Raül Triay-Portella

Raül Triay

Scientific Profile

  • https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ftfhf0AAAAAJ&hl=en Google Académico
  • https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7591-6254 ORCID
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rauel-Triay-Portella Research Gate
  • https://www.cienciavitae.pt/C91C-EE06-4F36 CIÊNCIAVITAE



Raül Triay-Portella is a Researcher at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI). He is conducting research using Ecological Niche Models (ENM) and Species Distribution Models (SDM) to assess the impacts of Tropicalization process in Oceanic Islands.  Under the umbrella of the program “Margarita Salas” funded by the Next Generation EU fund of the European Union and the “Plan de Recuperación Transformación y Resilencia” of the Government of Spain.

Raül completed a PhD degree in Marine Sciences at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain, in 2019. From 2020 to 2021, he was a postdoctoral Juan de la Cierva Formación (JdCF) in the Research group BIOCON at the IU ECOAQUA of the ULPGC, Canary Islands, Spain. In recent years, He has broad interest on the presence of invasive species and their effects on native ecosystems in an accentuated context of global change. Particularly, He has been focused on invasive crabs to understand the role of anthropogenic habitats in the expansion and proliferation of these species.

Main Research Interests

Invasion Ecology; Community Ecology; Ecological niche modelling; Species distribution models; Spatial Ecology;  Biogeography; Non-Indigenous Species; Taxonomy; marine conservation; fisheries; deep-see Ecology; Scientific Diving; Life history Traits; climate change; stress ecology; experimental ecology.

MARE Research Groups

Coastal Systems and Ocean

MARE Thematic Line(s)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Environmental Risk

Aquaculture and Fisheries

Technological Tools for Exploration and Monitoring