I’m currently teaching BIO44Y (Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution. CORE Eco-Evo Laboratory) and advising several students on their Honors theses in Stanford University. I’m also collaborating on teaching courses and advising students in their Master’s and PhD theses at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM-Spain)
BIO 44Y:Core Plant Biology & Eco Evo Laboratory
The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of how to conduct biological research, using a topic in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Plant Biology as a practical example. This includes the complete scientific process: assessing background literature, generating testable hypotheses, learning techniques for field- and lab-based data collection, analyzing data using appropriate statistical methods, and finally writing and sharing results. To build these skills, this course will focus on the ecology of oak regeneration at Stanford’s nearby Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Students, working in teams, will develop novel research hypotheses and execute the necessary experiments and measurements to test these hypotheses. The capstone of the course will be an oral defense of students’ findings, as well as a research paper in the style of a peer-reviewed journal article. Labs will be completed both on campus and at Jasper Ridge. Lab fee. Information about this class is available at http://bio44.stanford.edu. Satisfies WIM in Biology.
I am a Lecturer at Stanford University and a Visiting Scholar from the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). I am mainly interested in forest ecology, species interactions and management and conservation of Mediterranean systems. My main research topic is biotic interactions, either plant-animal (seed dispersal, herbivory, granivory) or plant-plant interactions (e.g. plant facilitation). I’m currently… Read more