Eduardo Infantes

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences at Gothenburg University based in Kristineberg Station in the West coast of Sweden. My research group at the Seagrass Ecology Lab examines bio-physical interactions that affect benthic ecosystems with key projects focusing on coastal restoration, ecological feedbacks, tipping points and plant-sediment-flow interactions.

I am part of the ZORRO group (ZOsteRa RestOration) which consists of marine ecologists, environmental legal scholars and environmental economists. The goal of ZORRO is 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.

I grew up in the Canary Islands (Spain), where the sea was my playground. During that time, I develop a passion for the sea that has lasted until today. My personal goal is to contribute to conserve the coastal and marine environment, hoping that my children could also enjoy it as I did.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

Education

  • Ph.D. 2011

    Ph.D. in Biology

    University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

  • M.Sc 2003

    Master in Applied Marine Sciences

    Plymouth University, UK

  • B.Sc 2002

    B.Sc (Hons) Environmental Analysis

    University of Huddersfield, UK

Academic Positions

  • Present2015

    Assistant Professor

    Gothenburg University, Sweden

  • 20152012

    Post-Doc

    Gothenburg University, Sweden

  • 20122011

    Visiting Scientist

    Univeristy of Maryland, Horn Point Lab, USA

  • 20102009

    PhD Internship

    NIOZ-Yerseke, Netherlands

  • 20082008

    PhD Internship

    Massachusetts Instititute of Technology, USA

  • 20112006

    PhD Student

    Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies (CSIC-UIB), Spain

Featured New Publications

Caroline Crouzy

Seed predation by the shore crab Carcinus maenas: a positive feedback preventing eelgrass recovery?

Journal Paper
Infantes E, Crouzy C, Moksnes P-O
PLOS ONE - 11(12): e0168128
Publication year: 2016
Eelgrass flower shoot (Zostera marina)

Eelgrass seed harvesting: flowering shoots development and restoration on the Swedish west coast

Journal Paper
Infantes E and Moksnes P-O
Aquatic Botany, 144: 9-19
Publication year: 2018

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2015
    King Carl XVI Gustaf 50 Anniversary
    Award of Science, Technology and Environment given by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Royal Palace. Stockholm, Sweden

    King Carl Gustaf award

    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden award

  • 2014
    Mobility Fellowship
    Fellowhip (4 years) from the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, Sweden
  • 2009
    Student Presentation
    Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Nice, France
  • 2006
    PhD FPI Grant
    Grant (4 years) of funding from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Spain