João N. Franco

Retrato de João N. Franco
MARE - IPLeiria
Dominio de investigação: 
Sistemas Costeiros e Oceano
Linhas de investigação: 
Biodiversidade e Funcionamento dos Ecossistemas
Risco Ambiental
Aquacultura e Pescas

Resumo da atividade

I am a marine ecologist and my research interest aims at understanding the global to local processes that control the performance and function of flora and fauna and how they interact in nearshore ecosystems, including their performance and bio-development in artificial structures. Most of my current research is focused on the implications of climate variability, especially the threats to kelp forest ecosystems (from abiotic and biotic drivers) and also perspectives for their conservation.