Antonio is broadly interested in conservation biology, particularly looking at the links between the conservation of nature and the maintenance of human wellbeing. He received in 2010 a Ph.D. in Landscape Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Almeria (Spain). There, he investigated and specialized in semiarid watershed management of southeast Spain. His research focuses on the characterization of social-ecological systems, and the multidimensional evaluation of ecosystem services. He is particularly interested in exploring trade-off between the biophysical supply and the social demand of ecosystem services, and linking with decision-making.