Carlos M. Duarte - Curriculum vitae#

Born in 1960 in Lisbon, Portugal, and Spanish citizen since 1968, Prof. Duarte received his B.Sc. on Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1982, and received his Ph.D. in 1987 from McGill University (Canada), and presently serves as research professor and Scientific director of the international laboratory for global change at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research, in Majorca, Spain.

Prof. Duarte’s research is directed to the conservation and sustainability of marine ecosystems through the identification of their role in the functioning of the biosphere, their status and threats, and their responses to the various global pressures, natural or anthropogenic, acting upon them.

Prof. Duarte has published over 350 papers in international journals and book chapters, including a book entitled Seagrass Ecology (Cambridge Univ. Press).

This research has received over 9,000 cites, for which Prof. Duarte was named Highly Cited Scientist by the Institute of Scientific Information (Philadelphia, USA), in 2005. Prof. Duarte received, in 2001, the Evelyn G. Hutchinson Award to scientific excellence from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and in 2007 received the Spanish National Science Award, in 2005 was appointed member of the Academia Europaea and presently serves as President of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Prof. Duarte is co-editor in chief of the journal Estuaries and Coasts and member of the editorial board of half-dozen journals, as well as member of multiple international panels. (

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