Joaquín Calatayud is a postdoc in the Icelab at Umea University since 2017. He was born in Madrid where he has spent most of his life and received a B.S. in biology from the University of Alcalá. He then moved to Granada where he received a M.S. in genetics and evolution from the University of Granada, returning to Madrid to complete a PhD in ecology and biogeography at the University of Alcalá.
His research focuses on understanding how life is organized in multiple aspects and temporal and spatial scales, mostly spanning how species distribute, coexist and evolve. Currently, he is involved in developing network-based tools that are expected to answer relevant questions in the intersection between ecology, biogeography and evolution, by integrating different sources of information. Although most of his research lays in the arena of computational biology, he really enjoys being in contact with nature both as a hobby and as a source of inspiration.
Out of the office, Joaquín enjoys hanging out with friends and family either for hiking or for a beer.