João Canning-Clode is a Principal Investigator at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI). He is the coordinator of MARE-Madeira and is the Principal Scientist and Scientific Coordinator of the Smithsonian MarineGEO NE Atlantic Madeira site.
João completed a PhD degree in Biological Oceanography and Marine Sciences at the renowned GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Marine Invasions Research Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Maryland, USA, and at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama City, Panama. He has broad interests and formal training in marine biology and biodiversity, community ecology, marine biogeography and invasion biology and has focused his research primarily on marine benthic communities. João has published over 60 publications several of which are in high-impact scientific journals. In addition, João has been successfully participating in international projects and his research has got media coverage in several countries.
Main Research Interests
Invasion Ecology; Community Ecology; Biogeography; Non-Indigenous Species; Marine debris; marine litter; marine conservation; climate change; stress ecology; experimental ecology; modular experiments; habitat mapping; unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV); Remote Operative Vehicle (ROV)
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean