Miguel CorreiaMiguel Correia

Miguel Correia


Faro, Portugal
Joined Dec 2016

Miguel José Teodoro Correia started his research career in 2003 when he obtain the BSc degree from the Universidade do Algarve, addressing cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) aquaculture & husbandry. From this study he published 1 paper as first author. Later in 2006, he graduated in MSc at the Universidade de Lisboa, studying the proper feed for juvenile cuttlefish in laboratory. From this research he published 2 papers as first author. Recently in 2015, this researcher obtained the PhD degree with honors (Summa Cum Laude) from Universidade do Algarve. His PhD research addressed the conservation and mitigation actions of 2 seahorse species (Hippocampus guttulatus and Hippocampus hippocampus). More than 400 hours were spent in underwater research. This work resulted in 5 papers as first author. Besides the scientific dissemination, this researcher promoted innumerous media releases, both nationally and internationally, that aimed to raise awareness regarding marine conservation using seahorses as a flagship species. This researcher has been involved in Project Seahorse (http://www.projectseahorse.org) as team member since 2010 to date. He has also been involved in the IUCN Red List assessment regarding seahorse species as a specialist. This researcher has published a total of 15 peer-reviewed papers, he co-supervised 7 MSc students and 2 Undergraduate students. He participated in a total of 6 Research Projects in different capacities.

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