Muñoz, Marta

Muñoz, Marta

Associate Professor (UdG)

Dr. Marta Muñoz Frigola is Associate Professor at the Dpt. of Environmental Sciences of the University of Girona and the coordinator researcher of the Marine Resources and Biodiversity Research Group of the Institute of Aquatic Ecology of the same university. Her lines of research have primarily been related to marine fish reproductive biology and its relationship to several factors as fisheries, marine protected areas, fish condition, parasitism or environmental change. She has published around 45 papers in scientific peer-reviewed journals and some book chapters, and also leaded or worked in several research projects dealing with these topics. Currently she is co-leading the projects "Analysis of the genomic variability and condition in the sardine populations of the Mediterranean. Implications for fishery management (ConSarVar) funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities; and the “Detection of parasites in the Catalan fishery sardine. Impact on health and condition”, funded by the FEMP.

She has recently co-directed a doctoral thesis on the reproductive and condition status of cold water marine fish, highlighting the new insights from a changing environment (A. Serrat, 2019); one on the effect of parasitism on the condition and reproduction of three commercial species (D. Ferrer 2016) and another on the impact of climate change on the thermophilic species (H. Villegas 2015). She previously directed a doctoral thesis on the reproductive strategy of Helicolenus dactylopterus (S. Vila, 2010) that obtained the Extraordinary Doctorate Award (UdG 2011), and another on the reproductive biology of the Scorpaenidae family (M. Sàbat, 2005).

From the educational point of view, Dra. Marta Muñoz teaches at the University of Girona in the grades of Biology and Environmental Sciences, as well as in the Master of Environmental Change: Analysis and Management, in which she has also been coordinator. In addition to the doctoral theses mentioned above, she has supervised several Master's and Final Degree Research Projects; and she has been member of 16 doctoral thesis tribunals. She is currently the Vice Dean for External Relations of the Faculty of Sciences.

Selected articles:

  • Serrat, A., Saborido-Rey, F., Garcia-Fernandez, C., Muñoz, M., lloret, J., Thorsen, A., Kjesbu, O.S. (2019) New insights in oocyte dynamics shed light on the complexities associated with fish reproductive strategies. Scientific Reports 9, 18411 (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54672-3
  • Rodríguez-Mendoza R., Muñoz M., Saborido-Rey, F. (2019) Structure and connectivity of bluemouth, Helicolenus dactylopterus, populations in the NE Atlantic and Mediterranean. Fisheries Research, 213: 56-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2019.01.006
  • Serrat A, Lloret J, Frigola-Tepe X, Muñoz M. (2019) Trade-offs between life-history traits in a coldwater fish in the Mediterranean Sea: the case of blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou. J Fish Biol. 2019 1–16. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13993
  • Serrat, A., Muñoz, M., Lloret J. (2018) Condition and reproductive strategy of the Argentina sphyraena, a cold-water species in the Mediterranean Sea. Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-018-0763-x
  • Domínguez-Petit, R. Anastosopoulou, L. Cubillos, H.D. Gerritsen, P. Gonçalves, J.M. Hidalgo, J. Kennedy, M. Korta, G. Marteinsdottir, C. Morgado, M. Muñoz, I. Quincoces, M. Sainza, A. Thorsen, F. Vitale (2017) Chapter 3: Maturity. In: Handbook of Applied Fisheries Reproductive Biology for Stock Assessment and Management. R. Domínguez-Petit, H. Murua, F. Saborido-Rey, E.A. Trippel (eds).

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