Fellow: Ferrer Baena
Elected: 2024
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor Miguel Ferrer Baena
Appointed Research Professor with the Spanish Council, Spanish National Research Council
Professor Miguel Ferrer is internationally recognised as a leading conservation scientist working on birds of prey (raptors) and is Spain’s foremost expert. His specialist fields include the ecology and behaviour of endangered raptors (notably the Spanish Imperial Eagle), bird migration and global environmental change. He is also known internationally for his research on the impacts of wind-turbines and power lines on birds, working successfully with the power industry to minimise their impacts. A member of the Council of Europe’s Expert Group on Biodiversity and Global Change, he has published 14 books (in Spanish, English and Persian), and is in the top one percentile of the most cited scientists in the world in the fields of ecology and environment. He is the recipient of more than 35 national and international awards and recognitions. He collaborates with Scottish researchers in diagnosing the health of reintroduced sea eagles (nationally) and golden eagles in south Scotland, and in modelling the impact of renewable energy developments and suitable mitigation measures.