Sofia Ferreira

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Phone +47 40844792
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Room 3311
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo


My main research topics focus on the effects of environmental conditions on plankton and fish stocks under external pressures, such as climate change and fisheries. I graduated from the University of Algarve (Portugal) in Marine Biology, finished a MSc in Fisheries Biology and Management at the University of Bergen (Norway), and completed a PhD in Marine Ecology and Oceanography from the Technical University of Denmark (Denmark). I have since joined two very distinct projects for my first and second post-doctoral positions; one on plankton seasonality in the NorthEast Pacific at the University of Washington (USA) and Strathclyde University (UK), and another one on seasonal movements of commercial fish populations explained by the environment at the Technical University of Denmark (Denmark).


I started working on “SPITFIRE - Spatial variability and Implications of the Timing of Fish Responses to the Environment” on November 1, 2018. This is a Marie-Curie funded project and is a collaboration with Joël Durant from CEES and Anna Neuheimer from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA), but currently on leave at a COFUND (Marie Curie) Fellowship at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (Denmark). The main goal of SPITFIRE is to quantify the ability of an improved MMH to globally explain fish dynamics, by acknowledging the roles of zooplankton, space and mismatch. Soon, I will be adding updates on SPITFIRE on my website

Tags: Marine biology, Plankton ecology, Match-mismatch, Phenology, Fish recruitment, Ocean colour; Denmark; Nordic
Published Nov. 5, 2018 12:42 PM - Last modified Apr. 22, 2020 11:04 PM


No ongoing projects