Spanish Future Earth National Committee
Future Earth Spain was created in June 2014 merging the activities of the National committees of DIVERSITAS, the International Geosphere - Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the International Human Dimension Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), and including activities of the Global Climate research Programme (WCRP). The main objective of the national committee is to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge to accelerate the transformation of our society towards a sustainable world. The committee will explore and increase understanding on the links among global environmental change, human well-being and development. Other objects of interest include exploring the role of ecosystems services and biodiversity in maintaining the current stability of the Earth system, predicting risks, and anticipating thresholds.
Emilio O Casamayor (Chair)
Eva Calvo (Co-chair)
Emilio O Casamayor Chairman of Future Earth-Spain. PhD in Microbial Ecology (1997), Senior scientist of the Spanish Council for Research (CSIC) and current Director of the Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC). Expertise in ecology and biodiversity of microbial communities and on the microbial responses and feedbacks to Global Change. Member of LTER-Spain and Diversitas (2008-2014). E-mail: casamayor[at]ceab.csic.es.
Eva Calvo. Co-Chair of Future Earth-Spain. PhD in Chemistry (2001), RyC Scientist at the Marine Science Institute (CSIC) in Barcelona. Her research interests focus in the reconstruction of past ocean conditions and its role in past climate change, including the link to atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Member of the Group of Experts in Climate Change in Catalonia (GECCC; 2009-present). E-mail: ecalvo[at]icm.csic.es.
Francisco I. Pugnaire. PhD in Biology (1989), Research Professor at the Arid Zones Experimental Station (CSIC) in Almeria. Specialized in plant community dynamics and its responses to global change, focusing on mechanisms of adaptation to stress and their influence on community dynamics. Participant in the Biodiversa ERA-Net and member of the International Laboratory on Global Change (LINCG). Chair of the DIVERSITAS Spanish Committee (2004-2014).
Antonio Tovar-Sánchez. PhD in Chemistry (2000), Research Scientist at the Andalusian Marine Science Institute (ICMAN, CSIC). The general focus of his research is on environmental biogeoscience. He explores the interactions among the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and anthroposphere. His primary research effort involves environmental aspects of geochemistry. E-mail: atovar[at]icsic.es.
Damià Gomis. PhD in Physics (1990). Professor of Physics of Earth at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) conducts his research at IMEDEA (joint centre between UIB and CSIC). He has worked on spatial objective analysis, mesoscale dynamics and its relation with biogeochemical processes, and more recently, on long-term sea level variability and regional marine climate scenarios. Coordinator of the Spanish CLIVAR committee (WCRP, 2012-2014), and member of the Spanish SCAR committee and the international MedCLIVAR committee. E-mail: damia.gomis[at]uib.cat.
Miguel Delibes-Mateos. PhD in Biology (2006), Postdoc researcher at the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO, University of Porto) and the Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IESA, CSIC). He is an expert in the study of conflicts caused by the interactions between biodiversity conservation and other human activities, including management aspects, habitat modifications and social perceptions. Member of the Lagomporh and Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Groups of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and of the Spanish Society for the Study and Conservation of Mammals (SECEM).
Pablo Fernández de Arróyabe. PhD in Geography and History (2005), Professor at the Department of Geography and Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Cantabria, where he chairs the GEOBIOMET Research Group. President-Elect of the International Society of Biometeorology (ISB) where he has acted as Chair of the Climate and Human Health Commission for nine years. Member of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Spanish Committee. His research is mainly focus on the development of biometeorological early warning systems in relation to some infectious diseases such as influenza. E-mail: pablo.fdezarroyabe[at]unican.es.
Fernando Valladares. PhD in Biology (1993), Research Professor at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC) in Madrid and Associate Professor at the University Rey Juan Carlos. President of the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology and the Spanish Committee of IGBP (2011-1014). He is an expert in the physiological and morphological strategies of photosynthetic organisms to cope with changing and adverse environmental conditions. E-mail: valladares[at]ccma.csic.es.
Luis Santamaria. PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (1995). Research Scientist at Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC). Expertise in evolutionary ecology of plant–animal interactions (pollination, seed dispersal, herbivory), impact and management of invasive species, and analysis of environmental policies. President of the Spanish Associaton for the Advancement of Science and Technology (AACTE; 2006-8 and 2012-5). Member of the Steering Committee of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Policy. E-mail: luis.santamaria[at]ebd.csic.es.
Javier Martín-Vide. PhD in Geography and History (1982), Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the Group of Climatology at the University of Barcelona. Member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Barcelona and the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (Belgium). President of the Spanish Association of Climatology (1999-2004) and the Association of Spanish Geographers (2009-2013). President of the Spanish Committee of WCRP (2012- present) and Coordinator of the Group of Experts on Climate Change in Catalonia (2012–present). E-mail: jmartinvide[at]ub.edu
Fernando G. Brun. PhD in Marine Sciences (2004). Professor of Ecology at the University of Cádiz. Expert on coastal systems ecology and modelling, with emphasis in the impact of human influence and natural variability on macrophyte-dominated ecosystems. Responsible of educational and volunteering program for the conservation of seagrass meadows in Cadis Bay and to foster a close relationship between science and society. E-mail: fernando.brun[at]uca.es.
Ana Yábar. PhD in Law (1974) and Economics (1976), Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid. Director of the University Institute of Environmental Sciences, UCM (2005-2013) and Coordinator of the Master and Doctorate program ‘Environment. Human and Socio Economic Dimensions’. Her research focuses on environmental economics and, in particular, in mitigation policies to deal with global change and sustainability. President of the Spanish National Committee of IHDP (2004-2014, ). E-mail: ayabar[at]der.ucm.es.
José Antonio Sotelo. PhD in Geography (1986) and Environmental Sciences (2003), Professor of Regional Geographical Analysis at the Complutense University of Madrid. Expert on environmental land development and management. Director of the IUCA/UCM - University Institute of Environmental Sciences. Member of the Spanish National Committee of IHDP (2004-2014). E-mail: jasotelo[at]ghis.ucm.es.