Academic activities

Academic training

  • 2021 PhD in Integrated Biology; University of Sevilla. PhD Thesis: «Patterns of deliberate introduction, prediction of invasions and analysis of impacts of species of ornamental plants in Spain»
  • 2010 Master Degree in Natural Hazards; University of León.
  • 2009 Graduate in Biology, Environmental linkage. University of León.
  • 2008 Intership in the Educational Cooperation Program of the University of León at the Science Museum Foundation of Valladolid. 258 hours.

Becas y premios

  • 2019 — ANTAMA award for scientific disclosing, «in recognition of his valuable communication work in the field of science». Antara Foundation.
  • 2018 — Winner in the contest «We are scientist, get us out of here», Phosporous zone. Kialo and FECYT
  • 2015-19 Aid for predoctoral contracts for the training of doctors, Ministry of Economy and Competitivity.
  • 2009-13 Honorary Collaborator of the University of León in the Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Management.
  • 2009-10 Grant from the Cesar Rodriguez and Ramon Areces Interfundational Mixed Comission in recognition of academic achievement.
  • 2008-09 Collaboration grant in the Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Management, Area of Botany. University of Leon.

Short stays abroad

  • 2018 Short stay at the University of Konstanz (Germany) with Prof. Dr. Mark van Kleunen. 93 days.

Attendance at courses and seminars


  • 2021 «Disclose AECC: from the laboratorio to society»; Scientific Foundation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC)
  • 2017 «Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life»; University of Edinburg through Coursera
  • 2017 «Espacio 100cia II» Course of scientific disclosing; International University of Andalucía — Sevilla.
  • 2016 «Challenges of managing biological invasions to conserve biodiversity»; International University Menéndez Pelayo – Sevilla.
  • 2016 «Writing of scientific papers»; EBD – CSIC
  • 2016 «Evolution: a course for educators»; American Museum of Natural History through Coursera.
  • 2016 «Paleontology: Theropod Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds»; University of Alberta through Coursera.
  • 2016 «Anaysis and visualization of data with R»; Junta de Andalucía.
  • 2016 «Effective time management»; Prajna Consultores y EBD – CSIC
  • 2016 «SCOPUS online training course – basic level»; FECYT.
  • 2016 «Training session on the use of Web of Science, SCOPUS, Virtual Library, Journal Citation Report, Impact Factor, Quartiles and on how to optimise the use of Library services»; Campus Cartuja Library.
  • 2015 «Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology»; University of Alberta through Coursera.
  • 2014 «Science, pseudoscience and magical thinking in uncertainty times»; University of Burgos.
  • 2014 «Certificate of Training in Food Hygiene »; Adalil – Food Safety.
  • 2013 «Application of social networks to teaching: virtual communities»; Miríada X, Universia and Telefónica Learning Services.
  • 2013 «Invasive alien species – moving down the river»; Cruz Roja.
  • 2009 «Recognition and use of medicinal plants»; University of León, University Carlos III of Madrid, Villablino City Council and Sierra Pambley Foundation.
  • 2008 «Practice phytotherapu: medicinal plants and their preparations»; University of León, University Carlos III of Madrid, Villablino City Council.
  • 2007 «The new phytotherapy: from medicinal plants to phytopharmaceuticals»; University of León, University Carlos III of Madrid, Villablino City Council.
  • 2006 «Fungi of forest habitats»; University of León.
  • 2000-01 «Use of the Internet in the design of strategies for the attention of high-ability Secondary Education students»; Interdisciliplinary enrichment program. Rafaela María School of Valladolid.