Elena Tamarit Castro

UniversityUniversity of Gothenburg
DepartmentEarth sciences
PhD student
KeywordsClimate, coastal, marine, fisheries, policy, sustainability, impacts, environment, ecosystem, resilience, seafood, industry

Website University of Gothenburg, in Swedish www.gu.se/om-universitetet/hitta-person/elenatamarit
Website University of Gothenburg, in English www.gu.se/en/about/find-staff/elenatamarit
Networks/thematic areasGothenburg Air and Climate Network (GAC), Global Sustainable Futures (GSF), Urban research (previously Urban Research Network)
SDG:s2. Zero hunger, 3. Good health and wellbeing, 11. Sustainable cities and communities, 12. Responsible consumption and production, 14. Life below water
RegionsSub-Saharan Africa

Reasearch / work
Title: Climate and environmental change impacts on Swedish coastal fisheries. My PhD is within the larger project "Coastal fisheries in Sweden: from a changing sea to arobust science-policyenvironment(SEA2POL+)" from the Centre for Sea and Society. The aim of my project is to compile relevant fisheries-, climate- and geographical data to assess the drivers of long-term population dynamics of commercially important fish along the Swedish west coast. I will investigate drivers of long- and short-term population changes using fish time series covering most of last century and fishing efforts. Also the impact of extreme events such as heatwaves on fish. I will use the gained information will subsequently to make risk assessments of selected coastal fish populations for the near future under different Representative Concentration Pathways, using climate model simulations.