Ortiz Santaliestra, Manuel Eloy

Ortiz Santaliestra, Manuel Eloy

Academic training

  • Degree in Biology, University of Salamanca (2002)
  • PhD in Biology, University of Salamanca (2008)


  • Associate Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (2008-2010)
  • Researcher "Juan de la Cierva", IREC (2010-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Aveiro, Portugal (2013-2014)
  • Researcher “Marie Curie”, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (2014-2015)
  • “Ramón y Cajal” researcher, IREC (2015-2022)

Researcher profile

My interest is focused on the study of the effects of environmental pollution on wildlife at different levels of organization, from molecular and physiological processes that help to understand the mechanisms of action of toxic substances, to responses at the population level. and communities that allow the estimation of the ecological impacts of pollutants. In a special way, my work pursues the transfer of this knowledge for its application in the evaluation of environmental risks, with the purpose of improving its effectiveness when it comes to protecting wildlife from the impact of environmental contamination.

Ongoing research projects

  • COSTAction PERIAMAR – Pesticide Risk Assessment for Amphibians and Reptiles (funded by COST – Horizon Europe)
  • AMPHIDEB: Development of biologically-based models in environmental risk assessment to assess the impact of chemicals and pathogenic fungi on amphibian and reptile populations (funded by EFSA)
  • TerAmphiTox – Designing a strategy based on toxicity evaluation to improve pesticide risk assessment for terrestrial amphibians (funded by UBA – Germany)
  • PARC – European Partnership for the Assessment of the Risks of Chemicals (funded by Horizon Europe)
  • Unraveling the pathway of adverse effects of triazole fungicides on birds and tools for their regulatory risk assessment (AVIAZOL) (funded by the AEI)


Manuel Eloy Ortiz Santaliestra


Group:Scientific faculty
PositionVice Principal | Full professor - UCLM
ORCID ID:0000-0001-7102-0496
Researcher ID:B-2517 2015