I graduated in Physics from the University of Granada and I got my doctorate from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). Later I worked two years as a postdoctoral researcher, under the supervision of Prof. Angelo Vulpiani, in the Dipartimento di Fisica of the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'. I returned to the University of the Balearic Islands with an assistant professor contract after which I got a Ramˇn y Cajal contract that I enjoyed from 2003 until 2006. From that date until present I am Associate Professor at the UIB. My research work has a marked interdisciplinary character, and has been developed within the broad context of Statistical and Non-linear Physics. My interests are focused on complex systems and their applications to fluid transport, ocean processes and the modeling of biological systems. The general objective of my research is to understand the emerging behavior of complex systems. As a paradigm, I am interested in the transport processes happening in the oceans, as well as its influence on marine ecosystems. On the other hand, I also dedicate a lot of effort to understand the collective behavior of individuals with biological interactions. The most relevant results that I have obtained in these subjects are: a) the characterization of the mixing and dispersion processes at mesoscales in the marine surface through the so-called Lagrangian Coherent Structures, and its impact on marine ecosystems and b) the formation of patterns in models of organisms competing with spatial nonlocal interactions. Other topics in which I work, or worked in the past, are connectivity patterns in the sea, the searching dynamics of biological organisms, the prediction (with genetic algorithms/machine learning) of spatio-temporal oceanic variables, the dynamics of biogenic sinking particles in the oceans, the influence of the mobility of individuals on their aggregates, the formation of patterns in vegetation systems, the dynamics of species competition, the micro-macro connection in interactive particle systems and the theory of advection-reaction-diffusion systems.