Visit to CIEMAR lab (University of Evora) in SW Portugal
As part of the PERCEBES fieldwork started in July 2017 and finished this summer, barnacle samples have been collected monthly from different sites in Galicia. The rest of the regions taking part in the project have also sampled their areas with the aim to study the reproduction and recruitment patterns of the resource over time and space accross Europe. This dataset will be used to validate a larval dispersal model developed from the University of Aveiro, shedding some light on the level of connectivity of barnacle populations among the Atlantic Rim.
As part of her PhD, Alba has participated in the collection and analysis of the Galician samples – with Salvador Román, Carlota Muñiz and Sául Jauregui from ECOCOST lab (University of Vigo). In lines with the objectives of CLOCK and PERCEBES, Alba will conduct an analysis of the reproduction and recruitment dynamics of the resource in relation to environmental variables. This study will be done in collaboration with CIEMAR lab (University of Evora). Alba will be visiting the lab located in Sines (SW Portugal) during the first week of September to work with Teresa Cruz, a world expert on the biology of barnacles.
From here we thank fishers, managers and technical assistants that have supported us in the collection of samples, without them this work would not have been possible!
CATEGORIES: Alba Aguión, Clock, Collaborations, Future Oceans Lab, Percebes, PhD, Research