Fernando Maestre Gil

  • Saudi Arabia

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Research Interests

Professor Maestre’s research interests are in the ecology of terrestrial dryland ecosystems, which constitute the largest set of biomes on Earth, and their responses to ongoing global environmental change, desertification, the impacts and mitigation of climate change, and ecological restoration. He is a leading expert on the ecology of global drylands, and his research is influencing the efforts regarding the fight against desertification and climate change in these areas, which is critical to ensure the global sustainability of our planet.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University


PhD, University of Alicante


BSc, University of Alicante



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