Hugo R. Iglesias Brito
Personal details. Cuban, male, year of birth 1965.
Qualifications. Graduate degree: Licenciatura (Biological Sciences), 1988, Havana University; Master of Sciences, Institute of Ecology & Systematics, 1999.
Current position. Scientific research in the Mycological Laboratory of the Institute of Ecology & Systematics from 1988 to 2003.
Expertise. Lichenology and mycology; study of the Cladoniaceae lichen family from a taxonomic point of view. Participation in research on edible mushrooms. Experience of data-entry for computerized biological recording; some experience of maintenance of databases. Co-author of the Conservation Strategy of Fungal Diversity in Cuba. Scientific member in the following projects: Fungi of the Caribbean (Darwin Initiative, 1997-2000); Fungal Diversity at the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, Cuba; Electronic distribution maps of Caribbean Fungi (British Council, 200-2003); Biodiversity Conservation in Cuba (Darwin Initiative, 2001-2004); Fungal Diversity in Ecological Reserve "Alturas de Banao", Escambray, Cuba (2002-2004).
Scientific events. Active participation in many different scientific events, attendance to international and national congresses, including Second, Third and Fourth Latin-American Mycological Congresses (La Habana, 1996; Caracas, 1999; Xalapa, 2002); Symposium Flora of the Greater Antilles, New York Botanic Garden (New York, 2000); Workshop of Air Biomonitoring (Mexico, 2002); V Latin-American Congress of Botany (La Habana, 1990); IV Symposium of Botany (La Habana, 1993); II National Exposition of Fungi (La Habana, 1993); II Workshop on Cuban Biodiversity (La Habana, 2000); II Cuban Forestry Congress (La Habana, 1998); Biosphere’ 98 (La Habana, 1998); V Scientific Workshop BTJ-ANIR; VI Forjadores del Futuro Exposition. publications.
Languages. Spanish, English (fluent).
MSc H. Iglesias Brito,
Departamento de Micología,
Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática,
Academia de Ciencias,
Carretera de Varona km 3.5,
Ciudad de La Habana,
Tel.: (+53) 7 578266 /(+53) 7 578090
Experience overseas. New York Botanic Garden, Harvard University and Smithsonian Institution, USA, (1994); International Mycological Institute / CABI Bioscience, Egham, UK (1998, 2001, 2003).
Previous achievements. Founder and active member of the Latin American Association of Mycology (ALM) and member of the Organizing Committee of the Second Latin American Congress of Mycology (La Habana, 1996).