Dr. Dominici Arosemena assumes his new role as Panama City Resilience from May 2017. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology (Zoology) from de University of Panama, a Master Degree in Biology from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences with specialization in marine ecosystems of coastal wetlands, from the Leibnitz Center Center of Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the University of Bremen, Germany, conducting research in ecology of reef fishes.
Among his areas of experience are the Financial Management and Environmental Projects, Institutional Management and Public Administration, Science and Research, Teaching and Scientific Communication.
Within his extensive professional experience, Arturo worked as Biologist Marine Office of Education Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), was Deputy Director of Ordination and Integrated Management and Head of the Environmental Unit in the Aquatic Authority Resources of Panama (ARAP), Senior Coordinator of the Marine Conservation Program at the International Foundation for Sustainable Development of Panama (FUNDESPA ), Professor of Environmental Sciences, Marine Ecosystems, Conservation and Sustainable Development at the University of Panama and the International Maritime University Panama and Executive Director of the Ramsar Regional Center for Training and Research on Wetlands for the Western Hemisphere.
Since 2008 he is the National Focal Point of Panama for the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) of the Ramsar Convention.
Arturo has written and participated in several scientific publications related to the ecology and structure of reef communities, biogeography of fish, zooplankton ecology, and ecology of marine benthos among others. He has been part of important conferences, meetings and conferences and has several certifications, courses and complementary experiences in areas as wetlands management planning, Ecosystem Based Adaptation, Environmental Impact Assesment and Strategic Environmental Impact Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) among others.