Javier Sagra holds a Degree in Forest Engineering and Natural Environment at the University of Castilla – La Mancha (2012), in which he obtained the Extraordinary Final Degree Award. During his degree he made several exchanges with the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) to carry out practices and his final degree thesis. He continued his education with a Master in Biodiversity and Conservation of Tropical Areas at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Menéndez Pelayo International University. He was later admitted to an Erasmus Mundus program where he took a double degree in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management at the Universities of Göttingen (Germany) and Padova (Italy), also working with the University Austral of Chile by means of a stay for the completion of his Masters thesis.
Since november 2015, he got a Ph.D. position on the Botanical Institute of Castilla-La Mancha in collaboration with the Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid). His thesis focuses on the study of rules of assembly in certain species of annual comunities in semi-arid systems.