Irene Mendoza is a Marie S. Curie fellow attached to the Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC, Spain). She is passionate about plant phenology and plant-animal interactions, specially seed dispersal by frugivorous animals. She also enjoys being a mother of two girls as much as being scientist. In the last ten years, she has been living and carrying on research in Spain, Syria, France, Brazil and finally back again to Spain, her home country. She has a deep motivation in applying her scientific knowledge to biodiversity conservation and climate-change mitigation and in short, trying to keep the Earth as a habitable place for coming generations.