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Patricia Esquete Garrote

Patricia Esquete Garrote

Assistant researcher

Research interests

Taxonomy, biology and ecology of Peracarida
Benthic Ecology
Deep-sea Ecology
Deep-sea mining impacts

Academic degrees

Licenciatura Biologia (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
Ms. Oceanography (Universidad de Cádiz)
PhD. Oceanography (Universidade de Vigo)

Scientific activities

Current: Contract Researcher under Decree-Law 57/2016 Art.23rd - Transitional Rule

Research Positions
11/2015-02/2019. Postdoctoral Reaearch fellow at Departamento de Biologia & CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro. Funded by the FCT research grant ref. SFRH/BPD/94985/2013
03/2014-09/2014. Researcher at Departamento de Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal. Universidade de Vigo.
01/2013- 04/2013. Researcher at Fundación CEQUA (Center of Quaternary studies of Tierra de Fuego, Patagonia and Antartica).

Research Visits:
11/2017 Université de la Normandie, France. Collaborator: Prof. JC Dauvin. Tanaidacean taxonomy. Student supervision.
02/2018 University of Lodz, Poland. Collaborator: Prof. M. Blazewicz. Tanaidacean taxonomy.
10/2016 Universidad de Magallanes. Punta Arenas, Chile. Collaborator: Professor C. Aldea. Magellanic Peracarida: Taxonomy and biogeography.
05/2014 Instituto de la Patagonia. Punta Arenas, Chile. Collabotator: Professor C. Aldea and Prof. Américo Montiel. Antarctic Peracarida: Taxonomy and ecology
09/2013-12/2013 and 02/2012- 05/2012 Australian Museum. Collaborator: Dr. GDF. Wilson. Isopoda: Taxonomy and population Dynamics
09/2010- 11/2010. ARTOO Marine biology Consultants. Southampton, UK. Collaborator: R. Bamber.
Pycnogonida and Peracarida: Taxonomy and population dynamics


07/2007- 09/2007. Volunteer at CRCP (Coral Reef Conservation Program). Wildlife Conservation Society in Mombasa, Kenya
06/2014-08/2014, 06/2016-08/2016 and 06/2017-08/2018. Research mentor for Organization for Tropical Studies- OET at Las Cruces, Costa Rica, for the minority participation programs NAPIRE: Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience (2014 and 2016 editions) and REU- Research Experience for Undergraduates (2018)

Expecialization courses participation
15-19/05/2017 Invited Intervener in the National Action Training (ANF, in French): ”8th Taxonomic Workshop”. CNRS Resomar. CRESCO-Dinard, France.
10-16/10/2016 Universidad de Magallanes (Chile)
Organization and delivery of the course: “Crustáceos Australes: Carcinología de peracáridos magallánicos y antárticos"/ “Austral Crustaceans: Carcinology of magellanic and antarctic peracarids”. 10 hours.



MiningImpact2 - Environmental impacts and risks of deep-sea mining See more

EMSO-PT - European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory - Portugal See more

Scientific Supervision

Erasmus Practice (Main Supervisor): Álvaro Garcia Herrero (not a CESAM member)

Erasmus Practice (Main Supervisor): Jose Luis Zamora Sánchez (not a CESAM member)

Licenciatura- Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Bruna Bruna Simões (nº mec. 75576). (not a CESAM member)

Research interest

Benthic Ecology; Deep sea mining; crustacean biology and taxonomy; systematics; biogeography.

Academic degrees

2012. PhD in Oceanography. University of Vigo (Spain)

2009. Ms Oceanography. University of Cadiz (Spain)

2007. Degree in Biology. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) 

CESAM Funding: