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Alba Medrano

Alba Medrano Cuevas is a PhD student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Barcelona. Her doctoral thesis is supervised by Dr. Cristina Linares (UB) and Dr. Bernat Hereu (UB), funded by the Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas (MERCES) project. The aims of her thesis are: 1) to contribute to ecological knowledge of macroalgal forests dominated by Cystoseira species, and 2) to design and implement restoration actions for macroalgal forests, especially in the Medes Islands Marine Reserve. Previously, Alba worked at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile as a research assistant in several projects evaluating ecological resistance and resilience to extreme climate events on corals and seaweeds in Central Chile and Easter Island.