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After three and a half great years as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, working under the advice of Mercedes Pascual (Feb 04- Gen 07), and Annette Ostling (Feb 07- Aug 07), currently I am moving to the University of Groningen.

I received my PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, (2004) under the supervision of Ricard V. Sole at the Complex Systems Lab, nowadays located at the University Pompeu Fabra.

My primary research interests lie in the interdisciplinary study of ecology and evolution on the basis of the integration of physics, mathematics, biology and computer simulation. Nonlinear interactions, stochasticity, environmental forcing, and rapid evolution are all common features of the problems on which my research agenda is focused.

Nowadays, my research is driven by two general interests: the evaluation of risks of disease emergence and spread of diseases as a consequence of human-induced global environmental change and the study of the variety of mechanisms involved in the origins, maintenance andloss of species in ecological communities.

Underlying all these challenging problems in community ecology and infectious diseases, there is a common goal: to explore the interplay between individual-based local interactions ---the processes at the microscale--- and the system-level regularities and collective behavior which are observed at larger scales ---the macroecological and evolutionary patterns.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan  
830 North University Av, Ann Arbor, MI-48109-1048, USA
Phone: (+1) 734 623 5008
Fax: (+1) 734 763 0544

dalonso@umich.edu