David Díaz

David Díaz Viñolas is a researcher at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) in Palma de Mallorca. David was involved in the biologic monitoring of the Medes Islands Protected Area, where he worked on most of his thesis on the ecology of the European spiny lobster. In the last few years, he has specialised in radio-tracking to assess the mobility of lobsters and to understand the role of marine reserves in the conservation of large decapods.

Selected publications:

  • Babbucci M., Buccoli S., Cau A., Cannas R., Goñi R., Díaz D., Marcato S., Zane L., Patarnello  T. (2010) Population structure, demographic history, and selective processes: Contrasting evidences from mitochondrial and nuclear markers in the European spiny lobster Palinurus elephas (Fabricius, 1787).
  • Goñi, R., Hilborn, R., Díaz, D., Mallol, S. and Adlerstein, S. (2010) Net contribution of spillover from a marine reserve to fishery catches. Marine Ecology Progress Series vol. 400: 233–243.
  • Goñi, R. and Díaz, D. (2009) Langosta Roja. Especies Marcadas. In: Estudios de marcado y recaptura de especies marinas. Temas de Oceanografía. Ed. C. Cabello. Instituto Español de Oceanografía. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.
  • Stobart, B., Warwick, B., Gonzalez, C., Mallol, S., Díaz, D., Reñones, O. and Goñi, R. (2009) Long term recovery and spillover effects from an exploited fish community in a marine protected area. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 384: 47–60.
  • Díaz, D., Zabala, M., Linares, C., Hereu, B. and Abelló, P. (2005) Increased predation of juvenile European spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas) in a Marine Protected Area. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39: 447–453.


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