I am a biologist and passionate naturalist from the Canary Islands (Spain) interested in biology, conservation and management of endangered species and also in biogeography, statistics, ornithology, new technologies (such as the use of drones and telemetry for ecological and species monitoring studies) and how all these different techniques and disciplines can be combined and applied to the development of conservation strategies.
After finishing my bachelor degree in Biology at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) I had the opportunity to work on the reintroduction of the white-tailed laurel pigeon (Columba junoniae), in Gran Canaria from 2014 to 2016. Then I moved to mainland Spain to complete a masters in conservation biology at the University of Granada, where I ended up working on the ecological implications of the scatter-hoarder behaviour of magpies (Pica pica). At the same time, and with some colleges from the Canaries, I conducted a study about the impact of seabird colonies in the conservation of the critically endangered Canarian speckled lizard (Gallotia intermedia). Finally, in May 2018, I was hired by the University of Braunschweig to conduct monitoring of common fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) populations in the Eifel region. I'm currently pursuing a PhD at UCL, where I study the effects on land use on vertebrate biodiversity.
I have had also the opportunity to study reptile species from the Canary Islands, such as the Tizon lizard (Gallotia galloti) the lizards from the rocks of Anaga (Gallotia galloti insulanagae) and the Tenerife gecko (Tarentola delalandi).