PhD Student (ICM-CSIC)
Stefano Ambroso studied marine biology at the Università di Trieste (Italy) where he got the degree in December 2010 with the presentation of the research project “Spatial distribution patterns of the soft corals Alcyonium acaule and Alcyonium palmatum in coastal bottoms (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea)”. This project was carrier out at the Institut de Ciències del Mar de Barcelona, under the direction of Josep-Maria Gili and Andrea Gori.
He started his scientific carreer in 2009 at ICM-CSIC. His research activity is related to the ecology and the spatial distribution patterns of benthic communities. He has been envolved in many marine research projects (MAPUCHE, BENTOLARV, LIFE-INDEMARES, ECOSAFIMED) related with the conservation and management of Mediterranean coastal areas. Actually he is carrying out the PhD thesis under the supervision of Josep Maria Gili and Nuria Teixidó Ullod. The PhD project aims to understand the structure and dynamics of the Antarctic macrobenthic communities dominated by long-lived species of the Weddell Sea.
He is also managing two projects MITICAP and RESCAP that aim to mitigate the impacts of artesanal fishing and to restore deep gorgonians populations respectively.
- Ambroso S, Salazar J, Zapata-Guardiola R, Federwisch L, Richter C, Gili JM, Teixidó N (2017) Pristine populations of habitat-forming gorgonian species on the Antarctic continental shelf. Scientific reports, 7(1): 12251.
- Ambroso S, Böhmer A, López-González P, Teixidó N (2016) Ophiuroid biodiversity patterns along the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology 39(5): 881-895.
- Ambroso S, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM, Berganzo E, Teixidó N, Greenacre M, Rossi S (2013) Spatial distribution patterns of the soft corals Alcyonium acaule and Alcyonium palmatum in coastal bottoms (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea). Marine Biology 160(12): 3059-3070.
- Ambroso S, Dominguez-Carrió C, Grinyó J, López-González PJ, Gili JM, Purroy A, Requena S, Madurell T (2013) In situ observations on withdrawal behaviour of the sea pen Virgularia mirabilis. Marine Biodiversity 43(4): 257-258.