He holds a Bachelor degree in Forestry (University of Lleida, 1999) and PhD in Forest Ecology (University of Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2003). After a postdoctoral stay in the University of Québec at Montréal (2004 and 2005), he joined the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) with a Juan de la Cierva contract (2006-2008) and later with a Ramon y Cajal contract (2009-2014). Since 2016 he is lecturer at the University of Lleida (UdL) and researcher at CTFC. He is also associate researcher at the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) (since 2011) and at the Centre for Forest Research in Québec (since 2015).
During the last 10 years he has participated in different research projects funded by some of the main national and international research programs (Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation, Eranet Programme, 7th Framework Programme, Interreg Program, LIFE projects, among others), being the principal investigator in some of them. He has also coordinated different contracts with the Catalan forest administration and he has been in the management committee of three COST Actions (E-47, FP1206 and CA15226).
The results of his research have been published in around 80 scientific publications, including more than 50 peer-reviewed articles (SCI), 4 book chapters and a large number of popular articles and scientific communications. He has also participated in the Organization of different scientific events, acting as chairman of the 5th International conference of Mediterranean Pines (Solsona, 2014). He has been member of the editorial board of New Forests (2010-2013) and the Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2011-2016). At present he is associated editor of the European Journal of Forest Research (since 2013).
Sánchez-Pinillos M., Ameztegui A., Kitzberger T., Coll L. (2018) Relative size to resprouters determines post-fire recruitment of non-serotinous pines. Forest Ecology and Management 429: 300-307.
Coll L., Ameztegui A., Collet C.,Löf M., Mason B., Pach M., Verheyen K., Abrudan I., Barbati A., Barreiro S., Bielak K., Bravo-Oviedo A., Ferrari B., Govedar Z., Kulhavy J., Lazdina D., Metslaid M., Mohren F., Pereira M., Peric S., Rasztovits E., Short I., Spathelf P., Sterba H., Stojanovic D., Valsta L., Zlatanov T., Ponette Q .(2018) Knowledge gaps about mixed forests: what do European forest managers want to know and what answers can science provide? Forest Ecology and Management 407: 106-115.
Vilà-Cabrera A., Coll L., Martínez-Vilalta A., Retana J. (2018) Forest management for adaptation to climate change in the Mediterranean basin: a synthesis of evidence. Forest Ecology and Management 407: 16-22.
Paquette A., Vayreda J., Coll L., Messier C., Retana J. (2018) Climate change could negate positive tree diversity effects on forest productivity: A study across five climate types in Spain and Canada. Ecosystems.
Ameztegui A, Cabon A, de Cáceres M, Coll L (2017) Managing stand density to enhance the adaptability of Scots pine stands to climate change: a modelling approach. Ecological Modelling 356: 141-150.
Sánchez-Pinillos M., Coll L., De Cáceres M., Ameztegui A (2016). Assessing the persistence capacity of communities facing natural disturbances on the basis of species response traits. Ecological indicators 66: 76-85.
Martín-Alcón S., Coll L. (2016) Unraveling the relative importance of factors driving post-fire regeneration trajectories in non-serotinous Pinus nigra forests. Forest Ecology and Management 361: 13-22.
Ameztegui A., Coll L., Brotons L., Ninot J.M. (2016) Land-use legacies rather than climate change are driving the recent upward shift of the mountain treeline in the Pyrenees. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 267-273.