Irene Rojo is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Barcelona within the project entitled RESMED, a project to study the ecosystems of the marine littoral of the Pyrenees, which focuses on acoustic telemetry to study the movement of fish, citizen science and common protocols of work and collaboration with managers and fishermen. She got her PhD in 2019, which focused on the recovery of predatory fish in marine protected areas, with emphasis on the temporal recovery trajectories and the ecological mechanisms underlying them. She has also experience working on long-term monitoring of benthic species, and in socio economical projects which focused on the identification of the perceptions of the stakeholders in marine protected areas. She is interested in biodiversity conservation in marine ecosystems, particularly in reef fish ecology, and the establishment of marine protected areas as tools for human use regulations and species conservation.
- Rojo I, Anadón JD, García-Charton JA (2021) Exceptionally high but still growing predatory reef fish biomass after 23 years of protection in a Marine Protected Area. PLOS ONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0246335
- Rojo I, Irigoyen A, Cuadros A, Calò A, Pereñíguez JM, Hernández-Andreu R, Félix-Hackradt FC, Carreño F, Hackradt C, García-Charton JA (2021) Detection of protection benefits on predatory fishes depends on the census methodology adopted. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3539
- Rojo I, Sánchez-Meca J, García-Charton, JA (2019) Small-sized and well-enforced Marine Protected Areas provide ecological benefits for piscivorous fish populations worldwide. Marine Environmental Research DOI:10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.06.005