Biol. Micaela Ruiz
PhD student

Instituto de Diversidad y Ecología Animal (IDEA), Argentina

My Research Interests

I study the phylogeography of a conspicuous and wide spread ascidian species of Antarctica, I am interested in looking back into evolutionary processes that shaped the current genetic structure of the populations. As well I develop my research in the response of this species to physical factors ligated to climate change, such us sedimentation and acidification, through its transcriptome (mRNA). With this, my interest focuses on how past and future climate changes affect benthic Antarctic fauna.

My Objectives in CoastCarb

As PhD student and part of the group that is studying benthic communities; I will contribute on the newly acquired knowledge related to benthic key species responses to environmental change.