Anna Traveset Vilagines
Profesora de Investigación, IMEDEA (UIB-CSIC), Spain.
I received my BS in Biology from the University of Barcelona, and my Ph.D. work was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, where I studied plant-animal interactions in Costa Rica under the supervision of Daniel Janzen.
Then I conducted postdoctoral research with Carlos Herrera and Pedro Jordano at the Doñana Biological Station in Seville, Spain.
I am a Research Professor of the Spanish Research Council at the Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB), based on Mallorca (Balearic Islands). I have extensive experience in the study of plant-animal interactions on terrestrial ecosystems, mainly on islands, evaluating the impact of global change on native ecological interactions, using the approach of network theory.
I have been principal investigator of 19 of 53 national projects, and of 5 out of the 11 internationals in which I have participated. I am currently coordinating projects in the Balearics, the Canaries, the Galapagos, and the Seychelles.
I lead the Department of Terrestrial Ecology at IMEDEA. I have been vice-president of the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology in the period 2015-2018. I also belong to the Comission of the Life Area of teh Spanish Research Council. Since 2019, I am a member of the Advisory Committee of the NGO Mediterranean Small Islands Initiative.
I have supervised a total of 17 PhD theses, 13 postdocs and 12 master theses.
I like to contribute to the dissemination of science, regularly participating in the Science Week, and giving seminars in primary and secondary schools. I am currently collaborating in a European LIFE project whose main objective is to involve people in the conservation of pollinators. In 2017 I was awarded the Jaume I Prize (modality: Environmental Protection), and in 2019 I was nominated CSIC Institutional Representative in the Balearic Islands.