Araceli Acevedo-Rosas
MSc Student

I am a Master’s student with particular interest in reproductive strategies of scleractinian corals, coral recruitment and its relation to reef habitat quality.


Coral reefs are globally threatened ecosystems and unfortunately far more is known about the frequency, intensity and scale of their degradation than the processes that drive recovery. Coral recruitment is one of the key processes that form the basis for coral population recovery. My research focuses on understanding the ecological interactions that support and contribute to successful coral recruitment, from fertilization to recruit survival, and contribute to conservation strategy design.



Coral recruitment, Acropora palmata, coral reef ecology, habitat quality, Caribbean reefs.



BSc Biology, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), México.

Conferences and workshops:

-Is coral juvenile abundance associated with reef quality?. A. Acevedo-Rosas & L. Álvarez-Filip. Student Conference on Conservation Science- New York. 20-22 October 2016. New York, USA. 

-Influence of colony size and connectivity on fertilization potential of Acropora palmata. A. Acevedo-Rosas & L. Álvarez-Filip. 4th SECORE spawning workshop on the Riviera Maya, 2016 August 17, Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

-Efecto de la talla y conectividad entre colonias de Acropora palmata en la producción de larvas sexuales. A. Acevedo-Rosas & L. Álvarez-Filip. VIII Congreso Mexicano de Arrecifes Coralinos. 19-22 May 2015. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

-Plumbagin content within two species of Plumbago (Plumbaginaceae) and its antimicrobial activity against Candida albicans. A. Acevedo-Rosas, M. Villavicencio-Nieto, B. Pérez-Escandón & S. Reyes. VI th International Congress of Ethnobotany. 17th-21st November 2014. Córdoba, Spain.

Fellowships & Awards:

- Best poster (Master's level). VIII Congreso Mexicano de Arrecifes Coralinos 2015.

- Best poster: Use of Quantitative Methods in Conservation Research. Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York. 2016.