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Renato Salvatteci studied fisheries engineering in Lima, Peru. After a Master of Science degree in Marine Ecology in Mexico, he earned his PhD in Environmental Sciences at the Université Paris VI (France) in 2013. From 2014 to 2019 he worked at the Institute of Geosciences, Kiel University first as an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow and then as a post-doctoral researcher in the SFB 754 project "Climate – Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean". Since 2020 he is at the Center for Ocean and Society working in the Humboldt Tipping Points project. Renato Salvatteci reconstructs past changes in fish population variability at multiple time scales based on the innovative approach of using fish scales and bones deposited in marine laminated sediments.

Research questions

  • Will a warm ocean provide enough food for 10 billion people by 2050? A paleoceanographic approach.

  • What were the local and remote factors driving changes in productivity and sub-surface deoxygenation in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems during the last 140 000 years?

  • What was the response of small pelagic fishes to past changes in oceanic and climatic conditions at multidecadal to millennial time scales?

Read Renato's paper 'Smaller fish species in a warm and oxygen-poor Humboldt Current system' here: