Stefano Ambroso

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Stefano Ambroso started his scientific carreer in 2009 at ICM-CSIC. His research activity is related to the ecology and the spatial distribution patterns of benthic communities. He has been envolved in many marine research projects (MAPUCHE, BENTOLARV, LIFE-INDEMARES) related with the conservation and management of Mediterranean coastal areas. During this period of time he has been learning how to identify macrobenthic species based on video analysis, he has estimated abundance patterns using specialized video software, and he applied methods of spatial statistics for ecological data. Actually he is carrying out his PhD at ICM-CSIC under the supervision of Josep Maria Gili. His PhD project aims to understand the structure and dynamics of the Antarctic macrobenthic communities dominated by long-lived species of the Weddell Sea.


Selected publications:

  • Caracterización ecológica de la plataforma continental (50-100 m) del canal de Menorca. Informe final del proyecto LIFE + INDEMARES (LIFE07/NAT/E/000732), subproyecto LIC "Canal de Menorca". Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares (Palma). Coordinación: Fundación Biodiversidad, Madrid. 2014: 504 pp
  • Lo Iacono C, Gràcia E, Ranero CR, Emelianov M, Huvenne VAI, Bartolomé R, Booth-Rea G, Prades J, Ambroso S, Dominguez C, Grinyó J, Rubio E, Josep Torrent (2013) The West Melilla cold water coral mounds, Eastern Alboran Sea: Morphological characterization and environmental context Deep-Sea Res II,
  • Ambroso S, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM, Berganzo E, Teixidó N, Greenacre M, Rossi S (2013) Spatial distribution patterns of the soft corals Alcyonium acaule and Alcyonium palmatum in coastal bottoms (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea). Mar Biol DOI 10.1007/s00227-013-2295-4
  • 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. Mar Biodiv DOI 10.1007/s12526-013-0172-5
  • Gori A, Linares C, Viladrich N, Clavero A, Orejas C, Fiorillo I, Ambroso S, Gili JM, Rossi S (2013) Effects of food availability on the sexual reproduction and biochemical composition of the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata. JEMBE 444:38–45


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