Marta Ribes works for the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She received the Ph.D. degree in benthic ecology from the University of Barcelona in 1998. After a Postdoc at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (1999–2001), she occupied a tenured track position in 2002 at the ICM-CSIC becoming a permanent scientist in 2007. The main topic of her study is how changes in environmental parameters such temperature and resource availability modify the dynamics of benthic communities. Currently she pays special attention to the associations of microbial organisms with benthic invertebrates (bacteria/archaea-sponges; dinoflagellates-cnidarians). She is interested in their relationship from the energetic point of view as well as the role of these associations in the benthic pelagic coupling and the biogeochemical cycles in coastal zones.
Biography Updated on 19 January 2012