Students

Knowledge module

 

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses (all the course)- 3 credits each one. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

1st Semester

Compulsory:

  • Genetic Biodiversity: 3 ECTS
  • Biodiversity of marine food webs: 3 ECTS
  • Global change: 3 ECTS

 

Elective:

  • Evolution and biogeography of marine organisms: 3 ECTS

 

Tools module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses (all the course)- 3 credits each one. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

 

1st Semester

Compulsory:

  • Impact detection and evaluation: 3 ECTS

 

Elective:

  • Geographic information systems and remote sensing: 3 ECTS
  • Legal and economic aspects of marine resources: 3 ECTS

Knowledge module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses (all the course)- 3 credits each one. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

2nd Semester

 

Elective:

  • Biological invasions: 3 ECTS
  • Aquaculture: 3 ECTS
  • Marine Protected Areas: 3 ECTS

Tools module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses (all teh course) – 3 credits each one. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

2nd Semester

Compulsory:

  • Molecular techniques and their application: 3 ECTS
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management: 3 ECTS

 

Elective:

  • Ecological modelling: 3 ECTS
  • Population biology applied to conservation: 3 ECTS

 

Internhips module

Compulsory:

  • Internships in companies: 18 ECTS

 

Master’s thesis

Compulsory:

  • Master´s Thesis: 12 ECTS

COMPETENCES

Basic competences

General competences

Specific competences

TEACHING GUIDES

Course Credits Duration Type Module Subject
Genetic Biodiversity 3.0 First Semester Compulsory
Biodiversity of Marine Trophic Webs 3.0 First Semester Compulsory
Global Change 3.0 First Semester Compulsory
Biological Invasions 3.0 Second Semester Optional
Marine Protected Areas 3.0 Second Semester Optional
Evolution and Biogeography of Marine Organisms 3.0 First Semester Optional
Aquaculture 3.0 Second Semester Optional
Molecular Techniques and their Applications 3.0 Second Semester Compulsory
Detection and Assessment of Impacts 3.0 First Semester Compulsory
Advances in Integrated Coastal Zone Management 3.0 Second Semester Compulsory
Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing 3.0 First Semester Optional
Ecological Modelling 3.0 Second Semester Optional
Legal and Economic Aspects of Marine Resources 3.0 First Semester Optional
Population Biology Applied to Conservation 3.0 Second Semester Optional
Master Dissertation 12.0 Second Semester Degree Final Project
Training in Enterprises 18.0 Second Semester Internships

MASTER DISSERTATION

Academic information (in spanish)

List of Previous Master Dissertation and SCI papers associated

MASTER DEGREE IN MARINE CONSERVATION

University of Oviedo,

Master Thesis Dissertations

(from 2015 to present).

 

Cohort 2015-2016

1. Irene Fernández Rodríguez

TFM: Population and species assemblages of holothurians in a bathymetric gradient.

Tutor: José Luis Acuña and  Eva García Vázquez

Publication: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

(https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417001138)

2. Marina Parrondo Lombardía

TFM: Species-specific markers for monitoring the invasive fish Silurus glanis in Iberian waters.

Tutor: Yaisel Borrell

Publication: Journal for Nature Conservation

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2018.02.006)

3. Marta Gómez Asenjo

TFM: Barcoding approach to the biological risks encompassing marine litter in the Cantabrian coast.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez Eduardo Dopico Rodríguez and Laura Miralles López

Publication: Journal for Nature Conservation

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2018.01.005)

4. Fernando Rayón Gómez

TFM: Social perception of biotic and abiotic marine pollution in the Cantabrian coast. A socioenvironmental approach.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez Eduardo Dopico Rodríguez and Laura Miralles López

Publication: Marine Pollution Bulletin

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.04.066)

5. María Ballesteros Rivas

TFM: Ecology of planktonic pteropods in the Bay of Biscay.

Tutor: José Luis Acuña and Rafael González-Quirós

6. María Nazarena Pérez López

TFM: Potential of the appendicularian Oikopleura dioica for artificial selection experiments.

Tutor: José Luis Acuña

 

Cohort 2016-2017

7. Carlota Barañano Carrión

TFM: Effects of clam harvesting on the resilience of a seagrass Zostera marina meadow: habitat fragmentation and genetic diversity.

Tutor: Yaisel Borrell and Emilio Fernández Suarez

Publication: Aquatic Botany

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2017.12.002)

8. Sara Fernández Rodríguez

TFM: Biotic pollution and marine litter associated to coastal protected spaces in the Bay of Biscay.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez, Eduardo Dopico Rodríguez and Laura Miralles López

Publication: Marine Pollution Bulletin

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.034)

9. Saúl Rodríguez Martínez

TFM: Macroinvertebrate communities studied from environmental DNA for a new water quality index.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez and Alba Ardura Gutiérrez

Publication: PLoS ONE

(https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201741)

10. Héctor Gutiérrez Barón

TFM: Sponge biodiversity of deep bottoms in Gorringe Bank, NE Atlantic.

Tutor: José Luis Acuña and Javier Cristobo

11. Aitor Ibabe Arrieta

TFM: eDNA methodology to assess biota associated to marine litter.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez and Jose Luis Martínez Fernández

Publication: PLoS ONE

(https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228811)

 

Cohort 2017-2018

12. Víctor Gómez del Campo

TFM: Patterns of size, species and tidal height selection by limpet gatherers in the Asturian Coast (Cantabrian Sea, N Spain).

