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Elena Bulmer

Elena Bulmer is a dual-nationality British-Spanish (although born in France) 

She decided to become a biologist back in high school after having witnessed the rampant illegal logging activities in Sarawak, Malaysia. Since then her real passion has become biodiversity conservation and the preservation of tropical rainforests, and trying to do everything possible to ensure their protection and conservation. Studying how project management is carried out in NGOs has also become of considerable interest to her in the last few years, as has the way to secure the involvement of business in biodiversity conservation in ways that are “win-win” for both business and biodiversity.PhD Biologist, certified in both Prince2 and Project Management Professional (PMP), with considerable experience in the conception and management of conservation and biodiversity projects at senior and international levels, having worked with universities and NGOs both in Europe and in South America. She has 10 years of postgraduate experience, and has mostly worked in the last few years with endangered fauna and flora conservation projects in and from all over the world.

She has traveled extensively all her life and lived in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. One of her passions is traveling and learning new languages. She is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish and French, and has an intermediate level of German and Italian and also basic Malay. She offers the ability to work with and relate to people from many different backgrounds, having been brought up in countries with multicultural environments, and having worked with people and organisations (Universities and NGOs) from all over the world.


Bulmer, E., Vila, S. & Cántos-Gazquez, J. 2013. El fenómeno de los “Jardins Partagés” en Francia (The “Jardins Partagés” phenomenon in France), Ecohabitar (In Press).

Bulmer E. & Muñoz, MC. 2012. Entrevista: Milo Bekins Faries (Presidente de la Red Internacional de Forestería Análoga – RIFA) (Interview: Milo Bekins Faries (President of the International Analog Forestry Network – IAFN)). Ecohabitar 33.

Bulmer, E., Muñoz, MC., Cantos-Gazquez, J., Sicilia, D. & Tugores-Bonnín, J. 2011. La Forestería Análoga en el Mediterráneo (Analog Forestry in the Mediterranean). Ecohabitar 31

Bulmer, E., Sicilia, D., Thinagaran-Sundram, Sumi & Cántos-Gazquez, J. 2011. La agricultura ecológica y la conservación de los habitats (Organic agriculture and habitat conservation). Ecohabitar 30.

Bulmer, E. & Cántos- Gázquez, J. 2011. Consumo eco responsable, de cómo comprando ayudo a reforestar – Entrevista a Claudie Ravel, Fundadora de Guayapi Tropical (Organic sustainable  consumption, how changes in individuals´ buying habits and consumption patterns can make a real contribution to saving rainforests – Interview with Claudie Ravel, Founder of Guayapi Tropical). Namaste; Mayo 2011.

Bulmer, E. & Cántos-Gázquez, J. 2011. Forestería Análoga, una herramienta para la gestión sostenible de los bosques (Analog Forestry, a tool for the sustainable managementof forests). Integral 375.

Bulmer, E. & Gil, D. 2010. Los efectos maternales y la competición entre hermanos en el Estornino negro, Sturnus unicolor. Ardeola 57(2).


De Oliveira-Miranda, R., Nassar, J. M., Lessmann, J. & Bulmer E. 2010. “Chapter 1: La Conservación Basada en Evidencia y su aplicación” in Ciencia y Conservación de Especies Amenazadas en Venezuela: Conservación Basada en Evidencias e Intervenciones Estrategicas. PROVITA, Caracas  (Venezuela).

Seijas, A.E., Bulmer, E., De Oliveira, R. & Nassar, J. 2008. Systematic Review Protocol 54: What has been the effectiveness of the establishment of protected areas as a conservation strategy for crocodiles (Crocodylus intermedius and C. acutus) in Latin-American countries? The Collaboration for Environmental Evidence.

Bulmer, E. & Gil, D. 2008. Chronic stress in battery hens: Measuring Corticosterone in laying hen eggs. Journal of International Poultry Science 7(9): 880-883

Bulmer, E., Celis, P & Gil, D. 2008. Parent-absent begging: evidence for sibling honesty and cooperation in the spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor). Behavioral Ecology 19(2): 279-284

Gil, D., Bulmer, E., Celis, P. & Puerta, M. 2007. Increased sibling competition does not increase testosterone or corticosterone levels in nestlings of the spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor). Hormones and Behavior 54(2): 238-243

Gil, D., Bulmer, E., Celis, P. & Lopez, I. 2007. Adaptive developmental plasticity ingrowing nestlings: sibling competition induces differential gape growth. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 275(1634): 549-554

Gilbert, L., Bulmer, E., Arnold, K. E. & Graves, J. A. 2006 Yolk androgens and embryo sex: maternal effects or confounding factors? Hormones and Behavior 51: 231-238

Gil, D., Heim, C., Bulmer, E., Rocha, M., Puerta, M. & Naguib, M. 2004 Negative effects of early developmental stress on yolk testosterone levels in a passerine bird. The Journal of Experimental Biology 207, 2215-2220