Ecology Unit, Faculty of Sciences. University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain.
Daniel Patón Domínguez was born in Madrid in 1964. He is married and has two daughters. He finished his Biology studies at the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” in 1987. Daniel received his PhD in Animal Biology in 1993, obtaining the highest degree. He has directed 15 student research works and participated in 14 scientific projects. He is the author of 13 book chapters, 50 scientific papers and 104 communications to congresses. He loves the scientific divulgation and for having worked in diverse fields and dominating the statistic, Daniel shows a clear tendency to interdisciplinary research. In fact, he has worked on topics as diverse as Forest Ecology, Archaeology, Dendrochronology, Applied Statistics, Landscape Ecology or Social Sciences. For the last four years he has collaborated with various companies and foundations that study cetaceans such as EDMAKTUB and TURMARES. He has been a member of MENSA during three years. Daniel is currently a member of AEST (Spanish Association for the Gifted and Talented). Daniel is therefore very active in defending the rights of the gifted in educational institutions. When he retires, he would love to teach natural sciences to gifted children. His dreams are to see his daughters develop their skills in a world where the gifted are not discriminated against because they are different.