My research focuses on understanding the patterns and processes shaping biodiversity of native and invasive species and their implications for conservation and environmental decisions in a changing world. I focus on these main directions:
(1) Biodiversity and conservation in human-dominated landscapes: This includes studies on both native and alien invasive species in natural, agricultural and urban environs.
(2) Conservation planning and prioritization at local, regional and global scales.
(3) The role of collaboration in conservation.
(4) Systematic conservation planning and the importance of collaboration in the Mediterranean Basin and Mediterranean Sea.
(5) Biodiversity along species ranges and ecological gradients.
I am also interested in enhancing the links between scientists, practitioners, managers, policy makers and other stockholders towards better science-based conservation and environmental decisions.