Narcisa Urgiles, is a Agronomist Engineer graduated at the Universidad Nacional de Loja (UNL), Ecuador. She got an Agroforestry training in the Master's program on "Renewable Resources" at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany and Doctorate in "Natural Resources" by the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU), Germany. She has worked as a technician and researcher for the German Research Foundation (DFG) and local universities such as UNL and UTPL, developing techniques in obtaining arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as bio-fertilizers to enhance growth performance of native forest seedlings focused on Reforestation in the Andes of Ecuador. She currently teaches in the Faculty of Agropecuaria y Recursos Naturales Renovables and researcher at the program of: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at UNL, Ecuador. She has collaborated on research on ecology of mycorrhizal fungi in native mountain forests and grasslands. Production and evaluation of local inoculants in forest species. Potential spread of native species for afforestation, reforestation and restoration of tropical ecosystems to the south of Ecuador. She has participated in various initiatives to develop bio-fertilizers including nitrogen-fixing bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi. Author and co-author of publications on beneficial microorganisms in native forest with high ecological impact.