Irene Martin Fores

Dr Irene Martin Fores

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


After accomplishing my Bachelor of Biological Sciences, I received a competitive 4-years scholarship to undertake my PhD from October 2010 to February 2015 at the Complutense University of Madrid. My past postdoctoral experience includes a 6-months postdoctoral grant at the King Juan Carlos University in 2016 and a two and a half years (2017-2019) postdoctoral position at the Spanish National Research Council (MNCN-CSIC), specifically working in a Biodiversa European Project. Currently, I'm holding a postdoctoral position at the University of Adelaide, in Australia. The multidisciplinary experiences over my research career have allowed me to develop expertise in diversity of fields, including biological invasions, biogeography and biodiversity patterns, plant community ecology, functional ecology, and impacts of global change. I have had the chance to work in a variety of different scientific teams, and my experiences have always been rewarding both personally and professionally.

After accomplishing my Bachelor of Biological Sciences, I received a competitive 4-years scholarship to undertake my PhD from October 2010 to February 2015 at the Complutense University of Madrid. My past postdoctoral experience includes a 6-months postdoctoral grant at the King Juan Carlos University in 2016 and a two and a half years (2017-2019) postdoctoral position at the Spanish National Research Council (MNCN-CSIC), specifically working in a Biodiversa European Project. Currently, I'm holding a postdoctoral position at the University of Adelaide, in Australia. The multidisciplinary experiences over my research career have allowed me to develop expertise in diversity of fields, including biological invasions, biogeography and biodiversity patterns, plant community ecology, functional ecology, and impacts of global change. I have had the chance to work in a variety of different scientific teams, and my experiences have always been rewarding both personally and professionally.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Postdoctoral Researcher The University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher Spanish National Research Council
    2016 - 2017 Erasmus+ Project Coordinator Environmental and Sociocultural association Cantabria Permaculture
    2016 - 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher King Juan Carlos University
    2010 - 2015 PhD student Complutense University of Madrid
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Italian Can read and understand spoken
    Portuguese Can read and understand spoken
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2015 Complutense University of Madrid Spain PhD
    2008 - 2010 Complutense University of Madrid Spain MSc
    2003 - 2008 Complutense University of Madrid Spain BSc Hons
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2019 Lecturer Accreditation Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) Spain
    2019 Private University Lecturer Accreditation Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) Spain
    2017 Assistant Professor Accreditation Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA)
  • Research Interests

13. TERN Surveillance - Ecosystem Research Infrastructure. Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). Australia. Postdoctoral researcher

12. “Climate and habitat condition controls on orchid populations – research outcomes associated with a citizen science program”. Australian Orchid Foundation Research Grant (2019-2021). Australia. Postdoctoral researcher

11. “Conocimiento científico para avanzar hacia la consecución de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible: una ecología transacional necesaria” REMEDINAL TE (Ref. TE-CM. S2018/EMT-4338, 2019-2023-Comunidad de Madrid). Programa de la Comunidad de Madrid de I+D Grupos de Investigación (2019-2023). Spain. Partner postdoctoral researcher

10. “Comprendiendo el bosque mediterráneo: avance y sostenibilidad en escenarios de cambio global (COMEDIAS)”. Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (CGL2017-83170-R) (2018-2022). Spain.  Partner postdoctoral researcher

9. “Descubriendo el potencial del establecimiento del bosque espontáneo para mejorar los servicios y funciones ecosistémicas en paisajes dinámicos” (20163M503) (2016-2019). Spain. Postdoctoral researcher

8. “Unraveling the potential of spontaneous forest establishment for improving ecosystem functions and services in dynamic landscapes (SPONFOREST)” BiodivERsA COFUND (BiodivERsA3-2015-58). Convocatoria Internacional. (2016-2019). Europe. Postdoctoral researcher

7. “Remedinal3-CM. Restauración y conservación de los ecosistemas mediterráneos: Respuesta frente al cambio global”. Programa de la Comunidad de Madrid de I+D Grupos de Investigación, Ref. S2013/MAE-2719. (2014-2018). Spain. Postdoctoral researcher

6. “Adaptive potential in Dodonaea viscosa as a model for plant climate change adaptation”. Thomas Davies Research Fund. (2016-2017). Australia. Partner postdoctoral researcher

5. “TREND. Transect for Environmental Monitoring and Decision Making”. South Australian Premier’s Science and Research Fund. Australia. Postdoctoral researcher

4. “Naturalización transcontinental de especies herbáceas y organización espacio-temporal en pastizales mediterráneos”.  Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Proyecto CGL2009-08718). (2010-2013). Spain. PhD student

3. “Cultivando salud” FIDA–UNOPS, Programa PLAMSUR. (2007-2008). Argentina. Undergraduate student

2. “Mujeres y alimentos: implementación de microemprendimientos alimentarios agroecológicos de gestión comunitaria” Proyecto de Cooperación al Desarrollo (2004-2005). Spain and Argentina. Undergraduate student

1. “Meiosis en angiospermas: cromosomas, genes y proteínas”. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (Proyecto MCYT BFU2005-02431). (2006-2009). Spain. Undergraduate student

Teaching:

September 2019 - Awarded the position 20190621-240 as an Associated professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

(2016-2017) Complutense University of Madrid. Subjects:
-Ecology (8 hours)
-Description and environmental assessment of the territory (8 hours)
-Sustainable management of the environment (8 hours)

(2013-2014) Complutense University of Madrid. Subjects:
-Ecology (30 hours)
-Ecology of the natural resources (5 hours)
-Final Degree project management (23 hours).

(2012-2013) Complutense University of Madrid. Subjects:
-Ecology of the natural resources (15 hours)
-Experimental Biology of organisms and systems (12 hours)
-Applied Experimental Biology (5 hours)
-Physical planning and environmental impact assessment (8 hours)
-Descriptive of Ecosystems (20 hours).

(2011-2012) Complutense University of Madrid. Subject:
-Ecology of the natural resources (30 hours).

 

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Carbon storage in Juniperus thurifera forest associated with passive restoration and its importance in climate change mitigation Spanish National Research Council Master Full Time Eduardo Serna Arenas
    2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Hydric stress in colonisation gradients of Juniperus thurifera L.: Intraspecific vs. interspecific competence Spanish National Research Council Master Full Time Belén Acuña Miguez
    2017 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Effect of environmental and historical filters in the natural regeneration of Juniperus thurifera on old fields from the Alto Tajo National Park Spanish National Research Council Master Full Time Pablo Álvarez García
    2017 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Restoration Ecology Spanish National Research Council Master Full Time Miguel Díaz Carro
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Phenotypic differentiation in native and exotic populations of Hypochaeris glabra Complutense University of Madrid Honours Maria Bello Font
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2017 - 2019 Plant Ecology. Starting in academia. How to write a paper. Career organisation Spanish National Research Council Belén Acuña Miguez
    2017 - 2018 Restoration Ecology and future career prospection Spanish National Research Council Eduardo Serna Arenas
    2017 - 2018 Restoration Ecology Spanish National Research Council Pablo Álvarez García
    2017 - ongoing Active engagement: from science to society Spanish National Research Council Miguel Diaz Carro
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Iberian Ecological Society Spain
    2017 - ongoing Member Spanish Terrestrial Ecology Association Spain
    2016 - 2016 Member Ecological Society of America United States
    2016 - 2016 Member British Ecological Society United Kingdom
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 83138367
  • Email: irene.martin@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Davies, floor M
  • Room: M 07
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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