Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Engineering
ECOLOGICAL GENETICS & CONSERVATION
I recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a zoology degree. I am now a research associate for Professor Richard Preziosi and a visiting scientist at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Florida. My research is mainly focused on a commercially important species of fish endemic to the Galapagos Islands called camotillo (Paralabrax albomaculatus). I am looking at its life history traits such as growth rate, spawning season, age at first sexual maturity etc. Also, I am using genetic techniques to determine this species’ population connectivity and structure among the different fishing sites in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
I am interested in marine biology in general, especially when related to fisheries and sustainable consumption.