Nelis Blanco Hernández
Personal details. Cuban, female, year of birth 1970.
Qualifications. Graduate degree: Licenciatura (Biological Sciences), 1992, Havana University; Master of Sciences, Institute of Ecology & Systematics, 1999.
Current position. Scientific research in Mycological Laboratory in the Institute of Ecology & Systematics since 1992.
Expertise. Mycology, study of edible mushrooms and Agarics from taxonomic point of view. Experience of data-entry for computerized biological recording. Collaborator in the Conservation Strategy of Fungal Diversity in Cuba. Scientific member in the following projects: Fungi of the Caribbean (Darwin Initiative, 1997-2000); Fungal Diversity of 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 15 international and national congresses, including Second and Third Latin-American Mycological Congresses (La Habana, 1996; Caracas, 1999); seven publications.
Experience overseas. Training on Taxonomy of Agarics, Mexico; Belgium.
MSc N. Blanco Hernández,
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
Previous achievements. Founder and active member of Latin American Association of Mycology (ALM) and member in Organizing Committee of Second Latin American Congress of Mycology (La Habana, 1993).