Pelayo Acevedo

Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal, Spain


Pelayo Acevedo graduated in 2002 from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in Biological Sciences and in March 2003, he began his scientific career as a Ph.D. student at the Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos; a center under the joint authority— collaboration of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). He completed his Ph.D. studies on December 1, 2006; since then, he has been awarded four postdoctoral contracts by competitive research programs. Currently he is holding a research contract at the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (UAB-IRTA). Dr. Pelayo is a Biogeographer with broad interests in macroecology, ecology of related species, ecology of parasitism, and general biodiversity research. In his opinion, scientific research should mainly be a collaborative task. This idea has led him to collaborate with many specialists in different topics, and these have not only guided his scientific trajectory but have defined his main research objectives. He is interested in determining the role of biotic, abiotic, and historical factors in the past and present distribution of wildlife species and their parasites, as a means to achieving effective solutions for broad-scale conservation problems. Given the temporal dimension of biogeographical dynamics. He uses approaches based on both current and historical data—sometimes in combination with phylogenetic information—to achieve his goals and extract knowledge with which the effects of environmental changes in the future, such as those derived of global change, can be managed.

Biography Updated on 6 November 2012

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