Juan Antonio Balbuena

PhD in Biology and researcher at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Valencia (Spain). Taking an ecology-evolution approach, he studies parasitehost relationships and other symbiotic associations from the point of view of cophylogeny, parasite community ecology, and the phylogenetic and evolutionary relationships of the genus Ligophorus.

In modern ecology, the traditional diversity indices (usually of richness, abundance, and species evenness) have been highly revealing and useful for monitoring community and ecosystem processes.