Born in 1953, inside a “really big” family of five brothers, and five sisters. Since his earlier beginning he loved animals and specially insects, deciding to dedicate his life to their study. He graduated as a Biologist with honors at the University of Granada Spain, in 1977, presenting that year a master thesis on the ecology of Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera nymphs from a small stream.
He did his PhD thesis on taxonomy and ecology of mayfly nymphs from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, obtaining the PhD degree with “cum laude” in 1981. After that he conducted research in different labas around the world: Czech Republic (1983), Poland (1985), Australia (1987), Canada (1992), USA (1983).
Since 1988 has a position as the University of Granada (Spain) as a full professor of Zoology, teaching Zoology and River Ecology and Pollution.
Most of his career has been devoted to the study of the Ephemeroptera insects, and freshwater aquatic macroinvertebrates (taxonomy and ecology) and the use of them for bioassesment purposed. He has been promoter or the Iberian Biomonitoring Working Party, a rapid bioassessment protocol broadly used in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) that have been adapted to many South American countries (i.e, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru, Bolivia,…).
Members of different Scientific Societies and Committees, he is referee and member of the Editorial Board of several SCI journals.
Lately he discover the microtomography as an uselful to look inside small animal as never could be imagined. So he become an enthusiastic of this techniques, and thanks to it he is discovering new things, almost daily and publishing interesting papers and nice videos (most of them in his YouTube channel). Thanks to this new passion has been obtaining awards for his micro-CT pictures and videos.
(THE LIST OF PUBLICATIONS INCLUDED HERE IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND NEED TO BE COMPLETED)