Manuel Ortiz-Santaliestra

Manuel Ortiz Santaliestra


PhD in Biology by the University of Salamanca (Spain)

Since 2012, vice-chair of the steering committee of the SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) advisory group of amphibians and reptiles

Since 2010, one of the two editors of Basic and Applied Herpetology, the scientific journal of the Spanish Herpetological Society

 

Manuel E. Ortiz Santaliestra is PhD in Biology by the University of Salamanca (Spain), and has held postdoctoral research positions in the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), and Aveiro (Portugal). He has conducted research on wildlife toxicology through different approaches; in particular, he has investigated the impact of agrochemicals on amphibians and birds, with focuses on survival, development, behaviour, reproduction and physiology, especially immune response and interactions between pollutants and emergent diseases. He has also conducted some studies on accumulation of metals and organic pollutants on reptiles, birds and mammals. He currently holds an EU-financed Marie Curie fellowship at the University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany), where he leads a project aimed at evaluating the position of amphibians and reptiles within the European scheme of pesticide risk assessment. Besides the main line of ecotoxicology, he has collaborated in a few projects focused on distribution and conservation status of Iberian amphibians and reptiles. He is since 2012 the vice-chair of the steering committee of the SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) advisory group of amphibians and reptiles, and since 2010 one of the two editors of Basic and Applied Herpetology, the scientific journal of the Spanish Herpetological Society.

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Congress Collaborators

  • Ariana Moutinho
  • Bárbara Santos
  • Nuno Costa
  • Iolanda Rocha
  • Isabel Damas
  • Emanuele Fasola
  • Sara Costa
  • Cátia Venâncio
  • Inês Bulhosa
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