I am Doctor in Biological Sciences (Ecology) for the Universitat de Barcelona and Scientific Researcher of the CSIC in the Marine Ecology Department of the CEAB, working in the Research Group “Molecular Ecology of the Marine Benthos”.
With expertise in taxonomy, ecology and biology of marine benthic invertebrates, particularly Annelid Polychaetes, my research focuses especially in the study of inter-specific interactions involving Polychaetes (e.g. symbiosis).
I have been Vicedirector of the CEAB from 2001 to 2002 and director from 2003 to 2014. My curriculum includes more than 150 scientific papers (about 90 in ISI journals) and collaborations in more than 50 research projects. I participated in about 50 meetings, where I presented more than 50 communications. I have also edited two books, one on Polychaeta and the other one on deep-water submarine canyons.
I belongs to the editorial committee of Scientia Marina and Invertebrate Zoology and I am Review Editor for Annelida in the section Marine Systematics and Taxonomy of Frontiers in Marine Science. I am member of the International Polychaete Association, and the Systematics Association of UK, and Professional Member of the Marine Biology Association of UK.