Graduated in Biological Sciences by the University of Barcelona in 1975, obtained his Doctorate in 1980 at the same university.
Since 1984 he is Professor of Zoology at the Faculty of Biology of Barcelona, where he teaches courses in Zoology, Marine Zoology, Biology of marine Invertebrates, Fisheries and doctorate and masteer courses related to biodiversity of marine invertebrates and management of terrestrial and marine invertebrates and marine resources.
Specialist in the study of opisthobranch molluscs and in differents subjects of marine inveerteebrates, he has published more than 100 scientific and divulgative articles about them.
He has participated in numerous research projects and sampling campaigns in Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic, Caribbean and Antarctica.
He has given numerous lectures and courses on opisthobranch molluscs, invertebrates of Antarctica, Mediterranean invertebrates, Marine biology and mollusks in general.
Diver since 1976, he’s a founding partner of the Club d’Immersió Biologia (CIB), has made more than 1,400 dives in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific oceans, and Antarctica; he’s an expert in underwater photography, underwater video and the use of underwater robot (ROV).
- Founding partner GROC (Grup d’Opistobranquis der Recerca Catalunya).
- Founding partner VIMAR (Marine Life).
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