In 2019 I have been awarded with: a) the National Conservation Award César Gómez Campo, awarded by SEBICOP (Spanish Society of Plant Conservation Biology) to the ´best work of the 2017-2018 biennium´ and b) Postdoctoral Fellow Award For Exceptional Achievement, by the Vice-Rector of Stellenbosch University.
I have a particular interest in cutting-edge analytical methods and I use state of the art bio/phylogeographic reconstruction approaches. For this, I have developed innovative biogeographic and population-level approaches, which have resulted in two awards.
I have a true passion for scientific outreach and I am highly committed with teaching. I have written dozens of articles in magazines and blogs, for which I have received two awards.
Find below a selected list of my awards, distinctions and fellowships.
Postdoctoral Fellow Award for Exceptional Achievement. Awarded by the Vice-Rector of Stellenbosch University.
National Conservation Award César Gómez Campo, awarded by SEBICOP (Spanish Society of Plant Conservation Biology) for the ¨best work of the 2017-2018 biennium¨.
Running-up Presentation Award at the Stellenbosch Research day for the talk: Preventing the Zombie Apocalype in Sub-Antarctic island systems
Travel Grant DRD (Division for Research Development), awarded by Stellenbosch University.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Botany and Zoology of Stellenbosch University
Travel Award to attend the 9th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeographic Society in January 2019.
Expert Evaluator of the Spanish Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación; EVALUA).
Postdoctoral fellow for the AFBA (“A Functional Biogeography of the Antarctic”) international research program, project part of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE).
Postdoctoral position in forest genetics, population biology, and ecology offered at the Institute of Forest Research at the University of Quebec (Rejected by 2017 position).
Doctoral scholarship FPI (Formación del Personal Investigador). Full-time.
Best student talk award runner up, awarded for a very significant contribution in the field of Biological Systematics. II Iberian Congress of Biological Systematics, CISA.
Winner V Scientific Marathon CSIC- Real Jardín Botánico.
Communication Awards: Best Environment blog 2010, and nomination for Best Science Blog 2013 for “El Ojo de Darwin” (The Eye of Darwin) in “Awards 20 Blogs”, granted by the newspaper 20 minutos.
International FARO scholarship at Osnabrück University (Germany).
SÉNECA Scholarship to pursue a ´career year´ in another centre (Universidad de La Laguna- Canary Islands).