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Currently I am holding a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the Ryan Institute (National University of Ireland, Galway), where I am heading the FP7 project “NEPHROPS” www.nephrops.eu. The project is largely multidisciplinary involving a number of universities in UK, Sweden and Ireland, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and numerous stakeholders (i.e. Orkney Fisheries Association, Clew Bay Marine Forum, Northbay Shellfish Ltd. etc.). The project focuses upon sustainable fishery management (including discards reduction and aquaculture) of Dublin Bay prawn (Nephrops norvegicus) stocks in Ireland, Sweden and Scotland with the final aim to aid the local fishermen and stakeholders in Europe.
Here I am responsible for developing and validating the habitat suitability models (for Nephrops) in several European countries (Ireland, Sweden and Scotland) analysing large spatial and temporal datasets by using a combination of spatial analysis in GIS and R programming. Aside from the modelling I am also organising and managing the project field work where I am in charge of planning large scale mark-recapture experiments (tagging) in Ireland and Sweden which aim to identifying suitable inshore sites for potential future ranching activities in Europe. The field work also involves a close collaboration with local fishermen in Ireland and Sweden. In particular for this specific aspect I have been responsible for creating and maintaining a solid rapport with fishermen (i.e. for supply of animals that will otherwise will be discarded), as well as face to face interviews to gain information that can benefit the project (e.g. identifying fishing productive areas and suitable grounds for release of tagged Nephrops). I work closely with partners who aim to assess the economic benefits of the project.
My research interest focus on the effects of fisheries and climate change upon marine ecosystems and sustainable resources management. In particular my research experience is centered on the analysis of these impacts on marine food chains using modelling techniques and habitat mapping to produce scientific support for policy exploration and biodiversity conservation.
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|Channel Habitat Atlas for marine Resource Management (CHARM phase II)||13-JAN-08||13-OCT-08|
|Impacts of climate change and fisheries on the Celtic Sea ecosystem||20-OCT-08||21-JUN-12|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2009)|| 'The Channel habitat atlas for marine resource management (CHARM): an aid for planning and decision-making in an area under strong anthropogenic pressure'
Martin CS, Carpentier A, Vaz S, Coppin F, Curet L, Dauvin J, Delavenne J, Dewarumez JM, Dupuis L, Engelhard G, Foveau A, Garcia C, Gardel L, Harrop S, Just R, Koubbi P, Lauria V, Meaden GJ, Morin J, Ota Y, Rostiaux E, Smith RJ, Spilmont N, Vérin Y, Villanueva C, Warembourg C, (2009) 'The Channel habitat atlas for marine resource management (CHARM): an aid for planning and decision-making in an area under strong anthropogenic pressure'. Aquatic Living Resources, 22 :499-508 [DOI] [Details]
|(2010)|| 'A digital atlas helps to link the ontogenic shifts in fish spatial distribution to the environment of the eastern English Channel. Dab as a case study'
Martin CS, Vaz S, Koubbi P, Meaden GJ, Engelhard GH, Lauria V, Gardel L, Coppin F, Delavenne J, Dupuis L, Ernande B, Fouveau A, Lelievre S, Morin J, Warembourg C, Carpentier A, (2010) 'A digital atlas helps to link the ontogenic shifts in fish spatial distribution to the environment of the eastern English Channel. Dab as a case study'. Cybium, 34 (1):59-71 [Details]
|(2011)|| 'What influences European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) distribution in the eastern English Channel? Using habitat modelling and GIS to predict habitat utilisation'
Lauria V, Vaz S, Martin CS, Mackinson S, Carpentier A, (2011) 'What influences European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) distribution in the eastern English Channel? Using habitat modelling and GIS to predict habitat utilisation'. Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 68 (7):1500-1510 [DOI] [Details]
|(2012)|| 'Modelled distribution of ten demersal elasmobranchs of the eastern English Channel in relation to the Environment'
Martin CS, Vaz S, Ellis JR, Coppin F, Lauria V, Carpentier A. (2012) 'Modelled distribution of ten demersal elasmobranchs of the eastern English Channel in relation to the Environment'. Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology, 418-419 :91-103 [Details]
|(2013)|| 'Regional variation in the impact of climate change: evidence that bottom-up regulation from plankton to seabirds is weak in parts of the Northeast Atlantic'
Lauria V, Attrill MJ, Brown A, Edwards M, Votier SC (2013) 'Regional variation in the impact of climate change: evidence that bottom-up regulation from plankton to seabirds is weak in parts of the Northeast Atlantic'. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 488 :11-22 [Details]
|(2012)|| 'Influence of Climate Change and Trophic Coupling across Four Trophic Levels in the Celtic Sea'
Lauria V, Attrill MJ, Pinnegar JK, Brown A, Edwards M, Votier, SC (2012) 'Influence of Climate Change and Trophic Coupling across Four Trophic Levels in the Celtic Sea'. Plos One, 7 (10) [Details]
|(2010)|| 'Chapter 3. Channel Habitat Atlas for Marine Resources Management (CHARM) - An Aid to Management of a Resource Stressed Marine Area'
Martin C, Meaden CG, Vaz S, Dupuis L, Lauria V, Ernande B, Dauvin JC, Spilmont N, Dewarumez JM, Foveau A, Garcia C, Carpentier A, (2010) 'Chapter 3. Channel Habitat Atlas for Marine Resources Management (CHARM) - An Aid to Management of a Resource Stressed Marine Area' In: Ocean Globe. Redlands CA: ESRI Press. [Details]
|(2009)|| CHARM II Channel Habitat Atlas for marine Resource Management, rapport final/Atlas des habitats des ressources marines de la Manche orientale, phase II (CHARM II).
Carpentier A, Cook J, Coppin F, Delavenne J, Dupuis L, Engelhard G, Ernande B, Gardel L, Koubbi P, Lauria V, Martin C, Morin J, Vaz S, Warembourg C, (2009) CHARM II Channel Habitat Atlas for marine Resource Management, rapport final/Atlas des habitats des ressources marines de la Manche orientale, phase II (CHARM II). IFREMER, Boulogne-sur-mer, France. [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2006||Travelling fellowship||University of Palermo - CEFAS|
|2008||PhD Studentiship||Plymouth University|
|2003||University of Palermo||LLB Degree||Environmental Science|
|2005||Regional Agency for Environment (Italy)||MASTERS OF SCIENCE||Environmental Management and Sustainable Development|
|2006||University of Palermo||MASTERS OF SCIENCE||Analysis and Management of Marine Ecosystems|
|2012||Plymouth University||PhD||Impacts of climate change and fisheries on the Celtic Sea ecosystem|
|Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science||Reviewer|
|Marine Ecology Progress Series||Reviewer|