I graduated in Environmental Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2000, after developing my undergraduate project at the Centre for Marine and Limnology Research of the University of Costa Rica (1999-2000) in San José de Costa Rica.
I developed my M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Institute of Marine Science (ICM–CSIC) from 2001-2006 (Barcelona, Spain). During my PhD, I analysed the structure and functioning of exploited Mediterranean marine ecosystems, quantified the ecosystem impacts of fishing, and set these results on a broader context by developing comparison with other marine ecosystems.
I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Biology Department of Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) from 2007-2008, and a EC Marie Curie OI Fellow from 2009-2011, working on the analysis of biodiversity changes on structural and functional properties of marine ecosystems under cumulative human drivers at the Biology Department of Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and the Fisheries Centre of the British Columbia University (Vancouver, Canada). In 2012 and 2013 I was a “Ramon y Cajal” contracted researcher at ICM–CSIC located in Barcelona (Spain) and until mid 2016 I was an IRD researcher at the Marine Biodiversity Exploitation and Conservation Mixed Research Unit (UMR MARBEC – IRD, University of Montpellier II, Ifremer and CNRS) in Sète (France).
I currently work as a researcher at the Institute of Marine Science (ICM–CSIC) (Barcelona, Spain). I participate in different projects at regional or international level and supervise several Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.