Apresentação da tese de doutoramento de Vânia Baptista
A nossa doutoranda, Vânia Baptista do grupo ECOREACH, vai apresentar e defender a sua tese sobre “Influence of oceanography and larvae behavior on recruitment of temperate fishes: The importance of physics–biology links to manage fisheries at a local scale”.
Os supervisores serão Alexandra Teodósio (CCMAR), Francisco Leitão (CCMAR) e Eric Wolanski (James Cook University). A defesa terá lugar no Anfiteatro Verde, edifício 8, pelas 10.00 da manhã no dia 30 de outubro.
Breve resumo da tese de Vânia: This thesis aimed to analyze the factors responsible for the recruitment variability of two economically relevant species in Portugal: white seabream and two-banded seabream. The temporal variability in sea surface temperature and the effects of environmental changes and fishing pressure on these resources were studied over specific regions of the Portuguese coast, along the last decades. Swimming capabilities of fish larvae and their behavioral responses to environmental cues, potentially relevant for the selection of nursery areas and recruitment, were determined using Ria Formosa coastal lagoon and white seabream.