Iker Pardo

Iker Pardo

Assistant Professor

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

My research hinges on the study of spatio-temporal distribution of multiple facets of diversity, namely taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity. I combine field data and quantitative approaches to elucidate the long-term response of plant populations and communities to land-use changes and climate warming.

Througout my PhD I developed a keen interest in data analysis and programming which brought me to take a master’s degree in Bioinfo & Biostats. Quantitative skills aquired over this and previous work experiences have given me the opportunity to collaborate on several research projects on quite different systems/organisms. Besides research, I have developed some apps devoted to make biodiversity analysis as accessible as possible to other researchers and stakeholders.


  • Alpine grasslands
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Community ecology
  • Data analysis
  • Ecological modelling
  • Endangered species
  • Long-term ecological research
  • Shinyapps