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MORANTA MESQUIDA, Joan

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Moll de Ponent, s/n.
07015, Palma de Mallorca.
Illes Balears. España.
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Teléfono: +34 971 707 923
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Biography and Research Interest

I obtained my degree in biology from the University of Balearic Islands, Spain in 1992; and I completed my doctoral research at the same university in 2007 working on deep western Mediterranean demersal fish communities. Between 1992 and 2006 I worked at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (CSIC-UIB IMEDEA) passing through different types of contracts, from laboratory assistant to technician but always associated to research projects (EU and national projects). My current role is senior researcher at the Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands, one of the coastal centres of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, since 2006. From October 2008 to July 2009 I was a visiting researcher at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University (UK). Finally, from 2010 to 2012 I was the Scientific Coordinator of the Coastal and Marine Research Station Jaume Ferrer placed in the Mahón harbour in Menorca. Most of my work is about the study of fish populations, fish communities and ecosystem effects of fishing. I am particularly interested in the functioning of marine ecosystems and how biological processes, environmental factors and anthropogenic pressures, which modulate them, can determine their current conservation status. My research has focused primarily on the western Mediterranean and particularly in the Balearic Islands. After a long period working on deep-sea ecosystem and fisheries ecology, I am currently interested on littoral ecology and coastal ecosystems. The main objectives of my current new research lines are: i) to understand the factor affecting settlement and post-settlement processes of littoral fishes within nursery habitats; ii) to understand the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of juvenile littoral fishes related to habitat three dimensional structure and protection; iii) to improve the knowledge on the relative contribution of the environmental and anthropogenic factors affecting littoral fish population to improve the management and conservation of coastal fish species. However, my research interest spreads to other aspects of marine systems, so I enjoy working collectively with other biological and physical oceanographers and marine geologist. I really believe that the interdisciplinary approach is the way to better understand the ecosystem functioning and promote the conservation of the biological diversity. I sincerely expect that my research can be helpful to achieve these goals.

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Scopus Author ID: 55974923100

Orcid Code: 0000-0002-9814-0735

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