- Unit of Archaeobotany, IPHES - Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution, Tarragona, Spain
- Archaeobotany, Environmental archaeology, Mediterranean, Neolithic, Paleoenvironment, Protohistory
Areas of expertise
My main interest is the understanding of human-nature relationship throughout prehistory. ERC-StG will allow me to establish as an expert in the multidisciplinary analysis if human-plant interaction in the past, opening a new research frontier within archaeological studies. My researcher career is characterized by the contamination of several disciplines; archaeobotany in itself is a balance of human and natural sciences. I have experience in inter- and trans-disciplinary projects since my PhD project and I have been leading for 5 years a fieldwork project in Ustica island coordinating a group of archaeologists, geochemists, palynologists, micromorphologists, zooarchaeologists, volcanologists, geologists, botanists, genomists. I have been main presenter in more than 20 national and international conferences and co-author in more than 15 conferences in the last 8 years. I have been coordinator of one of the BIODIVMEX-MISTRALS groups for 5 years (2016-2020), that is a multidisciplinary working group on the Biodiversity of the Mediterranean funded by the French National Research Council (CNRS). I have experience within ERC-StG grant for my 6 months position at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and I am the responsible for the archaeobotanical data of the ERC-Synergy COREX project, that gave me the wide picture perspective to analyze the data. I will be leading a new multidisciplinary project MSCA-COFUND on small islands around Sicily for the next two years called SILVA, to investigate the change in small islands’ prehistoric vegetation with the collaboration of E. Allué (IPHES, Tarragona), I. Bentaleb (ISEM, Montpellier), J. Voltas (University of Lleida).