PhD student (UdG)
Jana Verdura Brugarola is a PhD student at the Institute of Aquatic Ecology of the University of Girona. Her thesis project, supervised by Dr. Emma Cebrian (UdG) and Dr. Enric Ballesteros (CEAB-CSIC), is focused on the conservation and the restoration of the Mediterranean marine forests. The main goals of her PhD are to determine the effects of global change of shallow Cystoseira species and by gathering information on their distribution, their conservational status and the optimal parameters for the correct development, Jana hopes to get a step closer to develop new restoration methodologies that ensure the conservation of these marine forests. This thesis is granted by the IFUdG fellowship program from the University of Girona and envolved within the MERCES and AFRIMED European projects. Previously, Jana took part in different projects focused on the study of the biodiversity in the Mediterranean coralligenous communities and their response to global change across large spatial and mid to long-term temporal scales. Then she joined the project “Conservation and restoration of the threatened species populations of Cystoseria’s genus”, from which raised her thesis project.