Dr Salvador Herrando-Perez

Dr Salvador Herrando-Perez
  • Biography/ Background

    I am a scientist with a strong interest in biomathematics to test hypotheses in population and community ecology. I hold a MPhil in marine ecology (1996) and a PhD in demography (2012). I have completed my first postdoc in thermal physiology (2018) and, from April 2018, I am an ARC Research Associate in palaeoecology. I have published 25 research papers, trained several hundred researchers through postgraduate lecturing of multivariate statistics, and described 4 species new to science. I have written >70 popular-science articles, do consultancy work and statistical programming in R, and have given scientific conferences at international congresses and for the general public. I have developed communication skills for science through story-telling performance, soccer coaching and 9 years of English academic tuition. My career was lapsed for nine years due to civic work and parenting. My main talent is hard work and be meticulous about what I do, while I am driven by research excellence, continuous learning and team work rather than by moving up the academic ladder. Being a generalist ecology, my overarching goals are to generate evidence-based data and knowledge to improve our understanding about processes driving ecological change, and to strengthen the connection of my research with society's challenges and wellbeing.

  • Qualifications

    $ ARC Research Associate. 2018-current. Australian Centre for Ancient DNA - The University of Adelaide, Australia. Team leader: Alan Cooper. Research: Megafauna palaeodemography

    $ Postdoc Fellow. 2013-2015. Extended to Visiting Researcher. 2016-2018. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales - Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain. Team leaders: Miguel B Araújo & David R Vieites. Research: Ectotherm physiology at thermal limits

    $ PhD. Demography. 2007-2012. School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia. Thesis = Resolving conceptual confusion and quantifying cross-taxa patterns of 'density dependence' in population ecology (212 pp) - Excellence Dean Commendation Award. Supervisors: Corey JA Bradshaw (principal), Barry W Brook & Steven Delean

    $ MPhil. Marine Ecology. 1992-1996. School of Marine Science & Technology, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Thesis = Initial benthic recovery following fly ash dumping off the Northumberland coast (125 pp). Supervisor: Christopher LJ Frid

    $ BSc. Biology (Zoology). 1986-1991. Faculty of Biological Sciences, Valencia University, Spain

  • Teaching Interests

    I am a fan of ordination methods as tools of visualisation of complex information.

    POSTGRADUATE (courses lectured)
    $ Mutivariate ordination methods for ecology and conservation. National Museum of Natural Sciences, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain. 3-8 October 2016
    $ Mutivariate ordination methods for ecology and conservation. Centro de Ecología y Biodiversidad & Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru. 18-23 July 2016
    $ Mutivariate ordination methods for marine environmental impact assessment. Aquabiosfera & Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota, Colombia. 11-16 July 2016
    $ Multivariate analyses in biodiversity studies for environmental impact assessment and protected areas. Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja, Colombia. 5-9 February 2008
    $ Multivariate analyses: ordination, correlation and difference with biodiversity data. Fundación Omacha, Bogota, Colombia. 5 rounds: 27 June-1 July 2005 + 5-9 July 2005 + 11-15 July 2005 + 9-13 October 2006 + 17-21 October 2006
    $ A practical approach to multivariate analyses for fisheries and aquaculture. Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota, Colombia. 7-11 June 2005
    $ A practical approach to the study of biodiversity through multivariate methods. Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru. 22-29 November 2004
    $ Quantitative zoology: multivariate analyses and aquatic mammal research. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia. 6-27 June 2003
    $ Measurements of biological diversity by means of multivariate methods. El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chetumal, Mexico. Three rounds: November 2001 + October 2003 & 2004. Supported (2001 & 2003) by ‘Cátedras Universitarias Especiales' (Mexican Government - competitive funding)

    References: Sophie Calmé and Oscar David Solano Plazas


    UNDERGRADUATE (courses demonstrated)
    $ Research Methods in Environmental Biology III (statistics for ecology). ENV BIOL 3006. School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Adelaide University, Australia. 2012
    $ Ecological issues (statistics for ecology). 3020 ENV BIOL 1002. School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Adelaide University, Australia. 2011
    $ Ecological issues (ecology and biodiversity conservation). 2920 ENV BIOL 1002. School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Adelaide University, Australia. 2009

  • Research Funding

    Others' grants / Review College
    I review grant applications biannually for the British Ecological Society since 2015

