Patricio Mena-Vásconez

Patricio Mena-Vásconez

Patricio Mena-Vásconez

Biologist from PUCE with a thesis on convergent evolution between paramos and equivalent ecosystems in Africa. M.Sc. from CUNY and NYBG, with a review of the genus Arcytophyllum. M.A. in journalism from the University of Wales at Cardiff, with a thesis on supposedly environmentalist films. Ph. D. in environmental sciences from University of Wageningen, with a thesis on water conflicts in floricultural areas. Founder of EcoCiencia, where he has been involved in projects on páramos. He has been a university professor and is the author of books and academic and popular articles. Award from the Municipality of Quito 2015 as co-author of El País de la Biodiversidad – Ecuador.