Fernando successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Bottom-up and top-down control of heterogeneous food webs” on April 3rd. With about 10 participants in the same room and 63 (!) that joined via zoom, this has set a new record for the number of followers for a defense in Limno history! He had a great discussion with his opponent Blake Matthews (eawag) and the committee Monica Winder (Stockholm University), Pär Byström (Umeå University), and Christer Brönmark (Lund University). I am very proud of Fernando’s achievements!