    My grants / Competitive funding
    $ Prime-XS 275 / European Union 7th Framework. Expression and evolution of heat-shock proteins at the extremes of the thermal niche of Iberian reptiles (Postdoc) = ~EU50K for proteome sequencing at Functional Genomics Centre Zurich, Switzerland (2013-2015)
    $ Large Research Grant 4496-5470 - British Ecological Society, UK. Heat-shock proteins as biomarkers of the thermal niche of Iberian reptiles (Postdoc) = £20K (2014-2015)
    $ Endeavour International Postgraduate Scholarship (PhD). Australian Research Council and The University of Adelaide, Australia. Factors controlling population size and extinction risk (PhD) = tuition fees + living stipend (2008-2012)
    $ Small Ecological Research Grant 1159/1438 - British Ecological Society, UK. Macrobenthic assemblages in an Andean high-altitude lake system from the lguaque-Guantiva-La Rusia Paramo-Montane forest corridor, Boyaca, Colombia (Freelance research) = £2,444 (2007-2008)
    $ Small Ecological Research Grant 1897 - British Ecological Society, UK. Ecology and biodiversity of the stygobiont fauna from the Ullal de Cabanes Cave, Spain, Western Mediterranean (Freelance research) = £850 (2001-2003)
    $ Postgraduate Grant (MPhil).- Balaguer-Gonel Hermanos Foundation, Spain. Recovery of marine bottoms following fly-ash disposal off Northumberland = EU3K (1994-1995)
       
    My consultancy 
    $ Unit of excellence application in global ecology (2012-2015 Research Report & 2017-2020 Strategic Program). Duty: writing funding proposal on behalf of the Department of Biogeography and Global Change for the 2016 María de Maeztu program of research excellence (Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness). 2015-2016 (application and rejoinders submitted in October 2016 and February 2017, respectively)
    $ Megafauna extinctions from Late-Pleistocene Sahul, Adelaide. The Environment Institute, University of Adelaide (Australia). Duty: Collation of database (‘FosSahul': published in AEKOS & Scientific Data) of Pleistocene & Holocene vertebrate fossil ages from Australia and Papua New Guinea. Two workshops attended in Linnaeus (21-25/10/2013) and Hobart (25-31/10/2014). 2012-2016. 
    $ Rapid Biodiversity Assessment, Contamana, Amazon. Conservation Data Centre and National University 'Agraria La Molina' (Peru). Duty: Field photography. 2004  
    $ Environmental Impact Assessment, Unelco Power Station, Tenerife. La Laguna University (Spain). Duty: Invertebrate taxonomy and data analyses. 1997-2001

  • Publications

    RESEARCH PAPERS (Orcid | GoogleScholar)

    In review/preparation
    $ Conservatism of lizard thermal tolerances
    $ Water and lizard heat tolerance
    $ Palaeoclimate change in natural archive

