Laura Puértolas Domènech


She combines a wide knowledge on consulting and business with her research experience, and has a permanently curious and open-minded attitude. PhD Ecology and Environmental Sciences (Univ. of Barcelona, UB), MSc Fundamental and Applied Ecology (UB), BSc Environmental Sciences (UB). She has worked in Institut Cerdà for 5 years, where she was Project Manager of Strategic Consultancy and has led more than 30 multi-stakeholder projects, reporting to senior management of public and private clients (national and international companies). She worked previously as researcher at the Ecology Department (UB) and as a freelance consultant at the Catalan Water Agency (ACA)

Joan Marí Colomar


He has a transversal and applied vision of Social Sciences, with experience in research, dissemination and in document management; combining a critical spirit and an ability for dialogue. MSc in Historic Studies (UB), BSc in History (UB), Law studies (UOC, Open University of Catalonia). He has been researcher in the Modern History Department (UB) and collaborator at the Historic Archive (UB) during 3 years. He is author of several papers in dissemination journals and encyclopaedias. He is trained as a teacher, and has the Pedagogical Aptitude Certification (CAP). Among his interests are the tasks of conservation and restoration of the rural landscape and architectural heritage.

Patricia Rodrigo Zamora


She connects science and consulting with people through creativity and innovation, with a great capacity for communication and a wide environmental knowledge. She has been a Science Educator for 5 years, conducting workshops and activities at Cosmocaixa aimed at diverse audiences. She has supported project management at the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation and also she participated as a laboratory technician in aquatic ecology research projects, with technical training in environmental management and water treatment. She has coordinated environmental awareness campaigns and participated in European nature-related volunteering initiatives. She combines her experience in consulting and research with her background in the world of theatre and culture creation. She has a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Univeristy of Barcelona (UB), a Master’s Degree (Msc) in Fundamental and Applied Ecology (UB), a Postgraduate Degree (PGC) in Scientific Communication (UVic-UCC) and a Certificate in Dramatic Art (Eòlia ESAD)

Jaime Ordóñez Salinas


He has a long background coordinating multidisciplinary research and management teams, and experience in consulting and in business sector. PhD Ecology and Environmental Sciences (UB), MSc Ecology (UB), BSc Biology (National Univ. of Colombia, UN). He has worked as a researcher in numerous projects on reservoir management and research, led by different institutions, such as UB and UPC (Politechnic Univ. of Catalonia). He has published and presented his research in international journals and conferences and is Editorial Secretary of a scientific journal. He has also worked as a consultant in rural development projects in Colombia and has experience as entrepreneur. 

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Roberto Merciai


With a naturalist spirit and a deep knowledge of inland and marine aquatic ecosystems, he combines a long career in research and management of natural areas with skills for environmental dissemination and education. For over 10 years he has been a researcher and collaborator at the University of Girona (UdG), where he also worked as an associate professor. Author of numerous publications in scientific journals, he has conducted studies in both freshwater and marine ecology on the impact of global change and pollution on different animal species. He has collaborated with various public administrations in the management of natural areas and endangered species, often from a perspective of co-management with other stakeholders. He has extensive experience in field work and as a nature’s guide in natural parks, including endangered birds’ monitoring. He owns a PhD in Water Science and Technology (UdG), a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Conservation and Management of Nature and a Bachelor in Natural Sciences from the University of Florence (UNIFI).