Samuel Sainz Villegas

Predoctoral researcher

+34 942 20 16 16 Ext.1151


Samuel Sainz Villegas is a Graduate in Environmental Sciences by the University of Leon and a MSc in Integrated Management of Water Systems by the Universidad de Cantabria. He is currently working on his PhD thesis focused on developing hybrid distribution models of seaweeds under different global change scenarios, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Ref.: FPU18/03573). His lines of research are focused on the study of marine macroalgae distribution patterns through the use of advanced statistical analysis, species distribution models and biological experimentation.


Marine seaweeds ecology
Species distribution modelling
Climate change impacts on marine biological communities
Non-native and invasive species