David Villegas Ríos
PhD in Marine Ecology (University of Vigo, 2013) investigating life history and behaviour of a coastal wrasse (Labrus bergylta). My main research interest is the impact of human activities on the behaviour of marine animals and its eco-evolutionary consequences at the population, community and ecosystem levels. I investigated consistency in behaviour of marine animals during a Marie Curie post-doc in Norway (Institute of Marine Research of Norway, 2014-2016) and found that most spatial ecology traits are consistent at the individual level. Now I’m trying to understand how fishing and marine reserves may alter the selection patterns on behavioural traits in unanticipated ways, and how this information may help inform adaptive management strategies. I’m currently hired by CSIC under the Marie Sklodowska Curie Program (2018-2010, @BemarProject ).
- Villegas-Rios D.; Reale D.; Carla F.; Moland E.; Olsen E. (2018) Personalities predict spatial responses to environmental fluctuations and survival in wild fish. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87: 1309-1319
- Villegas-Rios D.; Reale D.; Freitas C.; Moland E.; Moland Olsen E. (2017) Individual level consistency and correlations of fish spatial behaviour assessed from aquatic animal telemetry. Animal Behaviour. 124, 83-94
- Villegas-Ríos D.; Moland E.; Moland Olsen E. (2017) Potential of contemporary evolution to erode fishery benefits from marine reserves. Fish and Fisheries, 18:571-577
- Villegas-Ríos D., Alós J., Palmer M., Lowerre-Barbieri S., Bañón R., Alonso-Fernández A., Saborido-Rey F. (2014) Life-history and activity shape catchability in a sedentary fish Marine Ecology Progress Series, 515: 239-250
- Villegas-Ríos D., Alonso-Fernández A., Fabeiro M., Bañón R., Saborido-Rey F. (2013) Demographic variation between colour patterns in a temperate protogynous hermaphrodite, the Ballan Wrasse Labrus bergylta. PLOS ONE, 8 (8): e71591.