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Fernando Cánovas
PhD 2006, Univ. Murcia, Spain
FCT Posdoctoral Research Fellow, (2008- )

CCMAR, CIMAR - Laboratório Associado
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (F.C.T.)
Universidade do Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
P-8005-139 Faro, Portugal

Tel : (351) 289 800 900 ext: 7355
Fax: (351) 289 818 353

Main Research Area
I am interested in solving questions about biology and evolution of species and populations by integrating genetic and quantitative ecology tools. The aim of my research areas is focused on modelling the genetic diversity and the species distribution in an environmental and historical framework, as an important tool for conservation biology and management planning, using a wide variety of statistical approaches and geographical information systems and operating in a context of open source technologies.

Specific areas
evolutionary ecology, genomics, quantitative ecology, geostatistics, bioinformatics, open source technology, open source knowledge

Main model species

  • Brown algae (Fucus spp.).
  • Freshwater crustaceans (Proasellus coxalis).
  • Cave crustaceans (Tethysbaena spp.).
  • Open Source Technologies

  • ROVs.
  • Environmental and oceanographical multi-sensors.
  • R library design and optimization.
  • Training.