The main research goal of AQUAINVAD-ED is to exploit novel molecular advances combined with the power of crowd data sourcing (citizen science) to develop innovative methods of early detection, control and management of AIS.

Name: Sabine Rech
Project Title & Synopsis: Floating marine litter as a transport vector for non-native species
Host Institution: University of Oviedo, Department of functional biology
Supervisor(s): Eva Garcia Vazquez. Yaisel Borrell Pichs

I was born in Germany and studied the BSc and MSc in biosciences at the university of Münster.  For my MSc about marine anthropogenic litter I went to Chile and lived in some South American countries for the last years. In November 2015 I moved to Asturias, Spain to start my PhD in the AQUAINVAD-ED project.

Publications (author / co-author): 

  • Rech, S., Macaya-Caquilpán, V., Pantoja, J.F., Rivadeneira, M.M., Kroeger Campodónico, C., Thiel, M., 2015. Sampling of riverine litter with citizen scientists — findings and recommendations. Environ. Monit. Assess. 187–335.
  • Rech, S., Macaya-Caquilpán, V., Pantoja, J.F., Rivadeneira, M.M., Jofre Madariaga, D., Thiel, M., 2014. Rivers as a source of marine litter – A study from the SE Pacific. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 82, 66–75.

Undergraduate/postgraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biosciences – University of Münster, Germany
  • Master of Science in Biosciences – University of Münster, Germany & University UCN in Coquimbo, Chile
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