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BIOCOST

Research Group

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Coastal Biology

Area: Environment
Coordinator: Rodolfo Barreiro Lozano
Members

This research group studies a variety of basic and applied aspects of the biology of marine and coastal organisms. From the perspective of applied science, the research group has developed, above all, evaluation methods, sustainable management and the growth of different species of marine macroalgae of industrial interest. Similarly, it develops and applies environmental biomonitoring techniques in the marine setting through the use of invertebrates and bentonic macroalgae. This group maintains regular contact with the regional and central governments for consultancy tasks on aspects related with (i) the application of marine agronomics to the techniques of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) and (ii) the presence of allochthonous marine species on the Galician coast. In the same way, there has been a relationship of more than five years with the Porto Muiños company and, more recently, with the Algafrés and Isidro de la Cal companies to develop a pilot experience with integrated multi-trophic aquaculture in the estuary of Ría de Ares-Betanzos as part of a future European project within the Horizon 2020 programme.

The group’s skill set can be summed up as:

      1) Applied research:

      • Development of industrial cultivation techniques for marine macroalgae.
      • Evaluation of phycological resources of industrial interest on the coasts of Galicia.
      • Biomonitoring of pollution and the quality of the marine setting with respect to molluscs and bentonic macroalgae.

      2) Basic research:

      • Studios of marine bentonic flora and vegetation on the peninsular coasts.
      • Analysis of the population structure and connectivity in coastal organisms.
      • Use of molecular markers to identify cryptic species.

Members

Coordinator

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Rodolfo Barreiro Lozano
88101 2053

Catedrático de Universidad 
Área de Ecología - Departamento de Biología Animal, Biología Vegetal y Ecología

Staff

Sara Barrientos de la Llana ORCID iD
Contratado/a predoctoral
88101 5579
Contratado/a predoctoral 88101 5579
Ignacio Manuel Bárbara Criado ORCID iD PDI 88101 2152
Flávia Cardoso Canastra
Contratado/a proyecto
88101 5574
Contratado/a proyecto 88101 5574
Belén Carro Espada
PhD Student
88101 5579
PhD Student 88101 5579
Eduardo Casais Caamaño
PhD Student
88101 5579
PhD Student 88101 5579
Javier Cremades Ugarte ORCID iD PDI 88101 5579
Pilar Díaz Tapia ORCID iD
Contratado/a proyecto
88101 5579
Contratado/a proyecto 88101 5579
Jaime Fagúndez Díaz ORCID iD PDI 88101 5574
Ahmed Fawzi Alamrousi
PhD Student
88101 5579
PhD Student 88101 5579
Érika García Cardesín
Investigador/a
88101 5579
Investigador/a 88101 5579
Alicia García Fernández
PhD Student
88101 5579
PhD Student 88101 5579
Laura Lagos Abarzuza
Investigador/a
88101 5574
Investigador/a 88101 5574
Antón Manoel Leira Campos ORCID iD PDI 88101 2227
Juan Lugilde Yáñez
PhD Student
88101 5579
PhD Student 88101 5579
Carlos Valentín Muñoz Barcia
Investigador/a
88101 5574
Investigador/a 88101 5574
Viviana Peña Freire ORCID iD PDI 88101 2255
Cristina Piñeiro Corbeira ORCID iD
Contratado/a proyecto
88101 5579
Contratado/a proyecto 88101 5579
Rubén Portela Carballeira
PhD Student
88101 5579
PhD Student 88101 5579
Sergio Rodríguez Roiloa ORCID iD PDI 88101 2159
José Miguel Ruíz de la Rosa ORCID iD PDI 88101 2149

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