I am an ecologist doing research on animal population dynamics and the factors (both biotic and abiotic) influencing them. My line of research is usually focused on aquatic species and I have expertise in capture-recapture and occupancy models, which I use to answer my research questions. My current research at CCR is focused on the population dynamics and spatial ecology of coastal fish and lobster within and outside marine protected areas (MPAs) in Skagerrak, with the aim to generate robust scientific knowledge for management purposes.
Quantitative ecology (statistical modelling of individual-based data)
Animal population dynamics (abundance, growth) and vital rates (survival, dispersal)
Animal ecology in freshwater (mountain streams) and marine (coastal) environments
Eco-evolutionary impacts of marine pretected areas (MPAs) and implications for management.
Zoology, Ornithology, Natural history, Biogeography, Taxonomy and Evolution
2019 - today: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Agder, Norway
2018 - 2019: Quantitative ecologist, Bretagne Vivante, France
2016 - 2018: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oviedo, Spain
2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
· Moland, E., A. Fernández-Chacón, T.K. Sørdalen, D. Villegas-Ríos, S.H. Thorbjørnsen, K.T. Halvorsen, M. Huserbråten, E.M. Olsen, P.J. Nillos-Kleiven, A.R. Kleiven, H. Knutsen, S.H. Espeland, C. Freitas, J.A. Knutsen. 2021. Restoration of abundance and dynamics of coastal fish and lobster within northern marine protected areas across two decades. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8:674756. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.674756.
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· Fernández-Chacón A, Buttay L, Moland E, Knutsen H, Olsen EM. 2021. Demographic responses to protection from harvesting in a long-lived marine species. Biological Conservation, 257,109094, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109094.
· Deininger A, Martin AH, Pardo J, Berg PR, Bhardwaj J, Catarino D, Fernández-Chacón A, Martinez-Swatson K, Ono K, Oomen RA, Sodeland M, Sørdalen TK, Synnes AE, Thorbjørnsen SH, Thormar J. 2021. Coastal Research Seen Through an Early Career Lens—A Perspective on Barriers to Interdisciplinarity in Norway. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 10.3389/fmars.2021.634999.
· Curveira-Santos G, Sutherland C, Tenan S, Fernández-Chacón A, Mann GKH, Pitman RT, Swanepoel LH. 2021. Mesocarnivore community structuring in the presence of Africa's apex predator. Proc. R. Soc B. 288: 20202379 20202379.
· Fernández-Chacón A, D. Villegas-Rios, E. Moland, M. L. Baskett, E. M. Olsen, and S. M. Carlson. 2020. Protected areas buffer against harvest selection and rebuild phenotypic complexity. Ecological Applications 30(5): e02108.
· Guéry L, Rouan L, Descamps S, Bêty J, Fernández-Chacón A, Gilchrist HG, Pradel R. 2019. Covariate and multinomial: accounting for distance in movement in capture-recapture analyses. Ecology and Evolution, 9(2): 818-824.
· Hwan J, Fernández-Chacón A, Buoro M, Carlson S. 2018. Dry season survival of juvenile salmonids in an intermittent coastal stream. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 75(5): 746-758.
· Fernández-Chacón A, Moland E, Espeland SH, Kleiven AR, Olsen EM. 2017. Causes of mortality in depleted populations of Atlantic Cod estimated from multi-event modelling of mark-recapture and recovery data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 74(1): 116-126.
· Kleiven AR, Fernández-Chacón A, Nordahl J, Moland E, Espeland SH, Knutsen H, Olsen EM. 2016. Harvest pressure on coastal Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) from recreational fishing relative to commercial fishing assessed from tag-recovery data. PLOS One 11(3): e0149595. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149595.
· Fernández-Chacón A, Olsen EM, Moland E, Espeland SH. 2015. Demographic effects of full versus partial protection from harvesting: inference from an empirical before–after control-impact study on Atlantic cod. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1206-1215.
· Fernández-Chacón A, Genovart M, Alvarez D, Cano JM, Ojanguren AF, Rodríguez-Muñoz R, Nicieza AG. 2015. Neighbouring populations, opposite dynamics: influence of body size and environmental variation on the demography of stream-resident brown trout (Salmo trutta). Oecologia 178: 379-389.
· Fernández-Chacón A, Stefanescu C, Genovart M, Nichols JD, Hines JE, Páramo F, Turco M, Oro D. 2014. Determinants of extinction-colonization dynamics in Mediterranean butterflies: the role of landscape, climate and local habitat features. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 276–285.
· Fernández-Chacón A, Genovart M, Pradel R, Tavecchia G, Bertolero A, Piccardo J, Forero MG, Afán I, Muntaner J, Oro D. 2013. When to stay, when to disperse and where to go: survival and dispersal patterns in a spatially structured seabird population. Ecography 36:1117–1126.
· Genovart M, Sanz-Aguilar A, Fernández-Chacón A, Igual JM, Pradel R, Forero MG, Oro D, Roulin A. 2013. Contrasting effects of climatic variability on the demography of a trans-equatorial migratory seabird. Journal of Animal Ecology 82:121–130.
· Fernández-Chacón A, Bertolero A, Amengual A, Tavecchia G, Homar V, Oro D. 2011. Spatial heterogeneity in the effects of climate change on the population dynamics of a Mediterranean tortoise. Global Change Biology 17:3075-3088.
· Constenla M, Carrassón M, Moyà CM, Fernàndez-Chacón A, Padrós F, Repullés-Albelda A, Montero FE. 2011. Parasitisation by Bathycreadium elongatum (Digenea, Opecoelidae) in pyloric caeca of Trachyrincus scabrus (Teleostei, Macrouridae). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 96:239-247.
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