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Marc Fernandez Morron completed his PhD in Biology in 2018 by Universidade dos Açores (Portugal) and his bachelor (5-years) in Marine Sciences in 2006 by Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He is a Postdoc in Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI) and an active member of MARE-Madeira. Published 18 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 13 of them in Q1 journals, 4 as first author and 4 as the second author, both in specialized journals and generalists journals. Established (together with Dr José Azevedo) a long term data collection program in the Azores (since 2009 and still working) based on citizen science and published 1 dataset at OBIS/GBIF. He participated in 2 book chapters and led a public-oriented book on cetacean divulgation in the Azores. Marc organized 3 scientific events, including international workshops with top renowned worldwide scientists. Participated as invited lecturer in several MsC level courses, such as teaching ecological modelling in the Master Research Programme on Climate Change & Marine Sciences of the University of Cabo Verde, a WASCAL program recognized as Decade Project in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. He co-supervised/supervises 5 works of BSc course completion, 4 MSc dissertations and 1 PhD thesis. Participated and/or participates in 10 research projects, 1 as PI and 1 as co-PI. He has received 1 award. His works and activities have been widely disseminated in newspapers, radios, TV and other media types (including an interview on a documentary available at Netflix). Works in the areas of Natural sciences with emphasis on Biological Sciences, Marine Biology and Oceanography. His research is focused on ecological modelling, especially on understanding biodiversity Spatio-temporal patterns and distributions. He also has experience in data analysis, citizen science and long term data series.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Marc Fernandez Morron

Citation names

  • Fernandez, Marc

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
691B-40D8-24D2
ORCID iD
0000-0002-8419-0942
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Z0kOEDUAAAAJ&hl=es
Researcher Id
E-8263-2015

Telephones

Mobile phone
  • (+34) 696923252 (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Marine Biology
  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Oceanography

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Spanish; Castilian (Mother tongue)
Catalan (Mother tongue)
Portuguese Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
French Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2)
Education
Degree Classification
2012 - 2018
Concluded
Doutoramento em Biologia (Doutoramento)
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
"Modelling the ecological niche of cetaceans: new perspectives and applications" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
19
2006
Concluded
Licenciatura en Ciencias del Mar (Licence)
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
15.1
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/03/01 - Current Postdoc (Research) Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação, Portugal
Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente, Portugal
2020/08 - 2020/09 Researcher (Research) Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
2008 - 2012 Auxiliary Researcher (Research) Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal
Universidade dos Açores Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2007/01/01 - 2007/07/31 Coordinating Researcher (Research) Vida Marina Foundation , Costa Rica
Vida Marina Foundation , Costa Rica

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2019/06 - 2020/02/15 On-board biologist on an environmental control boat Tragsatec Tenerife, Spain
Tragsatec Tenerife, Spain
2018/05 - 2018/10 Land-based lookout of whales and dolphins Whale Watch Tenerife, Spain
Whale Watch Tenerife, Spain
2017/05 - 2017/10 Land-based lookout of whales and dolphins Picos de Aventura, Portugal
Picos de Aventura, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2023 - Current MIMA - Danger in the twilight zone: the MImicry of MAcroplastics with the preys of deep diving predators.
2022.09217.PTDC
Researcher
Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação, Portugal

Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
Ongoing
2020 - 2022/12/31 INTERTAGUA - Interfaces Aquáticas Interativas para Deteção e Visualização da Megafauna Marinha Atlântica e Embarcações na Macaronésia usando Marcadores Rádio-transmissores
ARDITI-INTERTAGUA/2019/001-PDG
Post-doc Fellow
Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação, Portugal
Interreg Europe
Concluded
2012 - 2018 Habitat Suitability of Oceanic Cetaceans: Comparing. Presence-only and Presence/Absence Modelling
M3.1.2/F/028/2011
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade dos Açores Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Concluded
2009 - 2012 MONICET - As empresas e o público ao serviço do conhecimento e conservação dos cetáceos dos Açores
M3.1.5/F/004/2009
Researcher
Universidade dos Açores Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Concluded

