PhD student (CEAB-CSIC)
Cristina Galobart is a PhD student interested in the conservation and restoration of marine forests, particularly those dominated by species of the genus Cystoseira. These brown macroalgaes are the primary structural and dominant species in littoral rocky marine systems, providing a huge array of fishes and invertebrates with shelter and nourishment, building complex food webs and hosting relevant biodiversity. Considering the current decline of their populations, she seeks to enhance the existing conservation methods while developing innovative strategies based on new information about population and ecosystem response, using variables such as early survivorship, resistance to thermal stress and ecosystem resilience and functionality. She is developing her thesis at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), supervised by Dra. Emma Cebrian (UdG). Her PhD is granted by a predoctoral fellowship funded by the Fundación Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno.