Ignasi Montero

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Ignasi Montero Serra is a PhD student at the Department of Ecology, University of Barcelona. His PhD project aims to understand the effects of multiple human-induced perturbation on the spatial and temporal dynamics of key Mediterranean benthic species by applying quantitative tools. The main goal is to evaluate the resilience of these communities under different management scenarios and to improve the conservation strategies. Ignasi is supported by a FPI Scholarship from the SMART Project (Spanish Minister of Economy) and advised by Dra. Cristina Linares (UB) and Dr. Joaquim Garrabou (ICM-CSIC). Previously, Ignasi collaborated in several conservation projects at the Galapagos Marine Reserve (Ecuador) and worked in a project evaluating climatic warming effects on European shelf seas at the University of Bristol (UK).

Selected publications:

  • Montero-Serra I, Edwards M, Genner MJ (2015) Warming shelf seas drive the subtropicalization of European pelagic fish communities. Global Change Biology 21: 144-153

  • Montero-Serra I, Linares C, García M, Pancaldi F, Frleta-Valić M, Ledoux JB, Zuberer F, Merad D, Drap P, Garrabou J (2015) Harvesting effects, recovery mechanisms and management strategies for a long-lived and structural precious coral.  PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117250. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0117250
  • Denkinger J, Gordillo L, Montero-Serra I, Murillo JC, Guevara N, Hirschfeld M, Fietz K, Rubianes F, Dan M (2015) Urban life of Galápagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) on San Cristobal Island, Ecuador: Colony trends and threats. Journal of Sea Research 105: 10-14
  • Montero-Serra I, Paez-Rosas D, Murillo JC, Vegas-Vilarrúbia T, Fietz K and Denkinger J (2014) Environment driven changes in terrestrial habitat use and distribution of the Galápagos Sea Lion. Endangered Species Research 24: 9 – 19
  • Carr LA, Stier AC, Fietz K, Montero I, Gallagher AJ, Bruno JF (2013) Illegal shark fishing in the Galápagos Marine Reserve. Marine Policy 39: 317 - 321


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