We are glad to introduce Eva Llabrés and Roeland van de Vijsel to the other IFISC members.
Eva Llabrés obtained her PhD at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam, and her first post-doctorate at the University of Paris-Saclay. Her research lies at the intersection between quantum field theory and general relativity, and her publications have contributed to the area of theoretical high-energy physics. Recently, her interest has drifted towards non-linear physics and complex systems, and its applications to the analysis of ecological systems. Eva joins IFISC as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Tomás Sintes within the ESPoM project, to model the Mediterranean seagrasses and study their adaptability in a scenario of global change.
Roeland van de Vijsel received his bachelor’s (Physics & Astronomy) and master’s degree (Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate) at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). He will soon defend his PhD thesis, entitled “Biophysical self-organization of coastal wetlands: Unraveling spatial complexity on tidal flats and marshes, from the Precambrian to today”, at the University of Groningen. At IFISC Roeland will work as a postdoctoral researcher with Damià Gomila, Emilio Hernández-García and others involved in the SuMaEco project, to mathematically model (amongst others) the effects of wave forcing on self-organization in Mediterranean seagrass ecosystems.