My research interests cover many areas of marine (and freshwater) ecology, focusing on restoration and connectivity of ecosystems. At the beginning of my career, I primarily engaged with coral reefs and their management across the source-sea continuum. Presently, within the Coastal Oceanography program at UABC, I extend my previous experience by focusing my doctoral research on the restoration of kelp forests. My aim is to investigate spatiotemporal recovery pathways of kelp forest ecosystem states and test different recovery strategies. I am dedicated to identifying Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to improve kelp forest resilience in Baja California and California, thus supporting community-based strategies of sustainable management.
How can emerging reef configurations maintain the capacity to provide food resources for people, and what strategies can be employed to use and support ecosystem services in a sustainable and respectful manner?
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Ph.D. Coastal Oceanography
2019 - 2022
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
M.Sc. Biological Sciences: Freshwater & Marine Biology
2015 - 2018
University of Cologne, Germany