We are pleased to welcome Dr Ignacio J. Diaz-Maroto to the Associate Editorial Board of Annals of Forest Science.
Dr Ignacio J. Diaz-Maroto is a Professor of Dendrometry, Forest Inventory and Forest Management, Higher Polytechnic School of Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain.
From 1991 to 1992, he worked as a researcher at the Forest Research Centre of Lourizán, where he kept collaborating until finished his doctoral thesis. At the same time, in 1992, he began his teaching career at USC where he works as a professor and researcher. He earned his Forest Engineering PhD from The Polytechnic University of Madrid on ecology, dendrometry and forestry at Quercus robur L. stands in the northwest of Iberian Peninsula. During his nearly 30 years as a teacher, he has taught other subjects in Forest Engineering, Environmental Engineering and, now in the Degree in Landscape. He has led the “Forest Modelling, Dendrochronology and Forest Industries Group” at USC from 1994 to 2014. From 2013 to 2014, he performed as Director of the Master in Forest Engineering. He coordinated the Doctoral Program in “Engineering for Rural Development”, Department of Agroforestry Engineering, which obtained the Excellence Mention of the Ministry of Education from 2011 to 2014. Moreover, he has co-authored 43 peer-reviewed articles in international journals indexed by WoS and/or Scopus, as well as books, book chapters and conference proceedings, both national and international. He has been both a principal researcher and a member of the research team in numerous projects, having supervised six doctoral theses. He carried out research stays in different centers, the last one by six months at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of several indexed journals (WoS): Austrian Journal of Forest Science, Baltic Forestry, Bosque, Current Forestry Reports, Forests, Journal of Forestry Research, and Wood Research.
His ﬁelds of expertise include Dendrometry, Forest Inventory, Forest Management, Landscape Ecology, Landscape Planning, Natural Protected Areas, Planning and Rural Development, and Wood Technology.