Since the new format requires that the post-presentation round of questions or comments be made in writing, the vehicular languages are extended, in addition to Portuguese and Spanish, to French and English. Therefore, posters and oral presentations may be done indistinctly in any of them. However, the organization will not check the grammatical, syntactic, or conceptual level of the language in which the contributions are written.
Pao Fernández Garrido
"Connecting Fish, Rivers and People: Making a change from local to global".
Pao Fernández Garrido studied Forestry Engineering in the Polytechnic University of Madrid and did her Master’s in Ecosystems Restoration in Alcalá de Henares University (Madrid). She had the great opportunity to do her master practices on fishway evaluations with PIT and Radio telemetry studies in S.O. Conte Lab, USGS (Massachusetts, USA). She got specialized in technical and naturalized fishways design and also had the privilege to get trained on dam removal projects in Princeton Hydro LLC (New Jersey, USA). She started designing fishways in England and USA, but very soon after she began working for World Fish Migration Foundation on different projects all related with creating awareness on the importance of river connectivity. She has been the events manager and coordinator for World Fish Migration Day since 2014. Responsible of the collection of the river barrier inventories for AMBER project. Dam Removal Europe project developer along with Herman Wanningen and responsible for the content and research of the dam removal status and drivers globally.
Dr. Pedro Morais
"Taking the lead on the conservation efforts of Iberian fish: a challenge to SIBIC"
Pedro Morais (Lisbon, 1976) has a PhD in Population Ecology and a degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries, both conferred by the University of Algarve. During his career he had the opportunity to study the most varied type of aquatic organisms, from protistoplankton, zooplankton, jellyfish, bivalves, birds, and of course, fish. His work has been carried out in several aquatic ecosystems, from the oceanic domain to the temporary streams of the southern Iberian Peninsula. However the estuaries are his passion, and the estuaries of the Guadiana and Minho rivers are his study sites of choice. His main research interests are the impact of invasive species on estuarine ecosystems and to uncover the processes and mechanisms leading to the phenotypic plasticity exhibited by migratory fish. From his diverse scientific production stant out the organization of an international conference on biological invasions and several sessions in international scientific congresses, more than 50 scientific papers and book chapters, and the publication of the book "An Introduction to Fish Migration" (CRC Press, 2016).
Dr. Luis Cardona
"Use of stable isotopes as habitat markers in aquatic species."
Luis Cardona Pascual (Mahón, 1966) has a PhD in Biological Sciences. He is currently an Associate Professor of Zoology in the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Barcelona. Coordinates the Inter-University Master's Degree in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management (UB-UPC) and is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Research on Biodiversity of the University of Barcelona (IRBio). His research focuses on the biology, ecology and management of marine vertebrates, with special interest in trophic ecology and habitat use. The analysis of stable isotopes of C, N, W and S is one of the techniques commonly used by his research group to address these issues, in fish, turtles and marine mammals. He is the author of 112 scientific articles and has directed 12 doctoral theses.
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Workshop LIFE - INVASAQUA - " Invasive Alien Species"