    Published
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, CJA Bradshaw, S Lewandowsky, DR Vieites (2018, accepted) Statistical language backs conservatism in climate-change assessments. Bioscience.
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    Herrando-Pérez S
    , F Ferri-Yáñez , C Monasterio, W Beukema, V Gomes, J Belliure, SL Chown, DR Vieites, MB Araújo (2018) Intraspecific variation in lizard heat tolerance alters estimates of climate impact. Journal of Animal Ecology (doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12914). See blog
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    Rodríguez-Rey M, S Herrando-Pérez, BW Brook, F Saltré, J Alroy, NJ Beeton, MI Bird, A Cooper, R Gillespie, Z Jacobs, CN Johnson, GH Miller, GJ Prideaux, RG Roberts, CSM Turney, CJA Bradshaw (2016) A comprehensive database of quality-rated fossil ages for Sahul's Quaternary vertebrates. Scientific Data 3(16005):1-7. Dababase published in AEKOS on 19/11/15
    $ Johnson CN, J Alroy, NJ Beeton, MI Bird, BW Brook, A Cooper, R Gillespie, S Herrando-Pérez, Z Jacobs, GH Miller, GJ Prideaux, RG Roberts, M Rodríguez-Rey, F Saltré, CSM Turney, CJA Bradshaw (2016) What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283(1824):1-8
    $ Saltré F, M Rodriguez-Rey, BW Brook, CN Johnson, CS Turney, J Alroy, A Cooper, N Beeton, MI Bird, DA Fordham, R Gillespie, S Herrando-Pérez, Z Jacobs, GH Miller, D Nogués-Bravo, GJ Prideaux, RG Roberts, CJA Bradshaw (2016) Climate change not to blame for late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia. Nature Communications 7(10511):1-7
    $ Rodriguez-Rey M, S Herrando-Pérez, R Gillespie, Z Jacobs, F Saltré, BW Brook, GJ Prideaux, RG Roberts, A Cooper, J Alroy, GH Miller, MI Bird, CN Johnson, N Beeton, CS Turney, CJA Bradshaw (2015) Criteria for assessing the quality of Middle Pleistocene to Holocene vertebrate fossil ages. Quaternary Geochronology 30:69-79
    $ Bradshaw CJA, BW Brook, S Delean, DA Fordham, S Herrando-Pérez, P Cassey, R Early, CH Sekercioglu, MB Araujo (2014) Predictors of contraction and expansion of area of occupancy for British birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281(1786):1-9
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, Delean, BW Brook, P Cassey, CJA Bradshaw (2014) Spatial climate patterns explain negligible variation in strength of compensatory density feedback in birds and mammals. PLoS ONE 9(e91536):1-12
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw (2014) Clarity and precision of language are a necessary route in ecology. BioScience 64(5):373-374
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw (2014) Ecology needs a convention of nomenclature. BioScience 64(4):311-321. See blog
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Climate change heats matrix population models. Journal of Animal Ecology 82(6):1117-1119
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw (2012) Decoupling of component and ensemble density feedbacks in birds and mammals. Ecology 93(7):1728-1740. See blog
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw (2012) Density dependence: an ecological Tower of Babel. Oecologia 170(3):583-603. Talk given at INTECOL 2007 (Brisbane, Australia, August 2009) and see blog
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw (2012) Strength of density feedback in census data increases from slow to fast life histories. Ecology and Evolution 2(8):1922-1934. Talk given at ‘Royal Society of South Australia' Awards - runner-up prize (Adelaide, Australia, April 2011)
    $ Brusa F, LHL Negrete, Y Herrerra-Martínez, S Herrando-Pérez (2012) Girardiae festae (Borelli, 1898) (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae): distribution extension in a high-altitude lake from Colombia. Check List 8(2):276-279
    $ PÄ›sic V, T Chatterjee, Y Herrera-Martínez, S Herrando-Pérez (2010) Wandesia (Partnuniella) lehmanni - a new water mite species (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Hydryphantidae) from a high-altitude lake in the Colombian Andes. International Journal of Acarology 36(1):53-58. Supported by British Ecological Society ‘Small Ecological Research Grant' (competitive funding)
    $ Luja VH, S Herrando-Pérez, D González-Solís, L Luiselli (2008) Secondary rainforests are not havens for reptile species in tropical Mexico. Biotropica 40(6):747-757
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, M Baratti, G Messana (2008) Subterranean ecological research and multivariate statistics. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 70(2):120-128. Talk given at ‘I Congreso Valenciano de Espleología' (Alcoy, Alicante, Spain, April 2006)
    $ La Torre-Cuadros MA, S Herrando-Pérez, K Young (2007) Diversity and structural patterns for tropical montane and premontane forests of Central Peru, with an assessment of the use of higher-taxon surrogacy. Biodiversity and Conservation 16(10):2965-2988
    $ Baquero E, S Herrando-Pérez, R Jordana (2006) A new species of Arrhopalites (Collembola, Symphypleona, Arrhopalitidae) from a cave on the Central East Iberian Peninsula. Subterranean Biology 3:81-86
    $ Bruce NL, S Herrando-Pérez (2005) Kensleylana briani, a new genus and species of freshwater cave-dwelling cirolanid (Crustacea: Isopoda) from Spain. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118(1):74-83.
    $ de Grave S, S Herrando-Pérez (2003) A new species of Typhlocirolana (Isopoda, Cirolanidae) from the Ullal de la Rambla de Miravet, Spain. Zootaxa 393:1-11. Supported by British Ecological Society ‘Small Ecological Research Grant' (competitive funding)
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, G San Martín, J Núñez (2001) Polychaete patterns from an oceanic island in the East Atlantic, La Gomera (Canarian Archipelago). Cahiers de Biologie Marine 42:275-287
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, CLJ Frid (2001) Recovery patterns of macrobenthos and sediment at a close fly-ash dumpsite. Sarsia (Marine Biology Research) 86(4-5):389-400. Talk given at VI International Polychaete Conference (Curitiba, Brazil, August 1998)
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, CLJ Frid (1998) The cessation of long-term fly-ash dumping: effects on macrobenthos and sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 36(10):780-790


