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dc.contributor.advisorCompany, Joan B.-
dc.contributor.advisorRecasens, Laura-
dc.contributor.advisorRamírez-Llodra, Eva-
dc.contributor.authorFernandez-Arcaya, U.-
dc.descriptionMemoria de tesis doctoral presentada por Ulla Fernández de Arcaya Redondo para optar al grado de Doctora en Ciencias del Mar por la Universitat de Barcelona (UB), realizada bajo la dirección del Dr. Joan Baptista Company Claret, de la Dra. Laura Recasens Albaladejo y de la Dra. Eva Ramirez Llodra del Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC)es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe present thesis starts from the premise that the knowledge of reproductive strategies of species is a fundamental tool for the understanding of ecological system characteristics (Giangrande et al., 1994). The deep sea (>1000 m depth) is the largest ecosystem on Earth and, although a large effort has been made in its exploration, it is still one of the least known habitats in the planet (Ramirez-Llodra et al., 2010). Our understanding in diversity, distribution and ecology aspects of deep-sea fish populations has increased considerably, however, the reproductive aspects of most of the fishes inhabiting these unique environments is still poorly understood. This lack of information represents a great opportunity to explore and further investigate these important topics to better understand, following a comparative approach, the ecological processes that shape the life-history patterns of deep-water fishes in the Mediterranean Sea. But first, we must have a well knowledge of species specific life strategies. [...]-
dc.description.sponsorshipThis thesis was conducted at the Institute of Marine Sciences of Barcelona (ICM-CSIC) thanks to PhD grant (BFR 08/067) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FPI Program). The thesis was also conducted in the frame of RECS, PROMETEO and DOS MARES projects to JBC funded by the Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry (refs. REN02/04556/C02/MAR, CTM2007-66316- C02/MAR and CTM2010-21810-C03-03/MAR, respectively) and Hermione project to ERLL founded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Program (grant agreement 226354)-
dc.publisherUniversidad de Barcelonaes_ES
dc.titlePopulation distribution and reproductive biology of the deep-sea fish community of the northwestern Mediterranean seaes_ES
dc.title.alternativeDistribución poblacional y biología reproductiva de la comunidad de peces de aguas profundas del Mediterráneo noroccidental-
dc.typetesis doctorales_ES
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
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