Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Maria coordinates the “HSBC Citizen Science program: Blue Carbon counteracting climate change”, which seeks to transform HSBC employees (from Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland branches) into advocates and scientists of the wetlands.
Additionally, she promotes research activities from the Blue Carbon Lab through outreach and science communication. Maria is originally from Colombia, has a PhD in Marine Ecology from James Cook University, and enjoys doing field research in Australian wetlands & coral reefs.
Citizen science, coastal wetlands, science communication
Malerba ME, MM Palacios, YM Palacios Delgado, J Beardall, DJ Marshall .2019. Cell size, photosynthesis and the package effect: an artificial selection approach New Phytologist 219: 449-461
Palacios, MM, SS Killen, LE Nadler., JR White & MI McCormick 2016. Top- predators negate the effect of mesopredators on prey physiology. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 1078-1086
Palacios, M.M., D.T. Warren & M.I. McCormick 2016. Sensory cues of a top‐predator indirectly control a reef fish mesopredator. Oikos 125: 201 -209
Palacios, M.M., C.G. Muñoz & F.A. Zapata. 2014. Fish corallivory on a pocilloporid reef and experimental coral responses to predation. Coral Reefs 33: 625 -636
Palacios, M.M. & F.A. Zapata. 2014. Fish community structure on coral habitats with contrasting architecture in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 62(1): 343-357
City bankers forego afternoon tea in pursuit of innovative climate change solution (Sunday Star Times, Auckland)
External links to Maria’s research