Dr. Elva Escobar Briones

curso conservacion marina COBI 188-1Dr. Escobar Briones is a leading researcher at the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología of the National University (UNAM) in México City. She is a member of the Ecology and Aquatic Biodiversity Academic Unit, where she leads the Macroecology and Biodiversity Laboratory. Her research focuses on Biological Oceanography. She investigates benthic marine ecosystem structure and function. She teaches and advises undergraduate and graduate students. She has led numerous projects and oceanographic investigations.

Dr. Escobar has received numerous recognitions from her peers. Four species have been named after her. She is a level-3 member of the National System of Researchers in México and a PRIDE D level professor at UNAM. She is an expert marine Mexican scientist for the United Nations, and a member of the Technical and Legal advising committee for the U.N. International Seabed Authority. She is also a member of deep sea programs at the Census of Marine Life and the Convention on Biological Diversity. She is currently the director of the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, at UNAM.

Posted March 9, 2014 by fisheriestn