    BLOGGING (conservation science)
    https://conservationbytes.com/2018/11/12/why-a-young-scientist-should-blog/
    https://conservationbytes.com/2018/10/29/ecophysiological-feedbacks-under-climate-change/#more-113314
    https://conservationbytes.com/2018/10/02/sex-on-the-beach/
    https://conservationbytes.com/2018/06/05/communicating-climate-change/

    https://conservationbytes.com/2018/03/13/penguins-cheated-by-ecosystem-change/
    https://conservationbytes.com/2017/11/22/microclimates-thermal-shields-against-global-warming-for-small-herps/#more-21732
    https://conservationbytes.com/2017/09/07/less-snow-from-climate-change-pushes-evolution-of-browner-birds/
    https://conservationbytes.com/2017/05/31/its-not-all-about-temperature-for-corals/
    https://conservationbytes.com/2017/05/15/spring-asynchrony-in-migratory-birds/
    https://conservationbytes.com/2017/04/18/noses-baffled-by-ocean-acidification
    https://conservationbytes.com/2017/03/09/singin-in-the-heat/
    https://conservationbytes.com/2017/02/01/to-feed-or-to-perish-in-an-iceless-world/#more-19500
    https://conservationbytes.com/2017/01/02/where-do-citizens-stand-on-climate-change/
    http://conservationbytes.com/2014/02/24/are-we-speaking-the-same-ecological-language/#more-12114
    http://conservationbytes.com/2014/01/20/noisy-oceans/#more-11580
    http://conservationbytes.com/2013/10/31/translocations-keep-it-in-the-family/#more-10625
    http://conservationbytes.com/2013/05/13/learning-from-danger/#more-8896
    http://conservationbytes.com/2013/03/18/food-for-sex/#more-8699
    http://conservationbytes.com/2013/01/14/translocations-genetic-rescue-paradox/#more-8369
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/11/28/individuals-a-population-to-conserve-make/#more-8063
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/11/01/toothed-conflict/#more-7963
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/10/11/the-biodiversity-club/#more-7879
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/09/17/ecology-tower-babel/#more-7688
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/09/04/climate-of-climate-change/#more-7619
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/07/30/malady-of-numbers/#more-7468
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/07/05/ghost-extinctions/#more-7365
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/06/15/invaders-double-edge/#more-7265

    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/05/05/custodians-of-fisheries/#more-7091
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/04/10/wounded-soldiers-of-biodiversity
    https://conservationbytes.com/2012/02/17/parts-a-whole-do-not-make
    http://conservationbytes.com/2012/01/25/give-way-to-the-invader/#more-6687
    http://conservationbytes.com/2011/11/02/oceans-need-their-giants/#more-6395
    http://conservationbytes.com/2011/09/27/glitters-is-not-gold/ 
    http://conservationbytes.com/2011/09/01/gone-with-the-birds/#more-6140
    http://conservationbytes.com/2011/08/02/pickled-niches/#more-6043
    http://conservationbytes.com/2011/07/04/taxonomy-in-the-clouds/#more-5920
    http://conservationbytes.com/2011/05/02/silence-of-the-birds/#more-5623
    http://conservationbytes.com/2011/04/04/buzzing-to-the-plate/#more-5413
    http://conservationbytes.com/2011/02/17/evolution-here-and-now


    POPULAR SCIENCE 
    (Quercus at www.revistaquercus.es, in Spanish)
    Three theme series on conservation biology, animal behaviour and (current) climate change

    In preparation
    $ Citizens ask the experts
    $ Forest die-offs under climate change

