Research Interests

  • ​Global Change effects on the oceans with emphasis on the Red Sea
  • Thermal capacity of Red Sea organisms
  • Phytoplankton sensitivity to oil and persistent pollutants
  • Phytoplankton cell mortality and consequences for the oceans carbon cycle
  • Impacts of enhanced UVB radiation on marine biota
  • Interactive effects of stressors associated to global change
  • Adaptation of Red Sea organisms to global change

Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Autonomous University of Madrid, 1989
  • B.Sc. Autonomous University of Madrid, 1982

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-Present: Professor of Marine Science, BESE, Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014 - 2015:  Adjunct Professor, University of Trømso, Norway
  • 2011 - 2015: Professorial Fellow, The UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.
  • 2009 - present:  Research Professor, Spanish National Research Council, Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies, Mallorca, Spain
  • 2001 - 2009: Research Scientist, Spanish National Research Council, Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies, Mallorca, Spain
  • 1992 - 2001: Titular Scientist, Spanish National Research Council, Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes, Catalonia, Spain.
  • 1990 - 1992: Postdoctoral scientist, Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes, Spanish National Research Council, Catalonia, Spain
  • 1989: Postdoctoral scientist, University of Florida, Gainnesville, USA

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​​American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

Awards

  • ​NATO- Scientific Affairs Division.  Early Career award.  Cell and Particle Analysis in Oceanography, Italy, 1990.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, I+D Catalan Government, Spain, 1990-1992.
  • Woman of today, Research Project Award, Group IFA, Spain, 1996.