Oriol Verdeny



Forest floor

In my PhD thesis I studied how animal movement affects biotic interactions and what are the evolutionary and ecological consequences of encounter rates. To address these questions, I used as model systems soil invertebrates and two insect pests, Rhagoletis pomonella and Popillia japonica. I also combined field and laboratory experimentation, statistical modeling and simulation models using R and C++.

  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Food webs
  • Insects
  • Soil science
  • Invertebrates
  • Data science
  • Applied statistics
  • Modeling
  • Water availability
  • Pest control


Ynsect logo

Currently I conduct research at Ynsect, a biotech company that uses organic substrates to produce insects that will later be transformed into nutrient resource and bioactive compounds for agro-industries and green chemistry, respectively. I use my biologist and statistical skills to contribute to this agro-industrial sector, where I analyze a broad range of data sets, and develop R packages for data mining and predictive analytics.

  • Biology
  • Modeling
  • Insects
  • Bio-engineering
  • Data science
  • Insect mass-rearing
  • R-package developer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Monitoring systems
  • Process optimization