Raquel Vaquer-Sunyer

Marie Curie post-doctoral researcher, Lund University

My research interests are mainly focused on global change consequences on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. My current post-doctoral work is focused in assess the role of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) on the development and extent of eutrophication-driven hypoxia and responses to global warming. Managerial efforts to prevent hypoxia and recover ecosystems already affected by hypoxia are largely based on inorganic reduction plans but do not take into account the organic fraction of nutrients. The project aims to contribute towards the conservation of marine communities, and provide a better understanding of the consequences of global warming, eutrophication and hypoxia on marine biodiversity. The project aims to contribute the development of management strategies to prevent proliferation of eutrophication-driven hypoxia and to ensure marine biodiversity and ecosystems functioning.

Experience

  • –present
    Marie Curie post-doctoral researcher, Lund University