Pablo Ferreras was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1964. He received the B.S. degree in biology and the Ph.D. degree from the University Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain, in 1987 and 1994, respectively. He started his research career in the Doñana Biological Station (Sevilla, Spain), studying the spatial ecology and population dynamics of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Doñana National Park, as part of his Ph.D. studies. He spent a two-year postdoctoral period in Cranfield University, working on applications of GIS for estimating top predator abundance, and Oxford University (both in UK), working on the impact of introduced carnivore predators on autochthonous prey. Since 2000, he is working at the Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC, Spanish Game Research Institute, Ciudad Real, Spain), as a Permanent Senior Researcher of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish Research Council). There, he leads a research line on the impact of predators on small game species and their management. He has been serving as a Vice Director of IREC between 2003 and 2008. He is a Member of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group since 1999. His scientific interests currently focus on the ecology, management, and conservation of carnivore predators and small game species, including predator-prey and competition interactions.
Biography Updated on 23 February 2011