Cristina Romera-Castillo

Ramón y Cajal Researcher

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: 445847
Fax: (34) 93 2309555
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I am interested on the biogeochemistry of the marine Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) to better understand its role in the carbon cycle and in the climate. I study the distribution of the DOM in the ocean and the main drivers that control it, as well as its chemical composition, including optical characterization (CDOM and FDOM), and its relationship with marine microbes. I am also interested in marine plastic pollution and I study the impact of microplastics on the carbon cycle and on microorganisms. I am exploring new plastic biodegradation pathways.


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