Tecnológico Nacional de México / IT Bahía de Banderas
I have PhD in the Sciences of Biosystematics, Ecology, and Natural Resources Management from the University of Guadalajara, obtained July 2016. I specialize in coral reef restoration, coral growth, coral calcification, and environmental records of coral reefs (sclerochronology). Currently, my projects are on how ocean warming affects the process of bio-mineralization for massive and branched corals, reconstruction of coral reefs, and how coral reefs response to natural and anthropogenic factors in a context of climate change. My work includes projects and research activities related to the improvement of active restoration techniques and the rehabilitation of degraded coral reefs, through novel techniques that rely on natural remediation process in coral reef communities of the Pacific region and Mexican Caribbean.
My current postdoctoral projects include “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, I am working as a General Director the non-profit organization PROZONA AC (www.prozona.org.mx), where we develop and coordinate research projects as the #Adoptacoral restoration program at Punta de Mita, Bahía de Banderas. Mexico.