Antonio Camacho, lecturer of the Department of Microbiology and Ecology of the Universitat de València - and researcher of the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology -, has been inaugurated head of Earth and Environmental Sciences division of the European Academy of Sciences, one of the nine divisions in which is organised this scientific institution.
Camacho already was in the scientific committee of this division since 2011, after being elected as academician in 2008.
The European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization composed by distinguished scientific and engineering researchers, leaders in their disciplines, and who, at the same time, are involved in promotion of research and science and technology development, as well as social and economic progress and environmental sustainability. The Academy has among its members a group of Nobel Prize awarded in several disciplines. The selection of its full members is realised by all academic figures by scientific committee proposal according to their scientific career, and the same system is used to select the posts, such as the designation of professor Camacho.
Among the challenges of Antonio Camacho as new head of Earth and Environmental Science division is to “intensify joint activities between different divisions of the Academy, especially those which, such as Life, Physics and Chemistry Sciences, could interact more with environmental sciences”. Likewise, the researcher of the Cavanilles Institute wants to increase the role of the Academy with the aim of deal with “challenges which present society has to fight and more specially those related to sustainability or climate change, fields in which the Academy has as members some of the most distinguished experts in the world”, he says.
Science for climate change
Indeed, next plenary session of the European Academy of Sciences, which will take place in Brest (France), will be organised by the responsibles of Earth and Environmental Sciences division and it will focus on the role of science to deal with climate change. Besides academicians, some of the most distinguished responsibles in European Union area as well as in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of United Nations will attend this session.
Antonio Camacho González (Valencia, 1965) is doctor in Biological Sciences and lecturer of the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Universitat de València, whereas he does his researches in Cavanilles Institute. Specialist in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of inland waters ecosystems, during last years, he has intensified his research in aspects related to climate change and biogeochemistry processes. Since 2010, he chairs, by elected, the Iberian Association of Limnology, organisation which joins all distinguished academicians of inland waters in Spain and Portugal. His researches has been reflected in more than a hundred scientific publications in index reviews and specialised books, as a result of his collaborations with scientists, mainly from North America and Europe, some of them he was as director of several Antarctic expedition.
Last update: 29 de december de 2014 07:00.News release