Marc Fernandez is a Post-doc fellow at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI). He is a post-doc at the INTERTAGUA project (MAC2/1.1a/385) to detect and monitor marine mega-fauna and boats using innovative tagging systems.
Marc completed his BSc in Marine Sciences at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and his PhD in Biology at the University at the Azores. He is the co-founder of the MONICET platform, started in 2009 and still running, based on open-science and collaborative data management principles, to collect observations data from whale-watching boats. His main research interests are marine ecology, biodiversity, and biogeography, focusing on ecological niche modelling for cetaceans. Marc has 14 publications, some of them in high-impact scientific journals; he has participated in several international conferences presenting his works. Marc is continually collaborating with researchers and institutions from several countries and is involved in several international projects. Moreover, he has got media coverage in various countries.
Main Research Interests
Cetacean Ecology; Ecological Niche Modelling; Biogeography; Pelagic ecosystems; oceanic islands; marine conservation; climate change; marine mega-fauna; biological oceanography; habitat mapping; deep-sea environments.
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean