Elizabeth Curra

Elizabeth is a Geographer (2012) and Master in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (2015) from the University of Havana, Cuba. She worked for 5 years as a professor of Geography of the Oceans at the Faculty of Geography of the University of Havana, and joined the Institute of Oceanology (IDO) as young researcher (2012-2014).

Her research lines are the dynamics and retreat of the coastline on sandy beaches, the impacts and geophysical and socio-economic conflicts that occur in coastal areas, and the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools for monitoring, process analysis and the study of coastal dynamics.

Currently, she is student of the Doctorate Program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Concepción, where he graduated in 2017. Her thesis studies the effect of land use change on the availability of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) and its influence on the carbonate system in the adjacent coastal ocean.

Her work at the ECCA Lab involves carrying out field activities in two areas of the Chiloé Island analyzing different environmental parameters (e.g. chlorophyll, bacterial abundance and others). In addition, she is using Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to monitor anthropogenic impacts such as the change in land cover, on parameters such as CDOM and the carbonate system (pH, pCO2, and Omega).

Publications:

Sosa Fernández, M, Curra-Sánchez ED, Sánchez SL, Macle J, Martínez Bayón C, Montesinos D. 2016. Estimación del cambio costero a largo plazo en las playas del oeste de la Habana. Serie Oceanológica 15, 89-102 http://hdl.handle.net/1834/12935

Curra-Sánchez ED, Suarez AM, Salinas-Chávez E. 2015. Diagnóstico ambiental del sector costero Quibú-Almendares, municipio Playa, La Habana, Cuba/ Environmental diagnosis of coastal sector Quibú-Almendares, Playa municipality, La Habana, Cuba. Revista de Investigaciones Marinas 35(2), 109-123 http://hdl.handle.net/1834/9080