Ángel Borja – Head of Projects
AZTI · Marine Research Division, Spain
Angel Borja, PhD Marine Ecology (1984); Doctor in Sciences (Honoris Causa) (Hull University, 2015). Principal Investigator at AZTI (Spain, 1985) and Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia, 2020). His main work is making marine ecology research useful for policy-makers and managers, studying the effects of human activities on marine ecosystems, the recovery of marine systems after impact, monitoring and assessment of marine status, under European directives (i.e. Water Framework Directive; Marine Strategy Framework Directive; Maritime Spatial Planning Directive), as well as integrative methods under the ecosystem-approach. He was member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (2013-2020). Author of >275 papers (Hindex: 68), Highly Cited Researcher 2018 and 2020 (Web of Science). He is Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Marine Ecosystem Ecology, Associated Editor of Continental Shelf Research and Journal of Sea Research, and member of the Editorial Board of Ecological Indicators, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health and Heliyon. Referee in more than 100 international journals (after Publons Peer Review Awards 2016-2019, is one of the top 1% of peer reviewers in Environment/Ecology) and project evaluation agencies. He is member of different scientific associations (ASLO, CERF, ECSA, ESP, SIBECOL), serving as chair/organizer of >50 international conferences and scientific session, and key-note speaker in >100 international conferences. He has participated in more than 120 European and international projects, being the coordinator of the EU 7th FP project DEVOTES (DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status). He has been characterized by the continuous dissemination of science and organizer of the AZTI’s successful marine summer school since 2004. He was awarded with the European SETAC Environment Education Award (2017), and the Life-Time Achievement Award, by the International Conference on Benthos (Cochin, India, 2019).
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