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The Arid Zone Experimental Station (EEZA) is an institute of the National Research Council (CSIC), belonging to the Natural Resources Department. It was created in 1947 by D. Manuel Mendizabal with the name of Almería Acclimatization Institute. In 1975, under the direction of D. Guillermo Verdejo, changed its name to the current Arid Zone Experimental Station. Its mission is to combine the development of basic and applied research to the provision of specialized training, advice and information about the necessary methodological knowledge and guidance to improve the management of natural and rural environment in extreme environments.

Francisco Domingo Poveda