University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Welcome to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain. Nestled in this vibrant city is the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), established in 1989 and spanning six campuses (four in Gran Canaria, one in Lanzarote, and one in Fuerteventura). With over 22,000 students and approximately 1,500 lecturers, the ULPGC is not only a local educational cornerstone but also boasts a diverse community with a significant number of international students.

At the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria you will be able to further develop your research skills with a focus on socio-ecological aspects of coastal exploitation on islands. The courses that you will attend are listed below.

Staff at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria involved in the ISLANDS programme

Dr. Rodrigo Riera 

Dr. Rodrigo Riera is the local coordinator of ISLANDS in Gran Canaria. His research focuses on human-driven perturbations in coastal assemblages, habitat fragmentation and edge effects, and more recently, the impacts of climate change on the ocean. 

Prof. Ricardo J. Haroun Tabraue

Prof. Ricardo J. Haroun Tabraue works within biodiversity, ecological processes and sustainable use of marine resources. His expertise is mainly associated with coastal and marine species and habitats in diverse geographical settings.

Dr. Fernando Tuya

Dr. Fernando Tuya is the Head of the BIOCON-ECOAQUA research group. His research is motivated by the necessity of searching for models that aim to explain patterns in the organization of benthic marine assemblages through ecosystems across different scales of space, time and taxonomy. 

Dr. Francisco Otero Ferrer

Dr. Francisco Otero Ferrer works within aquaculture, marine biodiversity, technical diving and public aquariums across various European countries. His current research focuses on the functioning of different ‘ecosystems engineers’.