Organising Committee

Meet the Women in Science-Ecology (WISE) Team. We are the equality commission of the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology (AEET).  This commission was born with the purpose to achieve a long-term objective: to promote diversity in the academic world.

We believe that it is necessary to protect and make visible groups historically discriminated against, such as women and LGBTIQ people, in any field of ecology, because the knowledge society requires a diverse and tolerant academic space, in accordance with social reality.

The AEET is a group of people who are especially aware of the value of diversity. We know that only by promoting diversity within our collective can we generate an environment that is enriching and inclusive enough for groundbreaking ideas and innovative projects to emerge that advance our knowledge of terrestrial ecology, and that provide answers to the current ecological crisis.

Sara Varela

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

Sara VarelaOrganiseratWISE

I am working on Pleistocene mammal extinctions. I am co-developer of R packages to download data from open-access databases (rAvis and paleobioDB), and I am a team member of, an open-access repository to access climatic data for the past, present, and future.

Mar Sobral

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

I am an Evolutionary ecologist and Feminist. I am interested in the evolutionary relevant limits of diversity (Ecopast, USC, Spain).

In nature, nothing exists alone.

Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking

Science is part of the reality of living; it is the what, the how, and the why of everything in our experience.

Student Committee

Noemi Álvarez

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Noemi Alvarez WISE Student Committee

I am a biologist with a master in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. I am now working in my PhD, trying to understand the relationship between humans and Hg cicle through archaeological human bones (EcoPast, USC). I am a R package developer for Spectroscopic data processing (andurinha); and team member of ArqFem.

María Losada Cuquejo

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Maria Losada WISE Student Committee

I am a PhD student interested in plant-animal interactions effects on biogeochemical cycles and feminism (EcoPast, USC, Spain).

Artistic Committee

Cirenia Arias Baldrich

Freelancer and Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Cirenia Arias Baldrich speaker at WISE

Beatriz Vázquez Campaña

Freelance audiovisual (digavertov)

Beatriz Vazquez Campaña

Celia Arias-Vaquerizo

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Celia Arias

Technical Administration

Technical and administrative issues are taken care of by Transmitting Science.

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Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Scientific Director at Transmitting Science

soledad de esteban trivigno

I am a palaeontologist; and 9 years ago I started the Transmitting Science project, where I try to create friendly spaces for learning and networking in science. And I am the secretary of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.

Ana Rosa Gómez-Cano

Coordinator and Communication Manager at Transmitting Science

Ana Rosa Gomez-Cano coordinator at Transmitting Science

I’m a Palaeontologist. After a postdoc, I become a Transmitting Science member. I am part of the association Mujeres con los pies en la Tierra working for equity in science.

Organising Institutions

This event is made possible thanks to the support of several institutions.


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