Seminar: Using movement ecology to inform marine management and conservation
The confluence of three tectonic plates in the Azores makes it a privileged habitat for many species of marine top predators, which find exceptional conditions for their life cycle in the region. The use of biotelemetry allows us to open new windows over the behaviour of these species when the congregate to exploit the seamounts over the mid-Atlantic ridge, or when embarking in their long journeys across the ocean. This novel information has also been critical in support of decision making processes to manage and conserve marine resources in the region and beyond, including sensitive and threatened species and habitats
from the ecologically coherent design of networks of marine protected areas to the identification of by-catch mitigation fisheries practices.
Friday I 30 November I 12:30
Auditorium 1.8.1 I Building 8 I Gambelas Campus
About our speaker:
Pedro Afonso is a Senior Researcher at the University of the Azores – MARE/IMAR and a Guest Scientist at the Woods Hole Ocean Institute. His main area
of expertise is the behavioural ecology of marine fishes, particularly using acoustic and satellite telemetry techniques, and its application to the management and conservation of marine resources.
This seminar was kindly sponsored by: