I am a Ramón y Cajal researcher in the Animal Ecology Group of the University of Vigo, and an affiliated researcher at CIBIO-InBIO.

My areas of research are evolutionary biology and ecology, with a special interest in identifying mechanisms (neutral and adaptive) that explain current patterns of genetic and phenotypic diversity on a microevolutive scale, but using different time and spatial scales.

My work often has a strong empirical component at the population level, through the use and integration of molecular and spatial tools in the fields of biogeography, population genetics and landscape. I have worked with various amphibians and reptiles, mainly in the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa, being the common salamander, Salamandra salamandra, my main model of study.