Researcher - PUCE
Botanist with special interest in diversity, taxonomy and the ecology of Ecuadorian vegetation. He has participated in several international projects; including Biodiversity of Economically Important Species in the Andes; a collaboration between Bolivia, Ecuador and Denmark, and the Yasuní Forest Dynamics (2002–2004). He leads the project to digitize the Herbarium collection, and make it available on the Internet. As Director of the Herbarium QCA, he is interested in linking scientific activities with external actors such as the Government, NGOs, local Governments, education institutes, and private companies. Dissemination is a major interest, and he is in charge of an education programme informing about flora, endemic species, and wild flowers; also through a pedagogic video about plant evolution.