Marine biologist currently interested in: Ecological modeling, biological-physical interactions, hydrodynamic and particle trajectory modeling, transport and dispersion, ichthyoplankton and zooplankton ecology, fisheries recruitment variability, behaviour and migratory movements.
My research reflects a broad generic interest in marine ecology, with particular interests in the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the adaptation and evolutionary processes of marine organisms to their environment. Consequently, my research interests are varied, ranging from marine hydrodynamics, biogeography, larval transport and dispersal, and connectivity processes.
More specifically, my research has mainly focus on the effects of environmental heterogeneity, particularly hydrodynamic phenomena, on larval behavior, larval transport, larval dispersal, settlement, recruitment and population dynamics.
Electronic tagging data and habitat envelope modeling used to monitor spatial persistency and possible relocation of spawning grounds for the bluefin tuna in the East Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea