• Graduate in Marine Biology, University of La Laguna.

• 1999-2000. Predoctoral fellow at the Zoology Dept., University of La Laguna

• 2002. MS in Marine Biology, University of La Laguna. Cum Laude.

• 2004. PhD. in Marine Biology “Meiofaunal biodiversity in the beaches of Los Abrigos del Porís and Los Cristianos in Tenerife. Community structure and dynamics, University of La Laguna, Faculty of Biology. Cum Laude with honours

• 2005. Positive Evaluation of Teaching Assistant by ANECA (National Agency of the Evaluation of the Quality and Acreditation)<

• 2005. Extraordinary Doctorate Award of the University (Technical and Experimental Sciences

• 2005-present. Active partner and manager of Research & Development Department of the company “Atlantic Enrivonmental Research Centre” (CIMA SL) (Marine consultancy private company)

• 2006-present. Researcher of the group “Biodiversity and conservation of marine communities from volcanic islands (Benthos Lab, University of La Laguna).

• 2006-present. Scientific referee of SCI Journals (Zootaxa, Scientia Marina, Marine Biology Research…)

• 2008. Expert of the 7th Research Framework Programme. Application number. EX2006C137348.

• 2009. Positive Evaluation of University Support Teacher by ACECAU (Canarian Agency of the Evaluation of the Quality and Acreditation).

• 2009. Positive Evaluation of University Lecturer type II by ACECAU

• 2010. Scientific editor of Journal of Oceanography and Marine Sciences. http://www.academicjournals.org/JOMS/About.htm

• 2011. Guest reviewer of Open Journal of Marine Sciences. http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojms .

• 2012. International expert of the World Commision of Protected Areas (WCPA), International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

• June-September 2012. Postdoctoral researcher in IMAS (Institute of Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems) in Taroona (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia). www.imas.utas.edu.au/research/marine-and-antarctic-ecosystems.

• January 2013-January 2014. Research Scientist in Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) in Doha (Qatar). http://www.qeeri.org.qa/

• Since February 2014. Review editor of the journal Frontiers in Marine Pollution. http://community.frontiersin.org/people/RODRIGORIERA/131658

• Since February 2014. Review editor of the journal Frontiers in Marine Ecosystem Ecology. http://community.frontiersin.org/people/RODRIGORIERA/131658

• Since December 2015. Member of the International Scientific Board of the journal Revista de la Academia Canaria de Ciencias.

Rodrigo Riera

Rodrigo Riera

  • PhD Marine Biology
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