Dr. Ugo D’Ambrosio is a Catalan biologist with international education and professional experience acquired in Barcelona, the USA, Costa Rica, the UK and more recently Morocco. He holds a PhD in Ethnobiology from the University of Kent (UK) and two masters, one in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (University of Massachusetts), and one in Environmental Management and Leadership (University for International Cooperation).
Ugo’s most recent post-doctoral work, in close collaboration with the Botanical Institute of Barcelona, the Botany Laboratory of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona and the Global Diversity Foundation, has revolved around Mediterranean ethnobotany and cultural practices of conservation both in rural and urban environments. He heads up Global Diversity Foundation’s Mediterranean Ethnobiology Programme, which currently focuses on the maintenance of High Atlas Cultural Landscapes.
Ugo was a participant in the Global Environments Summer Academy 2015 in Bern (Switzerland), and after that also joined the GEN team as the Mediterranean Regional Coordinator, organising Mediterranean events and overseeing Network member engagement at the regional level. In 2017, he organised the first European Community Exchange on Seed Diversity and Sovereignty, and will be organising the first Mediterranean Regional Academy in Morocco in 2018.
He is a fluent speaker of Spanish, Catalan, English and French and can also communicate in Italian and Portuguese.