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Professor Luis Herrera receives recognition from Cabildo de La Gomera

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Luis Herrera
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The plenary session of the Executive Council of the Cabildo de La Gomera has awarded an institutional recognition to the professor of the University of Navarra Luis Herrera Mesa, Full Professor of Zoology, for his career staff and professional career. This decision was supported by all the political groups of the Consistory.

Luis Herrera (San Sebastián de La Gomera, 1949) is graduate in Biological Sciences from the University of La Laguna and PhD from the University of Navarra. He was Associate Professor of Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, extended programs of study at the Zoologische Staatssammlung München as scholarship recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and as Visiting Scholar at the University of Munich and the University of Bonn.

Professor of Zoology at the University of Navarra since 1978, he combined his work professor with environmental advisory tasks as a member of the committee Navarro de Medio Ambiente of the Government of Navarra (1990-1996). In 1987 he described an innovative system of numerical nomenclature for the file of species in the Zoology Museum of the University of Navarra.

In 1990 the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded him the award Humboldt in Limnology for his research applied to the knowledge of an aquatic ecosystem and he has recently received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany recently imposed at the German Embassy in Spain.