“Researchers around the World” interviews SRAP member Carmela Isabel Núñez Lendo

Today, on June 13, 2023, in the Spanish scientific radio program “Investigadores por el Mundo (Researchers around the World)”, episode 207, hosted and directed by Antonio G. Armas, our member Carmela Isabel Núñez Lendo has been interviewed. The interview is entitled “Coral Reef Restoration, Digital Citizenship in a Transforming World” and it is available in Spanish.

Carmela Isabel Núñez Lendo is a marine biologist specialized in coral reef conservation and restoration. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Technology Sydney, as part of the Future Reefs Program. She found her passion in the Bahamas, where she witnessed a spectacular coral spawning during a coral restoration project in 2015. Her scientific journey has taken her to work and live all around the world, including the Philippines, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Australia, where she currently resides. In 2018, she was recognized as a National Geographic Explorer, and since 2021, she has been an IUCN coral specialist for the Red List of Threatened Species. Additionally, she is a Consultant and Executive Producer of documentaries.

Marta Ribó

About Marta Ribó

Marta Ribó is a marine geologist Lecturer of Geosciences at the Auckland University of Technology. Her research is centred in understanding the seafloor geomorphology and sediment dynamics 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.