Francesc Maynou

Co-Leader, Marine coastal ecosystems biodiversity, functions and services in a changing environment
Francesc is a Research Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council. Her research focusses on Fisheries bioeconomic modelling. Within the project she is involved in research on ecosystem functions and services of maêrl beds in the Western Mediterranean. The results will help identify gaps in our understanding of ecological functioning of these threatened ecosystems. Her vision for the project is that MaCoBioS will set scientific baselines for the protection and restoration of maërl beds.
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Silvia De Juan

Co-Leader, Marine coastal ecosystems biodiversity, functions and services in a changing environment.
Silvia is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC). Her research focusses on ecological condition of marine habitats, ecosystem functions and the provision of services to society in the Mediterranean
Within the project, she leads the work package 1 on behalf of ICM-CSIC by contributing with biodiversity and ecosystem functioning data from rodoliths beds in the Spanish Mediterranean. She also undertakes the identification of safe operational limits of rodoliths beds and the selection of a set of indicators of the ecological condition of the habitats.
Silvia’s vision for MaCoBioS is that it will contribute to a holistic understanding of the multiple factors involved in the interaction between humans and nature in marine and coastal areas, and that it will shed light on the paths to achieve sustainable marine socio-ecological systems. ​
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Montserrat Demestre

Leader, Marine coastal ecosystems biodiversity, functions and services in a changing environment.
Montserrat is a Research Scientist with a PhD in Marine Science (1992). Her main fields of scientific interests are the life- history of demersal target species, the distribution and role of Essential Fish Habitats, and the study of fisheries dynamics, including discard practices and fishing impacts on ecosystems.
She has co-authored ca. 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals and she has participated in 22 research projects from national and international funding bodies, being the principal investigator in 12 projects.
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