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Francisco Medellin
PhD Student
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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.


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