Francisco Medellin
PhD Student

I am passionate about coral reefs. My research focuses on carbonate production in coral reef ecosystems. I am particularly interested in understanding how factors such as global warming and water quality affect coral growth. For this, I am using skeletal cores from different coral species to look back into the past for understanding how can coral reefs survive under different environmental contexts.

I received my M Sc. from National Autonomous University of Mexico, where I developed a technique to follow the growth of the polyps into a coral colony.


M. Sc in Marine Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

B. Sc Hidrobiology, Metropolitan Autonomous University, México.


Coral reefs, coral growth, calcification, climate change.





Unidad Académica de Sistemas Arrecifales, ICML, UNAM
Prol. Av. Niños Héroes S/N. C.P. 77580, Puerto Morelos, Q. Roo, México