Francisco José Ramírez

Senior Researcher

My research focuses on global change ecology and marine biodiversity conservation, with a special emphasis on (i) investigating the long-term trends in key environmental and biological variables in the world’s oceans; (ii) identifying those marine areas most at risk due to climate and human-driven environmental changes; (iii) evaluating wildlife responses to environmental changes in highly-impacted marine systems; and (iv) designing suitable management alternatives to enhance ecosystems’ resilience to climate change and to ensure a sustainable balance between marine biodiversity conservation and human use of ecosystem services.
To accomplish these goals, I have worked at different levels of ecological complexity (from individuals to communities and ecosystems), with different study models (e.g. seabirds, cetaceans, waterbirds or fish), and in various biogeographical areas (from template to polar regions).