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Geosciences - Environmental Management - Landscape Restoration

I am a senior scientist at the Spanish national research council (CEBAS-CSIC), where I work on applied and basic research in the context of climate change (adaptation and mitigation) and land degradation (prevention and restoration) in close collaboration with stakeholders. I combine (participatory) field monitoring, modelling, and socio-ecological systems analysis to identify barriers and motivators for implementation of Sustainable Land Management practices. I am closely involved in the monitoring and assessment of several large-scale landscape restoration initiatives, including regenerative agriculture, reforestations, and ecological restoration, building multi-stakeholder partnerships, sustainable business and policy innovations.


  • 2017–present
    Senior researcher, Spanish Research Council (CSIC)
  • 2014–2017
    Ramón y Cajal research fellow, Spanish Research Council (CSIC)
  • 2012–2014
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Spanish Research Council (CSIC)
  • 2011–2012
    Postdoctoral researcher, Spanish Research Council (CSIC)


  • 2009 
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, PhD
  • 1999 
    Universiteit van Amsterdam, MSc