Fleuriane Fernandes is an aquaculture scientist, specialising in microalgae and macroalgae cultivation and ecophysiology with a focus on water quality and nutrient remediation. After achieving a master’s degree on aquaculture techniques and fisheries, Fleuriane contributed to the delivery of several national and European projects in France (INTERREG funded EnAlgae project, ANR funded Idealg project). At Swansea university, Fleuriane contributed to the delivery of the EPSRC funded Macrobiocrude project, and part of this research was the development of successful collaborations with local companies, such as the Milford Haven Port Authority (Pembrokeshire, Wales) that lead to the installation of the first macroalgae cultivation platform in Wales. She also worked as a technical officer on the ERDF funded SEACAMS2 project and is now working on the INTERREG funded ALG-AD project on digestate processing and remediation by microalgae. Fleuriane has extensive experience of algal cultivation techniques at laboratory and pilot scales as well as an extensive knowledge of analytical methods used for algal growth monitoring, and also in algal characterisation and microbiological culturing methods.
Fleuriane has now started a part-time PhD looking into the bacterial communities associated with the microalgae Chlorella vulgaris