Research interests:

Transitional coastal ecosystems
Ecosystem services
Nature-based coastal defence
Salt marsh dynamics
Biophysical feedbacks between hydrodynamics, vegetation development and geomorphology
Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

Career history:

I am graduated in Marine Science for the University of Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain) and I hold a MSc in Environmental Management of Water Systems for the University of Cantabria in collaboration with the Environmental Hydraulics Research Institute. I developed my master research thesis at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), focusing on coastal risk assessment in the framework of the European research project Risc-kit (www.risckit.eu).

Active research projects:

NATURE BASED COASTAL PROTECTION: A PREDICTIVE MODEL FOR MARSH ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/ourresearchenvironment/prs/kelvinsmith/previouslyawardedkelvinsmithphdscholarships/201718projects/coastalprotection/

Recent publications:

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