Alejandro H. Buschmann
Full Professor at the Universidad de Los Lagos, obtaining its Ph.D. at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. With over 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, in aspects of coastal ecology, seaweed aquaculture, focusing on the role on integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) towards a sustainable aquaculture development. Due to the scientific achievements, in 2006 was eligible as member of the Chilean Academy of Science and President of the International Seaweed Association (ISAC). He was recognized by the International Foundation for Science (IFS) with The “Silver Jubillee Award” for its scientific achievements on seaweed aquaculture. He has been part of editorial committees of relevant scientific journals in his discipline. At the present is a researcher at “i-mar Research Center” (www.i-mar.cl) and has been Director of Research and Graduate School at the Universidad de Los Lagos. In addition Dr. Buschmann has been designated in different scientific panels of the Chilean Science Agency (CONICYT) as well as in national commissions for graduate program quality certification. As a scientific consultant, he has been able to support seaweed culture developments with the industry and the promotion of the use sustainable environmental technologies for aquaculture with different world stakeholders.