Daniel Estévez-Barcia

Daniel Estévez-Barcia

Postdoctoral researcher at Fish and Shellfish Department

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher of applied population genetics at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. My research interests include molecular ecology, evolutionary biology, population genomics and fisheries science. I am part of the genetics working group within the NORSUSTAIN project, aiming to understand the population structure and dynamics of Greenland halibut, an important commercial fish species in the North Atlantic and the Arctic. The knowledge from this project can contribute to informed management plans that guarantee sustainable exploitation of this fishery.

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  • Molecular Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Population Genetics and Genomics
  • Fisheries Science
  • PhD in Marine Science, Technology and Management, 2018

    University of Vigo

  • MSc in Marine Biology, 2014

    Bangor University

  • BSc in Biology, 2013

    University of Vigo


Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Postdoctoral Researcher
Oct 2019 – Present Nuuk, Greenland

Responsabilities include:

  • Statistical analyses for fisheries management
  • Genomic analyses of fish samples
  • International collaboration
  • Data management and reproducibility
  • Communication with fisheries
  • Public divulgation by web
University of Gothenburg
Research stay at Tjarno Marine laboratory
University of Gothenburg
Jun 2016 – Jul 2016 Stromstad, Sweden

Responsabilities included:

  • Running experiments on phenotypic differences between snail ecotypes
University of Vigo
PhD on Marine Science, Technology and Management
University of Vigo
Sep 2015 – May 2018 Vigo, Spain

Responsabilities included:

  • Project management and execution as PhD candidate on the project Ecologic speciation with gene flow: evolution of preference during mating in simpatry
  • Data management and analyses
  • Teaching
  • Design of PCR protocol and execution
  • Laboratory housekeeping
Bangor University
MSc Marine Biology
Bangor University
Sep 2013 – Dec 2014 Bangor, United Kingdom

Responsabilities included:

  • Maintenance of invertebrates in acquaria under experimental treatment
  • Laboratory Lowry protein assay and RNA orcinol method
Laboratorios Lema & Bandin
Jul 2012 – Aug 2012 Vigo, Spain

Responsabilities included:

  • Clinical analysis of blood and urine samples
  • Clinical analysis of bacterial cultures
University of Vigo
BSc Biology
University of Vigo
Sep 2009 – Jul 2013 Vigo, Spain

Responsabilities included:

  • Collaboration within XB2 research group for intertidal sampling and statistical analysis on evolutionary biology
  • Reviewing research for publication in the journal Current Zoology



Statistical and graphical analysis, data management and reproducibility


ANOVA, Linear models, Bayesian inference

Command line

Housekeeping and navigation


Genetic and physiological protocols

Genetic analyses

Population genetics using R, Structure, Admixture and other programmes

Project management

Project organization and execution

Fisheries Science

basic skills on fish stock analyses and management


Team work and project management


Intertidal and oceanic sampling


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Filling the communication gap between genomics and marine fisheries

Filling the communication gap between genomics and marine fisheries

Understanding challenges between genetics and management in fisheries.