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Executive committee

The proposed International Network on Limnology of Drylands is to promote the development of macro-scale projects designed to understanding the functioning and distribution patterns of aquatic ecosystems in international dry regions through the multidisciplinary perspective.

The role of the Chair and Executive Committee


  • The Mission to promote integration among collaborators of the various associated countries and institutions.

  • Articulating local and international development bodies to obtain financing for network-associated projects.

  • Holding live meetings periodically and seeking to insert the network in recognized international events by means of special sessions, workshops and similar activities

Executive Committee
American Representative
Luciana Gomes Barbosa (E-mail:
Carlos Luis Lopez Lozada (E-mail:
Jose Luiz Attayde (E-mail:
Rosemberg Menezes (E-mail:
Europe Representative
Eduardo Morales (E-mail:
Gema Parra (E-mail:
Maria Manuela Moraes (E-mail:
Asian Representative
Brij Gopal (E-mail: In memoriam
Egor Zaderev (E-mail:
Africa Representative​​

Luciana Gomes Barbosa

Founder and Chairperson

Professor in Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil


Skype: luciana Barbosa 

Dr Luciana Gomes Barbosa is a PhD in Ecology and an associate professor of Aquatic Ecology at Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil. She is the founder and Chairperson of International Network on Limnology of Drylands (INLD). Her main research interest concentrates on the effects of drought and multiple stressors such as salinity and eutrophication on the resilience of the drylands systems and aquatic communities. Thus, the main interest overlaps with the main aims of the INLD, in the search of patterns and main factors that drive the structure of biological communities in dryland freshwater ecosystems.
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Carlos López



Dr. Carlos Lopez is a researcher with special interest in the taxonomy and ecology of zooplankton in inland waters, specifically addressing populations, assemblages, and ecological interactions where predation and the quantity and quality of food are analyzed as modulating factors. At present, he is trying to incorporate molecular tools into his taxonomic projects and considering latency stages of zooplankton, lagoons, wetlands, and other shallow and temporal bodies of water in his taxonomic and ecological studies in Ecuador.

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