Víctor M. Castillo Sánchez

Research Professor in the Soil and Water Conservation Research Group at the Centre for Applied Edaphology and Biology of the River Segura (CEBAS-CSIC) in Murcia (Spain). He is a specialist in degradation processes, restoration of areas affected by desertification, and Mediterranean watersheds. From 2009 to 2017 he worked at the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, where he coordinated the Science and Technology Unit.

Desertification is a global environmental challenge requiring a response validated by both science and politics.