Dr. Miguel Ángel de Zavala Gironés
Deputy Director. Professor at the Universidad de Alcalá. Department of Life Sciences.
He is a Forestry Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a Doctor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University. He has been a visiting professor at the CNRS (Montpellier) (2007), the University of Cambridge (“Fitzwilliam fellow”, 2001), University of Stirling (2015), and the University of Bordeaux (2009, 2010, 2016). He is a researcher of INIA on leave of absence and has been Director of CIFOR-INIA (2011).
He has directed ten doctoral theses, and has coordinated more than fifteen research projects at both national and international levels in the field of Global Change and Adaptation to Climate Change. He has published more than 100 articles in journals including Science, Nature, PNAS, Nature communications, Scientific Reports, etc.
He is currently the coordinator of the UAH Research group “FORECO, Forest Ecology and Restoration” and coordinator of the Interuniversity PhD program in Ecology, conservation and restoration of ecosystems. His area of expertise is mathematical and computational ecology, as a tool to understand the functioning of ecosystems and design sustainable solutions to current environmental and social conflicts.
Phone: +34 918 8564 11