Pablo Ferrandis was born in Albacete, Spain, in 1966. He received a degree in Biological Science from the University of Valencia in 1991, and a Ph.D. degree in Ecology from the University of Murcia in 1996. During the following five years, P. Ferrandis occupied research positions at the Agricultural and Environmental Research Center in Albadalejito (Permanent Scientific Researcher), and the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM; Research Fellow, Assistant Professor). Since 2002 he has worked as an Associate Professor at the UCLM and is currently occupied as the research coordinator of the Biological Plant Conservation and Plant Ecology Section at the Botanical Institute of the UCLM. His research work is mainly focused on plant population and community ecology, with special attention to temporal and spatial patterns of soil seed banks and reproductive cycles, seed-germination ecology, and fire ecology. Other topics of study include ecotoxicology, allellopathic plant interactions, dendrochronology in shrub species, and root-system architecture. Foreign research institutions which P. Ferrandis has actively collaborated with are: the University of Kentucky (USA), the Center of Functional and Evolutive Ecology (CNRS; France), the University of Tübingen (Germany), the University of Pinar del Río (Cuba), and the University of Potenza (Italy).
Biography Updated on 17 March 2011