Other

Designation Funders
2021 - Current INTERWHALE - Advancing Interactive Technology for Responsible Whale-Watching
PTDC/CCI-COM/0450/2020
Researcher
Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
2020 - Current MEEMO: Keep, expand and explore the MONICET platform of cetacean watching. An opportunity for science, public policies and companies
ACORES-01-0145-FEDER-000079
Co-PI
Universidade dos Açores Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Ongoing
2019 - Current MARCET 2: Fomento de la actividad ecoturística de observación de cetáceos como modelo de desarrollo económico sostenible mediante la protección y conservación de estas especies y su puesta en valor como patrimonio natural de la Macaronesia
MAC2/4.6c/392
Researcher
Interreg Europe
Ongoing
2021 - 2022/01/01 Monitoring underwater noise in Madeira MPAs: a first approach to expand the coverage of the CoastNet research infrastructure in this archipelago.
MARE-MiniGrant
Principal investigator
Ongoing
2016 - 2019 ASPAZOR - Ecosystem impacts and socio economic benefits of Asparagopsis armata in the Azores
Researcher
Governo dos Açores, Portugal
Concluded
2018 - 2018 LIFE CWR - Ecological Restoration and Conservation of Praia da Vitria Coastal Wet Green Infrastructure
Researcher
Câmara Municipal de Praia de Vitoria, Portugal
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Fernandez, Marc; Faria, João; Cravinho, Miguel; Neto, Ana Isabel; Azevedo, José MN. Guia de campo de identificação dos cetáceos dos Açores / Azores cetaceans field guide. Ponta Delgada, Portugal. 2016.
    Published
Book chapter
  1. Fernandez, Marc. "Mamiferos marinhos". In Atlas de Mamíferos de Portugal. Portugal, 2019.
    Published
  2. Fernandez, Marc. "Mamíferos marinhos". In Atlas de Mamíferos de Portugal. Portugal, 2017.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Hamard, Eliette; Badenas Krakauer, Anja; Ferreira, Rita; Sambolino, Annalisa; Fernandez, Marc; Alves, Filipe. "Population parameters and natural markings in Blainville’s beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) in Madeira Archipelago (NE Atlantic)". Paper presented in 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 2022.
  2. Alves, Filipe; Weyn, Mieke; Ferreira, Rita; Sambolino, Annalisa; Badenas Krakauer, Anja; Correia, AM; Gil, Agatha; et al. "Habitat-specific use by short-finned pilot whales in Macaronesia revealed through satellite-linked biologgers". Paper presented in 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 2022.
  3. Radeta, Marko; Fernandez, Marc; Alves, Filipe; Dinis, Ana; Prieto, Rui; Dellinger, Thomas; Neves, Silvana; et al. "LOW-COST BIOTELEMETRY TRACKER FOR MARINE MEGAFAUNA MONITORING". Paper presented in VIII International Symposium on Marine Sciences 2022 (ISMS), 2022.
  4. Weyn, Mieke; Sanchez, Anna; Pimentel Gonzalez, Atenery; Marrero-Perez, Jacobo; Ferreira, Rita; Sambolino, Annalisa; Dinis, Ana; et al. "A potential inter-archipelago biological corridor for short-finned pilot whales in Macaronesia, using photo-identification and satellite-linked biologgers". Paper presented in 33rd Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2022.
  5. Alves, Filipe; Rosso, Massimiliano; Ferreira, Rita; Sambolino, Annalisa; Correia, Ana Mafalda; Weyn, Mieke; Fernandez, Marc; Dinis, Ana. "Short-finned pilot whales movements in the Eastern North Atlantic: preliminary insights from satellite biologgers". Paper presented in 7th International Bio-Logging Science Symposium (Hawai, online), 2021.
  6. Fernandez, Marc; Yesson, Chris; Gannier, A; Miller, PI; Bowcot, JAM; Azevedo, José M. N.. "Modelling the ecological niche of highly mobile species in a dynamic environment". Paper presented in International Biogeography Society 7th Biennial Meeting, 2015.
  7. Fernandez, Marc; Yesson, Chris; Gannier, A; Miller, PI; Bowcot, JAM; Azevedo, José M. N.. "New insights into the habitat preferences of Delphinus delphis and Stenella frontalis in the Azores". Paper presented in 28th Conference of the European cetacean society, 2014.
  8. Fernandez, Marc. "Modelização de distribuição de cetáceos: comparando conjuntos de dados e criando mapas realistas de distribuição". Paper presented in CIÊNCIA NOS AÇORES- QUE FUTURO?, 2013.
