Roberta is based at Neoalgae Micro Seaweed Products, Gijón, Asturias.
Project Title & Synopsis: Risk Assessment and Control of Marine Aquatic Invasive (MIS) species.
Her research is based on application of molecular tools and species distribution models for developing risk assessment and control in seaweed invasion in the era of global climate change.
Supervisor(s): Prof. José Manuel Rico Ordás & Yaisel Juan Borrell Pichs, Assistant Professor
Biography: Roberta finished her first Master Degree in Biology but to improve knowledge in aquatic ecology she gained second Master Degree in Fisheries and Game Management. Her previous work was focused on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) where she obtained experience in implementing environmental legal acts on the national and European level for biodiversity conservation. At present, she is a PhD student in Neoalgae Micro Seaweed Company, studying population genetics and developing species distribution models for prediciting and controlling the spread of invasive seaweed.
Marine Biology, Marine Algae, Molecular Biology, Population Genetics, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change