Ignacio Gestoso is a Postdoctoral fellow at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI).
Ignacio finished his PhD Thesis in September 2014 by University of Vigo, Spain. He develops his research activities mainly in coastal systems, studying the ecological processes in marine benthic communities. He has a well-established theoretical knowledge in marine ecology, especially in biological invasions, climate change effects and biotic interactions. His skills include field sampling (intertidal and subtidal habitats), experimental design (field and mesocosm), data management and statistical analysis. He has published >30 SCI papers (h-WOS= 11; GScholar=13) and he is also reviewer for various journals included in the SCR (e.g. MEPS) and evaluation of projects for financial agencies (e.g. NSF). During the last 6 years (from PhD) he is also co-supervising PhD, MD students. Moreover, he has been involved in international projects from European and National Funds, acting as PI/CoPI for the development of their working plans. He is continuously disseminating his work to the society through a variety of outreach activities (e.g. public seminars).
Main Research Interests
Marine Ecology, Biodiversity, Human impacts, Coastal habitats, Benthic system; Invasion Ecology; Community Ecology; Non-Indigenous Species; Plastic pollution; Marine conservation; Climate change; Experimental ecology.
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean