Professor at the Universidade de Vigo since its creation in 1990, graduate in Biology and Philosophy from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, where he also obtained a PhD in Biology. Professor of Vegetable Physiology at the University, he was a regular member of governing bodies. It is worth highlighting his work in the three statutes commissions, including the constituent one.
As a governmental responsibilities, he was secretary of the University College of Vigo, director of the R+D Office, together with the vice-rector of Research, twice dean of the Faculty of Science of Vigo (now divided into three faculties), director of the Department of Vegetable Biology and Solo Science and vice-rector of Research.
Manuel Reigosa also coordinated a master's degree (Terrestrial Ecosystems) and chaired the academic committee of a doctoral programme, which at the time was awarded a mention for excellence.
He is the author of more than 100 research articles and editor of five books for publishers such as Kluwer and Springer, among others. With six six-year research fellowships and six five-year teaching fellowships, he is currently involved in editorial work, including work as editor-in-chief of two JCR journals (Thalassas and Allelopathy Journal) and participation as associate editor in three others (PLOS ONE, Acta Physiologia Plantarum and Weed Biology and Management).