Lines of Investigation:

Climate change driven marine eco-evolutionary processes
My work focuses on eco-evolutionary processes operating in the marine world as a result of climate change. I am particularly interested in dispersal, hybridization, genotypic and phenotypic variation. I draw inferences from several disciplines, genomics, physiology, behavior to answer questions directly related to biodiversity conservation, fisheries management and global climatic change. I am also interested in research dedicated to other environmental stresses such as sound and light pollution to inform management and conservation efforts. I work on temperate and tropical systems spanning three ocean basins.

Selected Publications:

  • Beldade, R., Holbrook, S.J., Schmitt, R.J., Planes, S., Malone, D. & G. Bernardi. (2012). Larger female fish contribute disproportionately more to self-replenishment. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 279: 2116–2121
  • Beldade, R., Holbrook, S.J., Schmitt, R.J., Planes, S., Malone, D. & G. Bernardi. (2012). Larger female fish contribute disproportionately more to self-replenishment. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 279: 2116–2121
  • Norin, T., Mills, S.C. Crespel, A., Cortese, D., Killen, S.S. & Beldade, R. 2018 Anemone bleaching increases the metabolic demands of symbiont anemonefish. Proc Royal Soc B 285: 20180282.
  • Mills, S.C., Beldade, R., Chabanet, P., Bigot, L., O’Donnell, J & G. Bernardi (2015). Ghosts of thermal past: exposure to historic high temperatures elevates stress response in a coral reef fish. Coral Reefs 34:1255-1260
  • Suzanne C Mills, Ricardo Beldade, Laura Henry, David Laverty, Sophie L Nedelec, Stephen D Simpson, Andrew N Radford. Hormonal and behavioral effects of motorboat noise on wild coral reef fish. Environmental Pollution in press

Courses in which participates:

  • • BIO116M, Ecología Marina, (invited)
  • • BIO492M, Ichthyology, (invited)
  • • BIO4030, Ecologia de Cambio Global, doctorado