• ECOPAST (USC), University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Biodiversity, Biogeography, Community ecology, Ecosystem functioning, Evolutionary ecology, Food webs, Herbivory, Interaction networks, Maternal effects, Phenotypic plasticity, Pollination, Terrestrial ecology, Theoretical ecology, Tropical ecology
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I am a scientist trained in CNRS (postdoctoral research 2 years, France), Stanford University (postdoctoral research 4 years, USA) and Santiago de Compostela University (PhD, 3 years, Spain) .

The core of my professional activity is on the one hand the evolutionary ecology of plant-animal interactions and on the other, the research on the impact of global change on biodiversity, particularly regarding ecosystem functions and services such as carbon storage. I am also engaged in science outreach (see our video and I plan on starting initiatives to help diminishing gender discrimination in science.

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Body temperatures, life history, and skeletal morphology in the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
Frank Knight, Cristin Connor, Ramji Venkataramanan, Robert J. Asher

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Is vertebral count in mammals influenced by developmental temperature? A study with Dasypus novemcinctus

Mammals show a very low level of variation in vertebral count, both among and within species, in comparison to other vertebrates [1]. Jordan’s rule for fishes states that the vertebral number among species increases with latitude, due to ambient temperatures during development [2]. Temperature has also been shown to influence vertebral count within species in fish [3], amphibians [4], and birds [5]. However, in mammals the count appears to be constrained, on the one hand, by a possible relatio...


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Gene expression plasticity and frontloading promote thermotolerance in Pocillopora corals
K. Brener-Raffalli, J. Vidal-Dupiol, M. Adjeroud, O. Rey, P. Romans, F. Bonhomme, M. Pratlong, A. Haguenauer, R. Pillot, L. Feuillassier, M. Claereboudt, H. Magalon, P. GĂ©lin, P. Pontarotti, D. Aurelle, G. Mitta, E. Toulza

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Transcriptomics of thermal stress response in corals

Climate change presents a challenge to many life forms and the resulting loss of biodiversity will critically depend on the ability of organisms to timely respond to a changing environment. Shifts in ecological parameters have repeatedly been attributed to global warming, with the effectiveness of these responses varying among species [1, 2]. Organisms do not only have to face a global increase in mean temperatures, but a complex interplay with another crucial but largely understudied aspect of ...