Postdoctoral Researcher

Alex joined University of Vigo in March 2019 as a researcher to work on the ERC CLOCK project– as a Bio-economic modelling position looking into climate adaptation and shifting stocks. Alex begun his career in the UK with over 14 years’ experience working at the Centre for the environment, fisheries and aquaculture Science (Cefas). He has over 14+ years of scientific research conducted within a variety of European Commission and UK government funded research projects. He has gained extensive experience in data collection, fishery survey design, analysis of large datasets and development of innovative approaches to management including fisheries statistical ecological and economic modelling. After securing his PhD in 2013 on fleet dynamics and fisher behaviour from Imperial College London, he has wider interest in linking these processes to aquatic ecosystems. Alex also brings over 5 years of International experience having worked for the Pacific Community (SPC) in New Caledonia on the largest tuna fishery in the world, The University of Tasmania (UTAS) as a fleet dynamics researcher, and the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in Ireland on European data limited species. Some of the recent highlights of his work include evaluating fisher decision-making to understand how they respond to management. He is currently extending the scope of this work to investigate spatial use and fisher response to climate change. After working with us, Alex joined the project Future Fisheries  in Norway, and actually works at the french fisheries agency in Montpellier.