I am interested in topics related to the ecology of terrestrial arthropods in general and of ants in particular. I study the drivers/correlates of diversity and geographic distribution of both ant species and other arthropods. I study ecosystem services provided by ants in arid systems of Patagonia, particularly their effects on soil enrichment and their role as potential pest controllers. I also study the effect of extreme events such as volcanic eruptions on diversity changes, and the effects of human-mediated long and medium distance dispersal of exotic species in the current distribution of these species, together with their possible impacts on local communities.
I teach statistics for the Nursing career at the Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue.