Tecnológico Nacional de México / IT Bahía de Banderas
I have PhD in Sciences of Biosystematics, Ecology and Natural Resources Management from the University of Guadalajara, graduated in July 2016. Specialist in coral reefs restoration, coral growth, coral calcification, and environmental records of coral reefs (sclerochronology). Currently, develops projects associated to the effect of ocean warming in the process of bio-mineralization of massive and branched corals, through environmental reconstruction and its response to natural and anthropogenic factors in a context of climate change.
This Include projects and research activities related with the improvement of active restoration techniques and the rehabilitation of degraded coral reefs, through novel techniques using natural remediation process in coral reef communities of the Pacific region and the Mexican Caribbean.
Nowdays, I’m working in different research projects such as: “Restoration of Coral and Rocky Reefs: the potential of massive and branched corals as a long-term restoration tool in Islas Marías Biosphere Reserve, Mexico”, “Bioerosion variability of massive corals from the Central Mexican Pacific”, “Calcification rates of reef-building corals Pocillopora spp. and Pavona clavus of Isla Cleofas, Reserva de Biosfera Islas Marías”, and “Calcium Carbonate Production of Pocillopora corals species from the National Park Islas Marietas, Mexico”. Also, working as a General Director the non-profit organization PROZONA AC (www.prozona.org.mx), where develop and coordinates research projects as #Adoptacoral restoration program at Punta de Mita, Bahía de Banderas. Mexico.