Caring about the future

Rui Jorge Miranda Rocha

Rui Jorge Miranda Rocha

Auxiliary Researcher

  • Author Name : Rocha R.J.M.

  • Researcher ID: F-5201-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-4385-6074
  • Ciencia ID: 031C-ABB6-C318
  • Department: Biology Department
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: RID=F-5201-2011 OR AU=(Rocha RJM, Rocha RJ, Rocha R)

Research interests

Development and implementation of methodologies for the sustainable aquaculture of low-trophic level species.

Development and implementation of community-based aquaculture projects in developing countries (optimization of production techniques, development of artisanal diets based on agriculture byproducts, broodstock selection and management, optimization of larval rearing processes).

Valorization of low-trophic level species sustainably produced in aquaculture.

Development of functional feeds to improve the biochemical and organoleptic characteristics of organisms produced in aquaculture.

Food safety: optimization of purification and packaging processes of bivalve molluscs produced in aquaculture.

Academic degrees

10-09-2013 | PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal | Thesis "Effect of light on ex situ production of symbiotic corals" | Approved (unanimously, only rank available if approved)

21-02-2002 | Degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries, option Aquaculture, University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal | 15 (out of 20) | Thesis (Wageningen University, Department of Animal Sciences, Fish Culture and Fisheries Group, Netherlands, “Nitrogen Removal in Aquaculture Recirculating Systems” | 18 (out of 20)



ENIGMA - Eco-friendly Nanotechnology in fish health manaGement for sustainable aquaculture developMent in Africa See more

4D-REEF-Past, present, and future of coral reefs in the Coral Triangle See more

NutriMo - Development of handmade diets for tilapia nutrition in community based aquaculture in Mozambique See more

INSIDER - Impact of an invasive species under global climate change and anthropogenic contamination scenarios in coastal food webs See more

BioDepura - Development of methodologies for depuration of bivalve molluscs suitable to the physiological requirements of each species See more

MolBiPack – Improvement of the packaging, transport and packing of bivalve molluscs: from catch to marketing See more

MAXIAQUA - MAXimization of the strategies of control of a parasite in aquaculture of turbot See more

ALISSA - Healthy and sustainable food for aquaculture fish See more

SunSole - Pilot Project of Sole culture in a Semi-Intensive land-based aquaculture See more

DepurPlus - Optimization of marine bivalve mollusks purification process See more

SymbioCoRe - SYnergies through Merging BIOlogical and biogeochemical expertise in COral REsearch See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Jessica Mota (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Galvano Matutino Neteque (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): José Luis Nunes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maida Lobo (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Pedroso de Lima Costa (CESAM member)

Financial Support


CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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