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  • 2023. External Examiner of PhD thesis of Patricia Hidalgo Vaquerizas, under the title "Ecología y sociedad: Gestión del conejo de monte en la Península Ibérica", presented at the Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA-CSIC), Córdoba University, Córdoba, Spain in June 2023.

  • 2023. Evaluator of scientific project proposals for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

  • 2020. Member of Expert Group assembled by the European Commission to devise the EU Pollinator Monitoring Scheme. See final version of the report here

  • 2020. Evaluator of scientific project proposals for H2020 Marie Curie Actions (European Commission).

  • 2019. Member of Advisory Committee of Pillar 1 of the 2nd phase of BRAIN-be (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks) Research Program

  • 2019. Organizer of the webinar "How do you maintain professional connections over time and space?" by the MCAA-NA EU-NA Liaison Working Group. 

  • 2018. External Examiner of PhD thesis of María Isabel Pacios Palma, under the title “Effects of parasitosis (coccidiosis and helminthiasis) and viral diseases (myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease) on the physiological condition and population dynamics of the wild European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)", presented at the Pablo de Olavide University, Sevilla, Spain in January 2018.

  • 2015. External Reviewer of scientific project proposals submitted under the main panel “Animal and Plant Ecology” to the Czech Science Foundation, Czech Republic.


  • 2014. External Reviewer of PhD thesis of Francisco Díaz Ruíz, under the title “Ecología y gestión de depredadores generalistas: el caso del zorro (Vulpes vulpes) y la urraca (Pica pica)”, presented at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain in November 2014.


  • 2013. External Reviewer of scientific project proposals submitted to the National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan.


  • 2013. External Reviewer of PhD thesis of Juan Carlos Guerrero Casado, under the title “Recovering a keystone species in a biodiversity hotspot: the European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Sierra Morena”, presented at the University of Córdoba, Spain in September 2013.


  • 2012. Member of the organizing committee of the International Conference on Hunting for Sustainability: Ecology, Economics and Society, Ciudad Real, Spain, 26th-28th March 2012.

  • 2005. Coordinator of the 1st Game management seminar at the PNSACV, Odemira, Portugal, 25th June 2005.


  • 2004. Member of the organizing committee of the 2nd World Lagomorph Conference, Vairão, Portugal, 26th-31st July 2004.


  • Reviewer of 74 scientific papers for 33 journals. The main way Scientists give back to the Scientific community is through peer review of manuscripts, funding proposals and alike. Scientists do not get formal recognition for most of these roles yet, although there are ways we can make some of these efforts count! I'm currently using Publons to keep track of my reviewer activities. Publons is a New Zealand-based firm that encourages researchers to establish cross-publisher profiles by posting their peer-review histories online. I find the platform really easy to use and handy to showcase my work as a reviewer (you can take a look at my Publons profile here).

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