Juan Manuel Valero-RodriguezUniversity of Bergen | UiB · Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Juan Manuel Valero-Rodriguez
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I spent most of my training and PhD days studying coastal impacts of marine ecosystems. In Australia I delved on the potential of macroalgae species to act as bioremediation agents. After the thesis I moved to Spain to study the environmental resilience and sustainability of the aquaculture industry. At the moment I am at the U.of Bergen with a SEAS postdoctoral fellowship to study the mechanisms that influence the seasonality and distribution of fucoid species under a climate change context.
Escape incidents of farmed fish involve economic losses to fish farms, interactions with local fisheries and environmental impacts to coastal ecosystems. In order to ensure a sustainable aquaculture activity it is advisable to gather any kind of information about the escapees for further management strategies. In this study, we aimed to trace the l...
Algal bioremediation can significantly improve the quality of wastewater by assimilating nutrients. However, the efficiency and stability of this approach depends on identifying suitable algae based on their biomass productivity and ability to outcompete less desirable algae. Here, we compare the productivity and competitive ability of three taxa o...
Current trends in aquaculture research are towards more sustainable aquaculture, implementing more environment-friendly models such as integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) systems. One possible IMTA strategy involves taking advantage of the species that naturally grow on aquaculture facility structures. Since amphipods have been cultured on...
Ecological tools are commonly used to monitor ecosystems and improve their evaluation and management. Bioindicadors are a good option to use for this purpose. Macroalgae stand out as good bioindicators of environmental quality. In the present study, algal communities were compared between protected and unprotected marine areas. We compared algal co...
Escape incidents in coastal aquaculture lead to economic losses for farmers and may have indirect socioeconomic effects on local fisheries. In this study, the relationship of meagre, Argyrosomus regius (Asso), production in open-sea cages and coastal small-scale fisheries was analysed through captures of escapes, which are easily detected because t...
The population of meagre (Argyrosomus regius) has increased dramatically around the Western Mediterranean, accompanied by a higher seasonal incidence of the species in fishery landings. Presumably because of escapes, this new predator is gaining ground in marine habitats where it was normally not found. Given the lack of knowledge about the potenti...