We investigate plant-animal interactions, which have a pivotal role on demographic and genetic processes within populations and communities.
We specially focus on mutualistic interactions between plants and frugivorous animals that disperse seeds. By doing so, frugivores foster processes of major relevance under ongoing global change: plant population connectivity and plant colonization of new areas.
We use field-based research in large-scale landscapes by combining observational and experimental fieldwork, GPS-based animal tracking, spatial analysis and molecular tools, to address questions that can be framed within landscape and spatial ecology, population ecology and genetics, community ecology, conservation biology, and applied ecology.
Our research provides knowledge that is relevant for conservation.