List of the National Focal Points

Colombia
GABRIEL ROLDÁN-PÉREZ, Dr.rer.nat

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Bachelor of Sciences in Biology and Chemistry, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia; Master of Science, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas, U.S.A. Doctor in Natural Resources, University of Kassel, Germany.

Professor of Ecology and Limnology, University of Antioquia (1966-2000) where also played several positions: Head of the Department of Biology, Head Research Center of the School of Natural Sciences and Head of the Graduate School. He was also Director of Research and Development, Universidad Católica de Oriente, Rionegro (2000-2011).He has nearly 60 scientific publications, 8 books for high school biology and 6 books on ecology and limnology at University level. Author of more than 30 chapter books.

He has been also environmental consultant for mining projects, roads and dams. Guest lecturer for courses and conferences at national universities and abroad especially in all Latin America. Several national and international awards. He received in 2016 the award “Price to an academic and scientific life” from de Colombian Academy of Sciences. Number Member “Chair 56” of the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences. Focal point from Colombia to IANAS since 2005. Current position: Director of Publications of the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences. Specific topics for lectures and courses:

  • Limnology and eutrophication of lakes and reservoirs
  • Macroinvertebrates as bioindicators of water quality
  • Integral water management: conservation, use and wastewater treatment
  • Aquatic plants: problems and solutions
  • The interrelations of physical-chemical and biological characteristics in aquatic ecosystems.

 

Colombia 
Gabriel Roldán 
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Licenciado en Biología y Química, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia. Master of Science, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas, U.S.A. Doctor in Science, University of Kassel, Germany.. He has been Professor of Ecology and Limnology, University of Antioquia; Head Department of Biology, University of Antioquia; Head of Marine Research Institute - INVEMAR, Santa Marta, Head Research Center, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Antioquia; Head of Graduate School in Biology, University of Antioquia; Director and founder of the journal "Biology News" biannual publication of the Department of Biology, University of Antioquia; Head Water Corporation Gobernación of Antioquia; Professor of Limnology and Biology, University of Antioquia; Director of Research and Development, Catholic University, Rionegro. Current position: Director Research Group of Limnology and Water Resources (Category A), Catholic University, Rionegro...

Ha sido Profesor de Ecología y Limnología, Universidad de Antioquia; Jefe Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Antioquia; Jefe Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas – INVEMAR, Santa Marta; Jefe Centro de Investigaciones, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Antioquia; Jefe de Postgrado en Biología, Universidad de Antioquia; Director y fundador de la revista "Actualidades Biológicas" Publicación semestral del Departamento de Biología de la Universidad de Antioquia; Director Ejecutivo y Científico de la Corporación del Agua, Gobrnación de Antioquia; Profesor de Limnología y Coordinador Programa de Doctorado en Biología Universidad de Antioquia; Director de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Católica de Oriente, Rionegro. Cargo actual: Director grupo de investigación de Limnología y Recursos Hidricos (Categoria A), Universidad Católica de Oriente, Rionegro.