Short bio

I am a researcher who focuses on biogeochemical and microbial oceanography. Currently I am investigating respiration rates at the decadal scale in the interior of the ocean by applying biogeochemical approaches, aiming to improve our understanding on the role of oceans in the global carbon cycle. I received my BS in Marine Sciences from the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) in 2016, where I stayed to obtain a MS in Oceanography (2017). In 2018 I enrolled in the Oceanography and Global Change PhD program of the ULPGC, working within the Biological Oceanography group. During my thesis I focused on prokaryotes and dissolved organic matter in upwelling environments, combining biogeochemical and molecular approaches. One of my main interests was how surface processes can influence the water column in the interior of the ocean, connecting surface and deep microbial communities. After obtaining my PhD in April 2023 I have now moved to the Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas, where I am working within the OceanICU project.