Josep A. Jaques has been involved in different IOBC Working Groups, including “Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms”, “Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops” and “Plant Feeding Mites”, starting in 1991. In 2004, he joined the Commission on Harmonization of Regulation of Invertebrate Biological Control Organisms (CHIBCA), and since 2008 he has been one of the IOBC representatives at the EPPO-IOBC Joint Panel “Safe use of biological control agents”. In 2012, he joined the Executive Committee of IOBC Global as treasurer.
He is currently Professor at Universitat Jaume I de Castelló (Spain). His research interests are focused on the biology, ecology and population dynamics of insects and mites of economic importance and their management with emphasis in biological control.