Aurora M. Ricart

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia
Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC
Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49
08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Tel: (34) 93 2309500 Ext: 445701
Fax: (34) 93 2309555
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My research connects the disciplines of ecology and biogeochemistry in the coastal marine realm to understand (1) how natural ecosystems are impacted by climate change, environmental change and other anthropogenic activities, and (2) how natural ecosystems can help mitigate and adapt to climate change as well as serve as multi-stressor refugia.

Towards that purpose, I study marine macrophyte foundation species (seagrass meadows and macroalgal beds) due to their importance as primary producers in coastal areas worldwide, their high carbon sequestration rates, and because these ecosystems are great models to answer general scientific questions due to the analogies with other marine and terrestrial habitats. I draw on techniques that span ecology, ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, and oceanography.


Find the scientific publications generated by this member and more information at Aurora's personal web page.