Full-time members

PhD. Ricardo J. Haroun Tabraue

ricardo.haroun@ulpgc.es; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ricardo_Haroun

Marine Biologist (PhD in Biology), expert on marine plant systematics, sustainable use and conservation of marine biota. Major interest on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Environmental Assessment of coastal ecosystems, with diverse research projects dealing with global change and its effects on benthic communities, aquaculture and environment interactions, ecological services provided by marine ecosystems and marine introduced species. From his professional perspective, he tries to foster sustainable use of biological resources, with special dedication to the conservation and responsible management of marine habitats and species.

PhD. José J. Castro

jjcastro@dbio.ulpgc.es; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jose_Hernandez55

PhD in Marine Sciences, specialist in fisheries (artisanal fisheries management, fisheries certification, fisheries evaluation) and biology and ecology of fisheries resources, fishes and cephalopods in particular (reproduction, growth and feeding). In addition, he is an expert in fish behaviour, including: fish aggressive behaviour, aggregation of fishes around floating (FADs) objects, migratory patterns and the effect of climatic variation on the distribution and abundance of fishes.

PhD. Vicente Hernández García


PhD in Marine Sciences. His research focuses in the biology, ecology and fisheries of cephalopods, in particular the family oegopsidae in the surroundings of the Canary Islands. In addition, he is interested in artisanal fisheries, in particular those aspects related to species of benthic habits and migratory species.

PhD. Joaquín Meco


Geologist and emeritus professor of Paleontology, studying the North Atlantic Ocean evolution (the last 13.7 My) from fossiliferous terrestrial and marine deposits related with the volcanism in the Canary Islands.

PhD. Fernando Tuya

ftuya@ramonycajal.ulpgc.es; www.fernandotuya.org; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fernando_Tuya

PhD in Marine Sciences. He is a researcher hired under the umbrella of I3 programs. The motivation of his research is driven by the necessity of searching for models that aim to explain patterns in the organization of benthic marine assemblages through ecosystems across different scales of space, time and taxonomy. More specifically, his research focuses in ecological interactions in and around marine habitats to tease apart the often complex interactions that cause patterns of species distributions in nature. This approach allows transferring basic ecological knowledge into the sustainable management of marine ecosystems.