|Forestry Enginery Degree (1995), Master in Forest Sciences (1999) and European PhD at the University of Santiago de Compostela, obtaining the extraordinary doctoral award from the Escola Politécnica Superior (2005).
Associate Professor in the Department of Botany at the Polytechnic School of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Researcher in the group 1809-BioAplic with activity focused on the application of remote sensing and geographic information systems to the characterization, modelling and monitoring of biodiversity dynamics (species, habitats, landscape) at different temporal and spatial scales.
Research internships at the University of Bergen (Norway), ALTERRA (Netherlands), Forestry Technological Centre of Catalonia (Spain), University of Trento (Italy), University of Milano Bicocca (Italy) and University of Oviedo (Spain). Researcher at the Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the Joint Research Centre (European Commission).
18 articles in journals indexed in the JCR, 15 articles in national and international journals not indexed in the JCR, 10 chapters in international books and more than 15 contributions in national books. More than 50 contributions to national and international congresses. Reviewer in the journals Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Environment, Journal of Environmental Management, Ecological Modelling, Landscape and Urban Planning and ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; Forest Ecology and Management (among others).
Since 1996, he has cooperated/led six European, nine National and eight Regional research projects along with more than 30 R&D contracts.