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Gonzalo Mucientes

  • PhD candidate
  • Research Fellow
  • Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos
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B.Sc. Marine Biology from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2002, and M. Sc., PhD program in Ecology from University of Vigo in 2005. The following year he began to participate in surveys, pilot projects and scientific expeditions to the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, as well as postgraduate studies and degree in marine science at the University of Vigo. In 2007 he was hired as Technical Assistance in the guild of Cambados since reconciles with the completion of his PhD at the Institute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC), under the direction of Fran Saborido-Rey and Nuno Queiroz (CIBIO). In 2008 he joined the staff of CETMAR as technologist and PhD student. His aims of research are based on the biology and ecology of pelagic sharks subject to fishing pressure, especially the shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus). Involved, also, in several research projects on fisheries management, sustainability, and selectivity. Dive Master PADI Assistant Instructor.

Recent publications

  • Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries

    • Queiroz N
    • Humphries N
    • Couto A
    • et al.
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  • Interannual fine‐scale site fidelity of male ballan wrasse <i>Labrus bergylta</i> revealed by photo‐identification and tagging

    • Mucientes G
    • Irisarri J
    • Villegas‐Ríos D
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Professional experience

Research Fellow

Centro da investigacao da biodiversidade e recursos geneticos

July 2014 - Present

PhD student on pelagic sharks

Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo

January 2009 - December 2012(4 years)


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