I am a lecturer (or assistant professor, depending on the country) at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow (Scotland). I study how ecology and evolution, and interactions between them, shape the emergent response of individuals, populations, and communities to environmental changes. Although I work on a wide range of different complex biological systems, marine ecosystems are the main focus of my interest.
I work with other theoreticians and empiricists in order to develop and test theories of biological organization across space and time. I like to look at biological problems from different perspectives and, to this end, my background in statistical physics has proven to be very helpful. I use a multidisciplinary approach that combines mathematics, physics, and computational methods in order to answer the biological questions under scrutiny.
Although I have been working on theoretical biology for more than half of my professional life, people still ask me why I switched from statistical physics. The answer is that there is nothing that I find more fascinating than complex biological systems. You can find the projects I work on, and examples I am fortunate to have photographed, by clicking on the Research tab and/or the picture below. On the former section you will find not only the description of my active projects, but also links to the webpages of the researchers I am privileged to work with. They are an amazing bunch of people dispersed over several countries and institutions, with main clusters at Princeton University (where I did my postdoc) and the University of Granada (where I did my PhD).
If you want to join me and my collaborators in any of the topics described on this webpage, or want to propose any new direction, please take a look at the Opportunities and/or Contact sections.