Professor Carlos Garcia De Leaniz

Chair in Aquatic Biosciences
Biosciences
Telephone: (01792) 295383

About Me

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. & Differential invasion success of salmonids in southern Chile: patterns and hypotheses. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24(3), 919-941.
  2. & Contrasting patterns of genetic and phenotypic differentiation in two invasive salmonids in the southern hemisphere. Evolutionary Applications 7(8), 921-936.
  3. & Eco-immunology of fish invasions: the role of MHC variation. Immunogenetics 66(6), 393-402.
  4. & Silver spoons in the rough: can environmental enrichment improve survival of hatchery Atlantic salmonSalmo salarin the wild?. Journal of Fish Biology 85(6), 1972-1991.
  5. & Maladaptation and phenotypic mismatch in hatchery-reared Atlantic salmonSalmo salarreleased in the wild. Journal of Fish Biology 85(6), 1927-1945.

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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: Fowley, J and Cohen, L (1992) Practical statistics for field biology, J. Wiley Williams B (1993) Biostatistics: Concepts and applications for biologists, Chapman & Hall 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%).

  • BIOM51 MRes Literature Reviews (Biosciences)

    Students in this course will learn to (1) identify scientific papers of relevance to their program of study using literature databases, (2) appraise the results of primary research and effectively extract and summarise scientific information, and (3) present the results of a literature search in a clear and logical manner within a correctly structured review format Assessment for this module is 100% through continuous assessment. This module requires the submission of two pieces of work of appropriate standard and according to the format of a peer-review publication. The topic of the first review will be given by the instructor and will be submitted before the end of term 1 (worth 40% of the mark), while the second term review (topic chosen by the student) will be submitted at the end of the term (worth 60% of the mark). There are no examinations for this module

  • BIOM61 Literature Review in Aquaculture & Fisheries

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Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Optimisation of lumpfish as a source of biological control of sea lice in Salmon farms (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Adam Powell
    Other supervisor: Professor Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Introduction and dispersal of aquaculture-related invasive species under climate change (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor 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 Sultanate of Oman (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • The role of epigenetics versus genetic diversity on disease resistance and social behaviour in self-fertilising fish species. (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Sergei Shubin
  • Impact of aquatic invasive species (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
    Other supervisor: Professor Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • 'Tracking the behaviour and energy use of teleost fish: Insights from accelerometer loggers' (awarded 2015)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson
  • 'Maternal effects and phenotypic mismatch in hatchery-reared Atlantic Salmon' (awarded 2015)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • '''''Investigation of a bioprocess model for enhanced fatty acid production in diatoms:''''' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Kevin Flynn
  • 'Genetic diversity and population structure of endangered Aplochiton sp. impacted by salmonid invasions' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Patricia Lee
  • 'Assessing population connectivity in the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) using mtDNA haplotypes' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Patricia Lee
  • 'Brown Trout in the Falklands: Origin, Life History, and Public Attitudes to an Invasive Species' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Ingrid Lupatsch
  • 'Maternal effects on the early life stages of Atlantic salmon: implications for conservation' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson
  • 'The Movement Ecology Toolkit: Novel biotelemetry methodologies for elucidating animal behaviour and location' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson
  • 'Transgenerational effects of hatchery domestication on offspring quality of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Graeme Hays
  • 'Dive Depth and Duration of Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Their Warm Water Nesting Areas and Their Cold Water Foraging Areas' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Graeme Hays
  • 'Adaptive Phenotypic Variation in Brown Trout in two Welsh Rivers' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Andrew Rowley
  • ''Life on a Free-bee: An insight into bird flight'' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson
  • 'Understanding Any Potential Boat Disturbance on the Movement Patterns of Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and Haul-out Behaviour of Atlantic Grey Seals (Halichoerus grypus) around Ramsey Island, South-West Wales' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Ian Horsfall
  • Ontogenetic development of migration: Lagrangian drift trajectories suggest a new paradigm for sea turtles (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Graeme Hays
  • Linking River Connectivity with Genetic Variation of Brown Trout in Wales (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson
  • Effects of ocean acidification on growth, feeding and predator avoidance behaviour of two marine molluscs (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Robin Shields
  • Informing the management and conservation of the whelk (Buccinum undatum) fishery in South Wales (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr John Lancaster
  • River connectivity and fragmentation of brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations in Wales: a stable isotope approach (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson
  • Use of Accelerometers to Assess Potential Conflicts of Sharks and Fisheries (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson
  • Conservation ecology of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson
  • Improving the survival and fitness of hatchery-reared salmonids in restoration programmes (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Daniel Forman
  • Gaping at environmental variability: How do bivalves react to changing circumstance? (awarded 2008)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Rory Wilson