PhD in Biology. He works as a Ramón y Cajal researcher in the Zoology Unit at the University of Oviedo and in the UMIB-Research Unit of Biodiversity (University of Oviedo – CSIC – Principality of Asturias, Spain). He directs the Research Group on the Evolutionary Ecology of Extreme Environments at the University of Oviedo (Spain) and his research currently focuses on the field of radioecology, with amphibians as the main study model
Three decades after the Chernobyl accident, the biodiversity of the area has completely recovered. The mechanisms that allow organisms to live in this area are still the subject of study and controversy.