Carlos Domínguez-Carrió is a PhD student at the Marine Science Institute of Barcelona (ICM-CSIC) under the supervision of Dr. Josep-Maria Gili. His PhD thesis focuses on the study of the benthic and demersal communities of the continental shelf and submarine canyon of Cap de Creus using the video images recorded by means of ROV and manned submersible during the oceanographic surveys of the Indemares project. The data gathered from those recordings will improve our knowledge about the diversity of species dwelling in of one of the most iconic marine areas in NW Mediterranean. It will also help us understand the driving factors, both physical and anthropogenic, that determine their population structure and spatial distribution. At the same time, different studies related to the biology of shelf-dwelling gorgonians are taking place in order to understand general aspects about its distribution, its growth and its reproduction.
Pierdomenico M, Martorelli E, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM, Chiocci FL (2016) Seafloor characterization and benthic megafaunal distribution of an active submarine canyon and surrounding sectors: The case of Gioia Canyon (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea). Journal of Marine Systems 157: 101-117
Domínguez-Carrió C, Requena S, Gili JM (2014) Sistema de Cañones Submarinos Occidentales del Golfo de León. Proyecto LIFE+INDEMARES. Ed. Fundación Biodiversidad del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente. 100 pp.
Madurell T, Zabala M, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM (2013) Bryozoan faunal composition and community structure from the continental shelf of Cap de Creus (Northwestern Mediterranean). Journal of Sea Research 83: 123-136
Ambroso S, Dominguez-Carrió C, Grinyó J, López-González PJ, Gili JM, Purroy A, Requena S, Madurell T (2013) In situ observations on withdrawal behaviour of the sea pen Virgularia mirabilis. Marine Biodiversity 43 (4): 257-258 DOI: 10.1007/s12526-013-0172-5
Ambroso A, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM, Berganzo E, Teixidó N, Greenacre M, Rossi (2013) Spatial distribution patterns of the soft corals Alcyonium acaule and Alcyonium palmatum in coastal bottoms (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea). Marine Biology 160(12): 3059-3070