Tutor: José Luis Acuña Fernández.

13. Celia Solís González

TFM: Diversity of bioactive actinobacteria isolated from Avilés canyon sediments.

Tutor: Gloria Blanco Blanco and Aida Sarmiento-Vizcaíno.

14. Joshua García Herranz

TFM:  A preliminary assessment of fishery induced threats to Odontoceti species in the Bay of Biscay and the outlook for future conservation initiatives

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez and Laura Miralles López

15. Alumna: Olalla Alonso López

TFM:  Community changes induced by the spreading of the invasive polychaete Ficopomatus enigmaticus along the Asturian coast.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez and Laura Miralles López

16. Ana Prieto Panero

TFM: Evaluating the Conservational mission at Bristol aquarium to schools and general public.

Tutor: José Manuel Rico Ordás and Eduardo Dopico Rodríguez

 

Cohort 2018-2019

17. Paula Masiá Lillo

TFM: Microplastics in the Cantabric coast: quantification and impact on areas with different anthropogenic influence.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez and Alba Ardura Gutiérrez

Publication: Marine Pollution Bulletin

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.07.065)

18. Alicia García Gallego

TFM: Whaling tradition through time – Social perception towards cetaceans along the Cantabrian coast.

Tutor: Yaisel Borrell and Laura Miralles López

Publication: Biodiversity and Conservation

(https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-021-02187-7)

19. Samuel López Menéndez

TFM: Genetic monitoring of exploited sea urchin populations in the central area of the Bay of Biscay using mitochondrial DNA.

Tutor: Yaisel Borrell and Laura Miralles López

Publication: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

(https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3766)

20. Oriane Georges

TFM: Potential implications of Dead Sea – Red Sea water conveyance for aquatic biodiversity.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez, José Luis Martínez Fernández and Sara Fernández Fernández

Publication: Marine Pollution Bulletin

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112451)

21. Cristina Navarro Moreno

TFM: Diversity and distribution of the echinoderms (Echinodermata) in the central Cantabrian Sea (Asturias), based upon abiotic factors of the area.

Tutor: Andrés Arias Rodríguez

22. David Ruiz García

TFM: Paired-laser photogrammetry as a non-invasive technique for estimating shark body size and weight.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez, Laura Miralles López and Pablo García Salinas

23. Paula Izquierdo Muruáis

TFM: Characterization of marine heat waves in the Asturian coast.

Tutor: José Manuel Rico

Publication: Science of The Total Environment

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155478)

24. Lorena Labrado Martín

TFM: Influence of marine pollution on infectious diseases in marine mammals: review and data analysis.

Tutor: Alfredo F. Ojanguren

25. Jorge López Mañes

TFM: Risks for environmental health in coastal zones investigated from eDNA.

Tutor: Eva García Vázquez and Alba Ardura Gutiérrez

 

Cohort 2019-2020

26. Narkie Akua Agyeman

TFM: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in sharks revealed through barcoding.

Tutor: Gonzalo Machado Schiaffino

Publication: Genes

(https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12071002)

27. Arnaud Maxime, Moeykens

TFM: The status of rocky reef and nearshore fish fauna in Asturias (NE Spain).

Tutor: José Luis Acuña Fernández

 

Cohort 2020-2021

28. Ana Sánchez Rodríguez

TFM: Invertebrate diversity in aquarium substrates and its influence on the exhibited species

Tutors: Susana Acle and Andrés Arias

29. Ohiane Muñoz Martínez

TFM: Influence of diets on reproduction and variability of species exhibited in aquariums

Tutors: Susana Acle and Andrés Arias

30. Jaclyn Higgins

TFM: Comparison of extraction methods in the collection of the ocle (Gelidium corneum) in the Principality of Asturias and influence on the sustainability of the resource.

Tutor: José Manuel Rico Ordás

Publication: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2022.107956)

31. Andrea Romero Bascones

TFM: Genetic monitoring on the octopus populations (Octopus vulgaris) from the Bay of Biscay.

Tutors: Yaisel J. Borrell and María Trinidad Pérez.

32. Paula Cabanilles Benito

TFM: Emerging pollutants in preys of Merluccius merluccius. Implications for resource conservation

Tutors: Eva García Vázquez and Alba Ardura

Publication: Diversity

(https://doi.org/10.3390/d14050308)

33. Patricia Alcázar González

TFM: Epifaunal communities of seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) meadows under different anchoring pressure

Tutors: Fiona Tomas Nash and Gonzalo Machado Schiaffino

34. Diego Fernández Guerra

TFM: Genomics tools applied to the identification and conservation of economically relevant fish: Hake

Tutors: Gonzalo Machado Schiaffino

35. Lara María Sánchez Pertierra

TFM: Ecological succession in patches left by barnacle harvesters at the intertidal coast of Asturias

Tutors: José Luis Acuña

CALENDAR

Calendar-Master in Marine Conservation 2020-2021 and Preliminar Calendar for course 2021-2022

 

Calendar MMC 2022-2023 Calendar MMC 2021-2022