Professor Carlos Garcia De Leaniz

Areas of Expertise

  • salmon
  • mate choice
  • Boldness
  • Anti-predatory behaviour
  • Captive-breeding
  • Maladaptation
  • Salmonid conservation
  • aquaculture
  • Environmental enrichment
  • biological invasions
  • aggression
  • behavioural ecology
  • aquaculture environment interactions
  • fish ecology
  • predation
  • conservation
  • biodiversity
  • local adaptations

Publications

  1. & The male handicap: male-biased mortality explains skewed sex ratios in brown trout embryos. Biology Letters 12, 20160693
  2. & Elements in the development of conservation plans for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55(S1), 312-323.
  3. & Use of lumpfish for sea-lice control in salmon farming: challenges and opportunities. Reviews in Aquaculture
  4. & Novel class II alpha MHC variability in a small peripheral Atlantic salmon population. Animal Genetics 48(3), 370-372.
  5. & Temporal and spatial instability in neutral and adaptive (MHC) genetic variation in marginal salmon populations. Scientific Reports 7, 42416

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Teaching

  • BIO335 Fisheries and aquaculture

    This module provides an introduction to the operation and management of commercial fisheries with particular relevance to the current over-exploitation and decline of most commercial fish stocks, and the potential for changing this situation by using aquaculture

  • BIOM22 Environmental Assessment and Management

    This module covers Environmental Assessment & Management skills. Students enrolled in this module will learn to choose suitable environmental management systems to solve environmental problems in the real world, to apply a variety of techniques to environmental evaluation, and to make environmental impact assessments and reports. This module introduces the SPICOSA System Approach Framework through stakeholder interaction and construction of conceptual models of ecosystems followed by delivery of the outcomes of these to stakeholders. It aims to give the students an overview of the full process of developing a generic management strategy for a range of natural ecosystems.

  • BIOM25B Science Skills and Research Methods

    This intensive lecture and practical based module covers science skills for students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies, including MSc, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees. It will teach students how to make good use of library and internet resources (including Web of Science, Voyager and Blackboard), to design and analyse their experiments, and to make presentations of their data during conferences and symposia. It will provide PG students in the Department of Biosciences (and other Departments in the College of Science) with the research and analytical skills necessary to carry out their research projects. It will teach them how to formulate and test scientific hypotheses, and how to generate and analyse scientific results using a variety of research methods. Lecture topics include Reporting and Presentation skills, Numerical skills, Philosophy and Methodology of Science, and Biostatistics. The lectures are taught during the first part of the Semester. The module is examined through a combination of CA (50%) and Examination in the form of a MCQ test (50%). Basic reading: Whitlock, M. and Schluter, D. (2014) The Analysis of Biological Data (Roberts & Co.). Crawley, M.J. (2005) Statistics: An Introduction Using R (Wiley). Original research papers given in reading list

  • BIOM37B Conservation of Aquatic Resources

    The module will identify major issues in the conservation of aquatic organisms and develop the knowledge base of students in aquatic conservation, including those related to captive breeding programmes and the potential effects of climate change and other stressors. Some of the lectures/seminars are given by invited experts in the field. The module is assessed by a combination of continuous assessment (50%) and written examination (50%).

  • BIXE01 Mobility Study Abroad

    A study placement abroad on a number of specialised subjects. Depending on the partner university.

  • BIXE02 Mobility Study Abroad

    NA

  • BIXE03 Mobility Study Abroad

    NA

  • BIXE04 Mobility Study Abroad

    NA

  • BIXE05 Mobility Study Abroad

    NA

  • BIXE06 Mobility Study Abroad

    NA

  • BIXE07 Mobility Study Abroad

    NA

  • BIXE08 Mobility Study Abroad

    NA

Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Introduction and dispersal of aquaculture-related invasive species under climate change (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Understanding and managing commercially important marine finfish: the case of the largehead ribbonfish Trichiurus lepturus in the Arabian Sea (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • Can fish recognise faces? (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Developing a rapid molecular screening method for the detection of the microsporidia in cleaner fish (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Pathways of Introduction and Spread of Invasive Alien Species (AIS) in freshwater ecosystems. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Impact of aquatic invasive species (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Prof Dan Eastwood
  • Early detection of Invasive Species using environmental DNA metabarcoding. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Dr Cynthia Froyd
  • Sustainable use of Lumpfish for Sea-Lice Control in Salmon Farming (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • The role of epigenetics versus genetic diversity on disease resistance and social behaviour in self-fertilising fish species. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Prof Dan Eastwood
  • Building sustainable rural communities in Zambia through knowledge exchange with Wales. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Sergei Shubin
  • Closing the reproductive cycle of the lumpfish (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo

Key Grants and Projects