Dr. in Marine Ecology by the Balearic Islands University (2016). My research focuses on the role coastal ecosystems play in Climate Change mitigation through carbon sequestration (i.e. Blue Carbon). I have been working mainly in seagrass meadows and saltmarshes and in different regions worldwide, including the Atlantic coast of Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Australia and Costa Rica.
The main questions I try to understand are what drives the variability in carbon sequestration across and within ecosystems, what is the impact of ecosystems loss and degradation in this function and how ecosystem restoration can contribute to restore it. In particular, I am interested in the effect that different human activities have in these ecosystems and their capacity to act as carbon sinks, including land use change, coastal urbanization or pollution (p.e. marine litter and microplastics).