My field of research is population ecology, a discipline located at the interphase between fundamental and applied ecological research. Groups of individuals (populations) are the basic units of my research, which I have categorized in 3 blocks:
- Local population dynamics and viability analyses
- Patch occupancy dynamics and dispersal processes
- Harvested species and adaptive management
During my PhD, I began investigating the local dynamics of animal populations using capture-recapture data on seabirds and tortoises. This improved my skills in statistical analysis and modelling, allowing me to later expand my research to other species and ecological questions. Most of the results of my research can be added to the existing knowledge on the biology of the species to improve their management and conservation status. As a post-doc, I have continued focusing my research on population dynamics, with emphasis on the adaptive management of animal populations.
Researchgate profile: Albert Fernandez-Chacon