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. Halsey, L, Wilson, R, Leaniz, C, Robson, A Effect of anthropogenic feeding regimes on activity rhythms of laboratory mussels exposed to natural lightHydrobiologia6551197
  2. Halsey, L, Leaniz, C, Wilson, R, Robson, A Behavioural adaptations of mussels to varying levels of food availability and predation riskJournal of Molluscan Studies764348
  3. Wilson, R, Leaniz, C, Thomas, G, Robson, A Valve gape and exhalant pumping in bivalves: optimization of measurementAquatic Biology6191
  4. Garcia De Leaniz, C, Thomas, G Does the parasitic freshwater pearl mussel M. margaritifera harm its host?Hydrobiologia
  5. Garcia De Leaniz, C, Consuegra del Olmo, S Less can be more: loss of MHC functional diversity can reflect adaptation to novel conditions during fish invasionsEcology and Evolution31033593368

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Behavioural Morphometric and Genetic Variation in Lumpfish (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Relative roles of genetic and epigenetic variation on the ecology and evolution of mangrove killifishes (Kryptolebias spp.) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dan Eastwood
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Synergies between aquatic invasive species (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Prof Dan Eastwood
  • Delivering safe and nutritious tilapia to low income Countries (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Dr Tamsyn Uren Webster
    Other supervisor: Dr Sergei Shubin
  • Welfare benefits of physical activity and microalgal feed supplementation in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Dr William Allen
  • Adaptive responses of Irish and Celtic sea fish species to environmental change (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Improvements on health and welfare in farmed lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.) used for sea lice control in the salmon industry«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    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
  • Behavioural biomarkers for animal health: a case study using animal-attached technology on loggerhead turtles (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Rory Wilson
  • Evaluating dietary supplements for the reduction of aggression in intensively farmed Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Inter and intraspecific variation in passage success within an experimental pool and weir system (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Pathways of Introduction and Spread of Invasive Alien Species (AIS) in freshwater ecosystems. (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Development and application of molecular toold estimating spatial and seasonal distribution patterns of freshwater and marine native and invasive species. (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cynthia Froyd
    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
  • 'Optimising egg incubation and larval rearing in lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) aquaculture' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • The genetic basis of disease resistance in wild and farmed fish populations under the pressures of inbreeding (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
    Other supervisor: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo
  • Early Detection and Establishment Assessment of Aquatic Invasive Species (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
    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
  • 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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