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About Joana Figueiredo

My research aims to increase our understanding of the environmental factors that are hampering the recovery rates of coral populations and to study how recovery rates can be bolstered by management actions. My research integrates experimentation and mathematical modeling approaches to predict current and future dispersal patterns of coral species. Specifically, I aim to elucidate how larval development dynamics of marine invertebrates determine important ecological processes, such as dispersal, recruitment and connectivity among populations and to predict how and to what extent climate change may alter these patterns.

Positions

2014 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Marine and Environmental Science
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2010 - 2013 Research Fellow (Academic level B), James Cook University, Australia ‐ ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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2009 - 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Lisbon ‐ Centre for Environmental Biology
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Courses

  • Marine Larval Ecology
  • Aquaculture
  • Scientific Method and Experimental Design
  • Biostatistics

Education

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2009 Ph.D. Biology, Specialty in Marine Biology and Aquaculture, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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2005 Post-graduation Statistics Applied to Biology and Health Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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2003 B.Sc., Marine Biology (Honors), University of Lisbon, Portugal
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Contact Information

(954) 262-3638

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