I am an evolutionary biologist interested in macroevolution. My research is mostly question driven rather than focused on any specific model system. I am interested in how phenotypic traits evolve, how species richness accumulates, the factors that drive diversification and the mechanistic explanations for the geographical species gradient. To tackle these questions I mostly use phylogenetic comparative methods, and have also contributed to the development of these methods.
I am active in teaching theoretical-practical workshops on the theory and use of phylogenetic comparative methods. To date I have taught workshops in Estonia, Sweden, Spain, Cuba, Chile, Mexico and China.
PhD:2007: Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
2007-09: Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden.
2009-12: Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral contract, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla, Spain.
2012-14: JAE-Doc post-doctoral contract, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla, Spain.