Early life ecology and populations

The aim of this research line is to improve our knowledgement of the early developmental phases of marine organisms and its influence on the structure and dynamics of marine populations and communities.

LAST PAPER: Planktonic stages of the ecologically important sea urchin, Diadema africanum: larval performance under near future ocean conditions. Journal of Plankton Research. DOI:10.1093/plankt/fbaa016

Natural perturbations and community dynamics

To determine the influence of natural perturbations, such as acute temperature increases, vulcanism and storms on the dynamics of marine communities.

LAST PAPER: Uncommon southwest swells trigger sea urchin disease outbreaks in Eastern Atlantic archipelagos. Ecology and EvolutionDOI: 10.1002/ece3.6260

Anthropogenic disturbances and marine conservation

To study the effect of anthropogenic disturbances on marine organisms and communities, as well as to test the efficiency of management strategies to ensure the ecosystem services.

LAST PAPER: Modelling the role of marine protected areas on the recovery of shallow rocky reef ecosystems after a catastrophic submarine volcanic eruption. Marine Environmental Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104877