    Published
    $ Vieites DR, Herrando-Pérez S (2018) Surcando las olas. Quercus 394(December):51-53.
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    Herrando-Pérez S
    , DR Vieites (2018) Desigualdad de sexos. Quercus 392(October):49-51.
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    Vieites DR, Herrando-Pérez S (2018) ¡Desempolvad esas libretas de campo! Quercus 390(August):51-53.
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    Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites (2018) Cómo divulgar el cambio climático. Quercus 388(April):51-54.
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    Vieites DR, Herrando-Pérez S (2018) Hacia el mundo de Lilliput. Quercus 386(April):51-53.
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    Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites (2018) Pinguinos engañados por ecosistemas cambiantes. Quercus 384(February):59-61.
    $ Vieites DR, Herrando-Pérez S (2017, cover page) Las pulgas de agua desarrollan tolerancia al calor. Quercus 382(December, cover page):78-80.
    $ Vieites DR, Herrando-Pérez S (2017) El largo olvido. Quercus 381(November):74-76.
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites (2017) Puñetazos de calor. Quercus 380(October):62-64
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites (2017) El microclima va a su aire. Quercus 379(September):54-56
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites (2017) Plumas a la moda del clima. Quercus 378(August):54-56
    $ Vieites DR, S Herrando-Pérez (2017) Moverse con el cambio climático depende del competidor. Quercus 377(July):60-62
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites (2017) No todo es temperatura para los corales. Quercus 376(June):68-70
    $ DR Vieites, Herrando-Pérez S (2017) Asincronía primaveral en aves migratorias. Quercus 375(May):68-70
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites (2017) Narices confusas por la acidificación. Quercus 374(April):68-70
    $ Vieites, DR, S Herrando-Pérez (2017) Cucú cantaba la rana. Quercus 373(March):68-70
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites (2017, cover page) Comer o perecer en un mundo sin hielo. Quercus 372(February, cover page):68-70
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, DR Vieites, MB Araújo (2017) ¿Cómo percibimos el cambio climático? Quercus 371(January):54-55
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Guerra de sonidos. Quercus 334(December):60-61
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Mucho más que guapo. Quercus 333(November):64-65
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Proteínas con patas. Quercus 332(October):56-57
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Las mudanzas mejor en familia. Quercus 331(September):56-57
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Prueba de paternidad. Quercus 330(August):50-51
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Abrazos los justos. Quercus 329(July):50-51
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Aprender del peligro. Quercus 328(June):62-63
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Posturas para no morir. Quercus 327(May):58-59
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Sexo boca abajo. Quercus 326(April):56-57
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Razones de sexo. Quercus 325(March):56-57
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Brújulas de calor. Quercus 324(February):54-55
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Un año de comportamiento animal. Quercus 323(January):52-53
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) El club de la biodiversidad. Quercus 322(December):52-53
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) Un conflicto con muchos dientes. Quercus 320(October):56-57
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) El enrarecido clima del cambio climático. Quercus 319(September):54-55
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) La enfermedad de los números. Quercus 318(August):44-45
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) Extinciones fantasmas. Quercus 317(July):46-47
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) Invasiones con doble filo. Quercus 316(June):50-52
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) Con tiburones hay vieiras. Quercus 315(May):50-51
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) Ministerio de economía y medio ambiente. Quercus 314(April):56-57
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) Proteínas para el estrés. Quercus 313(March):54-55
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2012) Ceda paso al invasor. Quercus 312(February):52-53
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) Genes frescos, pero deprimentes. Quercus 311(January):50-51
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) ¿Pezgrandones? No, gracias. Quercus 309(November):48-49
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) No es oro todo lo que reluce. Quercus 308(October):52-53
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) Ahora, adivina de dónde vengo. Quercus 307(September):54-55
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) Adivina dónde vivo. Quercus 306(August):48-49
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) Inflación por las nubes. Quercus 305(July):48-49
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) El silencio de los pájaros. Quercus 303(May):50-51
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) Zumbidos en el paladar. Quercus 302(April):50-51
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) Evolución aquí y ahora. Quercus 301(March):66-67
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2011) Extinguir especies: un negocio rentable. Quercus 299(January):46-47
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (2005) Ullal de Miravet, un tesoro natural bajo tierra. Quercus 230(April):20-26
    $ Herrando-Pérez S, J Núñez, G San Martín, (2000) Poliquetos, atletas de los mares. Quercus 175(September):16-24
    $ Herrando-Pérez S (1999) Recolección de insectos: Cuando los medios no justifican el fin. Quercus 164(October):64-65

