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Alvaro Roura

Dr. Alvaro Roura


Position: Postdoc

Department: Ecology, Environment and Evolution

University/Institute/Company: La Trobe University


My work combines molecular tools with oceanography to understand the ecology of planktonic stages of cephalopods in coastal upwellings, mainly Octopus vulgaris: their diet, population structure and life-cycle. My research aims to understand Octopus vulgaris larvae in the wild, to apply such knowledge to aquaculture.
Complementary, I study mesozooplankton communities, parasitic/epibiontic relationships in the zooplankton, anadromous fishes and nudibranchs and cephalopod biodiversity.

Disciplines: Biology

  • Biology: Ecology, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology

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