Department

Renewable Marine Resources

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:

MONTSERRAT SOLÉ

Departament de Recursos Marins Renovables

Research at the Renewable Marine Resources Department focuses on the study of the biology and ecology of exploited marine species, their communities and ecosystems. The main zoological groups studied are fish, crustaceans and molluscs. Research takes place in all oceans, mainly in the Mediterranean, from the coastline to the deep sea, and also includes experiments carried out in laboratory aquaria under controlled conditions. Research focuses on several taxonomic groups and different levels of organisation. The studied topics include taxonomy, biodiversity, biology of organisms (such as development, growth and reproduction), population dynamics, effects of environmental variables and habitat characteristics on the organisms and their communities and anthropogenic impact on marine ecosystems.

Researchers at the Department of Renewable Marine Resources lead three research groups: Functioning and Vulnerability of Marine Ecosystems, Biology of Reproduction and Environmental Epigenetics and Ecology and Conservation of Marine Living Resources.

In the framework of the ICM challenges and research lines, researchers of the Renewable Marine Resources Department work on a range of topics including:

- Taxonomy and biodiversity
- Field and experimental biology of marine organisms
- Interactions among environment, organisms and marine communities
- Ecosystem effects of anthropogenic impacts and conservation of marine living resources

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Department members

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Most relevant information

    Publicacions
    • An inverse latitudinal gradient in speciation rate for marine fishes
    • Micro-computed tomography and histology to explore internal morphology in decapod larvae
    • Feeding ecology of early life stages of mesopelagic fishes in the equatorial and tropical Atlantic
    • Trophic position of lanternfishes (Pisces: Myctophidae) of the tropical and equatorial Atlantic estimated using stable isotopes
    • Consistent inverse correlation between DNA methylation of the first intron and gene expression across tissues and species
    Projectes
    • RESERVAS MARINAS DE INTERES PESQUERO COMO HERRAMIENTA DE GESTION PARA RECUPERAR PESQUERIAS ICONICAS DEL MEDITERRANEO: EL CASO DE LA CIGALA NEPHROPS NORVEGICUS
    • GANADORES, PERDEDORES Y CAMBIOS DE LA RED TROFICA PELAGICA DEL MEDITERRANEO OCCIDENTAL: DE CONSECUENCIAS ECOLOGICAS A PROYECCIONES FUTURAS
    • Sustainable management of mesopelagic resources
    • Paradigm for Novel Dynamic Oceanic Resource Assessments
    • PERFORMFISH - Consumer driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain
    Contracts
    • Estudio de las consecuencies socioeconomicas del uso de la malla cuadrada de 5O mm en la pesca de demersals de las comarcas de Girona.
    • Estudio histológico, endocrinológico y molecular del efecto de gonadotropinas recombinantes en machos de lenguado
    • IMPLEMENTACION DE HERRAMIENTAS GENÓMICAS, MORFOMETRICAS Y EPIGENETICAS PARA MEJORAR EL CULTIVO DE LA LUBINA EN LA PLANTA DE ABSA, S.A.U.