Visiting researcher, Global Change and Conservation interdisciplinary research group, University of Helsinki

A Rangeland Ecologist working on pastoralism since 2001, Pablo started his career with ecological research in Spain. He later expanded his interests into social, legal and economic knowledge fields by collaborating with NGOs and the government in Spain, and working from 2007 to 2009 on rural sustainable development issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has worked globally since 2010, first coordinating the World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism at IUCN in Nairobi, and later the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub at FAO in Rome. Pablo currently works from Nairobi as an international freelance consultant, focusing on ecological, anthropological and economic research, as well as livestock development and conservation issues.


  • 2015–present
    International consultant, independent
  • 2019–present
    Visiting researcher, University of Helsinki
  • 2014–2015
    Coordinator, Pastoralist Knowledge Hub, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • 2010–2014
    Global Coordinator, World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism, International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • 2010–2010
    Project researcher, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • 2007–2009
    Pastoralism expert, Black Vulture Conservation Foundation
  • 2002–2007
    Postgraduate researcher, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


  • 2015 
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, PhD
  • 2004 
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, MSc
  • 2003 
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, PGCE
  • 2001 
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, BSc