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PhD in Biology, Enrique is researcher and expert in rural development, maintaining a network of local and international research centres, SMEs, NGOs and policy makers. Also, he is specialized in research and innovation projects evaluation (for the European Commission mainly) and coordination.

His interest in international cooperation guided him to be the PI of the project EC-FP7 MENFRI (on boosting Mediterranean forestry innovation), which resulted in a NGO on development, the NODE. Currently, he is implied in the projects InterregEU PROGRESS (transfer to policy makers about ecosystem services) and the H2020 Phusicos (to evaluate Natural Based Solutions) and FASTER (promote scientific excellence focussed in rural development).

He had participated in other CREAF initiatives on forests resilience and management under global change since the project MONTES-Consolider, where he reinforced his experience as coordinator gained as postdoc in the CEF-UQAM, Canada. Enrique has persevered with his principal line of research about soil biodiversity temporal and spatial variations, which has led him to study population dynamics of Spanish, New Zealand and Canadian steppes, forests and agroecosystems. His research has led to several talks and publications, as scientific as to a broader audience, at the national and international level.


Ecosystem dynamics, Global change, Soil ecology, Mediterranean rural development and cooperation, Forest and landscape management at the European level

Global change, Insects ecology