Josep Alós Crespí

Ecologia Marina
Científico Titular
Office: 2007

I am a quantitative researcher interested in developing new tools for sustainable oceans. I'm now particularly interested on fundamental and applied questions of animal movement ecology in marine social-ecological systems. Animal movement is a fundamental property of marine life implied in processes as diverse as the dynamics of meta-populations, species distribution, biological invasions, coexistence, extinction risk or the species ability to deal with global change. My research career has revealed that fish species around the globe exhibit remarkable within-species variation in movement that plays a fundamental role in such movement-dependences.

ü  What are the proximate mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of movement variation?

ü  How movement variation is translated to the wide range of life-histories observed across oceans?

ü  How fish behavior affects population resilience and conservation, ecological functioning and ocean ecosystem services?

ü  How the interplay among fish, human and environment shape the dynamics marine systems?

These are my main research questions which I try to shed light by developing robust quantitative tools, applying new tracking and bio-logging technologies, developing novel artificial intelligence and individual-based algorithms and, recently, by applying state-of-the-art –omics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, epigenetics)

Short biography: In 2007, as just a post-graduate, I was awarded my first project as PI and in 2009 I obtained my first competitive Fellowship (Balearic Government, Spain). In 2011, I completed my MSc degree in Marine Ecology and I was awarded with a competitive national Fellowship to carry out my PhD (FPI). I successfully defended my PhD with Honors at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) in 2013 and when I was still a PhD student, I was awarded a two-year Marie Curie IEF Post-Doc Grant to develop my first post-doctoral stage (2014-2015) in a world-leading group on social-ecological systems (IGB, Germany). In 2015, I was awarded with a prestigious Juan de la Cierva (Formación) post-doc to carry out my second post-doctoral stage (2016-2017). In 2017, I was awarded with a Juan de la Cierva (Incorporación) post-doc to carry out my current post-doctoral stage at the Fish Ecology Group of IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB, 2018-2019).

Here you can find and updated list of my publications: