Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Ester Polaina Lacambra







Past Visiting Scientist









About me


I am graduated in Environmental Science by Rey Juan Carlos University (Móstoles, Madrid) and have got a Master’s degree in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology by Pablo de Olavide University (Seville). Currently, I am doing my Ph.D. at Doñana Biological Station (Sevilla) titled ‘Anthropogenic factors and biodiversity loss: a multidisciplinary approach’.




The main goal of my thesis is to identify the principal drivers of threat for terrestrial mammal species at the global scale. Human socioeconomic development, land use change, but also the intrinsic characteristics of some species, make some areas of the World especially vulnerable to extinction processes and, therefore, should be prioritized.