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Raquel Benavides, Spanish research scientist. Achievements include development of a potential productivity model of forested areas based on a biophysical model in a mountainous region in northern Spain; research in review of effects of evergreen and deciduous trees on pasture dynamics in New Zealand and study of the grazing behaviour of domestic ruminants. Predoctoral fellow, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, 2004-2006.

Background

Benavides, Raquel was born on April 13, 1979 in Madrid.

Education

Degree in Forestry Engineering, Polytechnic University Madrid, 2003. Degree in Geography Information Systems, Polytechnic University Madrid, 2004. Doctor of Philosophy in Advaced Studies, Polytechnic University Madrid, 2006.

Degree in Environmental Management, INGECON S.A, Madrid, 2004. Degree in Statistics Spatial Data, INIA, Madrid, 2005. Degree in Exploratory Statistics, Spanish Museum Natural Science, Madrid, 2005.

Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry Science, University Santiago Compostela, Spain, 2008.

Career

Lab and field assistant, ecology and soil Unit Polytechnic University Madrid, 2001—2002, research assistant, 2001—2003. Researcher SERIDA Regional Institute Agrarian Research Asturias, 2004—2008, junior scientist Spain, 2006—2008. Technical supporter research project INIA Spanish Institute Agrarian Research, Madrid, since 2009, technical assistant research project, since 2009.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of a potential productivity model of forested areas based on a biophysical model in a mountainous region in northern Spain. Research in review of effects of evergreen and deciduous trees on pasture dynamics in New Zealand and study of the grazing behaviour of domestic ruminants.

Membership

Founder member Defensa Tierra Seca, Bierzo Alto, El Valle, Spain, since 2005.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports, hiking, travel.