  9. Fernandez, Marc; Hartman, KL; Azevedo, José M. N.. "Habitat differentiation between groups of Risso's dolphins as evidence of coastal nursery areas". Paper presented in 26th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2012.
  10. Fernandez, Marc; Azevedo, José M. N.. "Modelling the distribution of cetaceans using opportunistic presence-only data in S.Miguel Island (Azores)". Paper presented in 25th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2011.
  11. Fernandez, Marc; Soley, R.; Coutinho, C.; Cravinho, M; Rodrigues, R.; Azevedo, José M. N.. "MONICET - The Whale-Watching companies and the public in Azores Islands at the service of cetacean knowledge and conservation.". Paper presented in 23rd Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2009.
  12. Fernandez, Marc; Oviedo, L.; Echevarria, D; Goodman, S.. "Co-occurrence of Cetacean Indicator Species of Upwelling Modified Waters and Tropical Warm Waters off Osa Peninsula Costa Rica". Paper presented in 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 2007.
Journal article
  1. Dionisio, Mara; Mendes, Mafalda; Fernandez, Marc; Nisi, Valentina; Nunes, Nuno. "Aqua: Leveraging citizen science for marine biodiversity awareness". Sustainability 22 (2022): 14203. https://doi.org/10.3390/su142114203.
    In press
  2. Fernandez, Marc; Sillero, Neftali; Yesson, Chris. "To be or not to be: the role of absences in niche modelling for highly mobile species in dynamic marine environments". Ecological Modelling 471 (2022): 110040. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2022.110040.
    10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2022.110040
  3. Badenas, Anja; Dinis, Ana; Ferreira, Rita; Sambolino, Annalisa; Hamard, Eliette; Berninsone, Leonardo; Fernandez, Marc; Alves, Filipe. "Behavioural Ecology Traits of Elusive Deep-Diver Whales Unravel a Complex Social Structure Influenced by Female Philopatry and Defence Polygyny". Frontiers in Marine Science (2022): https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2022.809902.
    Published • 10.3389/fmars.2022.809902
  4. Sousa, Andreia; Alves, Filipe; Arranz, Patricia; Dinis, Ana; Fernandez, Marc; Gonzalez Garcia, Laura; Morales, Misael; et al. "Climate change vulnerability of cetaceans in Macaronesia: Insights from a trait-based assessment". Science of The Total Environment 795 (2021): 148652-148652. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148652.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148652
  5. Sambolino, Annalisa; Alves, Filipe; Fernandez, Marc; Badenas Krakauer, Anja; Ferreira, Rita; Dinis, Ana. "Spatial and temporal characterization of the exposure of island-associated cetacean populations to whale-watching in Madeira Island (NE Atlantic)". Regional Studies in Marine Science (2021): 102084-102084. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.102084.
    10.1016/j.rsma.2021.102084
  6. Fernandez, Marc; Alves, Filipe; Ferreira, Rita; Fischer, JC; Thake, P; Nunes, Nuno; Caldeira, Rui; Dinis, Ana. "Modeling Fine-Scale Cetaceans’ Distributions in Oceanic Islands: Madeira Archipelago as a Case Study". Frontiers in Marine Science 8 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.688248.
    10.3389/fmars.2021.688248
  7. Enrique Casas; Marc Fernandez; Artur Gil; Chris Yesson; Afonso Prestes; Ignacio Moreu-Badia; Ana Neto; Manuel Arbelo. "Macroalgae niche modelling: a two-step approach using remote sensing and in situ observations of a native and an invasive Asparagopsis". Biological Invasions (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007%2Fs10530-021-02554-z.
    10.1007/s10530-021-02554-z
  8. Dinis, Ana; Molina, Carlota; Tobeña, Marta; Sambolino, Annalisa; Hartman, Karin; Fernandez, Marc; Magalhães, Sara; et al. "Large-scale movements of common bottlenose dolphins in the Atlantic: dolphins with an international courtyard". PeerJ 9 (2021): e11069. http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11069.
    Open access • 10.7717/peerj.11069
  9. Alexandre Gannier; Sandra Fuchs; Adrien Gannier; Marc Fernandez; José M.N. Azevedo. "Dolphin whistle repertoires around São Miguel (Azores): Are you common or spotted?". Applied Acoustics 161 (2020): 107169-107169. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.apacoust.2019.107169.
    10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.107169
