I work to understand and conserve ecosystems into the future. My expertise in marine ecology and conservation developed from the urge to understand drivers of ecosystem change, which evolved into a multidisciplinary set of skills, spanning extensive fieldwork, 3D remote sensing and advanced statistical modeling.
My research combines field and laboratory data to predict ecosystem trajectories across space and time. For example, I use 3D maps to quantify the change in coral reef structure as a result of environmental change impacts. The tools and models I have developed inform management of marine and coastal ecosystems in several countries.
EducationBSc Biological Sciences - Universidad de las Americas, Mex
PhD in Spatial Marine Ecology- The University of Queensland
Postdoctoral Fellow - The University of Sydney - 3D Ecological Modelling Hub
RolesMy research focuses on developing useful models that inform management of coral reefs and associated ecosystems
- Cumulative Impacts
- Species distributions
- Functional traits
- Spatial modeling
- 3D modeling