Rafael Bermúdez is the Coordinator of the Galapagos Marine Research and Exploration Program, GMaRE, a join ESPOL-CDF initiative in Santa Cruz island. As well is a Lecturer at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Rafael is interested in diversity at the eastern equatorial Pacific where the Humboldt and Panama currents meet, from bacteria and virus up to marine mammals. He has also worked on the effect of Ocean Acidification in the biomolecular composition of primary producers and its concomitant influence in food webs at the GEOMAR Research Center in Kiel, Germany. He also worked on the effect of riverine inputs in the primary productivity of the southern part of the Humboldt Current System at the EULA Center in Concepción, Chile.