  10. A. Townsend Peterson; Robert P Anderson; Marlon E Cobos; Martín Cuahutle; Angela P Cuervo-Robayo; Luis E Escobar; Marc Fernández; et al. "Curso modelado de nicho ecológico, version 1.0". Biodiversity Informatics 14 (2019): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.17161%2Fbi.v14i0.8189.
    10.17161/bi.v14i0.8189
  11. Pacheco-Polanco, JD; Oviedo Correa, L; Fernandez, Marc; Herra-Miranda, D. "Spatial analysis on the occurrence of inshore and offshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Osa Peninsula waters and Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica". The Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 20 1 (2019): 1-11. https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/article/view/233.
    Accepted
  12. Fernandez, M; Yesson, C; Gannier, A; Miller, PI; Azevedo, JMN. "A matter of timing: how temporal scale selection influences cetacean ecological niche modelling". Marine Ecology Progress Series 595 (2018): 217-231. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12551.
    10.3354/meps12551
  13. Lenin Oviedo; Marc Fernández; David Herra-Miranda; Juan Diego Pacheco-Polanco; Claudia J Hernández-Camacho; David Aurioles-Gamboa. "Habitat partitioning mediates the coexistence of sympatric dolphins in a tropical fjord-like embayment". Journal of Mammalogy (2018): https://doi.org/10.1093%2Fjmammal%2Fgyy021.
    10.1093/jmammal/gyy021
  14. Filipe Alves; Anita Alessandrini; Marc Fernandez; Karin L. Hartman; Ana Dinis. "Home Sweet Home? Wide-Ranging Movements of Socially Stable Resident Delphinids (Globicephala macrorhynchus)". Scientia Insularum. Revista de Ciencias Naturales en islas (2018): https://doi.org/10.25145/j.SI.2018.01.004.
    10.25145/j.SI.2018.01.004
  15. Fernandez, Marc; Yesson, Chris; Gannier, Alexandre; Miller, Peter I; Azevedo, José MN. "The importance of temporal resolution for niche modelling in dynamic marine environments". Journal of Biogeography 44 12 (2017): 2816-2827. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13080.
    10.1111/jbi.13080
  16. Hartman, Karin Louise; Fernandez, Marc; Wittich, Anja; Azevedo, José Manuel N.. "Sex differences in residency patterns of Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus) in the Azores: Causes and management implications". Marine Mammal Science 31 3 (2015): 1153-1167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12209.
    10.1111/mms.12209
  17. Hartman, Karin L.; Fernandez, Marc; Azevedo, José M. N.. "Spatial segregation of calving and nursing Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) in the Azores, and its conservation implications". Marine Biology 161 6 (2014): 1419-1428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-014-2430-x.
    10.1007/s00227-014-2430-x
  18. Oviedo, Lenin; Esteves, María Alejandra; Acevedo, Romina; Silva, Noemi; Bolaños-Jiménez, Jaime; Quevedo, Ana María; Fernández, Marc. "Abundance, distribution and behaviour of common dolphins, Delphinus spp., off north-eastern Venezuela: implications for conservation and management". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 90 8 (2009): 1623-1631. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s002531540999097x.
    10.1017/s002531540999097x
Report
  1. González García, Laura; Fernandez, Marc; Azevedo, José MN. 2022. Long Term Ecological Data Series in cetaceans: essential but challenging!.
  2. Fernandez, Marc; Brito, Tamia. 2019. Dotación de tripulación y mantenimiento de las embarcaciones de control ambiental para llevar a cabo las actuaciones de seguimiento y control de actividades, eventos, impactos y vulnerabilidades que inciden sobre la biodiversidad en el litoral canario.
  3. Azevedo, José M. N.; Fernandez, Marc; Nogueira ,E; Santos, S.; Pimentel, C. 2018. Restauro Ecológico e Conservação da Infraestrutura Verde Húmida Costeira da Praia da Vitória.
  4. Marrero, Jacobo; Fernandez, Marc. 2018. Estudios para la realización de un censo de la población de Calderón tropical (Globicephala macrorhynchus) en la ZEC franja Marina Teno-Rasca (Tenerife).
  5. Fernandez, Marc. 2017. RELATÓRIO ECOSSISTEMAS E RECURSOS NATURAIS PRAC - PROGRAMA REGIONAL DE ALTERAÇÕES CLIMÁTICAS DOS AÇORES.
Website
  1. Fernandez, Marc. MONICET. 2010. www.monicet.net.

