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Eduardo Infantes

Postdoctoral research fellow

Eduardo Infantes
Postdoctoral research fellow
eduardo.infantes@marine.gu.se
+46 31 786 9567
0766-229567

Postal Address: Kristineberg 566, 45178 Fiskebäckskil
Visiting Address: Kristineberg , 45178 Fiskebäckskil


Department of Marine Sciences (More Information)
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B , 413 19 Göteborg

About Eduardo Infantes

Research area

I am interested on interactions between benthic organisms and hydrodynamics (waves and currents) combining field experiments, flume measurements and numerical modelling. I am currently developing techniques for large scale restoration of eelgrass (Zostera marina) ecosystems in Sweden. My aim is to obtain basic ecological knowledge on seagrass ecology from seed harvesting, seed storage, germination, seed planting techniques and root development of seedlings. I am also interested on the effect of waves and currents on seagrass distribution from seeds and seedlings to large meadows and the effect of seagrass canopies on flow and wave propagation.

• Seagrass restoration using seeds and seedlings
• Wave energy and seagrass distribution
• Wave damping by submerged seagrass meadows
• Drag forces of flexible seagrass canopies

I am part of the ZORRO (Zostera Restoration, www.gu.se/zorro) that focus on restoration of seagrass in Sweden. The ZORRO group consists of marine ecologists, environmental legal scholars and economists from Gothenburg University with the goal to improve the environmental status of shallow coastal ecosystems through the development of new methods for the management and restoration of seagrass habitats in Sweden.


Projects

2015-2019 Towards science-based coastal management: Tipping points for seagrass conservation and restoration. (Diarienr. 2014-735). Main Reserarcher: E. Infantes. The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS).

2014-2016 Development of management and restauration of eelgrass ecosystems. Main researcher: P-O. Moksnes. Research project from Havs- och vattenmyndigheten (Diarienr. 2283-14, Verksamhet: 289008904 at Havsmiljöinstitutet).

2012-2014 Restoration of eelgras (Zostera marina) ecosystems in Sweden (PER 2012/36). Main researcher: P.O. Moksnes. Financed by: The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS).

2007-2009 Restoration and recovering techniques of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadows using seeds and seedlings (116/SGTB/2007/1.3). Main researcher: J. Terrados Muñoz. Financed by: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN).

2008-2009 Biodegradable underwater structures seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadow restoration using seeds and seedlings (CIT-310000-2008-9). Main researcher: J. Terrados Muñoz. Financed by: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN).

2005-2008 Invasive marine macroalgae in the Balearic Islands: risk assessment and effects of benthic communities (CTM2005-01434/MAR). Main researcher: J. Terrados Muñoz. Financed by: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC).

2004-2006 Monitoring of the Spanish Port Authority (Puertos del Estado) sea level network system. Main researcher: J.D. López. Financed by: Ministerio de Fomento.

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2017

Seagrass blade motion under waves and its impact on wave decay
M. Luhar, Eduardo Infantes, H. Nepf
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Handbok för restaurering av ålgräs i Sverige - Vägledning
Per-Olav Moksnes, Lena Gipperth, Louise Eriander, Kristjan Laas, Scott Cole et al.
Göteborg, Havs- och vattenmyndigheten, Report 2016
Report

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