Welcome to my personal research web site. My name is Andreu Blanco, I was born in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Spain). Now I am a "galician-adopted" researcher living in Vigo, Galicia (Spain). 

I hold a PhD in Marine Ecology from the University of the Balearic Islands (Suma Cum Laude, graduation on 2014). I undertook my PhD research in the Institute of Marine Research (IIM) from the Spanish National Council of Scientific Research (CSIC). My research interests focus on marine ecology, conservation and marine protected areas.

My research program focuses on the implications of ecological impacts and policies to mitigate associated ecological disturbances. Previous to my PhD research I conducted research on the implications of climate change and invasive species in shallow waters in the Mediterranean Sea. More recently, my PhD dissertation addresses how key environmental factors affected the survival and the performance of cultured seahorses, as a previous stage to repopulation policies.

Methodologically I have previous experience in a wide range of techniques, including both molecular approaches and wild marine ecology procedures. My background on aquaculture research has also provided me with extensive experience on SIA (stable isotope analysis), proximate biochemistry analysis, fatty acid determination and enzymatic activities related to trophic webs and prey characteristics. Moreover, as part of my PhD research I have also worked with high technology electronic devices (spectrophotometer, Isotope-Ratio Mass Spectrometer, HPLC, CTD, current-meter).


CV A.Blanco.pdf
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PhD Thesis

Thesis A.Blanco.pdf
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