Oriol Verdeny

CV

Professional experience
2014 - Present

Researcher and Data Scientist

Ynsect

2013 - 2014

Visiting Scholar

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte

2008 - 2013

PhD Ecology and Evolution

Experimental Station of Arid Zones - CSIC

Education
2013

PhD Ecology and Evolution

Dissertation: Ecological and evolutionary consequences of invertebrates’ movement for biotic interactions

Advisor: Dr. Jordi Moya Laraño

Committee: Miguel Angel Rodríguez-Gironés, Adela González-Megías, José Antonio Hódar, Jose M. Montoya, Stefan Scheu

Experimental Station of Arid Zones - CSIC

2009

Master in Diversity and Function of Mediterranean Ecosystems

Autonomous University of Barcelona

2007

Bachelor degree in Biology

Autonomous University of Barcelona

International research visits
2012

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte - University of Tours, France

Development of a general model to study the movement of insect pests within trees: the case of apple maggot flies

Advisor: Jérôme Casas

2011

Department of Physics - University of Split, Croatia

Development of a C++ spatially explicit Agent Based Model to study trophic interactions driven by soil invertebrates’ movement - Part II

Advisor: Dejan Vinkovic

2010

Department of Physics - University of Split, Croatia

Development of a C++ spatially explicit Agent Based Model to study trophic interactions driven by soil invertebrates’ movement Part - I

Advisor: Dejan Vinkovic

2009

Department of Biology - University of Kentucky, US

Development of a cellular automata model to study spatial and temporal dynamics of japanese beetle pest in a homogeneous crop

Advisor: Phillip H. Crowley

Grants and awards
2012

Fellowship for stays at foreign institutions

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte - University of Tours, France

Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

2011

Fellowship for stays at foreign institutions

University of Split, Croatia

Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

2010

Fellowship for stays at foreign institutions

University of Split, Croatia

Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

2009

Fellowship for stays at foreign institutions

University of Kentucky, US

Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

2008 - 2012

Doctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

2007

1st applied statistical prize awarded by the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Idescat

Participation in research projects
2014 - 2016

Development of insect mass production technology for Tenebrio molitor

Financing: Ynsect/private

Project leader: Fabrice Berro

2015 - 2016

DataKillers: a data mining R-package for industrial insect mass production

Project leader: Oriol Verdeny Vilalta

2015

Metabolic heat production of Tenebrio molitor

Financing: Ynsect/private

Project leader: Fabrice Berro

2011 - 2014

Leaf litter food webs across rainfall gradients

Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

Project leader: Jordi Moya Laraño

2008 - 2011

Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the National Parks’s Network: molecular ecology of leaf-litter food webs in beech forests

Financing: Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Project leader: Jordi Moya Laraño

2007 - 2008

Bridging, climbing, running and walking: morphological adaptations for the movement of male spiders

Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

Project leader: Jordi Moya Laraño

Conferences and seminars
2016

Power and Care – A mind and life dialogue with H.H. the Dalai Lama

Brussels, Belgium

2016

PyData and EuroPython conference

Bilbao, Spain

2015

Hello Tomorrow conference - Global Summit for Science & Tech Entrepreneurship

Ynsect – Feeding 10 billion

Paris, France

2014 - 2016

Ynsect scientific monthly seminars *

Évry, France

2013

IX EEZA-CSIC Scientific Marathon *

Verdeny-Vilalta O., Aluja M., Casas J. Foraging paths in complex environments: relative roles of architectural complexity and intrinsic stimulus strength on flies foraging for fruits

Almeria, Spain

2011

12th European Ecological Federation Congress

Melguizo-Ruiz N., Verdeny-Vilalta O., Arnedo M.A., Moya-Laraño J. Disentangling food web spatial structure: variance components, model selection and path analysis

Ávila, Spain

2010

3rd Workshop of the ESF Research Networking Programme SIZEMIC **

Verdeny-Vilalta O., Cosic K., Vinkovic D., Moya-Laraño J. An agent-based model to study soil food web dynamics under water stress in beech forests

Barcelona, Spain

2010

1st European Community Genetics **

Verdeny-Vilalta O., Moya-Laraño J. Linking quantitative genetics to food web dynamics

Manchester, UK

2009

Thomas Hunt Morgan Biological Sciences Building Seminars *

Verdeny-Vilalta O., Modelling crop damage dynamics by the beetle Popillia japonica

Kentucky, US

2009

Thomas Hunt Morgan Biological Sciences Building Seminars *

Verdeny-Vilalta O., Fox C.W., Wise D.H., Moya-Laraño J. Foraging mode affects the evolution of egg size in generalist predators embedded in complex food webs

Kentucky, US

2008

IX Iberian Society of Arachnology *

Verdeny-Vilalta O., Moya-Laraño J. Does foraging mode limit the fecundity of spiders?

Córdoba, Spain

2008

XII National Congress and IX Ibero-American of Ethology **

Verdeny-Vilalta O., Moya-Laraño J. Does foraging mode limit the fecundity of spiders?

Valencia, Spain

* Oral presentation, ** Poster presentation