Two great scientists have received international awards to join our lab during 2021!
Dr Rodrigo González Valencia
Rodrigo completed his PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengineering from the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico (2014) and has held several positions as a postdoctoral fellow and scientist in numerous Mexican research institutions. He has a vast experience measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aquatic ecosystems and has developed many methodologies to improve the quantification of diffusive and ebullitive GHGs.
Rodrigo received an award from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (Mexican Government, CONACYT) to visit the Blue Carbon Lab and work on the project “Building Mexico’s capacity in blue carbon: a local solution for a global problem“. He will specifically work to quantify the net emissions of greenhouse gases from Blue Carbon ecosystems.
Dr Melissa Ward
Mel graduated from UC Davis with a PhD in marine ecology (2020), where she studied California’s blue carbon (seagrasses and salt marshes) and the potential for a seagrass ‘phyto-remediation’ strategy to mitigate ocean acidification.
Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship and American Australian Association Award, Mel will join us in 2021 to work on various blue carbon projects, under the title “Blue Carbon: An International Approach to Climate Change Mitigation“.