Jaime Rodríguez Estival, PhD
Environmental Scientist | Ecotoxicologist
Jaime holds a BSc degree in Environmental Sciences, specialising in Environment Conservation, Planning and Management (2006), an MSc degree in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources (2011), and a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences (Ecotoxicology) (University of Castilla-La Mancha, UCLM, 2012). He also obtained a Master of Advanced Studies (UCLM, 2009) and a Teaching Certificate (University of Extremadura, 2008).
He has worked as an environmental technician at the Agroforestry Research Center of Albaladejito (CIAF, 2006), the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC, 2007), and the Institute of Community development (IDC-Cuenca, 2007). Between 2008 and 2012, Jaime worked as a research scientist in the Group of Wildlife Toxicology at the Spanish Institute of Game and Wildlife Research (IREC), a joint center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the UCLM, and the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).
His work in Ecotoxicology allowed him to undertake working stays at several research centers, including the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland (USA, 2008), the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the University of Granada (2009), and the Delta del Ebro Biological Station (2011-2012). Between 2013 and 2015, he completed a postdoctoral research position in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Department of Ecosystem and Public Health) at the University of Calgary, Canada. In the course of his professional career, Jaime has been also involved in the design, planning and execution of training, environmental education and nature interpretation activities in collaboration with several public and private institutions.
His experience and contributions as a research scientist and disseminator in the field of Environmental Sciences are reflected by 20 publications in prestigious, international peer-reviewed journals, 18 presentations in national and international conferences, a book about the Natural Park of Serranía de Cuenca, a monograph on sustainable hunting and fishing, a monograph on the environmental heritage value of the city of Cuenca (Spain), and 3 articles in Quercus, the leading popular Spanish magazine on nature and wildlife conservation. Jaime has been accredited as an “Assistant Professor” by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA, 2015), as a teacher by the Spain’s School of Industrial Organization (EOI, 2015) in the specialty “Environment, Energy, and Sustainability”, and has been included in the JCCM’s Teachers Registry for the teaching of Certificates of Professional Standards (JCCM, 2015).
Alberto González García, PhD
Environmental Scientist | Ecologist
Alberto holds a BSc degree in Environmental Sciences (2001), an MSc degree in Global Change and Sustainable Development (2004), and a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences (Urban & Tropical Ecology) (University of Alcalá, UAH, 2014).
He has worked in the Life Sciences Department of the UAH as a researcher scientist (2002-2006), undertaking several research stays at the UNAN-León (Nicaragua) and participating in the Twinning Project between the UAH and the UNAN-León. He has also collaborated with the Centro de Estudios Sociosanitarios of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). As a researcher, Alberto has published several scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has contributed in national and international conferences. His publications focus in the fields of Ecology, environmental services evaluation and multifunctionality of agrarian systems. Moreover, he has published some communicative works as a result of both research and consulting activities, outstanding “Entre Hoces” (a monograph on the environmental heritage value of the city of Cuenca, Spain), the scientific-technical report “Directrices para el Manejo del Taray en la Cuenca Alta del Guadiana” and the book “Los patios de León (Nicaragua): Naturaleza y Patrimonio”.
As a consultant specialized in Environmental Sciences, he has designed and carried out several environmental consultancy projects in the last 10 years. These projects were developed for different public and private institutions, including the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM), TRAGSATEC, FERROVIAL group, the University of Alcalá Foundation or the City Council of Cuenca (Spain), among many others. Most of these projects were related with the design, management and development of environmental studies, environmental diagnostics, impact and risk assessments, sustainable tourism consultancy, and fauna and flora monitoring, especially in natural protected areas.
In 2008, Alberto founded STIPA Estudios Ambientales, S. L., an environmental company providing a wide range of services in the field of Environmental Sciences and that is currently part of STIPA & AZERAL Environmental Services, S. L. Within this company, Alberto is the CEO of the professional firm Stipa Environmental Consulting. Since 2012, he also works as a product designer, Environmental Education and Nature Interpretation instructor for Ecoturismo Cuenca.