Dr. Francisco A. Squeo
PhD in Biology from the University of Chile. He is currently a full professor at the University of La Serena and director of the doctoral program in Biology and Applied Ecology (joint program between Universidad de La Serena and Universidad Católica del Norte).
Research area: conservation of biodiversity and the ecophysiology of plants in arid zones. His publications include the “Red Book of the Native Flora of the Atacama Region and the Priority Sites for Conservation” (2008).