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Patricia Esquete Garrote

Patricia Esquete Garrote

Assistant researcher

  • Author Name : Esquete P.

  • Researcher ID: E-8881-2015
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-9595-1524
  • Ciencia ID: 3A1B-7E51-2CE4
  • Department: Biology department (UA)
  • Research Group: Coastal and Deep-Ocean Ecology & Conservation (CDEC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: RID=E-8881-2015

Research interests

Taxonomy, biology and ecology of Peracarida
Benthic Ecology
Human impacts in the deep sea
Intersection of knowledge systems

Academic degrees

Licenciatura Biologia (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
Ms. Oceanography (Universidad de Cádiz)
PhD. Oceanography (Universidade de Vigo)
Ms. Anthropological Research and Applications (UNED)

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.



DEEP REST -Conservation and restoration of deep-sea ecosystems in the context of deep-sea mining See more

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


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