Other

Dataset
  1. Azevedo, JMN; Fernandez, Marc; González García, Laura. Long-term cetacean monitoring in the Azores based on whale watching observations (2009-2020). EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System.
    https://doi.org/10.14284/546
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2022/08 Residency patterns and social structure of Blainville’s beaked whales Mesoplodon densirostris in Madeira (NE Atlantic) 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
2022/08 Site fidelity and residency patterns of sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus in an insular oceanic system 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
2022/07 HABITAT SUITABILITY & COMPETITION: HOW IMPORTANT ARE THE BIOTIC INTERACTIONS AT GLOBAL SCALE? VIII International Symposium on Marine Sciences 2022 (ISMS)
(Spain)
2022/04/07 A tool to improve management under climate change scenarios: using expert knowledge to estimate cetaceans’ thermal suitability in the future 33rd Conference of the European Cetacean Society
European Cetacean Society (Israel)
2022/04/06 Connectivity patterns of cetaceans in the oceanic islands system of Macaronesia inferred from photo-ID and biotelemetry: how much do we know? 33rd Conference of the European Cetacean Society
European Cetacean Society (Israel)
2022/04/06 Sperm whales in Macaronesia: Unveiling site fidelity and residency patterns in an insular oceanic system 33rd Conference of the European Cetacean Society
European Cetacean Society (Israel)
2022/04/05 Clash on the high-seas: the rise and fall of deep-diving cetaceans in an oceanic environment 33rd Conference of the European Cetacean Society
European Cetacean Society (Israel)
2022/04/04 LTER in cetaceans: an opportunity to monitor oceanic ecosystems 33rd Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Workshop on Long-Term Ecological Series
European Cetacean Society (Israel)
2021 Bringing Science and Tourism together: a study case in the Azores WCA World Tour: Destination Azores
World Cetacean Alliance (Online, United Kingdom)
2019/12 To be or not to be: The role of absences when modelling cetacean distributions. World Marine Mammal Conference
Society for Marine Mammals and European Cetacean Society (Barcelona, Spain)
2019/05/10 The potential of touristic observation of cetaceans as a tool for management and conservation Foro Gran Canaria Economia Azul: Jornadas de Biodiversidad Marina, Crecimiento Azul e Innovación
EcoAqua (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
2019 MONICET Bio-Talks by Picos de Aventura
(Portugal)
2018 Biogeographical patterns of short-finned pilot whales in the Northeast Atlantic: in the search of an optimal habitat 32nd Conference of the European Cetacean Society
European Cetacean Society (Italy)
2016/03 What do we model? - Caveats and Assumptions when Modelling Cetacean Distributions 30th European Cetacean Society Conference - IMMAs Workshop
European Cetacean Society (Funchal, Portugal)
2016/03 Data acquisition and management in platforms of opportunity: the MONICET case study 30th European Cetacean Society Conference - Platforms of opportunity workshop
European Cetacean Society (Funchal, Portugal)
2015/12 The importance of day-to-day environmental fluctuations for prediction of cetacean distributions 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
Society for Marine Mammalogy (San Francisco, United States)
2014/04 MONICET: An interactive tool to collect geographical and photographical opportunistic data obtained from whale watching activities 28th European Cetacean Society Conference
European Cetacean Society (Liege, Belgium)
2013 MONICET:As empresas e o publico ao serviço do conhecimento dos cetaceos dos Açores Conhecer o Mar dos Açores III
Governo dos Açores (Faial, Portugal)
2013 Spatial segregation of calving and nursing Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus),and its conservation implications Conhecer o Mar dos Açores III
Governo dos Açores (Faial, Portugal)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2021 - Current PhD supervisor: Dynamic ecological patterns of insular short-finned pilot whales
Co-supervisor of Mieke Weyn
Biologia (PhD)
Universidade de Évora, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Spatial modelling of the distribution of the family Balaenopteridae in the Canary Islands based on data from civic science (Red CetAvist)
Co-supervisor
Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
2017 - 2017 Residence patterns in bottlenose dolphin in São Miguel Island using opportunistic data
Co-supervisor
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Unitat de Fisiologia Animal, Spain
2013 - 2013 Análise da correlação espacial da presença de Misticetos com frentes oceânicas
Co-supervisor
Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal
2012 - 2012 Ranging and temporal patterns of sperm whales in Pico and São Miguel islands, in the Azores archipelago
Co-supervisor
Universitat de Barcelona Departament de Biologia Animal, Spain
2011 - 2011 Distribución de cachalotes (Physeter macrocephalus) en la costa sur de la isla de São Miguel, Azores: relación con la batimetría, la pendiente y la orientación del fondo
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Vigo, Spain
2011 - 2011 Modelling the distribution of small delphinids in the South Coast of São Miguel
Co-supervisor
Universidade dos Açores Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2010 - 2010 Analysis of stomachal contents of stranded dolphings
Co-supervisor
Universidade dos Açores Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2009 - 2009 Spatial and Temporal Distributions Patterns of small delphinids
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2009 - 2009 Mapping the distribution of small delphinds in the South Coast of São Miguel
Co-supervisor
Universidade dos Açores Departamento de Biologia, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2014/01/27 - 2014/01/31 Workshop for Calibrating Ecological Niche Models. Organize (and assist) a one week workshop on Ecological Niche modelling with top names on the research field: Townsend Peterson, Robert Anderson and Chris Yesson. (2014/01/27 - 2014/01/31)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
Fundação Gaspar Frutuoso, Portugal
2013/04/13 - 2013/04/13 Workshop: Biodiversity series. "A little trip to the cetacean world" (2013/04/13 - 2013/04/13)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
Universidade dos Açores Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Organizing a crowdfunding initiative (Help protect the Azorean cetaceans ) aimed to collect funds for research at the Azores, collected more than 2000 euro, and raise awareness of cetaceans conservation. (2013 - 2013)
Other (Co-organisor)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2017/05 - 2017/05 Explore the sea exposition with a scientific guidance Semana temática I - Sala do mar
Museu Carlos Machado, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2021 Sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis): Photo identification and habitat preferences of a migrant ocean traveller in São Miguel, Azores
(Thesis) Arguer
Margarida de Sousa Leal (Master)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2021 Individual identification of Rissos dolphins (Grampus griseus) in São Miguel island, Azores
(Thesis) Arguer
Rafael Sousa da Cunha Martins (Master)
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2017 - 2022 Ecological Niche Modelling in the Marine Environment. Invited lecturer since 2017-ongoing at the Mestrado em Estudos Integrados dos Oceanos (Universidade dos Açores) to give an insight on the niche modelling techniques available with an application to the marine environment. Mestrado em Estudos Integrados dos Oceanos (Mestrado) Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
2020 - 2021 Ecosystem modelling at the Master Programme Climate Change and Marine Sciences under the Capacity Building Programme of the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), with funding from the German Ministry of Education and Research( BMBF) at The Atlantic Technical University, Cabo Verde. Teaching theoretical and practical lessons regarding methods for statistical inference in Ecology in 2020 and 2021. Ecosystem modelling (Master) Universidade Técnica do Atlântico , Cape Verde

