Alejandro Bernal-Ibáñez is a PhD Student at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI). He completed a Bachelor degree in Biology at the University of Seville and a Master in Marine Biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
Alejandro has worked in the Oceanographic Center of the Balearic Islands – Spanish Oceanographic Institute (COB-IEO) as research assistant focused on the study of rocky coastal systems communities. Furthermore, he worked as a fisheries observer within the program “Fisheries of Tunas of the Mediterranean Sea”. Currently PhD Student (Ciências do Mar – University of Lisbon) supervised by Dr. Ignacio Gestoso and Dr. Eva Cacabelos. This project will focus on the assessment and evaluation of human impacts on macroalgal forests of the Madeira Archipelago. Alejandro is collaborating with different national and international programs and projects for the study of marine forests. His main research interest is the study of benthic communities, their ecological status and the potential effects of climate change.
Main Research Interests
Community ecology; marine forests; coastal ecosystems; biogeography; marine conservation; climate change; stress ecology; experimental ecology; modular experiments.
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean
MARE Thematic Line(s)
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning