by Dan Chamberlain | Jul 24, 2022