Víctor Resco de Dios

Víctor Resco de Dios

Professor of Forest Science.


I am an Associate Professor of Forest Science and Global Change at the University of Lleida and coordinator of the Joint Research Unit between the Forest Technology Center of Catalonia and Agrotecnio (JRU CTFC-AGROTECNIO). I was a Ramón y Cajal Fellow (2014-2019) and a faculty member at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (Western Sydney University, 2011-2014).

I have written a book about Plant-Fire Interactions, over 100 scientific papers, and I have been included in the Stanford ranking of highly cited scientists since 2021. My two main lines of research are:

  1. Forests and climate change: On the relationship between forests, CO2 and climate change effects.
  2. Fire science and management: On the effects of climate change on the fire regimes and its consequences for health, safety and terrestrial ecosystems.

I am a member of the Editorial Boards of New Phytologist, Regional Environmental Change, Trees, Plant Ecology and Diversity, Forests, Forest Systems and Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.

I also collaborate with different fire agencies and I’ve written quite a few popular science articles, most of them are in Spanish, but a few are in English as well.


  • Circadian Ecology
  • Plant-Fire interactions
  • Ecosystem development


  • PhD in Rangeland Ecology & Watershed Management, 2008

    University of Wyoming

  • MEng in Forestry, 2003

    University of Lleida

  • BSc in Forestry, 2000

    University of Lleida