MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Italy has started working at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries at the University of Hamburg on 1 February 2016.
Camilla Sguotti made her PhD at the University of Hamburg.
I have a Bachelor degree in biology and a Master degree in marine biology, both achieved at University of Padova (Italy). Moreover I developed my master thesis abroad, at Cefas (Lowestoft, UK), where I focused on modelling historical distribution of elasmobranchs populations in the North Sea. After my graduation I have worked for the National Research Centre (CNR, Italy), as fisheries observer at Chioggia (Italy). Therefore I have a strong background in marine biology, especially in the fields of ecology, fisheries’ management and statistic. During my studies I was always keen on examining in depth the impact of anthropogenic pressures on both the ecosystem and the resources, and on exploring the different ways in which management measures can be developed. In particular, I would like to understand how biological, social and historical knowledge, together, can explain globally the status of fish stocks and ecosystems and can be used to achieve effective management and conservation measures.
During my PhD within the MARmaED network I will focus on an iconic species such as the cod, in the North Atlantic. In particular I will investigate cod stocks dynamics in relation not only to food web dynamics, as it was usually done, but also in relation to environmental (especially climate change) and socio-economic drivers. This work will be conducted at Hamburg University where I will be supervised by Prof. Christian Möllmann from the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries.