Esp. Darlenys Hernández


Mother of two, graduated as a Biologist from the University of Havana, Cuba. She has an intermediate level in Pharmacy and a Master's degree in "Conservation and Management of the Natural Environment", awarded by the International University of Andalusia, Spain.

She has a high capacity for teamwork and is currently in charge of coordinating the Quality Controls of the LifEscozul™ Medical Group in the different associated laboratories.



Master's Degree in “Conservation and Management of the Natural Environment”, International University of Andalusia. Huelva, Spain.


Diploma in "Ecological Management of Aquatic Ecosystems", University of Havana and University Livre de Bruxelas. City of Havana, Cuba.


Degree in Biology, University of Havana, Cuba.


Medium Level Technician in Industrial Pharmacy, Martires de Girón Polytechnic Institute of Chemistry. City of Havana, Cuba.

Completed Courses


Oceanography. Current problem. Fisheries Research Center, Havana, Cuba.


Statistical analysis of data in Ecology. Marine Research Center, Havana, Cuba.


Biodiversity and Ecology. Faculty of Biology, University of Havana, Cuba.



Protocol Coordinator, Specialist Researcher in LifEscozul Group .



III and IV Meetings of the Middle Earth Network. February 2008 and March 2009. Altamira, Pará, Brazil.

Rio Iriri Expedition 1. Member of the research team that carried out the survey of the biotic, physical and socioeconomic environment to subsidize the process of construction of the Management Plan of the Ecological Station of the Middle Earth . April- May 2008. Altamira, Pará, Brazil.

Iriri and Riozinho do Anfrísio Extractivist Reserves Expedition (RESEXs). Collaboration with the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), the FVPP, the Socio-environmental Institute (ISA), the Brazilian Institute for the Environment (IBAMA) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). Construction of the plan for the use of RESEXs. July 2008. Altamira, Pará, Brazil.

Xingu River RESEX Expedition. First meeting after the creation of RESEX, for the presentation of the Decree Law of creation. Collaboration with IPAM, FVPP and ISA. August 2008. Altamira, Pará, Brazil.

Accompaniment, as a biologist, to the Integrated Landscape Management Project. Transamazónica and Xingu, with visits to the Anapu, Pacajá, Brasil Novo, Uruará and Placas municipalities. Collaboration with the FVPP. July - September 2008. Pará, Brazil.

Provision of services to IPAM as a biologist, to the Integrated Environmental Management Project of small rural properties in the Eastern Amazon developed in collaboration with the National Research Center (CNPq), the Federal University of Pará and the FVPP. Preparation of a report that was part of the final report of the project. September-October 2008. Pará, Brazil.

Field coordinator of the socioeconomic survey of domestic units within the Sierra del Pardo National Park and Río Xingu Extractive Reserve conservation units. September-December 2008. Project executed by IPAM, in collaboration with WWF-Br, IBAMA Altamira, ICMBio, FVPP, ISA and the Nucleus of Population Studies of the University of Campinas (NEPO / UNICAMP). Pará, Brazil.

Course on Ecological-Economic Zoning (ZEE) of BR 163. Santarém, Pará, Brazil, December 8-12, 2008.

Voluntary contract with IPAM, September 2008 - September 2009. Consultant hired by the FVPP in the project “Integrated Landscape Management. Transamazonica and Xingu ”. February - November 2009.

Consultant hired by the Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity (FUNBIO) for the Preparation of the Participatory Management Plan - Phase I - of the Xingu River Extractive Reserve. May - October 2009.


IDO– Institute of Oceanology. Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Cuba.

- Responsible for the technical task "Reef evaluation" of the project "Oceanographic Bases for the study of the effect of climate changes on the marine biodiversity of Cuba". 2006 - 2007.

- Coordinator of the Environmental Education Group of the Institute of Oceanology. 2007.

- Organizing Secretary of the II International Symposium on Coastal Ecosystems of the VI International Convention on Environment and Sustainable Development, 2007.

- Coordinator of the first course on coral systematics and AGRRA methodology at the Institute of Oceanology.

- Project for the provision of technical services “Monitoring of the Coastal Zone of Havana City” (MAZCO). 2004-2007.

- Participation in the project “Biomonitoring of coral reefs between the Quibú and Baracoa rivers, and search for new potential environmental indicators in the coral, sponge and octocoral communities”.

Substitute Chief of the Department of Bentos, Marine Biology of the Institute of Oceanology (April-September 2007).

- Co-author of the electronic version of the book “Memories of the Institute of Oceanology”.

- Participation as a teacher in the first edition of the Diploma in Marine Sciences of the Institute of Oceanology. (2007).

- Research activities developed on issues of environmental impact assessment, ecosystem management, environmental education, characterization of ecosystems, studies of populations and communities of marine fauna, environmental quality assessment and inventories of fauna.

Published Articles


Participatory Management Plan Extrativist Reserve Río Xingu.


Biomonitoring of coral reefs between the Quibú and Baracoa rivers, and testing of new potential environmental indicators from sessile communities.


Published by Journal of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Effects of an unusual period of high frequency of hurricanes on coral reef benthos.

Master's thesis: Water quality within the socioeconomic and environmental context, in rural properties of Anapu, Polo Proambiente Transamazonica (Pará, Brazil).


Published by the Journal of Marine and Coastal Research Bulletin, volume 37. / Structure and composition of the Gorgonian Communities of the reefs of the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago, Cuba: connectivity and determining factors.


Published by the Tropical Biology Journal, volume 56 no. 1. ISSN-0034-7744. / Effects of an underwater outfall of urban waste on communities of octocorales (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) in Cuba.


Published by the Institute of Oceanology, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Havana, Cuba.


III.1. Case Study No. 1. Condition of the benthos of the coral reefs of the eastern Gulf of Batabanó, Cuba, in the context of climate change.

Scientific archive of the Institute of Oceanology

Scientific Archive Works

Structure and composition of the octocorales communities of María La Gorda, Guanahacabibes National Marine Park.

Artificial reefs as a method of recovery or rehabilitation of coral reefs.

Evaluation of the quality of the marine environment through the study of octocoral communities in coastal areas of Havana City.

Study of the feasible exploration possibility of Piedra Viva in the Rada of the Institute of Oceanology.


Spanish - Native
English - Advance
Portuguese - Advance