Degree in Veterinary Science
PhD in Clinical Pathology
I have been working in the field of wildlife management, health and diseases since 1990. I graduated in Veterinary Sciences from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1989 and obtained my PhD on Clinical Pathology (capture and stress in wild ungulates) at the same university in 1995. In 2002 I obtained a position as an Associate Professor.
My research interest is conservation medicine, which includes the study of ecology and diseases of wildlife and its management. Over the years I have worked on a variety of taxonomic groups, including several species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Most of my work has been field-based in the Pyrenees undertaking long-term studies with diseases of Pyrenean chamois, especially with a new Pestivirus causing a population collapse, and in the last years in Uganda, with several projects on diseases at the human-domestic animal-wildlife interface. I am lecturing on wildlife diseases as part of the veterinary degree, MSc and PhD programs, where I have mentored 12 PhD students. I have acted as principal researcher in numerous projects, grants and contracts and I am coauthor of more than 140 scientific publications.