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Research professor. Marine ecology, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM-CSIC)

Angel Guerra, Ph. D. by the University of Barcelona (1977) was born in Madrid in 1947. He works in Barcelona and Vigo since 1973 at the Marine Research Institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). At present, he is Researcher Professor of the CSIC. I has been Head of the Marine Biology Research Group ( 1979-88), Executive Secretary of the National Marine Sciences Centre (CENCIMAR, 1981-84), President of CENCIMAR (1984-87), Deputy Director of IIM-CSIC-Vigo (1990-1994), Head of the Eco-physiology of Cephalopods Research Group (1989-1998), Head of the Marine Ecology a Resources Department and the Marine Ecology and Biodiversity and head of the Research Group ( 1999-2006). Professor of postgraduate courses in Marine Biology and Marine Ecology at three Spanish universities, he supervised 21 Ph.D. theses, 5 B.Sc theses and at present is supervising 4 Ph. D theses that are in progress. Dr. Guerra has published 8 books, 13 chapters in collective books and 315 scientific papers in national and international journals. He has presented 187 communications in meetings and conferences, particularly on cephalopod systematics, biology, ecology and fisheries. He has been the organizer and main researcher of 14 oceanographic cruises in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean. His informative material has contributed to achieving a greater awareness in Europe, USA and Latin America countries. Ex-President of the international association Unitas Malacologica, he is currently a member of several national and international marine biology associations and member of the editorial board of four international scientific journals. He is responsible for pioneering research and teaching work in Spain in the field of cephalopods. He has given courses and conferences worldwide.The scientific assessment he provides to national and international fisheries commissions and companies involved in this sector have contributed to a responsible management of cephalopod resources, to discovering and evaluating new resources, to promoting food technology which use these animals as raw material and to developing techniques for cephalopod farming.


  • –present
    Research professor. Marine ecology, Spanish Scientific Research Council CSIC


  • 1977 
    Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (CSIC, Vigo, Sapain), Marine Ecology