    CONFERENCES
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    Conservatism of lizard heat tolerances is spatially variable. 3rd Symposium of the Department of Biogeography and Global Change, MNCN-CSIC. 22/01/2018
    $ Climate change from science to society. Gabinete de Historia Natural, Madrid-Spain. 27/01/2017
    Stress proteins for stressed reptiles. 2nd Symposium of the Department of Biogeography and Global Change, MNCN-CSIC. 15-16/12/2014
    $ What do ecologists mean by density dependence? 10th International Congress of Ecology, Brisbane-Australia. 16-21/08/2009
    $ Multivariate statistics and bioespeleology. 1st Valencian Congress of Espelelogy, Alcoy-Spain. 29/04-01/05/2006
    $ Multivariate statistics: a tool for the analyses of environmental data. Jaime I University, Castellón-Spain. 17/02/2006
    $ Underground biodiversity of the Ullal de la Rambla de Miravet. Fundación Caja Castellón, Spain. 10/03/2004
    $ Application of multivariate methods for forest certification. Spanish Association of Standardization and Certification, Valencia-Spain. 29/09/2003
    $ Two Mediterranean dimensions: fire and biodiversity. Almazora Town Council, Spain. 23/03/2001
    $ Changes in the feeding ecology of polychaetes during recovery of a former fly-ash dumpsite. 6th International Polychaete Conference, Curitiba-Brazil. 02-07/08/1998

     

    OTHERS

    In preparation
    Spanish translation of the Uncertainty Handbook (Climate Oureach & University of Bristol, UK).

  • Community Engagement

    I have done story-telling performance, and like writting stories and wildlife photography. I have recently become a U18 soccer coach, a sport I played for some 30 years. The skills required for these activities are often useful in my research and when I engage with environmental education activities.

    STORY-TELLING
    $ Shows: (i) Word box; (ii) Men, women and vice versa; (iii) Mexico a cappella; (iv) Raining tales; & (iv) Onogoro (Japanese erotic tales with flamenco guitar). >40 performances for adults and children in Colombia, Mexico and Spain (2001-2007)
    $ Festivals: La Perola (Bogotá, Colombia, 2005), Walking Words (Tunja, Colombia, 2005), Chelva Marathon (Chelva, Spain, 2005), Olba Story Telling (Olba, Spain, 2001, 2002, 2004)
    $ Media collaborations: Radio Escabia (Segorbe, Spain, 2001-2002), newspaper El Set (Alcalà de Xivert, Spain, 2002), and literature magazine Camino (Spain, 1999-2002)

    CREATIVE WRITING
    $ Workshops with professional writers Jorge Eduardo Benavides (Centro de Bellas Artes-Tenerife 1997, 1998; Madrid 2014, Spain) and Juan Jacinto Muñoz Rangel (Fuentetaja-Madrid, Spain, 2015)
    $ Prizes (short tales): [winner] Encuentro de dos Mundos (Ferney-Votaire, France, 2002) , Castillo de Pulpis (Santa Magdalena de Pulpis, Spain, 2000), Doña Pela (Madrid, Spain, 2000), Prosa literaria en valencià (Lucena, Spain 1999); Associazione Culturale del Laghetto (Torino, Italy, 1999) and [runner-up] Ràfol (Chilches, Spain, 2001)
    $ Prose-poetry public reading: Centro de Estudios Contemporáneos (Valencia, Spain, 1998-2001)

    MISCELLANEA
    $ Soccer coach (U18): National Coaching School CENAFE (Madrid, Spain, 2015-2016). I played soccer semi-professionally between 1986 and 1992.
    $ Environmental education (primary schools): Demonstration of ecological values of 'El Salvador' Ravine. Onda City Council (Onda, Spain, 2005-2006)
    $ Photo exhibitions: The jungle temple (rainforest wildlife, people and landscapes from Colombian and Peruvian Amazon, and Mexican Yucatan). City councils of Ademuz (2005), Castellón de la Plana (2005), Onda (2005), Jérica (2005), and Masamagrell (2004), Spain
    $ Fire prevention program: Patroller of protected areas including tutoring volunteers. TRAGSA and VAERSA (Castellón, Spain, 1999-2001)
    $ Civic work (alternative to compulsory military service): Assistance to elderly people with Red Cross (Tenerife, Spain, 1997-1998)

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