Vigo (Pontevedra), Spain
AHE-Galicia (Spanish Herpetological Association (https://www.herpetologica.es/)
I´m a naturalist from Galicia, in North-Western Spain. I´ve been monitoring the study area since 1994. My area of expertise is herpetology, but I´m also involved in projects dealing with Invasive Alien Species, citizen-science and restoration of ecosystems.
I´ve been the person for conservation issues in the Spanish Herpetological Association (AHE). Now I act as Regional coordinator in Galicia region and also as the coordinator of the Iberian group for the conservation of Emys orbicularis (GICEO).
I´ve been collaborating with Bosch´s Lab for several years, monitoring Emerging Infectious Diseases in the North-West of the Iberian Peninsula. We discovered a mortality event caused by ranavirus in a small dam. And now we´ve found triple coinfection in Gandaras de Budiño wetland.
I hope that with the help of the Experiment backers we can complete a portion of this larger research project that will both immediately inform conservation planning for endemic amphibians in the study area.