Plankton ecology, planktonic trophic webs and factor affecting fish recruitment.
Previous research experience in “Instituto de Ciencias del Mar” (CSIC, Spain), “Plymouth Marine Laboratory” (1996-2000, United Kingdom) and “Southampton Oceanography Center” (2000-2002,United Kingdom) and AZTI (Spain) from 2002 to 2011 before joining King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) in 2011. Head of the Biological Oceanography & living resources section in AZTI from 2004 to 2011 and Director of the Red Sea Research Center in KAUST from 2011 to 2016.
Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director at AZTI-Tecnalia.
PhD in Oceanography (1994) from the University of Bordeaux I (France).