About Us


Biodiversity Node is an initiative capable of solving biodiversity management and environmental assessment challenges worldwide.

With a strong team of mostly biologists, Biodiversity Node helps companies and governments integrate the mitigation hierarchy – avoid, minimize, restore, offset – into their business and operation processes.

Meet The Team

Rodrigo Fernández-Mellado
Founder and Co-Director

Biologist. Passionate about life wherever it maybe. More than 20′ years experience in biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and environmental impact analysis, management and mitigation.

Eladio García de la Morena

Bachelor´s degree in Biology PhD in Ecology and Environment. More than 20 years combining academic activity and conservation projects with consulting. Applying a scientific-technical approach in order to provide effective and innovative solutions.

Cristina Acosta Gallo
Environmental Consultant

Biologist (UCM) with a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Environmental Management (IcT). Extensive experience in environmental studies and species protection. Specialist in geographic information systems.

Paula Escribano Velasco
Environmental Consultant

Biologist (MSc, PhD), with experience in ecosystems evaluation, monitoring and management. Convinced of the value of biodiversity-based solutions as transformative tools to help us in the fight against climate change.

Sara Díaz Viñuelas
Environmental Consultant

Biologist (University of Malaga). Working on endangered species conservation projects since 2002 in wildlife recovery centers and environmental impact assessment studies.

Mónica Pontiel Macarrilla
Environmental Technician

Environmental Sciences (URJC) and Master´s in Ecosystem Restoration (UCM). Collaboration in wildlife recovery centers. Experience in environmental surveillance and environmental impact studies.

Matilde Salvador Bejerano
Administrative Staff

Senior Technician in Administration and Finance with experience in technology, pharmaceutical and consulting companies. Has been passionate about Biology her whole life.

Gonzalo Monedero Montes
Environmental Technician

Biologist (UCM) and Master’s in Biology of Conservation (UCM). Experience in wildlife recovery centers and carnivores and birds monitoring within environmental studies. Background as environmental educator and nature guide.

Alexandra Jiménez Pérez
Environmental Technician

Environmental Sciences (UAM) and Master´s in Ecosystem Restoration (UPM). Collaboration on environmental impact studies

External Collaborators

Esther Guerrero Usano

Agricultural Engineer


Gonzalo Castillo Grau


Specialist in biodiversity conservation

Jorge Meltzer Gómez-Escalonilla

Specialist in biodiversity conservation

Daniel Burón Fernández

Forest Engineer (PGCert Zoology)

Wildlife videography and photography

Jon Domínguez del Valle

Biologist (MSc)
Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Impact

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