Alejandro Escánez is a Post-doc researcher posted at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI) during 2022-2024, from the University of Vigo (Spain). His post-doc is financed by the program “Margarita Salas” for postdoctoral research funded by the Next Generation EU (NGEU) fund of the European Union and the “Plan de Recuperación Transformación y Resilencia” of the Government of Spain.
Alejandro completed his BSc in Biology at the University of La Laguna and his MSc in Marine Biology and PhD in Marine Science, Technology and Management at the University of Vigo, Spain in 2019. From 2019 to 2021, he was a contract researcher at the University of La Laguna, Spain. His main research interests are marine ecology, biodiversity and biogeography of cephalopods, especially in mesopelagic and deep-sea species present in the Macaronesian region. Now at MARE-Madeira, his research focuses on the implementation of a new low-cost digital tag for the study of free-ranging squids, as well their trophic relationships with deep diving cetaceans.
Main Research Interests
Cephalopod’s taxonomy and ecology; Trophic ecology; Biogeography; Mesopelagic ecosystems; Oceanic islands.
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean
MARE Thematic Line(s)
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Technological Tools for Exploration and Monitoring