Esther Domínguez Crisóstomo, a graduate in Biology from the University of Santiago de Compostela, pursued her international Master's in Marine Biology at the University of Algarve.
During her Master's program, she undertook a research placement at the University Federico II in Naples, contributing to the MarinePlan project. Here, she conducted a systematic review aimed at enhancing effective ecosystem-based maritime spatial planning (MSP) and conservation in European Seas.
Under the guidance of Dr. Emma Cebrian at the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), she conducted her master's thesis. Her research focused on the distribution and threats faced by macroalgae in the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish islands, as part of the Ocean+ project.
Currently, she is actively engaged as a technician with the Marine Forest research team. Her responsibilities encompass the compilation of information on the pressures and impacts experienced by marine seagrasses and macroalgae at the national level and also assessing the feasibility and potential success of repopulating marine macroalgal forests, serving as a mitigation strategy against climate change. She is also involved in other tasks related restoration and conservation of the Mediterranean marine forests.