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Alfredo Fernández-Ojanguren

Profesor de Zoología, Universidad de Oviedo

2017- present Profesor Contratado Doctor, Departamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
2011-2016 Lecturer, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, UK
2005-2010 Research Associate and Lecturer, Marine Science Institute, University of Texas at Austin, USA
2004 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK and FRS, Scotland, UK
2002-2004 Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, UK

Author of 37 publications in international scientific journals. Google Scholar Citation Indices Jul 2021: 1127 citations, h-index: 16,
Supervisor of 11 degree theses and 1 master thesis at Universidad de Oviedo; 11 degree theses, 4 masters and 1 PhD students at the University of St Andrews. Co-supervisor of 2 PhD and 2 Masters students and mentor of undergraduate interns at the University of Texas at Austin.
Presenter of talks and posters in more than 20 international scientific conferences.
Principal Investigator in 5 externally funded projects. Co-Principal Investigator and participant in 9 scientific projects.
Member of 2 PhD thesis committees at the Universities of Oviedo and Texas at Austin.
Member of the Ethics Committee of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, and referee for 30+ scientific journals.
Organizer of St Andrews BioBlitz, a citizen science event to record local biodiversity and raise awareness of conservation issues.
Author of a monthly op-ed piece on science and conservation in La Nueva España, one of the top 10 Spanish newspapers in number of readers.


  • 2017–present
    Profesor Ayudante Doctor, Universidad de Oviedo
  • 2011–2016
    Lecturer in Conservation & Management of Biodiversity, University of St Andrews
  • 2005–2010
    Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin


  • 2000 
    Universidad de Oviedo, Doctor en Biología