Daniel Martin


I am Doctor in Biological Sciences (Ecology) for the Universitat de Barcelona and Scientific Researcher of the CSIC in the Marine Ecology Department of the CEAB, working in the Research Group “Molecular Ecology of the Marine Benthos”.

With expertise in taxonomy, ecology and biology of marine benthic invertebrates, particularly Annelid Polychaetes, my research focuses especially in the study of inter-specific interactions involving Polychaetes (e.g. symbiosis).

I have been Vicedirector of the CEAB from 2001 to 2002 and director from 2003 to 2014. My curriculum includes more than 150 scientific papers (about 90 in ISI journals) and collaborations in more than 50 research projects. I participated in about 50 meetings, where I presented more than 50 communications. I have also edited two books, one on Polychaeta and the other one on deep-water submarine canyons.

I belongs to the editorial committee of Scientia Marina and Invertebrate Zoology and I am Review Editor for Annelida in the section Marine Systematics and Taxonomy of Frontiers in Marine Science. I am member of the International Polychaete Association, and the Systematics Association of UK, and Professional Member of the Marine Biology Association of UK.

Animal Behavior Ecology Marine Biology Taxonomy Zoology

Work details

Research Scientist

Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes
January 1989
Marine Ecology
The Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB) is a research institute belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), an institution depending upon the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The CEAB started its activity in October 1985 and it currently focuses its research on the fields of ecology and organism biology, both in sea and continental waters ecosystems. The research being carried out at the CEAB has as general aims those of identifying organism diversity and understanding its functions and interactions with nature, as well as the application of this knowledge to the rational use and management of the resources of our planet and the prediction of responses to environmental changes. We work with a wide range of studies and approaches, from biochemical and genetic composition of organisms to the structure and dynamics of populations and ecosystems. The CEAB aims at being a worldwide reputed centre and a national reference concerning marine biology, limnology and ecology. Its purpose is the development of a creative and technically up-to-date research with solid conceptual foundations, thus contributing to the growth of knowledge and its applications in order to face the challenges posed by the development of a sustainable society.

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