PhD student in the Department of Limnology and Biological Oceanography, University of Vienna. Title of the PhD project: "A cultivation and population genetics approach to study transmission and maintenance of the thiotrophic Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli – Zoothamnium niveum symbiosis"
Master in Integrated Coastal Zone Management. University of Cádiz. Master thesis (in Spanish): "The integration of knowledge and its limitations: a case study on Baños del Carmen (Málaga, Spain)"
Degree in Marine Sciences. University of Cádiz (Spain)
Technician of the reseach group 'Deep-sea hot vents & cold seeps', Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna (Austria): webmaster www.hydrothermalvent.com, literature archiving, meiofauna community ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents - sorting and identification on higher taxa level, management of educational outreach for school children
President (on a rotating system) and active member of the producers and consumers non-profit organization "La Breva" (Málaga, Spain)
Organizer of a workshop: Consumption in organic agriculture
Active member of the non-profit organization "Ecologistas en Acción"
Secretary of the local group (City of Málaga)
Treasurer (Málaga Province federation)
Organizer of the 2nd Andalusian Conference on Littoral Preservation
Part owner of a small family business in Málaga (Spain)
1996-1997, 1999-2000, 2006-2007 Manager
"Sustainability Workshop" awarded as Debate Forum Project in the University of Cádiz (Spain)
3rd Prize in Urban Environment Research. Seville Municipality
Practical teaching of Mathematica, Department of Mathematics, University of Cádiz (Spain)
Articles in peer-reviewed publications
Bright, M., Espada-Hinojosa, S., Lagkouvardos, I., and Volland, J.-M. (2014). The giant ciliate Zoothamnium niveum and its thiotrophic epibiont Candidatus Thiobios zoothamnicoli: a model system to study interspecies cooperation. Frontiers in Microbiology 5. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00145.
Articles in non peer-reviewed publications
Espada, S. (2002). "Organic food models". Consum@ étic@ n° 0, p. 21 (in Spanish)
Espada, S. (2002). "Fisheries and organic food". Europa Azul n° 68, pp. 71-73 (in Spanish)
Luna, A., López, C., Espada, S., Alés, G. (1999). "Strategic environmental assessment of the intermodal transport plan of the urban area of the Bay of Cádiz", in Domínguez, M. (ed.) "The urban landscape in the framework of sustainability". Segovia, Spain. pp. 257-276. (in Spanish)
Luna, A., Espada, S., López, C., Alés, G. (2002). "Transport system environmental assessment of an urban agglomeration integrated in a coastal wetland: Bay of Cádiz (Andalusia, Spain)", in Veloso F.; Taveiro, F.; das Neves , L. (eds.) "The Changing Coast. Vol. 3". Porto, Portugal. pp. 69-74
Funded by WikiMedia Foundation-Austria to attend Wikimania in Washington D.C. (USA). Here you can find the report
Coordination of a project of coastal conservation founded by the andalusian government. Ecologistas en Acción
Funded for the organization of the "Sustainability Workshop" in the University of Cádiz (Spain)
Funded for assistance to the Debate Forum "The Sea and its problems". Lisbon (Portugal)
East Pacific Rise - deep-sea hydrothermal vents: R/V Atlantis and DSV Alvin (PI M. Bright); one dive in Alvin. Chronicle here
Krakow (Poland). 7th International Symbiosis Society Conference
Washington D.C. (USA). Wikimania
Cádiz (Spain). I Iberoamerican Congress on Integrated Coastal Zone Management. "La integración del conocimiento sobre la costa andaluza y sus limitaciones: El deslinde de la costa gaditana y los Baños del Carmen (Málaga)". Oral presentation
Vienna (Austria). European Conference on Complex Systems
London (United Kingdom). CoastNet. "Planning and environmental assessment, limitations and potentials. The example of the transport system in a coastal urban agglomeration: Bahía de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)". Oral presentation
2006 Vienna (Austria). 5th International Symbiosis Society Conference. "The implications of symbiotic revolution for human survival: a symbiodiversity approach". University of Málaga, Spain (poster)
Córdoba (Spain). 3rd Environmental Education Andalusian Congress. "Simbiodiversidad: Una superación del enfoque reduccionista, homocéntrico y transmisivo en la universidad como aportación a la educación ambiental". Poster
Oporto (Portugal). Litoral. "Transport system environmental assessment of an urban agglomeration integrated in a coastal wetland: Bay of Cadiz". Poster
1996 Segovia (Spain). Landscape association. 2 papers
Service to University/Administration
Elected member of the Academic Senate. University of Cádiz (Spain)
Elected member of the Marine Sciences Faculty Committee. University of Cádiz (Spain)
Service to public community
La Casa Invisible (Málaga). "Epistemología de los Baños del Carmen y del litoral gaditano". Oral presentation
Puerto del Candado (Málaga, Spain). Videoconference: "Baños del Carmen, a biodiversity hotspot in the Bay of Málaga (Spain)" (in Spanish). Ecologistas en Acción.
Spanish (native speaker), English (fluent writing and speaking), French (basics), German (basics).
Mathematica, Joomla, MediaWiki, R.
2012 Data intensive biology. Konrad Lorentz Institute. Austria.
2010 Molecular mechanisms in symbiosis. University of Vienna
Mathematical models in symbiosis. University of Vienna
Evolution of Cooperation. IIASA, Laxemburg (Austria)
1999 Analize and reduce costs. Andalusian Confederation of Employers' Organizations
1993 Introduction to international cooperation in universities. Andalusian Association for Solidarity and Peace