Ainoa is a terrestrial ecologist, entomologist and conservationist with a focus on habitat restoration for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Areas of expertise:
Climate change research | Entomology | Habitat Restoration | Rewilding
Ainoa is a terrestrial ecologist, entomologist and conservationist with years of experience in habitat and wildlife conservation, as well as scientific research and practical conservation in Europe and the USA.
She holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of the Highlands and Islands and the James Hutton Institute, an MSc Wildlife Biology & Conservation gained at Edinburgh Napier University and a BSc, Biology – Zoology & Botany from University of Oviedo. She has also undertaken Insect Taxonomy and Field Sampling Skills at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.
Her work in the UK has been focused on habitat management for conservation and habitat restoration for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Ainoa has undertaken a range of project work including radio-tracking and satellite tagging of reintroduced species (European mink and osprey) and native species (flying squirrel) and habitat restoration focussing on afforested peatlands and associated arthropod biodiversity and riparian habitats with arable land. She has been involved in working on the management of wild habitats and biodiversity monitoring, the mapping and control of invasive species, and also the managing and monitoring of arthropod forest pests.Our team