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  FORCADA ALMARCHA, AITOR SANTIAGO

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FORCADA ALMARCHA, AITOR SANTIAGO

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+34 965903400 x 2916
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Position:
PROFESOR/A TITULAR UNIVERSIDAD
Dept.
CIENCIAS DEL MAR Y BIOLOGIA APLICADA
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UNESCO Code:
240106 - Ecología animal
310506 - Técnicas pesqueras
310504 - Protección de los peces
310512 - Ordenación y conservación de la fauna silvestre

Academic background

  • Ciencias del Mar (Doctor Europeo y Premio Extraordinario)
    Universidad de Alicante (15/02/2008)
  • Diploma de Estudios Avanzados
    Universidad de Alicante (25/04/2005)
  • Tesis de Licenciatura
    Universidad de Alicante (01/06/2004)
  • Licenciado en Biología Marina
    Universidad de Alicante (01/09/2002)

Aitor Forcada is a marine biologist, researcher and senior lecturer in the Department of Marine Science and Applied Biology of the University of Alicante (Spain). He teaches mainly subjects related to applied statistics and geographic information systems (GIS) in Biology and Marine Science degrees, and in 2 official masters at the University of Alicante. Additionally, he participated in teaching several international courses about use of GIS for fisheries and aquaculture management, methodologies for ecological monitoring in marine protected areas, tools for environmental management of aquaculture, techniques for mapping marine key habitats and, introduction to experimental design, organized by national and international institutions.

 

He graduated in marine biology in 2002 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2008 (Special Award), which was focused on assessing the protection effect of marine protected areas and its impact on the surrounding artisanal fisheries in Western Mediterranean Sea. His research interest is focused on marine protected areas, ecology of littoral fish assemblages, management and conservation of marine fisheries resources and GIS applied to marine resources assessment.

 

He participated in more than 80 national and international research projects (4 of them European projects), which allow him collaborate actively with other national and international researchers, doing 3 stays in foreign institutions. He participated as author of more than 57 contributions to conferences, 8 books, 20 book chapters and also several papers (20 of them published in international indexed journals).