Ricardo Sousa is a researcher in Fisheries Science at the Regional Direction of the Sea of Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM). He is graduated in Biology, holds a Master in Biodiversity and Conservation and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. He has participated in several missions of exploration and monitoring of fishery resources, as Head of Mission in the scope of projects of the Program INTERREG IIIB. His main areas of research are fisheries biology, assessment and management. He actively collaborates with the national fisheries data collection program, through the monitoring of the fishing fleet and the development and processing of fisheries data. He represents RAM in several working groups (i.e. Regional Co-ordination Group for the Long Distance Fisheries – RCG-LDF; Assessment of Deep-sea Fisheries Resources – WGDEEP), having developed and processed fisheries data in national and international databases. Currently he develops his research in coastal and deep-sea resources. The researcher participated in 19 scientific missions, published 26 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters and 13 communications in congresses.
Main Research Interests
Fisheries; Assessment; Management; Biology and reproduction; Ecology; Marine biology; Coastal and deep-sea resources.
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean