My research focuses on the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that jointly shape plant assemblages at the community and macroecological scales. I use phylogenetic methods along with functional trait information to get insight on such processes, and further explore bridges between fundamental biodiversity research and conservation planning in species-rich biomes such as the Mediterranean and the tropics. I am also interested in understanding the links between biodiversity and human wellbeing, with a particular focus on the role that evolution pays in this relationship. Although I collaborate on projects involving multiple taxonomic groups, my true passion in science is vascular plants and everything to do with them, including natural history and ethnobotany.