Cristina Santín is Associate Professor in the Biosciences Department at Swansea University (Wales, UK). She did an undergraduate degree in Biology (2003) at the University of Oviedo (Spain) where she also received her PhD in 2009. In 2011, she moved to Swansea to start her work on wildfires, a subject she has always been passionate about. Her current research focuses on the effects of fire, both wildfires and prescribed burns, on carbon dynamics. She also studies fire impacts on soils and waters, social perceptions of fire, and fuels and fire behaviour. She has been doing fieldwork all around the world covering different ecosystems such as Atlantic heathlands (UK and Spain), tropical savannah (South Africa), the boreal forest (Canada) or the dry sclerophyllous forest (Australia). She is associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences and is very active in outreach activities including talks and articles for the general public.