My experience as early career researcher in DEVOTES

Hello Devotees and colleagues! Remember me? I am Sónia Cristina, a DEVOTES Early Career Researcher (ECR) and I was the PhD Student of the Month of July 2014. I want to share my experience in DEVOTES with you. My PhD in the DEVOTES project gave me an excellent opportunity to work with different researchers from several […]

Laura Carugati

  ABOUT YOUR PhD What is the aim of your PhD Research? The aim of my PhD thesis is to improve the knowledge of meiofaunal biodiversity, using morphological identification and molecular tools based on Next Generation Sequencing platforms. The final aim will be to analyze the processes such as environmental parameters and food sources driving meiofaunal […]

Nina Dzhembekova

  ABOUT YOUR PhD What is the aim of your PhD Research? Potentially toxic phytoplankton species in the Black Sea – ecology and genetic identity. Application of molecular methods for investigation of potentially toxic phytoplankton species. What is the most appealing part of your PhD? Molecular biology is really fascinating because reveals features that have been […]

Pieter van der Linden

  ABOUT YOUR PhD What is the aim of your PhD Research? The aim of my PhD is to explore the usability of species functional traits as a tool to investigate ecosystem functioning in coastal and marine environments. What is the most appealing part of your PhD? For me, the most appealing part is to meet […]

Sónia Cristina

  ABOUT YOUR PhD What is the aim of your PhD Research? The main objective is the study of the features of the ocean colour spectral signatures near Sagres in the southwest coast of Portugal using remote sensing data acquired by ocean colour sensor Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS). What is the most appealing part of […]

Ernesto Villarino


Sergei Danchenko

    ABOUT YOUR PhD What is the aim of your PhD Research? My main goal is to test innovative tools (genomics, chemotaxonomy), to assess and monitor the biodiversity of phytoplankton communities of the upwelling system (SW coast of Iberian Peninsula). This research will contribute to biodiversity-based indicators used for GES and ecosystem monitoring. What is […]

Albert Reñé

    ABOUT YOUR PhD What is the aim of your PhD Research? The aim of my PhD is to study the diversity of dinoflagellates belonging to the order Gymnodiniales from the NW Mediterranean Sea combining morphological and molecular analyses. What is the most appealing part of your PhD? The different studies carried out in the […]

Jon Corell

  ABOUT YOUR PhD What is the aim of your PhD Research? The aim of my PhD is to compare the biodiversity and metabolic diversity of zooplankton samples from different locations and depthsl around the world, using genetic methods such as metabarcoding and metagenomics What is the most appealing part of your PhD? The most interesting […]

Priscila Goela

  ABOUT YOUR PhD What is the aim of your PhD Research? My main goal is to understand the relation between the biodiversity of phytoplankton communities of the water column, (SW coast of Iberian Peninsula), and the optical properties (light absorption and scattering processes). What is the most appealing part of your PhD? The most motivating […]