PhD Student

Alba Aguión is a PhD student in Marine Science, Technology and Management in the University of Vigo with particular interest in the role of spatial planning in adapting to Climate Change. For her PhD she will be looking at climate change implications for benthic resources under spatial management, with a case study on the stalked barnacle (Pollicipes pollicipes) fishery in Galicia. Prior to enrolling her doctoral studies, Alba completed a MSc in Ecology & Environmental Management at the University of York and a Honours BSc in Marine Biology & Zoology at University of Santiago de Compostela. During her academic career Alba has been involved in different projects such as an oceanographic survey in NAFO and an ecological study of the microbes living in the Arctic. Due to her strong passion for science communication Alba worked for a year as an Outreach Officer sharing her science among schools in several countries. She is also the 2016 winner of Famelab Spain. After finishing her PhD Thesis at the Future Oceans Lab, Alba joined the University of Duke (USA) and FAO as a postdoc to work on the project Illuminating Hidden Harvest.

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