Encarnación Montoya Romo

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Educational Background

  • 2021. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK.
  • 2019. Acreditación AQU: Favourable evaluation for university teaching (from the Catalan Agency of University Quality, AQU).
  • 2007 – 2011    PhD Biology (Paleoecology of the southern Gran Sabana (SE Venezuela) since the Late Glacial to the present), Dep. Animal Biology, Plant Biology & Ecology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Best PhD award.
  • 2006 – 2008    MPhil (Diversity and function of Mediterranean ecosystems), Dep. Animal Biology, Plant Biology & Ecology, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 2000 – 2005    Biology degree (5-years degree), University of Murcia
Appointments
  • 2021 - present. Tenured Scientist CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), Institute Geosciences Barcelona (GEO3BCN). Permanent position.
  • 2019 - 2021. Lectureship in Environmental Change. Department Geography & Planning, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool (UK). Permanent position.
  • 2017 - 2019. Postdoctoral Fellowship Juan de la Cierva – Incorporación, ref. IJCI-2015-24273. Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera” (CSIC) (Spain).
  • 2015 - 2017    Beatriu de Pinos-Marie Curie COFUND postdoctoral fellowship, Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera” (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC)
  • 2012 – 2015    NERC Research Fellow,  Dep. Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University (UK)
  • 2011 – 2012    Post-doctoral Research, Palynology & Paleoecology Lab, Botanic Institute of Barcelona (IBB)
  • 2007 – 2011    PhD studentship (called FPI: Training of Research Staff) grant with reference BES-2007-16308 from the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain associated with the project number 00974-CGL2006
  • 2006 – 2007     Assistant lecturer (part time position), Dep. Animal Biology, Plant Biology & Ecology, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Academic services
  • Member of the Science Panel for the Amazon: www.theamazonwewant.com
  • Assistant Editor of Palynology
  • Associate editor of Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
  • Secretary of Humans and Biosphere commission (INQUA) for period 2015-2019
  • Advisory Board Member of the International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS)
  • Reviewer/editor tasks:
  • Editor of PALYNOS (Newsletter of IFPS)
  • Regular reviewer of most important journals (>10) in my discipline since 2011
  • Reviewer Editorial Board of two sections in FRONTIERS, and Palynology
  • Editor of the HabCom Newsletter (Humans and Biosphere Commission of INQUA; 2012-2015).
  • Reviewer of scientific project proposals funded by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), German Research Foundation (DFG), British Ecology Society (BES), International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) or the Dutch Research Foundation (NWO)
  • External panel reviewer of international theses dissertation (PhD and master)

 

Research Interests

  • Palaeoecological applications of palynology
  • Biotic responses to environmental change and natural hazards
  • Vegetation-humans-climate interactions
  • Palaeoecology and global warming
  • Tropical biodiversity and biogeography
  • High-mountain palaeoecology
  • The temporal continuum in ecology
  • Traditional knowledge for ecosystems services
  • Development of new palaeoecological proxies or techniques
  •  Palaeoethnobotany

 

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Outreach

  • Interview-conversation in the radio programme El sol sale por el oeste (Canal Extremadura): https://www.canalextremadura.es/noticias/meteorologia/el-amazonas-se-seca-de-manera-nunca-vista Canal Extremadura, Spain on 12th March 2024.
  • Radio interview by Paco de León in the programme De cero al infinito. Emisora Onda Cero, Spain, on 2nd March 2024 (59’): https://www.ondacero.es/programas/de-cero-al-infinito/programas-completos/de-cero-al-infinito-02032024_2024030265e2b55429d81400016b41ee.html
  • Visit (seminar and debate on global change to junior year students) to the high school Manyanet Sant Andreu, Barcelona. 20th October 2023.
  • Escolab 2023. Workshop called Regreso al futuro: pistas del pasado en el registro sedimentario. Geosciences Barcelona, on 10th October 2023 and 27th November 2023.
  • Round table organised by the Faculty of Earth Sciences (University of Barcelona): Canvi Climàtic: Registre i Acció (as part of a cycle called GeoDebats). 28 September 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ylzIPjNnho
  • Interview-conversation in the radio programme El sol sale por el oeste (Canal Extremadura): https://www.canalextremadura.es/audio/encarni-montoya-cientifica-el-amazonas-es-la-gran-farmacia-del-mundo. Canal Extremadura, Spain on 23rd September 2022.
  • Interview-conversation in the radio programme Ciudad Invisible from Radio de la Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE), Corrientes - Chaco, Argentina on 1st July 2022.
  • Interview-conversation published 25/01/2022 in the digital magazine specialized on global warming Climática (La Marea): https://www.climatica.lamarea.com/peligros-globales-degradacion-amazonia/
  • International day of the woman and girl in Science 2021: Organisation of the event “Women in Science”. Online activity addressed to scholars that consisted of a series of micro-talks from female researchers at different stages of their career working on science and engineering followed by a round table discussion about our careers’ progress and the gender issues we have found. 12th February 2021, University of Liverpool.
  • Science week (CSIC): 12-16th November 2018. Series of talks and workshops for organised visits of scholars to the Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera” (CSIC).
  • Invited lecture in the “Residencia de Investigadores del CSIC”, within the conferences cycle called “Los lunes de Ciencia”. Cambios ambientales en el registro geológico: la paleoecología en el mundo actual y futuro. 16th April 2018.
  • Post in the outreach blog Ecomandanga (April 2018): https://ecomandanga.org/2018/04/03/estudiando-los-bosques-del-pasado-para-proteger-los-del-futuro
  • Post in the outreach blog of the EGU Climate: Past, Present & Future (April 2018): https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/cl/2018/04/03/pollen-more-than-forests-story-tellers
  • Book chapter in the divulgation book for scholars CIENCIA, y yo quiero ser científico!!! (Chapter 46, pp.182-185; April 2018): https://cienciayyoquierosercientifico.blogspot.com.es International day of the woman and girl in Science 2018: “Science is not a matter of gender”.
  • Activity addressed to scholars that consisted of a series of micro-talks from young female researchers working on science and engineering followed by a round table discussion about our careers’ progress and the gender issues we have found. 8th February 2018, Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera” (CSIC).
  • Science week (CSIC): 13-17th November 2017. Series of talks and workshops for organised visits of scholars to the Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera” (CSIC).
  • Science week (CSIC): 14-18th November 2016. Series of talks and workshops for organised visits of scholars to the Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera” (CSIC).
  • Scientific webpage / blog: mauritiastories.wordpress.com
  • Interview for newspaper La Opinión (Murcia, Spain) published 10/08/2015 about my career in international academia and research profile.
  • Organisation and leadership of the Open Research Meeting of FORSENS project (NERC funding). Hold at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (University of Amsterdam), Amsterdam 21-22nd August 2015.
  • Invited public lecture for scholars and other non-specialist audience at Milton Keynes (UK), recorded and launched online through website within the initiative SUPI/CEPSAR Science Matters, 15/12/2014: http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?s=1&whichevent=2478

 


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