Professor Carlos Garcia De Leaniz

Chair in Aquatic Biosciences
Biosciences
Telephone: (01792) 295383
Room: Lab - 114
First Floor
Margam Building
Singleton Campus

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. & Historical legacies of river pollution reconstructed from fish scales. Environmental Pollution 234, 253-259.
  2. & The male handicap: male-biased mortality explains skewed sex ratios in brown trout embryos. Biology Letters 12, 20160693
  3. & Elements in the development of conservation plans for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55(S1), 312-323.
  4. & Use of lumpfish for sea-lice control in salmon farming: challenges and opportunities. Reviews in Aquaculture
  5. & Novel class II alpha MHC variability in a small peripheral Atlantic salmon population. Animal Genetics 48(3), 370-372.

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Teaching

  • BI-S00 Year Abroad (Bioscience)

    Study at a partner institution abroad.

  • 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 at a partner institution. Students will study one or more subjects totalling - precise details dependent on the partner institution.

  • 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

  • The genetic basis of disease resistance in wild and farmed fish populations under the pressures of inbreeding (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Brown trout in the Falkland Islands: Invasion ecology, population structure and genetic diversity (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Carole Llewellyn
  • 'Optimising egg incubation and larval rearing in lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) aquaculture' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Determinants of population and individual variation in swimming performance of weak swimmers (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: Dr Emily Shepard
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Novel methods for early detection and monitoring of target Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Adaptive responses of sea bass to environmental change (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • A new approach to assessing sea turtle behaviour and wellbeing in a controlled environment: in search of a fingerprint for animal welfare (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Rory Wilson
  • 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: Dr Cynthia Froyd
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • 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 and genetics variation on the ecology and evolution of the mangrove killifishes (Kryptolebias spp.) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dan Eastwood
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • 'Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based analyses of Nucleospora cyclopteri infection in farmed lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus)' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • 'Visual recognition in the lumpfish (Cuclopterus lumpus), an emerging Aquaculture species used as a cleaner fish' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Fisheries ecology and management of the large head ribbonfish Trichiurus lepturus in the Arabian Sea (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King

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