Jesus Ramos-Martin was born in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain. He is an Ecological Economist (Ph.D. Environmental Sciences; MSc Environmental Management; MA Environmental Politics; MPhil Ecological Economics) with expertise in the fields of economic development and evolution of human systems from a biophysical point of view, by applying concepts from energy analysis, thermodynamics, and complex systems theory. Currently, he is Rector at Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM. Previously he was a researcher at Universidad Nacional de Educación (Ecuador), Researcher at FLACSO Ecuador and Professor and Dean at Centro de Prospectiva Estratégica, Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, Ecuador. In the past, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Economics and Economic History, and researcher on Societal Metabolism at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research has strong links with Latin America, where he has taught at FLACSO (Ecuador), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Universidad Nacional and Universidad del Valle (Colombia).