2019 - PhD thesis in Forest and Environmental Management (cum laude). University of Lleida (UdL)
2014 - MSc in Advanced Forest Research. Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
2013 - BSc/MSc in Forest Engineering (graduated with Honours). Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
Her research aims at understanding the mechanisms underlying forest resistance and resilience to disturbances and the chance of ecosystem collapse. She is interested in developing methodological approaches capturing the intrinsic complexity of forest dynamics and informing forest management and planning of pragmatic solutions to guarantee forest sustainability. She has proposed quantitative indicators and multivariate descriptive analyses based on species functional traits and community resemblance metrics with the aim of improving the understanding of forest responses to disturbances in different environmental contexts and along successional trajectories. She is also interested in studying the regeneration capacity of poorly adapted species after disturbances, depending on inter-species interactions and environmental conditions.
Sánchez-Pinillos, M., Leduc, A., Ameztegui, A., Kneeshaw, D., Lloret, F., Coll, L. 2019. Resistance, resilience or change: post-disturbance dynamics of boreal forests after insect outbreaks. Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s10021-019-00378-6
Sánchez-Pinillos, M., De Cáceres, M., Ameztegui, A., Coll, L. 2019. Temporal dynamics of forest vulnerability to fire along successional trajectories. Journal of Environmental Management 248: 109301. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109301
Sánchez-Pinillos, M., Ameztegui, A., Kitzberger, T., Coll, L. 2018. Relative size to resprouters determines post-fire recruitment of non-serotinous pines. Forest Ecology and Management 429: 300-307. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.07.009
Sánchez-Pinillos, M., Coll, L., De Cáceres, M., Ameztegui, A. 2016. Assessing the persistence capacity of communities facing natural disturbances on the basis of species response traits. Ecological Indicators 66: 76-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.01.024