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Ricardo Figueroa

Associate Investigator

PhD in Biological Sciences, Universidad de Málaga.

Master of Sciences with a Specialization in Zoology, Universidad de Concepción.

Biology Education, Universidad de Concepción.

Contact: rfiguero@udec.cl

CRHIAM profile

Lines of research

  • Water availability and quality for agriculture and mining under climate change
  • Water governance, ecosystem services and sustainability

Professional profile

Areas of expertise

  • Ecology and water qualitys
  • Bioindicators

Professional development

Associate Professor, Director, Department of Aquatic Systems, Universidad de Concepción.

Undergraduate courses taught:

  • Environmental ecology
  • Aquatic ecology

Graduate courses taught:


  • Environmental quality indicators in fluvial systems
  • Ecosystem services: biodiversity and human wellbeing associated with aquatic systems
  • Aquatic ecology and water quality


  • Natural systems unit
  • Environmental, work and social assessment tools


  • Metropolitan Wetlands Roundtable, Municipalities of Greater Concepción
  • Continental Aquatic Fauna Working Group, Aquatic Biodiversity and Heritage Unit, Fishing Division, SERNAPESCA