Patrício Ramalhosa

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Patrício Ramalhosa is a research technician at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI).

Patrício Ramalhosa graduated in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the Queen Mary University of London in 2005. In 2007 and 2008, he participated in the international training program GAME (Global Approach by Modular Experiments) at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. In 2013, he started an internship at IMAR-Madeira to focus his research on marine fouling communities, studying biological invasions by non-indigenous species (NIS) in Madeira, Portugal. In 2014 Patrício continued his research on biological invasions at the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM) and started compiling a comprehensive database of ship traffic from 1935 until 2017 in every port and marina of Madeira Island. 

He has broad interests and formal training in marine fouling communities, biological invasions, marine ecology, dry dock inspections (DDI), and remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Patrício is a reliable research technician with experience in various research methods and techniques and is currently responsible for the Laboratory & MOSS – Marine Organisms Stress Simulator system at Quinta do Lorde, Caniçal. He has published over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Main Research Interests

Biological Invasions; Marine Fouling Communities; Non-Indigenous Species; Marine Litter & Debris; Stress Ecology; Experimental Ecology; Dry Dock Inspections (DDI) Remote Operative Vehicle (ROV).

MARE Research Groups

Coastal Systems and Ocean

MARE Thematic Line(s)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Environmental Risk