Executive committee

The proposed International Network on Limnology of Drylands is promoting the construction of macro-scale projects designed to obtain an understanding of the functioning and conservation patterns of aquatic ecosystems in international dry regions through the multidisciplinary integration of research, research groups and researchers of such regions.


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: lgomesbarbosa@gmail.com)
José Carlos Lopez (E-mail: profc3l@gmail.com)
Jose Luiz Attayde (E-mail: cocattayde@gmail.com)
Rosemberg Menezes (E-mail: rosembergmenezes@gmail.com)
Europe Representative
Eduardo Morales (E-mail: edu_mora123@outlook.com)
Gema Parra (E-mail: gparra@ujaen.es)
Maria Manuela Moraes (E-mail: gparra@ujaen.es)
Asian Representative
Brij Gopal (E-mail: ciwsa.nie@gmail.com)
Egor Zaderev (E-mail: egzadereev@gmail.com)
Africa Representative​​
Collins Ayine Nsor (Email: ayineus@yahoo.com)
M. Hichem Kara (Email: kara_hichem@yahoo.com)

Luciana Gomes Barbosa


Professor in Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil

Email: lgomesbarbosa@gmail.com

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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