Mediterranean Ethnobiology Programme Director
Global Diversity Foundation, UK
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 heads up since 2017 the Mediterranean Ethnobiology Programme of the Global Diversity Foundation (GDF), which currently focuses on the study and maintenance of High Atlas Cultural Landscapes in close collaboration with Amazigh local communities. He is also the Mediterranean Regional Coordinator of the Global Environments Network, organising Mediterranean events within the network. Previous to that, Ugo’s most recent post-doctoral work also revolved around Mediterranean ethnobotany and cultural practices of conservation both in rural and urban environments, in close collaboration with the Botanical Institute of Barcelona (IBB-CSIC-ICUB) and the Botany Laboratory of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona (UB). He is a fluent speaker of Spanish, Catalan, English and French, can also communicate in Italian and Portuguese and is currently learning Moroccan Arabic.