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Santa Cruz native Marisol Toledo is among the world’s best scientists

Santa Cruz native Marisol Toledo is among the world’s best scientists

If it is about achievements and contributions to society, science is one of the branches that gives Bolivia the most pride. The country’s nature is an inspiration to many scientists, who devote their lives to studying the flora and fauna and showing why Bolivia is ranked among the most biodiverse countries in the world.

This year, Marisol Toledo became the pride of the country after being accepted into the World Academy of Sciences, a merit-based organization that brings together 1,000 scientists from at least 70 countries. Its main goal is to enhance scientific capabilities and excellence for sustainable development.

Toledo’s extensive career earned him acceptance, and thus recognition, for his serious scientific work.

Toledo is a biologist by profession. He received his master’s degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis and his doctorate from Wageningen University. While studying at the Gabriel Rene Moreno Autonomous University of Santa Cruz, he joined the Noel Kempf Mercado Museum of Natural History as an honorary assistant, where he gained experience in ethnobotany.

Among her merits is being part of one of the most important forest projects in the country, Polvor. She then worked as a research coordinator at the Bolivian Institute of Forest Research. She was also executive director of the Noel Kempf Mercado Museum and currently heads a laboratory museum for a degree in biology, at UAGRM, where he works as a teacher. Since 2010.

On the academic side, his work has been presented at national and international conferences. As a researcher, she has co-authored at least 85 publications, including scientific articles, books, book chapters, and technical documents.

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