Daniel Simberloff (Wilson Borough, Pennsylvania, 1942) received his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University. Iconoclastic ecologist, he is considered one of the most important scientists in the study of invasive species and their impact on the loss of diversity.
Born in Chile in 1940, Juan Carlos Castilla is considered the pioneer of South American marine ecology. His main contribution has been in the study of ecosystems on the rocky coasts of Chile and their sustainability.
Daniel Pauly has a doctorate degree in fisheries biology and biological oceanography from the University of Kiel (Germany). He is currently the director of the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). He arrived to the University in 1994 after spending some years at the International Centre for Living Aquatic Resource Management (ICLARM) in Manila.
Mooney is considered to be one of the pioneers in the study of plant physiological ecology and has centred his work on research and the assessment of phenomena which affect global changes, such as ecological invasions, the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems.
Thanks to his work, he has become an international leader in assessment projects at political level, on environmental problems related to climate change.
British researcher, Sir John Lawton, an internationally-renowned pioneer ecologist, has been awarded the 2nd Premi Ramon Margalef in Ecology. Lawton, the current president of the British Ecology Society, is the author of more than 300 scientific articles and has scientifically contributed to the advancement of ecological sciences, always seeking ecological standards and regulations by using the most advanced tools.
He has worked in a wide range of areas, such as the dynamics of populations and communities, interdependencies and interactions, biodiversity conservation, biological control in plants and animals and, more recently, he has studied the impacts of global change on communities of organisms and sustainable development.