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Professor Pablo Tejedo presents his work at the International Polar Year (IPY) Oslo Conference. This is the largest polar science gathering ever and will to set the scene for Antarctic environmental management in the next decade. 

Currently, there is much debate about the effect of tourism on the fragile Antarctic ecosystems. Some experts argue that the number of tourists should be drastically reduced. Professor Tejedo will talk about his work on the effect of tourism on environmental quality in Antarctica. Tejedo measured the effect of tourists trampling the vulnerable Antarctic soils during a visit to the area in 2008/09. Based on this research Tejedo suggests how the presence of tourists can be reconciled with the conservation in Antarctica. 

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Photo:  Professor Tejedo (left) and Dr. Javier Benayas (right). Next year, they will collaborate in a research aimed at design an indicators system for monitoring the human activity in Deception Island (Antartica).


The IE School of Arts and Humanities in collaboration with IE’s Alumni Association have the honor to invite you to a lecture entitled, “Human History from a Biological Perspective” on Thursday, May 13th at 19.30h, given by Dr. Jacob van Etten.

Dr. Jacob van Etten is the Dean of the IE School of Biology, Professor in Biology and Ph.D. in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation and Social Sciences, Wageningen University (ND). Dr. van Etten, has worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Rice Research Institute. His main research interest are the role of natural resources in sustainable development, the integration between biological and social sciences, and geographical modeling.

The lecture will feature a discussion about our dealings with food, disease and the natural environment shapes human culture. Humans have now definitively taken the future of the planet in their hands. Do we know enough about our own environment to carry this responsibility?

The lecture will be held in room E-107 in c/ Pinar, 9 on IE Business School’s campus.  

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IE School of Biology acoge el martes 11 de mayo, a las 11:00 horas una conferencia sobre el estudio y seguimiento ambientales en parques eólicos, que será impartida por el biólogo y consultor medioambiental Álvaro Camiña. La ponencia ha sido organizada por Patricia Mateo Tomás, profesora de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental en 4º de Biología.

La conferencia en IE School of Biology versará, en base a la experiencia de ocho años en este sector, sobre las carencias actuales del proceso de Impacto Ambiental y en cómo solucionarlas. Así mismo, se profundizará en los seguimientos de siniestralidad posteriores analizando el efecto que este tipo de energía tiene sobre aves y mamíferos voladores, sugiriendo medidas correctoras que lo minimicen.

Environmental impact assessment and surveillance on wind farms  

Spain has become one of the world’s biggest producers of wind power. On the other hand, according to the European legislation, several projects, including wind farms, must be evaluated through Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Once approved, wind farms must be surveyed to ensure the correct implementation of those measures recommended by the Environmental Impact Report. Bird and bat mortality due to collision with wind turbines is one of those aspects to be controlled at wind farms. However, this collision risk is difficult to assess both during the elaboration of the Environmental Impact Report and once the wind farm is working. Accordingly, clear instructions on this process are needed.

This talk will be about the current lacks of Environmental Impact Assessment, providing some instructions to solve them. Additionally, it will be provided information of bird and bad mortality at wind farms, analysing the potential effects and proposing mitigation measures. The talk will be based on a wide professional experience (i.e. > 8 years) in the sector of wind farm surveillance.

Invited speaker: Álvaro Camiña Cardenal 

He received his BSc. in Biology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He is currently working as environmental consultant for several wind farm promoters. He also works for several regional governments (e.g. Gobierno de La Rioja, Generalitat Valenciana, Junta de Andalucía) where had developed studies on raptors and big mammals. He is member of the most important international organisations on raptor conservation such as the Vulture Conservation Foundation/VCF in Europe, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) in South Africa and the Raptor Research Foundation in USA.      Read more…


La gestión de empresas de biotecnología,  un sector emergente y con grandes oportunidades de negocio en España, centró hoy una conferencia en la Escuela de Biología (IE School of Biology) de IE University. 

La charla fue impartida por la Directora Gerente de DIOMUNE, Carolina Egea Millet, y  por la Responsable de Desarrollo de Negocio y Calidad de SECUGEN, Marta de Vicente García. Ambas expertas, que desarrollan su trabajo en dos empresas que se sitúan en la vanguardia de la biotecnología en España, aportaron las claves para ser un bioemprendedor y explicaron el proceso necesario para pasar de la “idea innovadora” a la puesta en marcha de una empresa de base tecnológica, que goza de unas peculiaridades distintas con respecto a otro tipo de empresas.

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Commercializing the First Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury 

IE Business School is glad to invite you and the members of your network to join the fifth in a series of videoconferences titled Biotechnology Management Today, on Thursday, April 22nd at 16:00 (Madrid local time).

Speaker: Frank Reynolds Chairman of the Board and CEO at InVivo Therapeutics Corporation Read more…

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