Alejandro Martínez-Abraín

Researcher in the Evolutionary Biology Research Group (GIBE) and tenure-track 2 professor at the Ecology department in the School of Sciences at the University of A Coruña (Spain). Graduate in Sciences (biology and geology) from Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Canada) and PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He has worked as a natural areas manager for the Valencia City Council and the Valencian Regional Government and was also a CSIC postdoctoral researcher. He has also undertaken research stays in the United Kingdom, United States, and Mexico.

Between the mid-1980s and the present day, conservation biology split into two almost independent fields: management ecology and conservation ecology. We have witnessed the recovery of large endangered species and a decrease in small and common species.