Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN)

Early stage researcher

Dino Angelo Ramos

Dino Angelo Ramos

MSc in Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Evolution

University of Granada, Spain

Coralline algae communities

Prof. Juan Carlos Braga and Dr. Viviana Peña

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Historical assessment of coralline algae as triggers for coral settlement

Dino Angelo Ramos, based at the Universidad de Granada in Spain, completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in Environmental Science at the University of the Philippines, and a Master’s degree in Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Evolution at Imperial College London.

His research focuses on the biodiversity patterns of crustose coralline algae (CCA) and its role in coral recruitment in turbid reefs of the Coral Triangle. He will conduct transects on modern and fossil reefs in the Spermonde archipelago, Indonesia and Cebu, Philippines respectively to quantitatively assess the CCA diversity and its corresponding coral juvenile recruitment across time. He will be utilizing both morpho-anatomical characters and genetic markers to identify the algae collected, especially those showing potential for inducing coral recruitment and growth.


  • Gunton LM et al. (2021) Annelids of the eastern Australian abyss collected by the 2017 RV ‘Investigator’ voyage. ZooKeys 1020: 1-198. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.1020.57921
  • Ramos DAE, Batomalaque GA, Anticamara JA (2018) Current status of Philippine mollusk museum collections and research, and their implications on biodiversity science and conservation. Philippine Journal of Science 147(1): 123-163.
  • Ramos DAE, Aragones LV, Rollon RN (2015) Linking integrity of coastal habitats and fisheries yield in the Mantalip Reef System. Ocean & Coastal Management 111: 62-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.04.009
  • Yap NWL, Fautin DG, Ramos DA, Tan R (2014) Sea anemones of Singapore: Synpeachia temasek new genus, new species, and redescription of Metapeachia tropica (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Haloclavidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 127(3): 439-454. doi: 10.2988/0006-324X-127.3.439

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