Dr. José L. Martín Esquivel

Ph.D. in Biology and member of the technical staff of Canary Government (government functionary).

My academic backgrounds are in La Laguna University (Tenerife, Canary Islands), first as student, after that as researcher and, finally, as teacher.

Since 1990, I carried out an extensive activity in nature conservation as environmental manager in protected areas on the biology and ecology of the Macaronesian archipelagos.

I have been involved in several expeditions to all these islands exploring their biodiversity, thanks to them I have described several new species for the science.

As environmental manager I am interested in avoiding the loss of biodiversity and in exploring ways to conciliate conservation and development in insular ecosystems overpopulated by humans. In this sense, one of my main worries is how to optimize the conservation actions in a scenery of limited management resources. 

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Jose Luis Martin Esquivel

Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN