Marc Oliva is the Principal Investigator of the Emerging Research Group “Antarctic, Arctic and Alpine Environments (ANTALP)”. He finished his PhD at the University of Barcelona in 2009 and spent almost 8 years as postdoctoral researcher and research scientist at the Centre for Geographical Studies of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). Recently, he has started (May’17) a new professional challenge at the Department of Geography of the University of Barcelona, where he will expand his areas of research and study topics. He has already coordinated 11 research projects focused on polar terrestrial ecosystems both in Antarctica and the Arctic financed by public and private international agencies. His research interests include the study of present and past environments in Polar Regions and high mountains using a wide range of natural records (glacial, periglacial, lacustrine, peatlands). He has carried out 7 field seasons in Antarctica and 2 in the Arctic. Apart from Sierra Nevada, where he focused his PhD, he has also conducted research in other mountain regions (Rocky Mountains, Alps, Pamir, Tien Shan, Pyrenees, Cantabrian Mountains), which has provided him a wide comprehension of Earth surface processes in cold-climate environments as well as their interactions with human activities. Until March’18 he has published 67 SCI papers, most of them have in top journals on geomorphology and paleoclimate topics, coordinating 8 Special Issues in SCI journals and 2 books.