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, Cape Verde
2019 - 2021 Introducción al análisis de datos con R para biólogos. Online course from the Colegio oficial de Biologos to teach how to code in R for biologists, with oficial recognisement from Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (Spain). R coding (Graduado) CONSEJO GENERAL DE COLEGIOS OFICIALES DE BIOLOGOS, Spain
2018 - 2018 Marine environmental variables online lesson in the framework of the ecological niche modelling course organized by Townsend Peterson (University of Arkansas). Ecological Niche Modelling (Bachelor) BIODIVERSITY INFORMATICS TRAINING CURRICULUM, United States
2017 - 2017 Niche modelling Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia (Mestrado) Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
2010 - 2010 Opportunistic data collection Biologia (Licenciatura) Universidade dos Açores, Portugal

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2018 Phd prize award interview Açoriano Oriental
2018 MONICET and the role of Whale watching touristic companies in citizen science Wilder PT
2018 Divulgation of a paper published in the scientific journal Marine Ecology Progress Series GreenSavers SAPO
2018 Short interview for Correio dos Açores journal concerning the advances done on cetaceans research using opportunistic data based on touristic activities in the Azores Correio dos Açores
2014 Short divulgation article: "Estudando e valorizando os cetáceos dos Açores" Açores Magazine: UAciência

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2021 - 2021 News bulletin of RDP Madeira Deployment of antenas to recieve wildlife tags signals in Madeira
2019 - 2019 Participation as cetacean ecology expert on the documentary "The Last Whalers of Sao Miguel", screened in Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Netflix. Whaling and cetaceans
2016 - 2016 Interview as a cetacean expert in the Azores for the NHK (National Japanese TV) documentary series: "Oasis: Azores Islands. " Cetaceans and oceanography
Distinctions

Award

2018 Phd award in Ecology from the Portuguese Society of Ecology -Fundação Amadeu Dias
Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, Portugal