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Marta Ribó

Dr. Marta Ribó


Position: FRDF Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: School of Environments, Faculty of Sciences

University/Institute/Company: The University of Auckland


Marta Ribó is a marine geologist postdoc research fellow at the University of Auckland, and her research is centred in understanding the seafloor geomorphology in shallow and deep waters and assessing the impact on the seabed of human activities, including plastic pollution and anchor drag marks.

Her research career started with the research of the bedforms geomorphology and the hydrodynamics involved in their formation and development in the Mediterranean Sea. After finishing her PhD in the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona (Spain), she conducted her first postdoc in Sydney (Australia), focusing on de study of sand deposits in the SE Australian continental margin. In February 2019 she moved to New Zealand, where she is currently completing her second postdoc on seabed geomorphology, sediment dynamics and anthropogenic impact.

Her work involves using a wide range of methodologies spanning from seafloor mapping, seabed sampling and hydrodynamic monitoring; all conducted during scientific surveys on board of research vessels.

Disciplines: Geoscience

  • Geoscience: Geology, Geomorphology, Oceanography

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