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Álvaro Roura Labiaga

Investigador I+D+i en Armadora Pereira / IIM-CSIC, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM-CSIC)

My work combines molecular tools with oceanography to understand the ecology of planktonic stages of cephalopods in coastal upwellings, mainly Octopus vulgaris: their diet, population analysis and life-cycle.

My current research aims to apply the ecological knowledge gathered from Octopus vulgaris paralarvae in the wild to solve the bottleneck of octopus aquaculture.

Complementary, I am interested in zooplankton trophic ecology and understanding parasitic/epibiontic relationships in the zooplankton, anadromous fishes and nudibranchs.


  • 2017–present
    Contratado doctor, Armadora Pereira S.A
  • 2014–2016
    Postdoc, La Trobe University
  • 2008–2013
    PhD, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM-CSIC)


  • 2013 
    Universidad de Vigo, Doctor en Biología

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Barrié de la Maza
    Funding Source:
    Fundación Barrié
  • 2008
    JAE predoc
    Funding Source:
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • 2007
    JAE Intro
    Introducción a la Investigación
    Funding Source:
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Research Areas

  • Marine And Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Aquaculture (070401)
  • Biological Oceanography (040501)