Jose J. Pueyo is a Full Professor and Group Leader at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain. He is author of more than ninety scientific publications. After obtaining his PhD, he worked as a Research Assistant at UCD, Dublin, Ireland, as a Fulbright Fellow at UCSD, San Diego, USA and as a Research Associate at TSRI, La Jolla, USA. He then joined the Centre for Environmental Sciences, CSIC, Madrid, Spain, where he was appointed Director. He also was Chair of the COST Committee on Food and Agriculture, and Scientific Advisor for the State Research Agency.